Feb/9, 2020 Toba Fire Festival 3.8
from 2/9 '20 to 2/9 '20
Every second Sunday of February, Toba Shinmei Shrine in Nishio City holds a Fire Festival with a fire pillar rising in the clear winter night sky .
This festival is called "Toba Dai-kagaribi (The Great Bonfire of Toba)" with 1,200 years history, and one of the most dangerous fire festivals in Japan.
Two giant torches, each 5 meters tall and weighing 2 tons, are set up and lit within the grounds of the shrine, and men called "kami otoko" who are divided into 2 teams jump into the flames and compete to bring out sacred trees and 12 ropes that have been placed in the fires and offer them to the god. The results of the competition are used to divine the year's weather and whether the harvest will be good or bad.
3:00 PM - Misogi Purification Ritual
7:30 PM - Summoning Ritual
8:00 PM - Fire Light-Up
Date: Annually on the second Sunday of February
February 9th (Sun), 2020
Venue: Toba Shinmeisha Shrine
Location: 89 Aza Nishibasama, Toba-cho, Nishio-City, Aichi Prefecture
Fee : Free
Transportation: 10 minutes on foot from Mikawa-Toba Station of the Meitetsu Gamagori Line
Parking lot: Available (at Furusato Park & Fish Market and others, about 400 temporary parking lot available)
*: No parking available at the shrine.
*Please check the official website for the latest information. We can't answer any question about the article.
PurposeFestivals,thrilling,parade,that you'll never forget,Traditional folk,shrine/temple
Airport/Sta.Mikawa-Toba Station (about 800m) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.06 months ago
They have a fire festival here every year the second Sunday of February. It’s a really cool thing to see.
5.04 years ago
toba fire festival is a very nice and famous event
4.02 years ago
In February every year held Toba Fire festival
4.03 months ago
5.06 months ago