Mount Takao (New Year Visit)

Takahiro Yamazaki

Dec 8, 2016

On New Year’s Day, many worshippers visit Mt. Takao for their first auspicious shrine visit of the year.

From the eve of the special day, you’ll already see many visitors pouring in. They are there to catch the first sunrise of the year and pay respects at the temple.

It is widely believed in Japan that watching the first sunrise of the year brings you good luck. So even though it’s really cold near the summit of the mountain, you’ll still see large crowds. There were warm food and sweet drinks available there too. Besides, the lively and fun atmosphere was enough to warm me right up!

During this time, the trains to Mt. Takao operate overnight; so don’t worry about missing them.

So what do you think? Shall we greet the next New Year together at Mt. Takao?

毎年多くの参拝客が訪れる高尾山の初詣。

大みそかから元旦にかけては、山頂で初日の出を拝み、そのまま高尾山の中にある寺院、
薬王院で一年間の最初のお参り。高尾山は大みそかから元旦にかけてもは、
終夜、高尾山行きの電車も運行し、多くの参拝客が訪れる人気のスポットです。

初日の出を待つ(*日本では、正月の日の出は縁起が良いモノだと信じられています)、
山頂付近や初詣の参拝はとても気温が低く寒い場所ですが、甘酒や温かい食べ物があり、
非常に賑やかで楽しい雰囲気です。

様々なご利益がある高尾山で、一年の始まりを迎えてみましょう!

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