Niko Fire Festival(Niko-no Hi-matsuri)


Intensely burning torches

This is a fire festival with a 500-year history. During the festival, young people dressed in white hurl their blazing torches in the air, aiming at iron wires hung across the top of a building in the precincts of a shrine. The scene of these burning torches makes it appear as if the entire mountain is on fire, when seen from a distance.


Nachikatsuura Town
Niko, Nachi-Katsuura Town
Season / Time zone
Summer(August 23) / Night
Weather conditions
Sunny Cloudy
Frequency of appearance
Once a year


15 minutes’ walk from JR Yukawa Station

Recommended spot

JR Kii-Uragami Station > JR Nachi Station