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Omihachiman fire festival/ Sagicho Matsuri

March 16 March 17

On Sunday evening in mid-March, people dance wildly amid showers of fire sparks around  “Sagicho” , the blazing pine tree floats.  A figure of the animal of the year according to the Oriental Zodiac, made with marine products and grain, is mounted in the center of this float.

Himurehachimangu Shrine

Address : 257 Miyauchicho, Omihachiman, Shiga 523-0828

Access : Obatacho-Shiryokan-mae bus stop on the Chomyo-ji bus route from Omihachiman station on the JR Biwako line.

Hours : 1st day 13:00 to 17:30, 2nd day 10:30 to 22:00

Floats will be ignited with fire from 20:00 to 22:00 on Sunday