Full moon and the O-torii Gate（Mangetsu to O-torii）
Full moon and the O-torii Gate reflected on the water
During the Golden Week holidays from the end of April to early May, the O-torii Gate of Oyunohara, formerly part of the Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine, are beautifully illuminated by the shrine. When the full moon appears in the eastern sky, you can see the moon and the O-torii gate reflected on the water surface of the rice paddies. This is simply a fantastic view.
120 min. by Ryujin Bus for Hosshinmon-oji from JR Kii-Tanabe Station. Get off at “Hongu Taisha-mae”[本宮大社前] bus stop. 80 min. by car from Nanki Tanabe IC on Hanwa Expressway (57 km). Parking is available on the side of the Kumano-gawa River, in front of the Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine.
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）