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Chiba: Kazusa Junisha Matsuri (Hadaka Matsuri)

Festival with a 1,200-year history, known as Hadaka Matsuri (Naked Festival). The highlight of this festival is jinkosai, in which mikoshi are carried by about a thousand of loin-clothed youth to Tsurigasaki Kaigan Beach where mikoshi are rushed along the beach and are jostled each other.

Schedule & Key events:
from 1:30 p.m.: mikoshi leaves the shrine for the beach

Location: Tamasaki-jinja Shrine, Tsurigasaki Kaigan Beach and others, Ichinomiya-machi, Chiba


Access:
Tamasaki-jinja Shrine: JR Sotobo Line to Kazusa-Ichinomiya Station, and then walk 8 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.