When & Where Japans Penis Festival is an Asian festival which takes place on the first Sunday in April in Kawasaki in Japan.
FYI RE: Japans Penis Festival There are 2 Penis festivals in Japan, the other more traditional one is the Honen Matsuri in Komaki.
What to Expect Lots of bandana sporting locals parading a giant penis around the streets gyrating it up and down, in and out to the rhythmic beats of their songs. The parade leads to the Kawasaki Daisha Temple and there's lots of afternoon events including an afternoon auction where radishes (penis shaped ones) are auctioned off. The celebrations carry on into the night in most of Kawasakis clubs. It's a great time to visit Kawasaki & Japan as it is also around the Hanami Cherry Blossom Festival.
Where to stay Book your accommodation for Japanese penis Festival below. There's quality hotels or cheap accommodation in Kawasaki & the rest of Japan available here.
Legend has it that a demon hid inside a young girl and castrated two young men on their wedding nights. In response to this a local blacksmith fashioned an iron phallus that was used to break the demons teeth, leading to the enshrinement of the big metal penis.
Nowadays this penis festival is used to raise awareness & money for HIV research.