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Banryu Festival and Mountain Opening Festival on the Hida side of the Northern Japan Alps 2019

On the Hida side of the Northern Japan Alps, which lie within the Chubu Sangaku National Park, there is a mountain opening festival called “Banryu-sai (Banryu festival)” .
This Banryu-sai festival is an annual event held to mark the arrival of spring in this snowy region.
The purpose is to commemorate the great work of the holy monk Banryu, who opened up Mt. Yarigatake and Mt. Kasagatake by erecting Buddhist monuments on their peaks.
It is also signifies the hope for safety in the Northern Japan Alps.

Last updated: 28 December, 2018

10 May, 2019

Start at 10:00 am

“Murakami Shrine” at Shin-Hirayu-Onsen

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