Miyajitake Shrine Autumn Grand Festival

宮地嶽神社 秋季大祭

Don't miss the spectacular procession, which is like stepping back in time to the Heian period (794-1192).

The Autumn Grand Festival is the largest festival at Miyajitake Shrine and is also known as the 'Hojo-e'. This festival has been held for about 600 years to express gratitude (kami-no-kai) for the blessings of the gods (rich harvest).
The highlight of the festival is the Gojinkosai, a grand procession that is reminiscent of a dynastic picture scroll. Every year, selected female performers are dressed in juni-hitoe (12-layered kimono) and lead the procession of priests in robes and crowns, which includes a portable shrine carrying the sacred object, a keiyari parade, an ox carriage carrying the festival leader, and left and right ministers. Many tourists fill the approach to the shrine to see the spectacle, which is like stepping back in time to the Heian period.
On the 22nd, the 'Wish Come True! Kaiun Fireworks Display" is held on the 22nd. Visitors put their dreams and wishes on each firework and pray that their daily worries will disappear and they will be fulfilled safely. Fireworks with wishes on them are shot high into the night sky. Wishes are also invited from all over the country by e-mail and fax.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 811-3309 福岡県福津市宮司元町7-1
Address 7-1 Miyajimotomachi, Fukutsu City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 0940-52-0016(宮地嶽神社社務所)
Fax Number 0940-52-1020
Event Days 21-23 September every year.
Open 21-23 September every year.
Car Park 600 vehicles (free of charge)
Access 25 minutes walk from JR Kagoshima Honsen Fukuma Station.
Nishitetsu Bus from JR Fukuma Station, approx. 3 mins walk from Miyajitake-jinja-mae.
From Kyushu Expressway 'Koga SA', approx. 40 mins or from 'Wakamiya IC', approx. 30 mins.
Website https://www.miyajidake.or.jp/event/syuki

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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