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The New Year event that we are praying our health and to rebel bad spirits by eating Daikon radish

Daiko Daki

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Venue: Hojyuji Temple
January 14th, 2018
It is a New year event which is held on January 17th, 2016 in Hojyuji temple to pray for our health. Radish is cooked in the big pot and served to visitors. Radish is seasoned with dashi, soy sauce and sugar. An admission is free on the day of Daiko Daki event. So, every year there are crowded with a lot of people from early morning. Daiko Daki is held on the same day with Toshiya which is an also New year’s event and is held in Sanjusangendo temple which is located in front of the Hojyuji templ...moree. Usually people are visiting both of events.
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Local people are visiting Daiko taki event to pray new year's their health and happiness. There are crowded with not only local people but also tourists. The unique ritual to rebel bad spirits also is held. New years season in Kyoto is pretty cold so, hot daikon(radish) will makes us warm.
Daiko Daki
Daiko Daki
At first, you should purchase the food ticket on the ticket booth in front of the Hojyuji temple. Ticket is 1,000yen which includes 1 cup of Daiko daki and a gomaki. Gomaki is a woody stick. By writing on it, you can put your wish in affect. 1 cup of Daikon Taki has 3 big portions of radish and 1 piece of fried tofu. Please enjoy it while praying your new year's health and happiness.
Gouhouin Okaji
Gouhouin Okaji
Special ritual is held on this day called Gouhouin Okaji. It occurs at 10 am, 12 pm, and 2 pm, and people attend the event to receive a stamp on their foreheads. This ritual takes place in order to rebel bad spirits from those who receive the stamps.
Appearance photo Hojuji Temple
Daiko Daki
Phone +81 75-561-4137
Address 655, Sanjusangendomawaricho, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0941
Directions 10-minute walk from Keihan Line Shichijo Stn.
Hakubutsukan-Sanjusangendo-mae bus stop (10 minutes, 230 yen from Kyoto Station by bus numbers 100, 206 or 208)
Event time 10am / 12pm / 2pm
Cancellations Rain or shine
Fee ¥1,000
Credit cards No
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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Daiko daki is a unique event to oversea visitors, but has been loved by local people. It is a good opportunity to enjoy Japanese ritual
Information Japanese only
Languages spoken Japanese only
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