Jul/15, 2019 Chigasaki Hamaori Festival3.8
from 7/15 '19 to 7/15 '19
The Chigasaki Hamaori Festival is held at Nishihama Beach in Chigasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture.
It is also called Dawn Festival, because it starts in the early morning.
About 40 mikoshi portable shrines gather at the Nishihama Beach and enter the ocean for purification in order to pray for the good harvest and rich haul.
The time of entering the ocean is about AM 5:00 - 7:00 and around AM 8:00, and we recommend coming before AM 8:00.
In 1838, there was a fight between the worshippers of the Samukawa Shrine and the ones of the other shrines in the area. After several days, the dead body was found in the sea by a fisherman. It was returned to Samukuwa Shrine and ever since then, the mikoshi portable shrines visit the beach to give their thanks every year.
Date: July 15 (Mon), 2019
Hours: AM 4:30 - AM 9:00
Venue: Nishihama Beach in Chigasaki
Access: a 20-min walk from Chigasaki Station
* Extra buses run every 10 mins (charge)
PurposeFestivals,easily accessible,parade,beach,brag,Japanese resort,shrine/temple,sightseeing,major
Airport/Sta.Chigasaki St. (about 1.6km) Google Transit