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Kanagawa: Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Reitai-sai

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:
● daily
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
shrine

Location: Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine and others, Kamakura, Kanagawa


Access:
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.