Festivals & Events
Nachi Ougi Matsuri (Nachi Fire Festival) 那智の扇祭り（那智の火祭り）
The fire festival at a Grand Shrine near a majestic waterfall
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.
- 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
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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