Tejikara Fire Festival

Tejikara Fire Festival

The Tejikara Fire Festival is held on the second Saturday of every April and is said to have a history of more than 300 years.

Cascades of fire sparks rain down on men stripped to the waist who carry the portable shrine on their shoulders; great sprays of fire sparks also fly up from the portable shrine; a lot of men dance wildly around the portable shrine clanging bells and lighting firecrackers. This is a dynamic festival of sound and fire!

Some aspects of the festival


Date The second Saturday of April From around 6:30 p.m. to around 9:10 p.m.
Location Tejikarao Shrine (Kuranomae, Gifu-City)
Access Take Kagamigahara line at Meitetsu Gifu Station to "Tejikara" Station (takes 8 minutes, costs 230 yen/one way). Get off and walk 5 minutes.
Parking Not available
Gifu Convention and Visitors Bureau
TEL +81-58-266-5588