Hachioji's biggest event of the year is the Hachioji Matsuri held annually during the first weekend (Fri.-Sun.) of August near JR Hachioji Station. Featuring ornate floats, music, masked men dancing, taiko drumming, and portable shrine processions. Also held at night with the floats lit up. Also see my video at YouTube.
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Yakuoin temple on Mt. Takao holds its biggest festival on the second Sunday of March. The fire-walking festival at the foot of Mt. Takao features a dramatic bon fire followed by priests and numerous people walking over the embers (cooled). Also see the video at YouTube.
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