Reikado (霊火堂)

Reikado is a temple located near the top of Mt. Misen. Within Rekaido, there is a fire burning named the “Unquenchable Fire” that has been burning for about 1,200 years and is still burning at this very moment. It is said that the sacred water from the large tea kettle boiled using the flames of the Unquenchable Fire is effective against all kinds of diseases, and has been visited by many tourists since ancient times. In recent times, it has also become known as a place for lovers to pledge their unending love like an unquenchable fire, and is popular as a date spot.

At Reikado, you can drink water that has been boiled using the flame of a sacred fire that has been burning for about 1,200 years. A paper cup and a scoop are placed near the fireplace where the unquenchable fire is kept, so use the scoop to draw a small amount of hot water from the tea kettle and transfer it to the paper cup before drinking. The water appears as a brownish color, like tea, however this color is only due to the dissolution of iron contained in the tea kettle. There are also candles that you can light with an unquenchable flame to make a wish.


Mt. Misen, Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN
8:00 - 17:00
Never closes