Yutoku Inari Shrine Night Walk: Yutoku Inari Shrine is wrapped in light art under the theme of “Kitsune no Yuwari-iri” (The Bride of the Fox).


From September 29 (Friday) to November 30 (Thursday), 2023, Yutoku Inari Shrine, one of the three major Inari shrines in Japan, will hold a special nighttime ritual event under the theme of “Kitsune no Himeiri” (The Bride of the Fox).

Yutoku Inari Shrine is fantastically lit up every day during the period

To bring in good marriages, the festival will be decorated with lanterns that resemble fox fire from the street in front of the gate to the approach to the shrine, lighting in the main part of the shrine, and projection mapping of the history of Yutoku Inari and the “Fox Bride” in the main shrine.

Fox bride procession event on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays

From 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, a fox bride procession event will be held as a special event during the festival. Priests, the bride and groom, and the Yutoku Reijinin-kai will walk through the Monzenmachi – Kaguraden (shrine music hall) while performing Gagaku (traditional Japanese court music).

Yutoku Inari Shrine Night Walk "Kitsune no Yomeiri" Event Summary

Date: Friday, September 29, 2023 – Thursday, November 30, 2023
Location: Yutoku Inari Shrine and Monzen Shopping Street
Time: 18:00-21:00 (last reception at 20:00)
Fees: Adults ¥1500, Junior high and high school students ¥1000, Elementary school students ¥500, Preschoolers free (no mask included)

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