In the autumn of Himeji, many festivals are held in various locations of the suburbs. Most of them are appreciated the harvest of autumn to God. The festival is held more than 100 shrines. Many shops are there and the Mikoshi (portable shrine) will Jyunko (cruise) around the town.
“Jyunisyo Shrine’s Autumn Festival” is one of the autumn festival in Himeji. It will be held at Jyunisyo Shrine, approximately a 10-minute walk to the west of Himeji Station, in Oct. 8[Sat] and 9[Sun] this year. In the evening of Oct. 8, children will enter the stage with 12 groups of Mikoshi. In the morning of Oct. 9, they will Jyunko the groups of Mikoshi around the town. Then noon, they will gather to the shrine. It is not a kind of glamorous festival, but you should enjoy the warm atmosphere that has been handed down in the area. And more, the shrine is also famous for Okiku’s as ghost of “Banshu Sara Yashiki”. “Okiikujinja” is in there.
Jyunisyo Shrine’s Autumn Festival
Oct 8 – 9, 2016
120 Jyunisyomae, Himeji