Dec/15 - 16 Akiha Fire Festival 

Sightseeing information about Dec/15 - 16 Akiha Fire Festival  in Japan.


Dec/15 - 16 Akiha Fire Festival (Hibuse no Matsuri)3.8

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 from 12/15 '19 to 12/16 '19

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The Akiha Fire Festival takes place at Akihasan Hongu Akiha Shrine and Shuyo Temple in Hamamatsu City of Shizuoka, each year on December 15 & 16.
The highlight of the festival is held on Dec.16th. There are three secret dances performed : the bow dance (yumi no mai), the sword dance (tsurugi no mai), and the fire dance (hi no mai).
In the fire dance, a priest holds a torch with a sacred flame that has been burning for thousands of years in the inner shrine. The fire dance is performed in prayers of preventing fires, protecting from floods and illnesses.

The Akihasan Hongu Akiha Shrine enshrines the god of fire. It is established in 709, and is considered as the head of all Akiha Shrines in Japan. Its upper shrine can be found near the summit of Mt. Akiha, while its lower shrine is at the southeastern base of the mountain. The path from the lower shrine to the upper shrine is a popular hiking course and takes around an hour and a half to two hours.

December 15 14:30 ~ Shinto Ritual
December 16 13:30 ~ Grand Ceremony
22:00 ~ Fire Festival

Address : 841 Ryoke, Haruno-cho, Tenryu-ku, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka
Access : about 40 mins by car from Nishi-Kajima Station

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PurposeFestivals,thrilling,spiritual places,Traditional folk,experience,health,night view,family,winter in Japan,shrine/temple,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Nishi-Kashima sta. (about 13.7km) Google Transit

Reviews

5.05 months ago

That is beautiful. You can see the downtown at the top of the mountain. You can also feel the fresh air.

3.0a month ago

紅葉を観に行ったんですが、綺麗な紅葉は観れずじまいで、御参りして御籤をひいて帰宅しました。

5.02 weeks ago

火まつり が良かったです。
とても神聖な気持ちになりました。

3.0a month ago

階段のの段数は決して多い訳ではないですが、その幅が微妙で結構疲れます。昇り口に杖の用意がありますよ。

3.0a month ago

上社は豪華ですが、下社は、駐車場~近いのは魅力、この季節でも、たまに蚊がでるので注意して下さい。