Cherry blossoms at Fushiogami-oji（Fushiogami-oji no Sakura）
Ease your fatigue along the Kumano Kodo journey
This was the point where pilgrims who traveled along the Kumano Kodo first saw the Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine far ahead. They got down on their knees and prayed toward the shrine. That’s why this is called Fushiogami-oji (“fushi” means lying low, “ogami” refers to the movement of the body in prayer). In spring, cherry blossoms welcome travelers and ease their fatigue along the Kumano Kodo journey.
Approx. 60 min. on foot from Hosshinmon-oji (3.6 km). Approx. 90 min. on foot from Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine (3.3.km along an uphill road).
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）