Sep 03, 2018 Event Miyajima

Events in Miyajima in the Fall [September-November]

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Aki no Miyajima, the famous autumn foliage of Miyajima is one of the three major sceneries of Japan. The fall colors are absolutely beautiful, and the area bustles with tourists for several days. Many traditional events are also held in Miyajima during this time, such as the Ujigami Festival and a fire walking ceremony, where you can see children carrying small portable shrines, court dance and music held atop a tall stage, or a fantastic pillar of fire. Today, I will introduce the annual events that take place in Miyajima from September to November.


Mantoue, the Fantastical Miyajima Candle Festival

* Picture is for illustration purposes only

“Mantoue,” also called Miyajima candle festival, is held every year in September at Daishoin. Many candles set within the grounds serve to ease the souls of the dead and as beacons of hope for world peace. The atmosphere is both solemn and majestic. Concerts held for world peace also take place during the period of this event, so it might be a good idea to stay and enjoy Miyajima during the same time.

Miyajima Candle Festival
Venu Daishoin
210 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi (map)
Date In September every year
*Sep 7th to 9th 6:00pm-9:00pm in 2018
Closest Station 20mins walk from Miyajima pier
Website Official Website
Price  Free


Itsukushima Kangetsu Noh

Itsukushima Kangetsu Noh, held on a moonlit autumn night, includes a noh stage performance with Tomoe Akiyo, who is recognized as a living national treasure, in the lead role. Elegant performances are presented against the backdrop of the O-torii gate at full tide. Itsukushima, wrapped in the quiet sound of waves, with beautiful moonlight reflecting off the water’s surface…it’s truly nature and traditional culture coming together to create majestic entertainment.

Itsukushima Kangetsu Noh
Venu Itsukushima Shrine
1-1Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi (map)
Date In October every year
*Oct 22nd 6:30pm-8:00pm in 2018
Closest Station 12mins walk from Miyajima pier
Website Official Website
Price Ticket is necessary
(The ticket prices differ depending on the seat.)

Miyajima Grand Tea Ceremony

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The Miyajima Grand Tea Ceremony, is held at places such as Japanese inns (ryokan) and Shinto shrines. People who are active in the various schools of tea ceremony in Hiroshima come together to make and serve Japanese and Chinese tea. You can go around many places during this event to enjoy Miyajima in the autumn. While some years the event takes place in October, other years it takes place in November or in the spring. For those who would like to know exactly when the event is held, please inquire with the event organizers.

Itsukushima Grand Tea Ceremony
Venu Various shrines and facilities in Miyajima
Date Every Autumn
*Oct 8th 10:00am-3:00pm in 2018
Website Official Website
Price ¥600/1 seat, ¥2000/ Free pass
*as of in 2018


Barefoot Fire Walking Ceremony

The fire walking ceremony is an event held at Daishoin every year in November. It’s a dynamic event in which people walk barefoot across a pillar engulfed in smoke and flame. Ordinary spectators can simply watch the event, or even participate upon request.

However, fire walking is not just a ritual meant to make people endure pain. It’s also meant to get rid of misfortune and invite good fortune for one’s wishes to be fulfilled. Some people cross the flames in desperation, while others cross it as calm as can be. If you have an interest, why not give it a try?

Fire Walking Ceremony
Venu 210 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi-shi (map)
Date In September each year
*Nov 15th from 11:00am in 2018
Website Official Website
Price Free

Stay Overnight If You Want to Explore Miyajima During the Autumn Season

Many events are held in Autumn, both during the day and at night. Also, with the beautiful fall colors, you’re sure to make great memories if you hike during this season. Autumn is the most comfortable season in Japan, so why not enjoy Miyajima during an overnight stay?