Dec/15 - 16 Akiha Fire Festival 

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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

5.03 months ago

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

4.02 months ago

東海道歩きで、よく目にした秋葉山常夜灯の秋葉神社下社です。上社は更に山の奥で、上社が火事で焼けたので造られ、そのまま残されました。
本殿までの階段が厳かな雰囲気で良かった。多種のおみくじがありました。

4.03 months ago

下社は上に比べて静かな落ち着いた感じの神社です。道路対面の駐車場側には河岸にキャンプ場も有り、夏場は楽しめる場所でもある。

3.02 months ago

行き方として、
気田川沿いを走る、
もしくは道の駅いっぷく処横川を経由するかがあります。
気田川沿いの道は狭くてカーブが続くので運転が苦手だったり乗り物酔いしやすい人にはあまりオススメできません。

5.06 months ago

数年振りに長野から下社へ行きました。人混みが無く静で"目に眩しく無く" 雰囲気が有ります、この周辺では珍しくお守りが常時買えるので有難いです。
直ぐ前の河川敷のキャンプ場も騒がしくなくとても良いです。一泊後、上社から見る御来光は素晴らしい眺めです。