Nagatoro Fire Festival
(Nagatoro Himatsuri Festival)
Watch the monks walk over fire!
2021 : 7th March – (The first Sunday in March) *Cannot be confirmed
2022 : 6th March – (The first Sunday in March)
From 10:00 – 15:00
How to enjoy Nagatoro Fire Festival!
🔥Rare Opportunity to Witness FIRE WALKING🔥Hear the Powerful Prayers that Mark the Arrival of Spring!
Every year in March, people gather in Nagatoro for this truly rare opportunity to witness 🔥Buddhist firewalking🔥 at the Nagatoro Himatsuri.
The whole festive day starts with the 📢procession of 1000 monks and 🐚performers, which gives you a chance to see their gorgeous garments up close and take pictures!
The highlight of this 1000-year-old ritual is when the monks and devout followers🏃sprint into the 🔥sacred fire to ward off impurities and pray for the community! Along with fire walking, monks perform other rituals like 💦dousing themselves with boiling water– 😮!
What to do nearby Nagatoro Fire Festival ?
Access (How to get to Nagatoro Fire Festival )
Procession starts at Nagatoro Station(長瀞駅): Nagatoro, Chichibu District, Saitama 369-1305
Fire Festival is at Nagatorofudo Temple: 1753-1 Nagatoro, Chichibu District, Saitama 369-1305
長瀞不動寺 〒369-1305 埼玉県秩父郡長瀞町大字長瀞1753－1
Travel to Nagatoro Station and walk 15 min to Nagatorofudo Temple.
(Since there may be heavy traffic within the town and a lack of parking spaces, the Nagatoro Tourism Association recommends using public transportation for this day)