Sightseeing Guide

Handed down from person to person... traditions that we want to leave for posterity

A Dizzying Array of Spectacular Traditions

Iwata is packed with highlights throughout the year such as traditional rituals and festivals that have been passed down from antiquity, along with regular events unique to this area.
Mitsuke Tenjin Hadaka (Naked) Festival

Mitsuke Tenjin Hadaka (Naked) Festival

An unusual festival held under the moonlight. Men clad only in loincloths push and jostle each other as they parade through the streets.

[Nationally Designated Important Intangible Folk-Cultural Property]