Event testimonials

Definitely one of the GREATEST and largest Obon festivals in the Bay Area. Being on par with Mtn View and San Jose, Palo Alto Obon Festival always gets a lot of the community to come out and dance on Sunday night, as well as service delicious food in the Dining Hall.

Yelp Reviewer, 8/2012

Perfect Japanese multicultural event at the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple! If you don't know already, Obon is that festival where hundreds of people line up to dance.

Yelp Reviewer, 8/2014

This is a family tradition that I've taken part in almost every year of my life since I was born.  It's smaller than San Jose and Mountain View's Obon festivals, but it feels more personable.

Yelp Reviewer, 5/2013