A stirring and lively festival in which portable shrines are splashed with steaming hot spring water while weaving their way along a two kilometer long path from Fudo Falls on the Fujiki River, which flows along the border of Kanagawa Prefecture and the city of Atami, to Izumi Park. Barrels filled with hot spring water are prepared along the route, and spectators vigorously splash the portable shrines and their bearers to express thanks for hot water. During the Tokugawa period, the hot spring waters of Yugawara were believed to cure all ills. These same waters were presented as gifts to shogunate families, and the festival's origins are said to lie in the practice of splashing the body with them for purification purposes and to pray for a safe journey when making the trip to present them.
Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunyugawaramachi Miyakami (Hakone / Yugawara / OdawaraArea)
- Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunyugawaramachi Miyakami [ map ]
- 2019/5/25 19:00Start
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Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
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- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
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Kanagawa prefecture acts as an extension of the Tokyo metropolis that spills over into coastal towns, most notably Yokohama city, heavily populated and known for its Chinatown and seaside attractions. Just the right distance for a day trip out of Tokyo, Kanagawa is home to some of Tokyo's most accessible beaches, including around Kamakura, best known for its Big Buddha. Visitors can also travel a little farther afield for a weekend at Hakone onsen town.