Aug/26 - 27 Yoshida Fire Festival and Susuki Festival3.5
from 8/26 '19 to 8/27 '19
Yoshida Fire Festival takes place annually on Aug.26 to 27 at Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine in Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi Prefecture. It's located at the foot of Mount Fuji.
On the evening of the 26th, about 70 - 80, three-meter high and two hundred-kilograms huge torches are lined along the Hommachi Street and set fire. Meanwhile, huts situated along the climbing rout will light up, too, echoing the bonfire. Then all of a sudden, the streets become like a sea of fire, which represents the climax of the festival, and this will continue till midnight.
Around 3pm of 26th, the Shinto rituals start at the Fuji Sengen Shrine and then two portable shrines carried by local men leave the shrine and parade throughout the town. When the sun sets, portable shrines arrives at their resting spot for a night.
On the 27th, Mikoshi portable shrines leave the resting spot and around the town, then come back to the Fuji Sengen Shrine at dusk. This festival is also known as Susuki Festival.
Yoshida Fire Festival is known as one of Japan's three major strange festivals.
You can also enjoy the walk-and-eat at festival food stalls along the main street.
Access: a 5-mins walk from Fujisan Station
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PurposeFestivals,parade,spiritual places,Traditional folk,experience,night view,nature,Japanese resort,shrine/temple,sightseeing,major,an eating tour
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5.02 weeks ago
One of the coolest shrines we have been to in japan mainly because of the long entrance way lined with the lantern holder things and beautiful tall trees. Its stunning!
5.0a week ago
A must see if you are nearby. Much more impressive than many of the other Sengen or Asama shrines.
5.06 months ago
Tranquil place to calm your minds regardless of religion. You can see Japanese craftsmanship in the ancient building and their humble attitude towards the nature.
5.010 months ago
Beautiful place to visit. A spot that help you get close to the environment and religion. Love the atmosphere and people here. Very quiet place with fesh air. Love to be back soon! Remember to always believe it god!
5.011 months ago
I went here in a very early morning. It had a quite quaint atmosphere when I got inside the gate with a long road with high big trees in both sides. I saw some beautiful photos on instagram of this temple and decided to visit here. In the front of temple, there was a lovely coffee bus stand. Also there are two big big ancient trees!