Fri, Nov
03

Hi-watari (Ritual Fire Walking) Festival at Daigan-ji Temple

1:00pm – 4:00pm
Free

A festival held at Daigan-ji on the island of Itsukushima/Miyajima in which priests and brave members of the public walk briskly across searing hot coals in bare feet. The ceremonies generally begin at 1pm while the fire-walking starts an hour or two later, but we suggest you arrive with plenty of time in case schedules change on the day.

In 2022, the fire-walking ceremony will start at 2 p.m.

Daigan-ji is a short walk from Itsukushima Shrine.

If you’re thinking of participating, be aware that injuries are not unknown.

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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