Walk in the footsteps of emperors and pilgrims of the Heian period (794-1185)
along this UNESCO World Heritage route. 📸: @skipwithgrace
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Amazed by the strength and determination of these men who carried holy torches of fire to the falls. 📸: @pinocciorange
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A spectacular sight last weekend: purifying the path for Kumano Nachi Taisha's 12 deities.
Men proudly paraded huge 50 kg torches down to Nachi Falls at the Nachi-no-Ogi Matsuri (Nachi Fire Festival) on July 14.
5 48316 July, 2019
Spiritual, sacred, Shinto.
Nachi-no-Ogi Matsuri (Nachi Fire Festival) was held at Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine on July 14th.
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4 45215 July, 2019
Beach season is officially here!
Today is National Ocean Day in Japan, a National holiday. Time to relax and put up your feet⛱. 📸: @izuru737
3 38515 July, 2019
Epic Sandanbeki in Yoshino Kumano National Park.
Take an elevator from atop the cliff into the caves, 36 meters underground, where another world awaits.
3 43510 July, 2019
Happy Monday, everyone!
Don't miss the hydrangeas blooming in Wakayama.
Motoderamachi is THE place to visit in Wakayama City. Modern, hip izakayas rub shoulders with long-established eateries and hole-in-the-wall bars. You might feel like you're somewhere in Southeast Asia. 📸: @doco_go
4 3435 July, 2019
Ride this adorable cat-themed train on the Wakayama Electric Railway.
Whether you are headed for strawberry picking or visiting shrines in the area, don't forget to drop by Kishigawa Station to meet the station master cats, Tama II and Yontama.
24 9543 July, 2019
Hot summer nights and summer lights.
Find out when and where you can enjoy fireworks and other attractions in Wakayama this summer.