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Yudate-Shishimai Lion Dance, Miyagino and Miyanoshita Walking Tour

Western Area 7h45m

A shrine with a yudate (Shinto ritual in which the priest sprinkles water) tradition passed down from 1714 (An’ei 5). Although there are many yudate rituals throughout Japan, ones carried out by lions are rare. You can pray for health, safety, and rich harvest. The lion stirs the hot water with the fruit of kuma bamboo grass. Then, worshippers are sprinkled with hot water to be cleansed of evil spirits. You can also enjoy a walk in Miyanoshita.

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Yudate Lion Dance Miyagino

The tradition of Yudate-kagura has been passed on since 1776. Spiritual rituals with the use of boiling water are performed throughout the country, but it is rare to see the performance done by the Shishi, a lion dog deity, as can be seen at this traditional event. Praying for health, safety, and prosperity the Shishi stirs the boiling water with a Kumazasa branch, and flick water from the bran...

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A new interaction place based on Naraya ryokan which continued its business for more than 300 years in Miyanosita. Footbath can be experienced using hot spring. The origin of hot spring is said to have used by Hideyoshi Toyotomi. Local people give you a guide tour.

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Hakone Open-Air Museum

Biggest feature is the outdoor art museum. With the beautiful scenery and mountains of Hakone in the background, you can enjoy art. There are approximately 120 modern and contemporary pieces of artwork made by famous sculptors displayed here.

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