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Oni Fest on Mt. Yoshino, Nara

Embrace your demons on Yoshinoyama! The locals of this mountain welcome oni (demons) into their houses and inns ever since mountain wizard En no Gyoja tamed a demon couple 1,300 years ago. Want to know more about the local legend and shake hands with the oni, then visit Yoshinoyama for Setsubun, the beginning of spring!

Tanzan Jinja

Vivid colors on a blue sky, the Tanzan jinja shrine is well-known for its dazzling maple trees in autumn and its bright sakuras in spring. It is also the historical scene of an essential episode of the Japanese history, the Taika reforms.