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Saidai-ji Temple

3-8-8 Saidaijinaka, Higashi-ku, Okayama 704-8116, Okayama Prefecture
+81 86-942-2058
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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 19 November 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 22 February 2015
trekkingwith
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Kurashiki, Japan
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18 Nov 2015
“Peaceful at this time of year”
22 Feb 2015
“The only place for the Naked Man Festival in February!”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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3-8-8 Saidaijinaka, Higashi-ku, Okayama 704-8116, Okayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 19 November 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

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 22 February 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

3  Thank trekkingwith
Reviewed 11 March 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

4  Thank ChunMiTrecking
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