Things to do / Traditional festivals

Hiroshima: Hi-watari Shiki

Hi-watari Shiki, rigorous religious practice of walking on burnt charcoals in the temple's ground.

Schedule & Key events:
from 11 a.m.: Ritual pray for protection from illness and disaster
2 p.m.- 3 p.m. Hi-watari Shiki

Location: Daisho'in Temple, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima

(1) JR Sanyo Honsen Line to Miyajima-guchi Sta., and then walk 5 min. to Miyajima-guchi Pier. From there, take ferryboat to Miyajima Pier (10 min.), and then walk 30 min. (2) JR Sanyo Shinkansen Line to Hiroshima Sta., and then take streetcar or bus to Hiroshima Ujina Port (30 min.) From there, take hydrofoil to Miyajima Pier (22 min.), and then walk 30 min.

Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

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