Nagano Setsubun Festival at Zenkoji

Lucky men (fuku-otoko) and lucky women (fuku-onna) march with blue demons, red demons and Zenkoji wood movers (kiyari) to the Main Hall (Hondo), where a ceremony to drive out evil spirits (Tsuinashiki) is held, followed by throwing of lucky beans to the worshipers from the hallway.
Anyone can participate in the ceremony as a lucky man or woman as long as they apply ahead of time.

Period Feb. 3, 2017 (Fri)
Place Zenkoji Temple
Address 491-i Nagano-Motoyoshicho, Nagano City
Price Free admission
Parking ○ (Zenkoji Temple Parking #1 (northwest of the precincts): For general passenger vehicles only / Available 24 hours
Zenkoji Temple Parking #2 (west of the precincts): For Shukubo [temple lodging] users only (*Parking available only for the guests of Shukubo)
Zenkoji Temple Parking #3 (northeast of the precincts): For general passenger vehicles only / Available 24 hours
Zenkoji Temple Parking #4 (west of the precincts): For general passenger vehicles, buses and motorcycles / Available 24 hours
*The parking lot may be used exclusively for general passenger vehicles during high seasons.
Zenkoji Temple Parking #5 (west of the precincts): For general passenger vehicles only / Available 24 hours)
Contact Zenkoji Office
Phone Number +81-26-234-3591
Website http://www.zenkoji.jp/annual_event