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Peaceful at this time of year

A 20-minute train ride from Okayama station and a kilometre flat walk from Saidaiji station, we... read more

Reviewed November 18, 2015
Judy C
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Brisbane, Australia
The only place for the Naked Man Festival in February!

If you are ever going to Saidaiji, then you have to go to this temple for the Naked Man a Festival... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2015
trekkingwith
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Kurashiki, Japan
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Nov 18, 2015
“Peaceful at this time of year”
Feb 22, 2015
“The only place for the Naked Man Festival in February!”
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3-8-8 Saidaijinaka, Higashi-ku, Okayama 704-8116, Okayama Prefecture
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Reviewed November 18, 2015

A 20-minute train ride from Okayama station and a kilometre flat walk from Saidaiji station, we found this famous temple almost deserted late morning. It was hard to imagine it thronged with thousands of fundoshi-clad men vying for a couple of sticks during the Festival....More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed February 22, 2015

If you are ever going to Saidaiji, then you have to go to this temple for the Naked Man a Festival on the third Saturday of February! It's about a ten-minute brisk walk from Saidaiji train station. In the afternoon beginning at around 3:30 is...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

Every February this temple hosts the naked man festival (saidaiji eyo). There truly is nothing like it anywhere else in Japan. The temple is nestled in a neighborhood, but has several entry points. A lake runs along the outside walls of the temple grounds. There...More

Date of experience: February 2014
4  Thank ChunMiTrecking
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