Mar/8, 2020 Mt.Takao Fire-Walking Festival4.5
from 3/8 '20 to 3/8 '20
Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple is an old Buddhist temple located at the top of Mt. Takao, and holds "Fire Walking Festival" on the second Sunday of March each year. It attracts over 5,000 visitors in recent years.
The highlight of the festival is the monks walking barefoot through the fiery hot embers as they chant to pray for world peace, safety for one's family, and protection from any accidents. The flames are considered to purify people by burning all defilement away.
Visitors can also participate in the fire-walking at the end of the ritual.
Special Bon talisman(500 yen) and Fire-Walking memorial wooden necklace(300 yen) are sold on this day.
Date : March 8, 2020 13：00～
Access : a 5-min walk from Takaosan-guchi Station on Keio Line
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PurposeFestivals,thrilling,spiritual places,Traditional folk,experience,nature,shrine/temple,sightseeing
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4.09 months ago
Nice and "very Japan" view. Many routes you can choose to climb up to the top of the mountain. Not a difficult route so it is also suitable for elementary hikers and even children. We went there in the fall season. Trees are in red, yellow and orange and we could take a lot of great pictures of this colorful mountain. Peaceful place with fresh air and easily access.
5.06 months ago
Nice temple on Mt takao. At noon, you can watch the monk procession. Don't cross the head monk.
4.0a year ago
Beautiful gardens. Well worth the walk. Peaceful tho pick your day as can be busy. Lovely distant views of Mt Fuji at the peak.
5.07 months ago
Beautiful temple to visit along the path up to Mount Takao. Beautiful carvings around the temple, but some of them looked faded. Probably time for some touch-up.
5.07 months ago
This temple is a must to visit, it s almost on the top of a small mountain, the path is walkable by mom with baby trail and people with disabilities. So all the people can enjoy it. Several corners where to check your fortune, to pray, to eat a kind of mochi with soy souce for 150¥ and to buy so many type of sweetness. Instrumental music is playing all day on