Nanokado Hadaka Mairi Festival

Nanokado Hadaka Mairi Festival

Every year on January 7, the Naked Man Festival (Nanokado Hadaka Mairi) is held at Enzoji Temple, Yanaizu Town. During this traditional event - which draws many tourists every year - local men clad in loincloths make the challenging climb to the top of Enzoji Temple, in the hopes of ensuring happiness and protection from disease in the year to come. If you apply in advance, you might even get a chance to participate too!

Venue Details

Venue Details

Yanaizu Tourism Association (+81) 241-42-2346

(+81) 241-42-2346

Best Season
  • Winter
Related infoBest Season Winter
Access Details
AccessEnzoji Temple, Jikemachi-ko 176, Yanaizu Town, Kawanuma District, Fukushima Pref. 969-7201
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Getting there

By Car: 10 min drive from the Aizubange I.C. exit off the Ban-etsu Expressway (via Route 252)

By Train: 10 min walk from Aizu-Yanaizu Station on the JR Tadami Line


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