Nagatoro Fire Festival
(Nagatoro Himatsuri Festival)

長瀞火祭り (秩父)

Watch the monks walk over fire!


Due to Covid-19, there may be unexpected changes, so please check before traveling. (See bottom of this page for event organizer's contact details )


2023 : 5th March, Sunday

*Dates and times have not been confirmed by the organizer.


From 10AM. You can watch the main event of ‘fire-walking’ from 12:20

*Dates and times have not been confirmed by the organizer.


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



How to enjoy Nagatoro Fire Festival!

Picturesque scenery (Great for Instagram pics!)

Good for solo travelers

Experience Traditional Japan

Enjoy for 2 hours

🔥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 ?

Picturesque scenery (Great for Instagram pics!)

Water activities

Experience Traditional Japan


Access (How to get to Nagatoro Fire Festival )

From Tokyo


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

By Train

Nagatoro Station Chichibu Railway)

Travel to Nagatoro Station and walk 15 min to Nagatorofudo Temple.

By Car

Approximately 30 minutes from Hanazono IC on Kan-etsu Expressway OR approximately 45 minutes from Kumagaya.
(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)

Contact Details (Event Organizer)

For information about this event please contact the Nagatoro Town Tourism Association directly.

Tel: +81 0494-66-3311

Japanese Event Website  (External Link – Japanese)

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