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May. 12, 2020 UPDATE

Motomiya Festival

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Many foreign tourists go see this ritual, and it is easy to enjoy it just by looking, so this is a festival that is easy to go to.
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Japanese, English, simplified and traditional Chinese, and Korean.
Languages spoken
Only Japanese.
PeriodMotomiya Festival: The next following the Day of the Ox, from 9 a.m. Yoimiya Festival: The day before Motomiya Festival, from 6 p.m.
VenueFushimi Inari Shrine
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May. 12, 2020 UPDATE

Motomiya Festival

- 本宮祭 -
Traveler Friendly
Many foreign tourists go see this ritual, and it is easy to enjoy it just by looking, so this is a festival that is easy to go to.
Information
Japanese, English, simplified and traditional Chinese, and Korean.
Languages spoken
Only Japanese.
1362 8 --- 0 reviews
PeriodMotomiya Festival: The next following the Day of the Ox, from 9 a.m. Yoimiya Festival: The day before Motomiya Festival, from 6 p.m.
VenueFushimi Inari Shrine
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Fushimi Inari Shrine is shrouded in mysterious vermillion light during the Motomiya Festival
In July, on the following Sunday or national holiday after the Day of the Ox, the Motomiya Festival is held at Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社, Fushimi Inari-taisha). On the day of the festival, people from all over Japan from the sub-shrines of Inari Okami come to the head shrine of Fushimi Inari to express gratitude for the divine blessing of Inari. Also, on the day before the Motomiya Festival, there is a festival called Yoimiya, in which the stone and paper lanterns of the shrine are lit at night. On both festivals, the thousands of lanterns at the shrine are lit up at night, and the shrine is engulfed in mysterious red light. There are not many night illumination events at Fushimi Inari; in fact, these the two days of this festival are the only two days the shrine is illuminated at night!
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Event time
Yoimiya Festival: 9:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. (The rituals start from 6 p.m.) Motomiya Festival: 9:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. (The rituals start from 9 a.m.)
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Canceled in case of severe weather conditions.
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