Sanba Tondo Shinmei Festival, Onomichi

Sanba Elementary School 1630 Sanba-cho, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan

Sanba Shinmei Festival Tondo dates from the 17th century and is designated as an Intangible Folklore Cultural Property by the

Free

Tondo Festivals

Burn, baby, burn! New Year decorations and talismans go up in flames on huge bonfires across the region. Read more

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Nanakusa-gayu at Tōshō-gū Shrine [CANCELED]

Tōshō-gū Shrine 2-1-18 Futaba-no-sato, Higashi-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Japan

800 bowls of the healthy seven-herb rice porridge traditionally eaten on January 7. Available from 11am until they are all

¥300

New Year at Gokoku Shrine

Gokoku-jinja Shrine 2-21 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan

New Year rituals at Gokoku Shrine, next to Hiroshima Castle.

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New Year rituals at Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine 1-1 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan

Traditional New Year rituals at Itsukushima Shine on Miyajima that date from over 1000 years ago.

¥300

Kintai Bridge Tondo Festival

The tondo New Year bonfire festival held on the banks of the river next to Kintai Bridge in Iwakuni is very accessible and visitors are made to feel very welcome. 

Firewalking ritual at Saikoku-ji Temple, Onomichi

Saikoku-ji Temple 29-27 Nishi-kubo-cho, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan

Goma Ritual burning of cedar sticks followed by fire walking. Members of the public set themselves up for a fortuitous

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Tondo Festival at Gokoku Shrine

Gokoku-jinja Shrine 2-21 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan

Hiroshima's most central and visitor-friendly new year tondo bonfire festival.

Free