Toyama-go Shimotsuki Festival

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In the southern tip of Nagano, you will find Toyama-go. Or maybe you won’t, as it is one of Japan’s Top Three Hidden Valleys. For over a thousand years, every November, known as “Shimotsuki” in olden times, Shimotsuki Festival has been held to mark the start of the snowfall. It is considered the one time of the year the gods and humans come together and is celebrated by a traditional ceremony. There the people of the village are splashed with boiling water as a prayer for a good crop in the spring. A nationally designated Important Intangible Cultural Property.

Location Kamimura, Minami Shinano Shrines, Iida City MAP
TEL 0260-34-1071
FAX 0260-34-1132
Mail info@tohyamago.com
Date(s) Dec 1 - Dec 23 (may change every year)

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By Car:60 min from Iida IC

  

Festivals

Temples and Shrines

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