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Nagatoro Fire Festival
(Nagatoro Himatsuri Festival)

長瀞火祭り (秩父)

Watch the monks walk over fire!

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on July 9, 2024
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DATE

2025
: 2nd March (Sunday)
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*All dates & activities are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances.

*Information last checked on 2024-06-20

TIME & SCHEDULE

From 10 AM

You can watch the main event of ‘fire-walking’ from 12:20

*All dates & activities are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances.

*Information last checked on 2024-06-20

COST

Free

*Information last checked on 2024-06-20

How to enjoy Nagatoro Fire Festival!

Great for photos

Good for solo travelers

Experience Traditional Japan

Enjoy for 2 hours

🔥Rare Opportunity to Witness FIRE WALKING🔥

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 near the Nagatoro Fire Festival

Places to EAT in Nagatoro Town
Places to STAY in Nagatoro Town

Onsen Ryokan (Japanese style Hotels)

Chichibu and Nagatoro in the Chichibu area offer many Japanese style onsen ryokans. From Budget to Upscale to meet most peoples need. (Many of the rooms have western beds as well as Japanese futon)

Western Style Hotels

There are not that many Western style hotels in Chichibu area. Guest can opt in for a western style room in a Onsen Ryokan (Japanese style hotel) or a Holiday rental (airbnb).

Holiday rental (airbnb)

There are a few nice holiday homes and airbnbs available in the area.

Access (How to get to the Nagatoro Fire Festival)

How to get there

Public Transport

2 hrs 15 min from Tokyo (Ikebukuro) by train.

Car

2 hrs 15 min drive from Tokyo by car.

Location & Address

Address

Procession starts at Nagatoro Station(長瀞駅):
529-2 Nagatoro, Nagatoro Town, Chichibu District, Saitama 369-1305

〒369-1305 埼玉県秩父郡長瀞町大字長瀞 529-2

 

Fire Festival is at Nagatorofudo Temple(長瀞不動寺):
1753-1 Nagatoro, Nagatoro Town, Chichibu District, Saitama 369-1305

〒369-1305 埼玉県秩父郡長瀞町大字長瀞 1753-1

Access from Tokyo

By Public Transport

From Nagatoro Station (Chichibu Railway) via Yorii station (Tobu Line)

Take the Kawagoe Tokyu (Kawagoe Express) on the Tobu-Tojo Line to Ogawa Mhaci station (60 min) and change to the regular Tobu-Tojo Line to Yorii Station (15 min). From there, take the Chichibu Railway (Chichibu Honsen) to Nagatoro station(15min). Then walk 15 min to Nagatorofudo Temple.

 

From Nagatoro Station (Chichibu Railway) Via JR Kumagaya station

Take the Shonan Shinjuku Kine to Kumagaya station (60 min) on the JR Line and change to the Chichibu railway to Nagatoro station (45 min). Then walk 15 min to Nagatorofudo Temple.

We recommend using a travel app like Google Maps or Japan Transit Planner to find train times.

By Car

Via Hanazono IC on Kan-etsu Expressway

Drive 30 minutes from Hanazono IC.

 

Driving from Kumagaya city

Approximately 45 minutes drive from Kumagaya.

*There may be heavy traffic within the town and not much parking spaces, the Nagatoro Tourism Association recommends using public transportation to the festival.

We recommend using a travel app like Google Maps or Japan Transit Planner to find train times.

Contact Details (Event Organizer)

For information about this event, please contact the Nagatoro Town Tourism Association directly.
Tel: +81 (0)494-66-3311
Websites

Japanese Event Website  (External Link – Japanese)

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