Okayama / Bizen
Traditional Festivals

Saidai-ji Temple Eyo (Naked Man Festival)

Japan, 3-8-8 Saidaiji Junior High School, Higashi Ward, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture 704-8116

One of Japan’s three major eccentric festivals, it has been designated an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Asset. This event is held at Saidaiji Kannonin Temple in Okayama City on the third Saturday night in February each year. Thousands of men don traditional loincloths to compete in a race for two sacred wooden talisman.

Business Time

Date: Third Saturday of February every year Venue: Saidaiji Kannon-in

Telephone number 086-942-0101
Website https://www.saidaiji.jp/eyou/
  • ・About 30 minutes from Sanyo Expressway Sanyo IC ・About 10 minutes walk from JR Saidaiji Station
Language 日本語

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