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Kurama Fire Festival

At 18:00, men from the local village will gather and move to the shrine carrying huge pine torches with fire (5 meters long) on the shoulder. The surrounding area will become surrounded by fire producing a thrilling evening.

Date & Time

Oct. 22 (Sun.) Rain-or-shine

Venue

Yuki Shrine

Directions

Access: From Demachiyanagi, take the Eizan Railway and get off at "Kurama"

Remarks

Note: The ceremony will end around midnight; the area will be extremely crowded from around 15:00 on the day of the event. The route to the village will be blocked from Kibune-guchi Station of Eizan Railway. Make sure to wear proper clothing as the festival uses fire.

Category

Traditional Festivals