Shakotan Fire Festival

Shakotan in western Hokkaido is famous for its beautiful coastline and clear blue water. Many people go to Shakotan to visit Cape Kamui and the well known Fire Festival which prays for fishermen to return home safely from sea and for big catches!

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It’s a jaw-dropping sight to be seen when locals make a bolt through the scorching flames while carrying mikoshi. Beautiful embers fill the air making for a very magical atmosphere.

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