Shakotan Fire Festival in Hokkaido

The event is the annual celebration by Bikuni Shrine to pray for safety at the sea and for big catches. The highlight is Tengu-no-Hikuguri, which takes place over a flame. Every year, many visitors come and see this fantastic shrine rite for purity. During the daytime, portable shrines and floats parade through the town while fishing boats go around the Port of Bikuni with fishermen’s big-catch flags.


From July 4, 2016 to July 6, 2016


Take Hokkaido Chuo Bus for Bikuni from JR Otaru Station to the last stop, and walk about 10 minutes.

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