One of the most magical events is the Kinosaki Onsen Lantern Festival.
On August 24th from 7pm, hundreds of lanterns made by the festival goers float down the Otani River. They write wishes on a paper lantern, put a candle inside and watch it float down the river. Anyone is welcome to make their own lantern for free. There is going to be a special platform on the river in order to let the lanterns go. This festival really resembles the beauty of the summer in Kinosaki Onsen.