Things to do / Traditional festivals

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

Tamasaki-jinja Shrine: JR Sotobo Line to Kazusa-Ichinomiya Sta., 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.