Saidaiji Temple Eyo

One of Japan's most unique festivals, commonly known as "Naked Men Festival"

At midnight in chilly winter, 10,000 men clad only in loincloth compete intensely to capture two sacred trees which are tossed down from the window of the temple hall.
It is said that the men who succeed in catching the trees are blessed with good luck. Recently international visitors join in this event, too.

When: The third Saturday of February every year


ADDRESS:3-8-8, Saidaiji-naka, Higashi Ward, Okayama, Okayama Prefecture (Kinryo-san Saidaiji Kan’non-in)
OPEN:15:20~(Dropping the trees:22:00)