"Moja-no-Deai" (Abode of the Dead) Surrounded with Fog（Kirigakaru Moja-no-Deai）
Dead people making pilgrimages to Kumano Sanzan shrines (the three grand shrines of Kumano)
Roughly midway along the Ogumotori-goe Section of the Nakahechi route, you can find an area called “Moja-no-Deai” (meaning “Abode of the Dead”). It is said that in that area, you may have a chance to see the souls of your deceased family members. When the trail, where stone pavements still remain, becomes veiled in fog, the mysterious atmosphere of Moja-no-Deai is further enhanced.
From Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine or Nachisan Seiganto-ji Temple, follow the Ogumotori-goe Section of the Kumano Kodo’s Nakahechi route in the direction of the Koguchi area (Kumanogawa Town, Shingu City). Walking time to “Moja-no-Deai”: 1 hour and 50 minutes.
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）