Omihachiman fire festival/ Sagicho Matsuri
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.
Hours : 1st day 13:00 to 17:30, 2nd day 10:30 to 22:40
Floats will be ignited with fire from 20:20 to 22:20 on Sunday
Access : Obatacho-Shiryokan-mae bus stop on the Chomyo-ji bus route from Omihachiman station on the JR Biwako line.