Takanabe (高鍋町)

Takanabe (高鍋) quirkily means ‘High Pot’. The town is best known for its Lantern Festival, where approximately 1500 lanterns light up the streets at night. The central hub for this festival, Maizuru Park (舞鶴公園) is where the old Takanabe Castle stood, and is also where stage events and productions happen during the festival.