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Yamayaki Festival

For over 250 years, people have gathered at the base of Mt. Wakakusa in Nara on the fourth Saturday in January to watch the mountain burn.

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!

Setsubun Mantoro

At the Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara, more than 3,000 lanterns in the precincts are lit up.

 

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