2023 : 5th March, Sunday
From 10AM. You can watch the main event of ‘fire-walking’ from 12:20
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– 😮!
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