Nishioyama Hachiman Jinja Reisai 西尾山八幡神社例祭 Hiroshima (Sept.)
Nishioyama Hachiman Jinja Reisai is a performance of sacred kagura to mark the beginning of Akitakata’s kagura season. Akitakata City, in Hiroshima Prefecture, has a kagura dome, which is unusual in Japan. It has a capacity of 3,000, and hosts weekend performances of the 22 kagura troupes in the city. On the day of the matsuri, four kagura troupes perform Nishioyama Hachiman Kagura together. The event was designated as an Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Hiroshima Prefecture in 1979.
Nishioyama Hachiman Jinja, Midori-cho, Akitakata City, Hiroshima
Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. from JR Hiroshima station to JR Kotachi station. Approx. 30 min. by taxi.
Approx. 15 min. from JR Kotachi station by Bihoku Kotsu bus on the Miki Route to Yoshida Eigyosho. Then take a Bihoku Kotsu bus on the Midori-Takamiya Route bound for Soga Jinja Iriguchi and alight after about 50 min. at Nishioyama Hachiman Jinja Mae bus stop. An approx. 2 min. walk.
Approx. 10 min. from Takata interchange on the Chugoku Expressway.