Things to do / Traditional festivals

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

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.