May/24 - 26, 2019 Mantou Mitama Festival at Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine

Sightseeing information about May/24 - 26, 2019 Mantou Mitama Festival at Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine in Japan.

May/24 - 26, 2019 Mantou Mitama Festival at Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine 3.4

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 from 5/24 '19 to 5/26 '19


Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine is a shrine dedicated to the more than 90,000 dead from the war in Hiroshima city.
Mando Mitama Festival is held at Gokoku Shrine in May. To give solace to the spirits of the war dead, approximately 2000 paper lanterns are lit within the grounds for a solemn atmosphere.

About 100 unmarried woman put on the clothe of shrine maidens carry bells and perform a matchmaking dance, it's called Miko Dance.

May 25th, Miko Dance: 19:00 -
May 26th, Kids Sumo-Wrestling Tournament: 10:00 - , Kagura Music Performance: 19:00 -

Access: a 10-min walk from Kamiyacho-Higashi Station

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4.05 months ago

Great shrine to visit if you are on the way to the castle. I liked it. Check out the omikuji (おみくじ), basically a mystery fortune you can buy at the temple (around 100-300 yen). Recommended.

5.07 months ago

Nice, peaceful atmosphere even with all the goings on for the autumn festival of Oct. 26-27 at Hiroshima castle. Families bringing their children decked out in their best kimonos for naming ceremonies. Beautiful, well taken care of grounds.

5.04 months ago

Central shrine next to Hiroshima castle with interesting events such as New Year's Eve or day visits, Tondo matsuri where the previous years good luck charms and symbols are burnt in a large bonfire and at the beginning of February for the Setsubun festival marking the end of winter.

I came for the Setsubun festival to watch the priests show arrows at targets covered in a demon face, mochi rice cakes are thrown from a tower and everyone says "Out with the devil (bad luck) and good luck in".

It's a fun event you can join for free, but it's polite to drop a few coins in the front wooden donation box at the front of the main altar.

5.012 months ago

Amazing shrine. Beautiful goshuin. The staff was so kind and friendly!! Thank you. So much beauty to see all around these beautiful grounds. What a wonderful place. So glad I got to see it!

5.05 months ago

I have been here when Japan have a terrible issues of weather, yet it doesnt make a sense for my travelling agenda. Here you can see a old-modern trem which still exist and also not far from central city you can visit an ancient of old Hiroshima castle