The Hamaori Festival takes place at dawn and heralds the coming of summer. It is held along the south coastline of Chigasaki. At dawn, portable shrines from Chigasaki and the shrines in Samukawa conduct a purification rite at the Hamaori Festival. This special rite has been designated an intangible cultural property of Kanagawa Prefecture and is one of the largest of its kind in the Kanto region.
Chigasaki Coast Hamaori Festival
［Date］Held annually on third Monday of July (Marine Day)
［Place］Chigasaki Nishihama coast
〈Directions〉20 minutes’ walk from the South Gate of Chigasaki Station. A paid shuttle bus is available in 10 minute intervals while the event is in session. *Please note that there are no parking lots or bicycle storage lots near the venue.
［TEL］0467-58-1111Chigasaki Coast Hamaori Festival Preservation Committee (Chigasaki Chamber of Commerce)〉