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Osaka: Doya-Doya

Festival in which two groups of loin-clothed youths shouting "Doya-Doya," scramble to grab wooden talismans thrown over them from the roof of the hall of the temple. The winning group is believed to be blessed with rich crops for the year.

Schedule & key events:
2 p.m.-

Location: Shitenno-ji Temple, Tennoji-ku, Osaka, Osaka

Tanimachi Subway Line to Shitennoji-mae Yuhigaoka Sta. (Exit 4), 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.