On 10/Mar. Fire-Waiking Fesival at Mt Takao4.5
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)
Airport/Sta.Takaosanguchi sta. (about 1.9km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
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!