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Fire-Walking Festival (Hiwatari Festival)

The ritual lighting of a pyre of cedar sticks will begin at 7:00 p.m. Around 20 “yamabushi” (ascetic monks who follow the teachings of Shugendo) will walk across the coals with their bare feet. Festival-goers may also participate safely under the instruction of the yamabushi. Each year, the festival is visited by nearly 1,000 people. Participants will be asked to pay a “fire-walking fee” of 500 yen.

Date & Time

July 28 (Sun), 2019
Beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Directions

Kyoto City Bus 5 to “Ichijoji Sagarimatsucho” bus stop

Price

500 yen entry fee

Category

Traditional Festivals