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O-Bon, the Spirit Festival

Photo by Jonathan Ley

Tickets to both nights of O-Bon are sold out. Tickets are required for event entry and are not transferrable to another night once reserved.

O-Bon is an annual Buddhist memorial festival honoring the deceased. Stroll the Garden in quiet contemplation before taking part in our Toro Nagashi (lantern floating). This traditional practice of floating lanterns in the water is thought to guide ancestral spirits back to the celestial world after their annual return during O-Bon. Guests are welcomed to light a floating candle in memory of a departed family and friends.

Please no tripods or flash photography. For safety, the Natural Garden will be closed to guests during O-Bon.