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Nachi Ougi Matsuri (Nachi Fire Festival) 那智の扇祭り(那智の火祭り)

Nachi-no-Hi-Matsuri Festival Nachi-no-Hi-Matsuri Festival
Nachi-no-Hi-Matsuri Festival Nachi-no-Hi-Matsuri Festival

The fire festival at a Grand Shrine near a majestic waterfall

The stone staircase that leads visitors to Nachi Waterfall from Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine in Wakayama is generally taken slowly while enjoying the lushness of the surrounding nature.

However, once a year on July 14, this peaceful staircase is engulfed by roars and cheers during the Nachi Ougi Matsuri, or Nachi Fire Festival.

Don't Miss

  • Watching the torch-bearers wield their flaming beacons amid the religious chanting and thick smoke
  • Exploring Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine and Nachi Waterfall

How to Get There

Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine is located in the Nachisan area , which can be accessed by bus from nearby JR Kii-Katsuura Station.

A 30-minute bus ride from Kii-Katsuura Station will take you to the Nachisan bus stop, the nearest stop to Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine. The stop before, Nachi-no-Taki-mae bus stop, leads to Nachi Waterfall .

Purify the divine spirit

The Nachi Ougi Matsuri is a Shinto ritual where 12 portable shrines representing 12 divine spirits of the waterfall are purified by flaming torches. It is one of the most famous and breathtaking festivals in the region.



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2. Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine
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3. Seigantoji Temple
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4. Nachi Falls
Katsuura Area Nature
5. Nachi-Katsuura
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