The world heritage, Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine Overwhelming power “Nachi Fire Festival” and “Nachi Falls”, and Japanese relaxation of the hot spring surrounded the sea
Nachi Katsuura Town is in the southern part of Wakayama Prefecture.
This place, designated as the UNESCO world heritage, is a famous tourist spot in the Kii Peninsula,
representing Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine, so that a lot of tourists visit here throughout a year.
“Nachi Ougi Festival”, designated as the national folk cultural assert, is a high-class regular festival
of Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine.
It’s held in July 14th every year.
God of Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine was defied around “Nachi Falls” before, and Ougi Festival has done
as an event for gods to return to their old home once a year.
“Nachi Falls” is 133 meters high, and 10 meters depth. Both its height and the quantity of water is the best
in Japan, and here has been worshipped with a feeling of awe as a place of gods since ancient times.
The biggest view point of Ougi Festival is “Nachi Fire Festival”, one of “Japan three biggest fire Festival”.
At 2 pm, 12 gods of Kumano, transferred to 12 Ougi Mikoshi (portable shrine) that are 6 meters high, are
welcomed by 12 Daitaimatsu (big torches) that are flared up. It’s the Shinto ritual to cleanse them by the fire.
Fire is flamed up on Daimyomatsu, that are more than 50kg weights.
It’s fulfilled with overwhelming power, and we should see them at least once.
Nachi Katsuura is also famous of “Katsuura Fishing Port”, where is the best catch place of raw tunas in Japan.
Though there are hotels and inns to see marvelous views of the sea in “Nanki Katsuura Hot Spring”, “Hotel Nakanoshima” is a hotel that is like standing on the sea because the whole island is the hot spring inn and
people go to there by exclusive boats.
Superb view open-air bath surrounded the sea, seafoods, and the tatami floored Japanese guest room give
visitors the best relaxation, so that people can relax enough to stay there.
There are the Fire Festival in the world heritage Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine and the hot spring to see the sea.
Nachi Katsuura is an attractive place to entertain people by various looks.
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