Introduction of The Festival

Name of Matsuri・Pref・Category Description Location(s)・Access Date(s)
Shishimai in Ueno village [Wakayama Pref]
lion dance
Kylin lion dance dedicated to the Tomisato Kasuga Jinja…
Simokawashimo, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefeture, Kasuga Jinja
Seventy minutes bus ride from JR Kiitanabe Station to Tomisato-shisho-mae bus stop
November 3
Kylin lion dance in Nonaka [Wakayama Pref]
lion dance
Nonaka-no-shishimai is said to be the lion dance first …
Nakahechicho Nonaka, Tanabe City, Chikanojinja, Tsugizakuraoji
To Tsugizakuraoji; sixty minutes bus ride from JR Kiitanabe Station to Nonaka-ipposugi bus stop
January 2-3, November 3
Katata Matsuri [Wakayama Pref]
lion dance・Competition・Parade・Dance
The festival features the parade of Kasaboko, which con…
Katata Hachimanjinja shrine
Ten minutes walk from JR Shirahama Station
November 15
Displays at Nagiri Gion Matsuri [Wakayama Pref]
Protection from evil・Folkways
On the evening of July 13, the day before Gion Matsuri …
Ogata Jinja
Fifteen minutes walk from JR Kiishinjo Station
July 13
Hayahachimanjinja Autumn Festival [Wakayama Pref]
Horseback archery・Portable shrine・Competition・Good harvest appreciation
The festival features Yabusame, a Shinto religious hors…
Nakahaya, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, Hayahachiman Shrine
Fifteen minutes drive from JR Haya Station
November 3
Tanabe Matsuri [Wakayama Pref]
Floats・Portable shrine・Parade
This is one of the three big Summer festivals in Wakaya…
Tanabe City Tokei Shrine
Ten minutes walk from JR Kiitanabe Station
July 24-25
Takagitenpojinja Autumn Festival [Wakayama Pref]
lion dance・Portable shrine
The festival features Shinto ritual dances of Shishi (K…
Takano, Minabe Cho, Wakayama Prefecture, Tenpojinja
Thirty minutes drive from JR Minabe Station
Fourth Sunday of October
Atagi Festival [Wakayama Pref]
Portable shrine・Dance
This is one of the few festivals held in spring in Waka…
Ubuyugawa, Hidakagawa Cho, Wakayama Prefecture Kamiatagi Shrine
Forty five minutes bus ride from JR Kiigobo Station to Tairabashi bus stop, and five minutes walk from the bus stop
April 28-29
Sogawa Matsuri [Wakayama Pref]
lion dance・Portable shrine・Dance
Led by Hananobori (banner flag), Oni (devils), Wani (ga…
Sogawa, Hidakagawa Cho, Wakayama Prefecture, Sogawa Shrine
One hour bus ride from JR Kiigobo Station to Sogawa bus stop
Sixty minutes drive from Gobominami IC on Hanwa Expressway
November 3
Habu Matsuri [Wakayama Pref]
lion dance・Portable shrine・Dance
The festival features “Soto no Odori Shishi” (literally…
Habu, Hidakagawa Cho, Wakayama Prefecture, Habuhachiman Shrine
Fifteen minutes walk from JR Dojoji Station
The third Sunday in October