Jan 20th annually

Join a ‘Naked Pilgrimage’ in UNESCO Hiraizumi

Don't just watch - join one of Japan's unique fire festivals!

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Highlights

Every year on January 20th in the World Heritage town of Hiraizumi, men and women born in the ‘yakudoshi’ or ‘unlucky age’ for that year come together to participate in a highly unique ritual! Carrying flaming torches, they parade through the frozen winter streets to the Shrine inside the grounds of Motsu-ji Temple, bringing with them offerings of vegetables to pray for a good harvest as well as good health fortune for the coming year. You, too, have the chance to join in this unique festival! After participating in the parade with the locals, join a special after-festival meal called ‘Norai’ and learn more about the local culture and history of Hiraizumi as you eat, drink and chat with the local people. Through your festival experience, discover the true meaning of ‘Heiwa-shiso’ – a peaceful mind – in one of the spiritual centers of Pure Land Buddhism.

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Adults: 50,000 JPY per pax
*Children: Free

OUTLINE

Purify your body and mind at one of Japan's most unique festivals!

Tour Highlights:
✔ Discover the true meaning of a peaceful mind
✔ Pray for a good harvest as well as good health fortune
✔ Experience highly unique ritual of Motsu-ji Temple

Every year on January 20th in the World Heritage town of Hiraizumi, men and women of'unlucky age 'for that year come together to participate in a highly unique ritual! Carrying flaming torches, they parade through the frozen winter streets to the Shrine inside the grounds of Motsu-ji Temple, bringing with them offerings of vegetables to pray for a good harvest as well as good health fortune for the coming year.You, too, have the chance to join in this unique festival! After participating in the parade with the locals, join a special after-festival meal called 'Norai' and learn more about the local culture and history of Hiraizumi as you eat, drink and chat with the local people! Through your festival experience, discover the true meaning of 'Heiwa- shiso '– a peaceful mind – in one of the spiritual centers of Pure Land Buddhism.

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Closed on Tuesdays
Adults: 50,000 JPY per pax
* Children: Free

What’s Included

・ Guide fee
・ Participate festival
・ Festival meal and drink

Not included

・Transportation expenses to the meeting place
・Anything else not included in the above included list

Meeting place

TOUR COURSE

13:00

Every year on January 20th in the World Heritage town of Hiraizumi, men and women of ‘unlucky age’ for that year come together to participate in a highly unique ritual!

18:00

Carrying flaming torches, they parade through the frozen winter streets to the Shrine inside the grounds of Motsu-ji Temple, bringing with them offerings of vegetables to pray for a good harvest as well as good health fortune for the coming year.

19:00

You, too, have the chance to join in this unique festival! After participating in the parade with the locals, join a special after-festival meal called ‘Norai’ and learn more about the local culture and history of Hiraizumi as you eat, drink and chat with the local people!Through your festival experience, discover the true meaning of ‘Heiwa-shiso’ – a peaceful mind – in one of the spiritual centres of Pure Land Buddhism.

21:00

End of tour

 

 

TOUR DETAILS

Where
Motsuji-Temple
Time
Over 6 hours on the day
Size
1~0
Price
50000JPY~(with TAX) (※approx. $500 USD)
Sign-up Deadline
Reservations accepted up to seven days prior to tour.

Cancellation Policy
The cancellation fee will be required in accordance with the policy below. Up to three days prior, no cancellation fee. Two days prior: 20% Day before: 30% On the day: 100%

TOUR PLAN

Basic Plan

Price 50000JPY~(with TAX)

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