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.

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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5.0a month 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.

5.08 months 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.

4.08 months 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.

5.02 years ago

One place in Shiga prefecture you should DEFINITELY make a stop at. Beautiful hiking area and one of the cheaper entrance fees. SO MUCH to discover in the surrounding area!

5.08 months ago

Hiyoshi Taisha (日吉大社, the same characters can be pronounced as Hie Taisha) is a Shinto shrine located in Ōtsu, Shiga, Japan. This shrine is one of the Twenty-Two Shrines. Hiyoshi Shrine (日吉大社, Hiyoshi taisha), also known as Hiyoshi jinja (日吉神社) or Hie jinja.
The West Hall of Worship (西本宮,, nishi hon-gū) and the East Hall of Worship (東本宮,, higashi hon-gū) have been designated by the Agency for Cultural Affairs as National Treasures in the category shrines.[1] This shrine heads the seventh largest shrine network in Japan, at about 4,000 shrines.