Oto Matsuri Festival（Oto Matsuri）
On the mountain appears a "flaming waterfall" or a "descending dragon."
Oto Matsuri Festival is held at Kamikura-jinja Shrine – an auxiliary shrine of Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine – every year on the night of February 6. The festival has been designated as one of the “Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties of Japan.” A scene in this festival where many men clad in white race down the stone steps from top of the mountain brandishing blazing torches truly resembles a “flaming waterfall” or a “descending dragon,” as described in Shingu City’s folk song.
30 minutes’ walk from JR Shingu Station
Mifune Matsuri Festival – a Finale of the Kumano Taisha Grand Shrine Matsuri Festival (One of the Annual Grand Festivals Held at Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine)
（Kumano Hayatama Taisha Reitai-sui, Mifune Matsuri）