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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
from 4 p.m.: Jomo-no-mai (Japanese dance in ancient attire) is performed

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

JR Yokosuka Line to Kamakura Sta. (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.