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Gifu: Ikenoue Misogi Matsuri

Naked Festival at the shrine. Misogi is conducted by over 100 youths clad in loincloths, diving into Nagara River to purify and exorcise themselves.

Schedule & Key events:
from 1:30 p.m.: Ritual pray
from 3 p.m.: Misogi festival

Location: Katsuragake-jinja Shrine,, Gifu, Gifu


Access:
JR Tokaido Honsen Line to Gifu Sta. or Meitetsu Nagoya Honsen Line to Meitetsu Gifu Sta. From there, take Gifu bus to Ikenoue Bus Stop (20 min.), and then walk 5 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.