Gifu Prefecture, Hida-Furukawa - Three Temples Pilgrimage

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Famous for Marriage Visits

Every year on January 15th, people make a pilgrimage to three temples in Hida-Furukawa: Enko-ji, Shinshu-ji, and Honkou-ji.
The three temples feature large Japanese candles, and the main streets of town are lined with giant 2-meter-tall snow candles.
Many women go out wearing gorgeous kimono for this event.
At night, the “Thousand Candles” event is held along the Seto River. People come and light white candles to pray for love.
And, if their prayers come true, the following year they come back and light a red candle.
Tourists are also free to join in the event.

Enko-ji
[Enko-ji]

Enko-ji
Address: 11-11 Furukawachotonomachi, Hida City, Gifu
Access: 5 minutes on foot Hida-Furukawa Station

Shinshu-ji
[Shinshu-ji]

Shinshu-ji
Address: 11-11 Furukawachosannomachi, Hida City, Gifu
Access: 8 minutes on foot from Hida-Furukawa Station

Honkou-ji
[Honkou-ji]

Honkou-ji
Address: 1-17 Furukawachoninomachi, Hida City, Gifu
Access: 5 minutes on foot from Hida-Furukawa Station

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Gifu Prefecture, Hida-Furukawa - Three Temples Pilgrimage

Event Date
January 15th annually
Event Hours
Monzen-Ichi (Festival Plaza) 12 PM-9 PM. Thousand Candles (along the Seto River) 4 PM – 9 PM. Snow Candle Lighting (Main Streets) 4 PM start.
URL(English)
https://www.hida-kankou.jp/kanko/foreign/en/