Kumano-sansho Shrine Reitaisai (Regular Festival)
Located at the base of Gongenzaki jutting out from the northern coast of Shirarahama, historic Kumano-sansho Shrine enshrines the Kumano Sanzan (Kumano-hongu-taisha Shrine, Kumano-hayatama-taisha Shrine and Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine). The Reitaisai (Regular Festival) is famous for dedication of Shishi-mai Dance (Lion dance) and Shirashide (A white wooden wand decorated with two zigzag paper streamers) parade by shrine parishioners.
Kumano Sanzan (Three Kumano Grand Shrines) is composed of Kumano-hongu-taisha Shrine, Kumano-hayatama-taisha Shrine and Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine, plus Nachisan-Seigantoji Temple. All of them are linked by Nakahechi route of Kumano Kodo (A site of pilgrimage routes).
- Take a local train of JR West Line from Osaka Station to Nishikujo Station. Transfer to the Limited Express Kuroshio for Shirahama. At Shirahama Station, transfer to JR Kisei Honsen Line (Kinokuni Line) on a local train for Shingu. Approx. 5 hours to reach Shingu Station.
- 16 Oct 2022- 17 Oct 2022