On 10/Mar. Fire-Waiking Fesival at Mt Takao

Sightseeing information about On 10/Mar. Fire-Waiking Fesival at Mt Takao in Japan.

On 10/Mar. Fire-Waiking Fesival at Mt Takao4.5

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 from 3/10 '19 to 3/10 '19


On 10/Mar. Fire-Walking at Mt Takao
As a part of training, Yamabushi (warrior priests) walk on fire with aim to ward off disasters. At Yakuo-in, the Buddhist temple on Mount Takao, the fire-walking will be shown to public at 1pm on Sunday,10th March this year.
You may not only watch but also join the walking ! 
Mount Takao is in Hachioji City, Tokyo. Unless you dare walk up, cable car or lift is recommended.
Viewing is free, Participation in fire-walking costs 300 yen pp (no prior arrangements necessary)

PurposeFestivals,spiritual places,experience,nature,shrine/temple,sightseeing
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5.02 weeks ago

Beautiful collection of shrines on the way to the summit of mount Takao. Highly recommend stopping buy and doing a few prayers or relaxing. Many lucky trinkets on sale specific to the region and also vending machines for refreshments.

Make sure to take the side paths as there are a few hidden gems.

5.0a month ago

Fantastic walk up Mount Takao.
We took Track 1 up which is the main one. Plenty of room for walkers and runners. Concrete path that is very steep and a great workout.
Drink vendors and all sorts of food and nick nacks halfway up.
Strongly strongly recommend track 6 for the way down. Goes into more Bush and smaller tracks with part of it being a rock hoping down a stream. Far more fun, and more relaxing then the path up.

4.02 months ago

Id love to give it a perfect 5, but dang those stairs. There's about 500 steps. You can pretty much gamble here.

4.03 months ago

It's a temple about 3/4 of the way to the top of Mt Takao. We were there during Golden Week along with apparently most of the residents of Tokyo, so it was very busy. Quite a lot of buildings and food vendors around – a lot more than you'd expect at the top of a “mountain”. But nice to stop for a break during the ascent.

5.0a month ago

This is a beautiful temple and shrine complex, about halfway up Mount Takao (高尾山). The buildings harmonize with the Japanese cypress and other trees, and appear to have been in place for a long time, and the original temple is supposed to have been established more than 1250 years ago. Cool statues of tengo. Lots of stairs!