Place for purification using sea water (Shiogori-ba)（Shiogori-ba）
Purifying oneself before going to Kumano
Pilgrims heading for Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine used to purify themselves using sea water at a beach in Egawa, Tanabe City before proceeding on to the Nakahechi Route in the mountains. In tribute to this custom, a place for purification using sea water (Shiogori-ba) has been built on Ogigahama Beach. Visitors wash their hands with sea water to purify themselves. You can see a beautiful sunset from Ogigahama.
15 min. on foot from JR Kii-Tanabe Sta.
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）