Beginning of Climbing Season on Mt. Hiko

The beginning of climbing season on Mt. Hiko is on a Sunday late in May every year, marking the start of the mountain’s summer season.
On the eve of the season’s start, local Junior and Senior Associations dedicate the Masakarimai (the dance of two mountain priests incorporating an ax) and other Yamabushi (mountain priest) performances to the mountain gods, then eat a dinner of grilled chicken.
The next day (the first day of the climbing season), a prayer ceremony for the safety of climbers is first held at Hikosan Hillside Shrine’s worship sanctuary, and Japanese-style memorial hand towels are given away at the peak!
Celebrate the beginning of climbing season on Mt. Hiko, which is known as a hallowed mountain for worship!

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Date May 26, 2019 – May 26, 2019
Address 824-0721 Hikosanjingu Hillside Shrine, Hikosan, Soeda Town, Tagawa County, Fukuoka
Contact Tel:0947-82-1236 
Soeda Town Project Division Commerce, Industry, and Tourism Section
Parking Available
Access By train and bus – Take a municipal bus from JR Hikosan Station on the Hita-Hikosan Line and get off at Jingu Shita bus stop (about a 25 minute ride); about a 15 minute walk from there
Area Chikuho Area
Genre Mountains and Highlands (Natural Scenery) Event (Festivals and Events)

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