Spring Festival to cerebrate the beginning of sightseeing season in Kamakura since 1959. If it rains, events will be canceled.
Schedule & Key events:
● April 9
from 9:30 a.m.: Kyudo (Japanese archery) in the training hall of the shrine
from 3 p.m.: Shizuka-no-mai (Japanese dance) on the mai-den stage of the shrine
● April 15
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nodate (open air tea ceremony) in the shrine precincts and the temple
● April 16
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nodate (open air tea ceremony) in the precincts of the temple
from 1 p.m.: Yabusame in the shrine precincts
Location: Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine, Kotoku-in Temple and others, Kamakura, Kanagawa
Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine: JR Yokosuka Line to Kamakura Station, and then walk 10 min. Kotoku-in Temple: Enoshima Dentetsu (Enoden) Line to Hase Station, and then walk 7 min.
Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.