Event Calendar

Fire Festival of Nachi
  • Fire Festival of Nachi
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:July 14th
  • An annual festival of Kumano Nachi-Taisha shrine. A Shinto ritual to purge evil with a giant torch f...
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Kokawa Matsuri
  • Kokawa Matsuri
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Last Saturday and Sunday in July
  • Kokawa Matsuri is one of the three biggest festivals in Wakayama. Various events are held, including...
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Manto Kuyoe in Oku-no-in
  • Manto Kuyoe in Oku-no-in
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:August 13th
  • After a Buddhist service in the hall of the temple from 5:30 p.m., candles are lit at 7:00 p.m. alon...
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Fire Festival in Kokokuji
  • Fire Festival in Kokokuji
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:August 15th
  • The toro-yaki (lantern burning) of Kokokuji temple has a history of more than 700 years. This unique...
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Warai Matsuri
  • Warai Matsuri
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Early October
  • This comical festival begins with an encounter with an oni (devil). Masters of laugh ring bells with...
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Again, Kumano Pilgrimage
  • Again, Kumano Pilgrimage
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Sunday in late October
  • A picturesque pageant reproducing a pilgrimage of nobles, including a joko (retired emperor), to Kum...
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Oto (torch) Matsuri
  • Oto (torch) Matsuri
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:February 6th
  • An annual festival of Kamikura Jinja shrine. This macho fire festival has its origin in a historic e...
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Sakura Matsuri
  • Sakura Matsuri
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Late March
  • Approximately 1,300 cherry trees, including Someiyoshino, are in full bloom.
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Annual Grand Festival in Kumano Hongu Taisha
Kashi Matsuri
  • Kashi Matsuri
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:April 3rd
  • The deity of Kitsumoto Jinja shrine is well known as the god of sweets. In the festival, shrine prie...
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