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Kanayama-jinja Shrine

2-13-16 Daishi Eki-mae, Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 44-222-3206
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Kanamara Matsuri

I went with my husband for the Kanamara Matsuri festival. I teach religious studies so I attended... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2016
Littlecessna150
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Melbourne, Australia
Average Shrine

Went here for the Fertility Festival. It was much smaller than expected. Still it was cool to see... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2016
Roman M
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good48%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
25 Apr 2016
“Kanamara Matsuri”
3 Apr 2016
“Average Shrine”
LOCATION
2-13-16 Daishi Eki-mae, Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture
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+81 44-222-3206
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

I went with my husband for the Kanamara Matsuri festival. I teach religious studies so I attended for educational purposes. It is packed with tourists - not good ones, the ones that make you cringe. The majority of non-Japanese visitors treated the entire thing like...More

1  Thank Littlecessna150
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Went here for the Fertility Festival. It was much smaller than expected. Still it was cool to see. The shrine is only 3 minute walk from the train station.

1  Thank Roman M
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Go for the comic relief and plan to spend about 5 minutes. I was hoping for some gag souvenirs to take home to friends but this little shrine is unattended and it being right next to an elementary school actually makes it pretty creepy...

Thank Jenna W
Reviewed 10 November 2015

It was quiet at the time I visited. I assume it's quiet other than during the festivities in early April. I shall come back to be part of the festival sometime soon....

Thank DCVanBC
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Having wasted hours in the rain the other day at the big Kanamara, AKA Penis Festival, I can honestly say it was a complete waste of time. Now if you like being around obnoxious non-Japanese being loud and drunk and acting like 7th graders, pushing,...More

Thank UpgradeMeNow
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Visited this shrine for Kanamara Matsuri and was not disappointed! Beautiful shrine, and the precession with the giant penis floats was amazing! Would definately go again. Only in Japan! 😛

2  Thank OpheliaBoneshatter
Reviewed 19 June 2014

The Kanayama-jinja Shrine is small Shinto shrine dedicated to an iron phallus. There is a famous festival held in Kawasaki on the first Sunday of April dedicated to all things phallic but otherwise it is very quiet, almost neglected. The shrine is close to the...More

8  Thank E150A
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