Nozawa Fire Festival

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One of Japan’s Top Three Fire Festivals, this intense event is held every year on January 15th. The 42 and 25 year old men of the village take on special roles. A massive tower is erected as a petition for the health and growth of first born sons. At night, villagers rush at the tower with torches. The 25 year olds fight them off at the base and the 42 year olds protect the top. The event climaxes in a massive bonfire as the tower succumbs to the flames. The festival’s power and energy have to be seen to be believed.

Location Baba-no-hara, Nozawa Onsen Village Map
TEL 0269-85-3155
FAX 0269-85-3883
Mail nozawa@janis.or.jp
Date(s) Jan 15
Hours 19:00 - 22:00

Access and Parking

Access

By Train:20 min bus ride from Togari Nozawa Onsen Station (JR Iiyama Line)
75 min express bus ride from Nagano Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen)
By Car:20 km / 25 min from Toyota-Iiyama IC

  

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