Sunrise Festival (Hinode Matsuri) at Musashi Mitake Jinja Shrine


posted on July 2, 2016

Celebrate Sunrise Festival at a sacred mountain.

Mt. Mitake is about two hours from Tokyo by train. The Musashi Mitake Jinja Shrine holds the Sunrise Festival every spring, and it is the most important festival at this shrine. If you stay at a pilgrims' lodge, you can also participate in the magical night event. The starting ceremony of the event will be held with beautiful gagaku (traditional Japanese court music) at twilight and the faint light of lamps.

*Event dates and programs may be subject to change.

Schedule (from 2016)
May 7
8:00 pm Festival at the main shrine
8:30 pm Shinto ritual
9:00 pm Transferal of sacred objects at the sacred palanquin area

May 8
9:45 am Departure procession at Mitake-daira
10:00 am Transferal of sacred objects
11:45 am Carrying Portable Shrine
12:15 pm Return

Get off at JR Oume Line, Mitake Station, then take a bus "Cable Shita Iki". Get off at the last stop. Take a Cable Car from Takimoto Station. 25 mins walk to the top.

Date Time Entry Address
Early May, 2017 Free 176 Mitake-san, Oume-shi, Tokyo
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