Illumination at Sai Dori
The annual illumination held near the intersection of Sai Dori, which runs north-south in Kyoto City, and Gojo Dori, which runs east-west, is done by ROHM, one of Kyoto's leading electronic component manufacturers. ROHM, which is headquartered in this area, started illuminating the trees in 1995 to change the bleak landscape of the factory. During the illumination period, the trees along the streets are illuminated with about 860,000 of ROHM's LEDs, attracting many people.
When you think of Kyoto, the first thing that comes to mind is visiting temples and shrines, but there are actually many fun spots in the city as well. Nishiki Market, the kitchen of Kyoto people, Pontocho, famous for its "noryoyuka", and the Takase River, which gives the entertainment district a unique Kyoto feel.