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Miyama’s thatched village (Kayabuki no Sato) water hose festival

As the thatched village is very flammable and a site of cultural and historic interest, it is protected by an elaborate system of 62 hoses that automatically spray water over the whole village if a fire breaks out. Every year, on the 1st of December and the 20th of May, the hose system is tested by the local fire brigade and it’s quite a spectacular sight. The water jets create rainbows over the thatched houses and the festival is always well attended.

Name Miyama’s thatched village (Kayabuki no Sato) water hose festival
Address 〒 601−0712 Miyamacho Kita, Nantan-shi, Kyoto
Inquiry 0771751906 (English)

 
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