About 600 lanterns are released into the water of Chidorigafuchi for this evening event. You can watch from the pavement or row a boat among the lanterns on the moat. If you’re interested in hiring a boat the details of how to do so are below. The small rowing boats cost ¥2,000 per person (+¥500 for the boat); however, there are only a limited number of rowing boats available so selection is via lots. See the official website (link below) for details. Application page here.