Mt.Shakushi Gateway Camp
Mt.Shakushi Gateway Camp
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    • Yoshida Fire Festival/Susuki Festival

      One of the most unique festivals in Japan

      Yoshida Fire Festival (Fire Extinguishing Festival) is an autumn festival of both Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine and Suwa Shrine, which is held on August 26 and 27 every year as a festival at the close of the climbing season of Mt.Fuji. With a history of over 400 years, Yoshida Fire Festival is one of the three unique festivals and one of the ten largest fire festivals in Japan, and is a representative festival of Fujiyoshida city. On the afternoon of August 26, the event starts with a Shinto ritual held at the shrine, and two portable shrines, the "the “Omyojin-san” (Myojin-Mikoshi) and the “Mikage” (Mt. Fuji), travel around the parishioners in the Kamiyoshida area. At dusk, the portable shrines are dedicated at a place called “Otabisho” and at the same time, more than 70 large torches that are tied up into a 3-meter-high bamboo shoot shape are lit. The fantastic sight of the torchlight illuminating a 2km stretch of road is breathtaking. It continues to shine brightly until late into the night, and the excitement of the festival reaches a peak. In the afternoon of the next day, the 27th, the two portable shrines will pass through the shrine parishioners while shouting a cheer, and return to Sengen Shrine at dusk. The festival reaches its climax with the spectators joining in when the parishioners and worshippers carry "Susuki-no-tamagushi" and follow the two portable shrines parading through the shrine grounds. ※Image is for reference only

      Event period
      ■ Event period August 26th and 27th every year ■ Event hours First day: Around 15:00-22:00 Day 2: Around 13:30-20:00 ■ Venue Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine and others
      For details, please refer to the "Fujiyoshida City Tourist Guide".
      Parking fee
      Free of charge
      ■ Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine
       5558 Kamiyoshida, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, 403-0005
      ■Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine 【Walking from the nearest bus stop】 Take a bus from Fujikyuko Mt. Fuji Station, get off at Sengen Jinja-mae bus stop and about 1- minute walk 【Visiting by car】 ・About 5 minutes from Chuo Expressway Kawaguchiko IC ・About 5 minutes from Higashi-Fujigoko Road Fujiyoshida IC or about 10 minutes from Yamanakako IC
      For details, please refer to the "Fujiyoshida City Tourist Guide".
      【Fujiyoshida Tourism Promotion Service】
      ※Article source:Fujiyoshida City Tourist Guide
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      Fujiyoshida City Tourist Guide
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