Aug/3 - 5, 2020 Gotanshin-sai Festival at Hofu Tenmangu Shrine

Sightseeing information about Aug/3 - 5, 2020 Gotanshin-sai Festival at Hofu Tenmangu Shrine in Japan.

Aug/3 - 5, 2020 Gotanshin-sai Festival at Hofu Tenmangu Shrine3.9

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 from 8/3 '20 to 8/5 '20


Due to the coronavirus concerns, Gotanshin-sai Festival has been scaled down in 2020. Some events including the Firework Festival(Aug.5), Beer Garden, Calligraphy Exhibition, and Martial Art Matches are canceled. Please check the official website.

Hofu Tenmangu Shrine is the oldest one of 12,000 Tenmangu shrines dedicated to the god of study Sugawara-no-Michizane, and one of the three biggest Japan Tenjin Shrines.
"Gotanshin-sai Festival" takes place there from August 3rd till 5th annually to celebrate the birth of Sugawara-no-Michizane, who was born on August 5, 845.
There are various events such as a candle light festival, calligraphy exhibition, martial art matches, and firework festival.

Dates : August 3 - 5
(Firework Festival : August 5th 20:30~)
Venue : Hofu Tenmangu Shrine
Address : 14-1 Matsuzaki-cho Hofu City, Yamaguchi
Admission : Free
Access : a 15-min walk from Hofu Station

PurposeFestivals,instagrammable,Traditional folk,night view,fireworks of Japan,shrine/temple,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Hofu sta. (about 1.2km) Google Transit


5.04 months ago

Beautiful temple... You gotta to teman ggu, hofu city japan

5.011 months ago

This shrine is an excellent day trip with some great hiking trails behind it that are not the easiest though.

5.0a year ago

Beautiful, great site off the beaten path, went during the Hadaka Matsuri and made great friends.

5.0a year ago

Nice Shrine in southern Yamaguchi! Not exactly worth a trip only to see this place, but definitely worth incorporating into other trips within Yamaguchi!!!

4.011 months ago

Nice quiet place.