Sun, Nov

Fire-Walking Ceremony at Daiganji Temple

1:00pm – 4:00pm

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.

If you miss this ritual fire walking festival, there will be another one 10 days later also on Miyajima at Daishōin Temple on November 13.

What happens?

The ceremonies generally begin at around 1 p.m. 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.

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

How to get there

Daigan-ji is a short walk from Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima island, a short boat trip from Hiroshima.

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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