Apr/12 - Apr/15, 2020 Hiyoshi Sanno Festival

Sightseeing information about Apr/12 - Apr/15, 2020 Hiyoshi Sanno Festival in Japan.


Apr/12 - Apr/15, 2020 Hiyoshi Sanno Festival3.5

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 from 4/12 '20 to 4/15 '20

※Due to the coronavirus concerns, almost of all events have been canceled. Only the ritual will be held by priests.
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Hiyoshi Taisya Shrine is the head shrine of a network of 3,800 Shinto shrines throughout Japan, and located in Shiga Prefecture. The "Hiyoshi Sanno Festival" is one of the "Lake Biwa's Three Great Festivals" which is annually held at Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine with 1200-year history, praying for rich harvest and piece.

The Sanno Festival lasts for a month and a half from March 1. However, the most notable festivities occur on the three days between April 12 and 14. On April 12, two mikoshi (portable shrines) are carried down from Mt. Ushio, a location symbolizing divine marriage, to the shrine's east hall in the Uma no shinji (Holy Ritual of the Horse). On April 13, the birth of the prince is commemorated in the Yomiya otoshi (Shaking of the Shrines), an event where four mikoshi are violently shaken in an expression of the pains of childbirth. On April 14, seven mikoshi are transported by boat across the lake and back, aboard which the solemn and majestic ritual of Awazu no goku (Offering of Awazu) is held.

Hiyoshi Taisha is easily accessed from Kyoto.
If you are visiting Kyoto area to view the spring cherry blossoms, be sure not to miss the Sanno Festival.

PurposeFestivals,thrilling,parade,spiritual places,mountain climbing,men,shrine/temple,sightseeing
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Reviews

5.05 months ago

One of the greatest shrines in all of Japan. The size and number of the buildings is overwhelming. I highly recommend visiting the Sannomiya sub-shrine on top of the mountain if you're reasonably fit and in for a climb.

5.0a month ago

The grand shrine of Hiyoshi ( Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine ) is located in an are of Sakamoto in Otsu City of Shiga Prefecture. The shrine is known as the head shrine of approximately 3,800 shrines holding the name of Hiyoshi in Japan. The main object of warship in this place is a deity of Sanno which is the king of mountains. The shrine was built on the eastern hill side of Mt. Hiei which serves itself as a border between Kyoto and Shiga. The famous symbol of Hiyoshi Taisha is a monkey called Masaru which is a messenger of the shrine found in the precincts of 400,000 square meters. The original form of the shrine was built before century in the 7th year of the time of Emperor Sujin which is over 2,100 years ago. There is a unique form of its torii gate with triangular shape on its top. There is an access to Enryakuji Temple next to the shrine with a service of a rope way to the top of Mt. Hiei. Upon your visit in Autumn, you can go on an illuminated maple leaves viewing tour along with neighboring Saikyoji Temple in its north.

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5.0a year ago

Various pictures of the many autumn spots of Hiyoshi Taisha (日吉大社) in Ōtsu City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
Hiyoshi Taisha shrine, its grounds are very large and the shrine is situated on the foot of mount Hie.

5.0a year ago

Beautiful shrine on Mt Hiei, protects the evil northeast side of the mountain

4.0a year ago

Large historic shrine which has an entrance fee which is rather unusual I'm Japan. The grounds are rather large and costs 300 yen to enter.