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Wintertime Fire Prevention Festival on Mount Akiha

Hakone Area Half day 5

On Dec. 6th every year, 'Yamabushi' attired in ascetic Buddhist monks (shugenja) will pray for universal peace and play out Buddhist catechism, then they will perform the ritual called Hiwatari (crossing fire) in which they will walk on the smoldering ashes to pray for good health. The Mt. Akiba has been worshipped as a place where a god of fire prevention resides in, and people related to fire such as fire fighters and employees at thermal power plants from all over Japan come to offer prayers and gratitudes on this day.

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Odawara Castle Ruins Park, Giant Pine Tree

Odawara 15m

With a trunk circumference of 4.5 meters, it is the largest inumaki tree in Odawara City and is designated as a natural monument of the city. Out of all of the...

Hotoku Ninomiya Shrine

Odawara 15m

This shrine was built to commemorate Ninomiya Sontoku who was born in Odawara and made all efforts to revitalize the villages everywhere. It is located near Odawara...

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