Oct/14 - 19 Doburoku Festival at Shirakawago3.8
from 10/14 '19 to 10/18 '19
Doburoku is a kind of Japanese sake, alcohol made from rice. And Doburoku is unfiltered or unpressed after fermentation, so it is sometimes called the cloudy sake. It looks like rice porridge and tastes slightly sweet, and the alcohol percentage of Doburoku is 15 - 20%.
While it is banned to product alcoholic beverage in private in Japan, people in Shirakawa are given special permission to produce Doburoku for a limited amount for the festival.
Each year on October, Shirakawago in Gifu Prefecture, one of the most beautiful and scenic villages in Japan, takes the Doburoku Festival. People pray to the mountain god for safety and a good harvest, and offer Doburoku to show their gratitude.
From around 3PM after the Mikoshi parade with Shishimai Lion, Doburoku is offered to people gathered in the precincts. People there dance and sing folk songs.
Once you buy the sake cup in the Shrine precinct, you can drink as much as you want!
*DO NOT take Doburoku with you outside the shrine.
8:00- festival : Shinto rites Ceremony at a shrine
9:00- going round the town : Mikoshi Parade
15:00- blessing with Doburoku : in precincts of a shrine
15:30-17:00 offering Doburoku to people : in precincts of a shrine
15:30-17:00 dedicating the folk songs : at Hougei-den Hall in a shrine
19:00- dedicating Shishimai : in precincts of a shrine
21:00- dedicating public entertainment : at Hougei-den Hall in a shrine
Dates: October 14(Mon) - 19(Sat), 2019
-Shirakawa Hachiman Shrine 14th-15th Oct.
-Hatogaya Hachiman Shrine 16th-17th Oct.
-Iijima Hachiman Shrine 18th-19th Oct.
Admission : Free
*Doburoku sake cup : 400 yen
-about a 50-mins bus ride from JR Takayama Station
-about 10 mins by car from Shirakawago IC of Tokai-hokuriku Expressway
Address : Shirakawa Village, Ohno District, Gifu Prefecture
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Purposelet's go for a drink,Festivals,parade,world heritage,Traditional folk,nature,Japanese resort,mysterious lands of Japan,shrine/temple,autumn foliage,sightseeing,an eating tour
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We guide this spot.
5.05 months ago
Nice place for a stop and very good view.
4.010 months ago
Small but nice shrine. Love the wooden structures
5.07 months ago
The main shrine is not such a great deal but if you take the time to walk a couple of minutes towards the mountain on the outskirts of the village you'll come across this lovely little shrine that allows for some great quiet time away from the throng of tourists.
4.03 years ago
A silent and peaceful place with great old trees
4.02 years ago
Came here on a Sunday and apparently the shrine is closed that day. This was my main reason for coming to Gifu and I couldn’t even see the Higurashi drawings that other fans made :’(