Morning mist and the O-torii Gate（Asagiri to otorii）
The O-torii Gate standing in the morning mist
The O-torii Gate built at Oyunohara, the original location of Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine is 34 m tall and 42 m wide. It looks different depending on the seasons, time, and weather. In the morning, from autumn to early spring, the shrine is surrounded by mist, creating a delicately beautiful landscape.
Train & Bus: Take train to JR Kii-Tanabe Sta. Take a Ryujin Bus bound for Hosshinmon-oji[発心門王子], and get off at Hongu Taisha-mae[本宮大社前] (2hr.). Car: 57 km (1 hr. 20 min.) from Hanwa Expressway Nanki-Tanabe Interchange. There are parking spaces on the bank of the Kumano River in front of Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine.
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）