May/24 - 26, 2019 Mantou Mitama Festival at Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine 3.4
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
PurposeFestivals,easily accessible,geek,experience,night view,women,men,second time in Japan
Airport/Sta.Hiroshima Sta. (about 1.6km) Google Transit
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5.03 weeks 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!
5.02 months ago
Nice shrine inside Hiroshima castle block area. There are small souvenir shop just nearby the shrine where you can get Hiroshima crafts and souvenirs. You can also get some Omikuji (fortune telling charm) or wishing charm here.
3.0a month ago
we visited gokoku twice. the first time was around 4pm and we were turned away from goshuincho, which is surprising as it was kind of early to be closed. the second time we managed to get goshuincho.
shrine grounds are nice, its a good shrine to visit if youre near the castle!
4.02 months ago
A good place to visit, the park around it is very beautiful. Also close to the castle. Worth a trip.
5.02 months ago
Amazing rebuild, one of many great places to visit