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Kanagawa: Enoshima Tenno-sai (Mikoshi Kaijo Togyo)

Annual Festival of two shrines. The main event is a parade of mikoshi between Enoshima-jinja Shrine on Enoshima Island and Koyurugi-jinja Shrine on the opposite side of the land. Mikoshi of Enoshima-jinja Shrine is carried into the sea of Enoshima.The scene of the youths jostling one another in the sea is always a vigorous and magnificent sight to behold. After that, it joins another parade of mikoshi and they are carried to Koyurugi-jinja Shrine together.

Schedule & Key events:
10 a.m. Parade starts from Enoshima-jinja Shirine
11 a.m. mikoshi goes into the sea
3 p.m. Two mikoshi arrive at Koyurugi-jinja Shrine
6 p.m. Parade returns to Enoshima-jinja Shrine

Location: Yasaka-jinja Shrine (Enoshima-jinja Shrine), Koyurugi-jinja Shrine and others, Fujisawa, Kanagawa

Enoshima-jinja Shrine : (1) Odakyu Enoshima Line to Katase-Enoshima Sta., and then walk 15 min. (2) Enoshima Dentetsu (Enoden) Line to Enoshima Sta., and then walk 20 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.