Mounting the phallus-shaped seesaw is considered a fertility aid.
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This LGBT-friendly festival attracts the best collection of kimono-wearing cross-dressers in Japan.
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Arrive early (in mid-March) for Hōnen Matsuri in Komaki, a penis fertility and harvest festival, or check out the Hime-no-miya grand vagina festival.
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The Heijenki Temple, Toshiba Science Museum and refreshing hot springs at Shiraku-no-yu are all hidden gems in this less-celebrated Japanese town.
Fly into Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT). Considering its enormous size, hectic environment and the potential language barrier, arrive early to give yourself time to navigate the grounds. Once you find the bus depot, it’s a half-hour ride to Kawasaki Daishi Station, within virtual spitting distance of the shrine.