When: 22/12/14: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Where: Kabasan Saenazumi Shrine, 809 Makabecho-Nagaoka
In something of a contradiction, monks and visitors are encouraged to walk across burning firewood at the Hiwatari-sai (Fire Walking Festival) in order to attain sound health. Anyone not brave (or foolish!) enough to have a go for themselves can watch the prayer-incanting monks from the sidelines at this visually impressive annual winter ceremony.
Fire Walking Festival
More information: http://english.ibarakiguide.jp/news/firewalking-festival.html
How much: Free
Image: Andy Drake/flickr