Woodland Kyoto

Agematsu Fire Festival


Originating from the fire worship practiced by those praying to the Atago deities, this festival is held annually from 20:00-20:30 on August 24th to pray that forest fires will not occur in the region. Pine torches are lit and placed in hampers that have been arranged on pillars; these pillars are then knocked down and the rite is concluded. This festival is held at three different locations within Miyama. If you would like to learn more about the festival, please contact the Miyama DMO (destination management organization).

Throughout the Miyama area
Throughout the Miyama area
Throughout the Miyama area