The New Year’s Bells and Ceremony to Exorcise Evil are annual traditions for New Year’s Eve at Hieizan. The Ceremony to Exorcise Evil involves the dance of an Oni (demon) representing the evil in human hearts, who is then punished and made to reform by trainee monks.
The intent is to reflect on your deeds over the past year, and refresh your feelings toward the new year ahead.
|Place||Hieizan Enryakuji Temple|
JR Kosei Line Hieizan Sakamoto Station 20 min. on foot
Change to Sakamoto Cable, immediately on foot after alighting at Cable Enryakuji Station
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