Jul/14 Nachi Fire Festival (Nachi no Ogi Matsuri)3.9
from 7/14 '20 to 7/14 '20
Due to the coronavirus concerns, Nachi Fire Festival has been scaled down in 2020, and will be held the ritual by only priests.Visitors are not allowed to participate. Please check the official website.
Nachi Fire Festival is one of the three major fire festivals in Japan and the fire event of the Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine. It takes place on July 14th every year in the Kumano Mountains of Wakayama Prefecture. The festival celebrates the return of the deity living in the shrine to the Great Waterfall of Nachi, Japan's highest waterfall.
The festival is particularly famous for the scenes of 12 enormous pine torches with fire, which weighs close to 50 kg , being carried from the shrine to the Great Waterfall of Nachi. These 12 torches represent the spirits of the gods living in the Kumano Mountains and used to purify the path by burning.
The ritual dance and music are performed in Nachi Taisha Shrine, and the main ceremony is held from 2PM at the path in front of the waterfall.
Nachi Fire Festivlal is also called Nachi Ogi Festival.
Venue: Kumano Nachi Shrine
Access: 30 mins by bus from Kii Katsuura Station
PurposeFestivals,thrilling,parade,spiritual places,world heritage,nature,Japanese resort,mysterious lands of Japan,shrine/temple,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Kii-Katsuura sta. (about 6.6km) Google Transit
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5.07 months ago
The Nachi Taisha has everything in one place: old temples in bamboo forest, famous red pagoda and a mighty waterfall.
Japanese history, art and nature at their best.
5.03 weeks ago
A beautiful shrine nestled into the mountainside. Picturesque views and great architecture. A must see along with Nachi Falls.
4.05 months ago
Nachi falls highest waterfall of Japan ks near to this. I enjoyed hiking up to the waterfalls with a local guide. As a tradition you are supposed to visit the shrine and and then hike the waterfall.
4.0a week ago
Nice temples to visit. After walk in the woods on sleepy path it was nice to walk in a "dry" area.
4.08 months ago
Nice historical place on the top area,you can easily enjoyed with natural views