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IN HAMAMATSU.COM Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan Visitor Guide

IN HAMAMATSU.COM Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan Visitor Guide Hamamatsu

Enshu Sanzan Wind-bell festival

The cool sound of wind-bells which echo inside the temple complex

This event will be cancelled in 2020.

May 23 (Sat) - August 31 (mon), 2020

Fukuroi city is located in the western district of Shizuoka prefecture. It flourished as a post-town at the center of Tokaido, which connected Edo (Tokyo) and Kyo (Kyoto). Fukuroi is also famous as an area that produces crown melons. It takes 17 minutes from Hamamatsu station, so you can use a JR PASS to go there. "Enshu Sanzan wind-bell festival" is held annually from June to August, and it's popular for being very photogenic, as well as a place to cool off.

Enshu Sanzan consists of "Hattasan", "Yuzanji" and "Kasuisai". All are temples which have histories of over a thousand years, and each temple has different kinds of wind-bells to welcome their worshippers.
At the temples in Japan, they hang "futaku"(bronze bells hung from the temple eaves) to avoid bad luck and to protect against harm. The term for wind-bells, "furin", is derived from "futaku". This purpose of the wind-bell festival is to preserve and promote such historical aspects of Japanese temple culture. You can also enjoy limited summer sweets during this period at Enshu Sanzan and other places in the city.


Hattasan Son-eiji

You can dedicate a wind-bell on which you write a wish(200 yen).

Enshu sanzan sweets  Good luck shaved ice

A photo by Fukuroi city tourist association

PRICE ¥500 (limited time: July 1st to August 31st)
PLACE Dumpling tea-house (temple precinct)
OPEN 10am - 4pm *Till it's sold out.
CLOSED Jul. 16th to 18th and Aug. 1st


Yusanji Temple

The colorful Kitakata-wind-bells lined along Japanese maple trees welcomes the worshippers in a cool breeze.

Enshu sanzan sweets  Warabi-mochi

A photo by Fukuroi city tourist association

PRICE ¥300 
PLACE Ikkyu-an (temple precinct)
OPEN 9:30am - 3:30pm *Till it's sold out.
CLOSED Weekday

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About two thousand Edo wind-bells are lined along the "wind-bell alley." Visitors can see the installation called "Fuji wind-bell" made with red and white wind-bells. (Including Minazuki zenzai (red bean soup))

Enshu sanzan sweets  Minazuki Zenzai

A photo by Fukuroi city tourist association

PRICE ¥500 (Only in July and August)
※limited to 100
※Including seeing Aka Fuji wind-bell 500 yen


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