Nachi-no-Ogi Matsuri (Nachi Fire Festival)（Nachi-no-Ogi Matsuri (Nachi Hi Matsuri)）
Blazing flames of torches dance wildly.
The Nachi-no-Ogi Matsuri (Nachi Fire Festival) is the major festival of Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine, and is held on July 14 every year. The highlight of this annual festival is an sacred event that takes place in front of Nachi Waterfall. During the event, to purify the approach to the shrine, men dressed in white slog up and down a flight of stone steps with blazing, large torches in hand as they loudly chant, “Haria ! Haria !”
Get on the Kumano Kotsu Bus at JR Kii-Katsuura Station or at JR Nachi Station, and get off at “Nachisan”[那智山] stop. From the stop, walk 10 minutes to Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine or Nachisan Seiganto-ji Temple.
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）