≪Hatsumode Spot≫ Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple
You can experience both Hatsumode and seeing the first sunrise of the year
【Number of visitors on January 1st – 3rd】About 250,000 people
【Divine Favor】good-luck, warding off evil, academic achievement, recovery from illness
The Buddhist temple on Mt. Takao is formally known as Takao-san Yakuo-in Yuki-ji, and most commonly as Yakuo-in. It was established in 744 on the orders of Emperor Shomu as a base for Buddhism in eastern Japan and its founder was Gyoki, a charismatic priest closely associated with the erection of the Great Buddha at Todai-ji Temple in Nara.
New Year’s Day is crowded with so many people because it is not only Hatsumode, but also you can see the first sunrise from the summit of Mt. Takao and the precincts of Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple.
|Event Name||≪Popular spots of the first prayer of the new year≫ Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple|
|Venue||Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple|
|Dates||December 31, 2020 – February 3, 2021|
|Open Hours||Please check the official website for cable car and lift operating hours.|
|Address||2177 Takao-machi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo|