Japan is undoubtedly home to a variety of unique – and some would say, strange – annual festivals. The Dontsuku Festival at Inatori Onsen on the Izu Peninsula is one such event, and it has been running for over half a century now.
The fertility-focused festival sees a giant wooden phallus placed on a mikoshi (portable shrine) and paraded around Inatori Onsen, with the goal of bringing harmonious marriages and safety in childbirth to onlookers.
Along with the phallic-themed parade, there will be a beautiful fireworks show to conclude the event, commencing from 8.40pm.
While there is no admission fee to enjoy the event, bring yen if you plan on purchasing from the various food booths that will be present.