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.
Event details are taken from official sources whenever possible. It is always prudent to check the official event website before attending to make sure that there have not been any changes. If you know of an error in the calendar, then please let me know through the contact form.