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Kanagawa: Kanamara Matsuri

Fertility Festival. The shrine is noted for its menkake gyoretsu, a parade of masked people carrying the sacred palanquins containing symbols of phallic gods.

Schedule & Key events:
noon- 2:30 p.m. Menkake gyoretsu

Location: Kanayama-jinja Shrine (Wakamiya Hachiman-gu Shrine), Kawasaki, Kanagawa


Access:
Keikyu Daishi Line to Kawasaki Daishi Station, and then walk 5 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.