Introduction of The Festival

Name of Matsuri・Pref・Category Description Location(s)・Access Date(s)
Nyu Matsuri [Wakayama Pref]
lion dance・Portable shrine・Dance
This comical festival begins with an encounter with an …
Hidakagawa Cho, Wakayama Prefecture, Nyu Shrine
Ten minutes drive from JR Wasa Station
The day before Sports Day
Enahachiman Jinja Annual Festival [Wakayama Pref]
lion dance・Portable shrine・For a good harvest・For a good catch・Dance
A performing art, in which children play important role…
669 ena, Yura Cho, Wakayama Prefecture, Enahachiman Jinja
Ten minutes drive from JR Kiiyura Station, Eighty minutes walk from JR Kiiyura Station
The second Sunday in October
Yura Festival [Wakayama Pref]
lion dance・Portable shrine
The festival features a severe competition among portab…
169 Sato, Yura Cho, Wakayama Prefeture, Usahachiman Shrine
One kilometer southwest from JR Kiiyura Station
The third Sunday in October
Inamihachiman Shrine Autumn Festival [Wakayama Pref]
Water festival・lion dance・Portable shrine・Dance
The performers of the festival start parading led by “J…
Inami, Inami Cho, Wakayama Prefecture
JR Inami Station
October 2
Hirohachiman Shrine Autumn Festival [Wakayama Pref]
lion dance・Parade・For a good harvest
The festival features Dengaku (ritual music and dancing…
Kaminakano, Hirogawa Cho, Wakayama Prefecture, Hirohachiman Shrine
Five minutes drive from JR Yuasa Station
September 30 – October 1
image2_2 Kenkoku Shrine Autumn Festival [Wakayama Pref]
lion dance・Portable shrine・Parade
Sanmenshishi literally means Kylin lion with three face…
Yuasa, Yuasa-chō, Wakayama Prefecture, Kenkoku Shrine
Ten minutes walk from JR Yuasa Station
October 18
Itogatokushoji-no-raigo-eshiki [Wakayama Pref]
Parade
A festival of Tokushoji temple, which is associated wit…
Unjakusan Tokushoji
Fifteen minutes walk from JR Miyahara Station
May 14
“Sanbanso,” kabuki play in Futagawa village [Wakayama Pref]
Performing art・Dance
This is a unique Noson kabuki (farmers' kabuki) in Waka…
Shiroyama Jinja
Thirty five minutes bus ride from JR Fujinami Station to Futagawa bus stop, and ten minutes walk from the bus stop
The second Sunday in October
Ao-no-omoko and Dotoshiki [Wakayama Pref]
Folkways
In the Yakushido hall, which was built in the Muromachi…
Yakushido hall in Kichijoji temple
Thirty minutes bus ride from JR Fujinami Station to Ao bus stop, and five minutes walk from the bus stop
January 8 by the lunar calendar
Onda Festival in Kunohara [Wakayama Pref]
For a good harvest・Dance
The performers of the festival start parading from “Ond…
Kunohara Iwakura Jinja
Sixty minutes bus ride from JR Fujinami Station to Kunohara-nokyo-mae bus stop, and ten minutes walk from the bus stop
February 11 in odd-numbered years