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Address: 3-8-8 Saidaijinaka, Higashi-ku, Okayama 704-8116, Okayama Prefecture
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 November 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles 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. We were able to enjoy it in contemplative mood and admire the lovely buildings. There... More 

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Kurashiki, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 the the festival for elementary school boys, who are divided into three groups - grades... More 

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Kasaoka, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 is a stand alone pagoda structure, along with the temple where you can climb the... More 

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