Jan/15, 2020 Santera Mairi Festival (Three Temple Pilgrimage)3.5
from 1/15 '20 to 1/15 '20
Hida Furukawa Town in Gifu Prefecture holds an annual event "Santera Mairi Festival (Three Temple Pilgrimage)" on January 15. Participants make pilgrimage to three Buddhist temples (Enkoji, Shinshuji, and Honkoji temples) in the town of Furukawa to pay their respects.
This event with a history of over 200 years was traditionally used as an event for young men and women to meet. In the Meiji and Taisho periods, young women working at silk factories in Nagano Prefecture would return to the town and dress up for the festival. As the event served as an opportunity for young locals to meet, it is now believed to bring romance to visitors to all three temples.
You can also rent a traditional Japanese kimono and walk around the town.
Date : January 15
・Monzen-ichi (festival plaza): 12:00～21:00
・One Thousand Candles (along the Seto River): 16:00～21:00
・Lighting of the ice sculpture candles (main streets of the town): 16:00～
Venue : Downtown Hida Furukawa
Address : Furukawa-cho, Hida City, Gifu
Tel : 0577-74-1192 （Hida City Tourism Association）
Access : 5 minute walk from Hida Furukawa Station on the JR Takayama Line.
Location: Hida no Takumi Bunkakan Crafts Museum
Reception: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM (rental kimono must be returned by 9:00 PM)
Fee: 2000 yen per day (we help you put it on for free!)
To make a reservation: Hida City Tourism Association
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Purposeinstagrammable,surreal&cool,fashion,Traditional folk,women,winter in Japan,shrine/temple,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Hidafurukawa St. (about 400m) Google Transit