Mar/3, 2020 Nagashi-bina Festival at Kinokawa3.1
from 3/3 '20 to 3/3 '20
Kokawa-dera Temple in Kinokawa City, Wakayama Prefecture, holds "Nagashi-bina Festival" each year on March 3rd.
One of highlights of the festival is the ceremony of floating paper dolls on the Nakatsu River. People dedicate the paper Hina dolls to pray for their children's healthy growth and to get rid of bad fortunes.
A big procession of 100 local people including a princess is also another highlight. They parade down from Kokawa-dera Temple to Nakatsu Riverside, and you can enjoy viewing such a gorgeous and splendid parade.
Date : March 3, 2020
Venue : Kokawa-dera Temple
Hours : Ritual at 13:30~ , Procession at 14:00~, Floating paper dolls at 15:00~
Access : a 15-min walk from Kokawa Station on JR Wakayama Line
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Airport/Sta.Kokawa sta. (about 1.1km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.03 months ago
A Buddhist temple and Shinto shrine on the same ground. It's very beautiful in April. Some very big old Sakura trees there.
5.05 months ago
Best temple I’ve found in the area. Large enough to warrant a good walk around and some great features.
5.0a year ago
The main building is bigger and more beautiful than I’ve expected. It will be appreciated if there are more toilets there.
5.04 months ago
5.05 years ago
Incredibly beautiful, immaculately maintained. Absolutely huge complex. Well worth the drive. Parking is 500 yen by way of honesty box donation - probably limited parking on weekends and holidays. We visited on a weekday.