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Fire walking ritual at Daishoin Temple

Daisho-in Temple 210 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken

The impressive hi-watari-shiki fire walking ritual takes place at Daishoin Temple on Miyajima twice a year in spring and autumn.

Free

Kintaikyo Bridge Festival

Iwakuni Kintaikyo Bridge 1 Iwakuni, Iwakuni-shi, Yamaguchi-ken

The annual Kintai Bridge Festival in Iwakuni is an excellent way to kick off your Golden Week.

Free

Miyajima Kangensai

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

The Kangensai is Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima's biggest and most elaborate festival of the year.

Free

Chinkasai Fire Festival

Mikasa-no-hama, Miyajima Mikasa-no-hama, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi

Living in wooden houses, closely clustered together along narrow streets, for centuries, fear of calamitous fires is deeply ingrained in

Free

Matchlock Rifle Shooting at Kintai Bridge

Iwakuni Kintaikyo Bridge 1 Iwakuni, Iwakuni-shi, Yamaguchi-ken

Men in traditional samurai warrior costume perform a matchlock gun shooting exhibition on the wide riverbank at Kintai-kyo Bridge in Iwakuni.

Free

Setsubun-sai at Saikoku-ji, Onomichi

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

Setsubun festival e at Saikoku-ji Temple in Onomichi.

Free

Setsubun-sai at Gokoku-jinja

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

After a cleansing ritual to ward off evil spirits and bring in good luck performed in the shrine building which

Free

Setsubun-sai at Sorasaya Shrine, Hiroshima

Sorasaya-jinja Shrine 3-3-2 Honkawa-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima

Annual mame-maki throwing out of good luck beans and other goodies to commemorate Setsubun at Sorasaya Shrine.

Free