Event Outline

Mt. Wakakusa Yamayaki 2017 Outline

Name of Event Mt. Wakakusa Yamayaki
Date January 28 (Saturday)(Held annually on the 4th Saturday in January)
The event will be postponed due to heavy rain, though will be held if only light rain showers. “Tondo”: Postponed to Jan. 29 (Sun.)
“Yamayaki”: Event cancelled

Venue Overall Mt. Wakakusa Area
Mountain climbing fee Free (Only on the Yamayaki day)
Organizer Mt. Wakakusa Yamayaki Executive Committee
(Contact) Nara Park Management Office, Nara PrefecturePhone: 0742-27-8677
< For information on the day of Yamayaki >Phone: 0180-991-707 (Teledome)

Timetable(Fire Festival)

16:45 Sacred Fire Acceptance Ceremony (Gojinkahotaisai)
17:05 Departure of the Sacred Fire Parade from Tobihino Park
17:15 Firing of the torches at Mizuya Shrine
17:40 Fire Ceremony at Nogami Shrine, at the base of Mt. Wakakusa
18:15 Fireworks Display from the summit of the first hill of Mt. Wakakusa
18:30 Simultaneous setting fire across the area of Mt. Wakakusa
(Special Stage)  
●Fire Fighting Party Departure Ceremony 17:00-17:20
Name of Event Mt. Wakakusa Yamayaki
●Japanese Drum Workshop 14:00‐15:00(15 min. x 3 sessions)
* Participants registration at the mountain base information area from 13:30 (First 30 persons)
●Musical Performance for Dedication 16:00 to 16:30 (1st Half) and 18:30 to 19:00 (2nd Half) musical performances for dedication
(At the Special Stage)  
●Shika-Senbei Throwing Tournament 12:30 – 15:00 Shika-Senbei Throwing Tournament (Registration: 12:30 – 14:30)
Nara Hot-Soup Market 13:00 – 19:00 Nara Hot-Soup Market (Closed earlier when sold out)