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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mt. Takao Annual Spring Festival

The Buddhist temple on Mount Takao is formally known as Takao-san Yakuo-in Yuki-ji, and most commonly as Yakuo-in.
The Annual Spring Festival features Chigo-Gyoretsu (a parade of children in fancy attire), Yamabushi (a parade of mountain priests) in their traditional attire, and a corps of fire & drum. They start from in front of Jyuichi-chome Jaya (a tea house) near Takaosan Sta. of the cable car at around 11 am for Yakuo-in Temple, where Shishimai (Lion Dance) and Hashigo-nori (thrilling acrobatics on the ladder) are performed by Hikeshi (members of the old Edo Fire Brigade

Annual Spring Festival of Mt. Takao
Yakuo-in Temple (Mt. Takao), Hachioji, Tokyo

You can also ask the tokyo hostel frondesk staff for more information .

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