Annual Festival of the shrine. The highlight of this festival is a parade of three mikoshi followed by priests, horses, warriors and people in traditional costumes.
Schedule & Key events:
from 10 a.m.: Tea ceremony
all day Kamakura-bayashi (festival music)
● Sept. 14
from 7 p.m.: Taiko performance
● Sept. 15
from 1 p.m.: Mikoshi proceeds from the shrine to Otabisho, and then Yaotome-no-mai (Japanese dance) is performed
from 6 p.m.: Japanese dance performance
● Sept. 16
from 1 p.m.: Yabusame (horseback archery) is held in the precincts of the
Location: Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine and others, Kamakura, Kanagawa
JR Yokosuka Line to Kamakura Station (East Exit), and then walk 10 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.