Hydrangea Festival(Ajisai Matsuri)


2,000 hydrangeas in a variety of colors

Every year on June 14, at Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine, the Hydrangea Festival (Ajisai Matsuri) is held to appreciate the blessings of nature and pray for good health. In the precincts of the shrine, you can find around 2,000 hydrangeas, including such species as Hydrangea macrophylla, Hydrangea serrata, and Hydrangea involucrata. After the Festival, the Hydrangea Garden, which is located in front of the former Office of Guuji (the chief priest of a Shinto shrine), will be open to the public.


Nachikatsuura Town
Nachisan, Nachi-Katsuura Town (Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine)
Season / Time zone
Summer(June 14) / Daytime
Weather conditions
Sunny Cloudy
Frequency of appearance
According to seasons


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.

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JR Nachi Station > Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine