Mt. Takao Hiwatari Festival

★ Staff recommendation
1:00pm – 5:00pm

You can see — and even participate in — fire walking at the Mt. Takao Hiwatari Festival.

What happens?

The sacred act of walking on hot coals and embers is regarded as an act of cleansing and purification, which, as well as being good for cold feet, also apparently promotes plenty of good stuff including world peace, longevity and health, prevention of disaster, and protection from road accidents. There are still some risks though: of two friends who tried it a few years back, one got across unscathed while the other got burnt feet!


Everything kicks off from 1 p.m.

How to get there

The festivities are held a short walk from Takaosanguchi Station on the Keio Takao Line from Shinjuku. Across the road from Takao 599 Museum

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