Cultural in Kōya-san

Rōsoku Matsuri

This captivating festival is held in remembrance of departed souls. Thousands of people come to light some 100,000 candles along the approaches to Oku-no-in.
Cultural in Nachi-Katsuura

Nachi-no-Ōgi Matsuri

This lively festival takes place at the Nachi-no-taki waterfalls. Mikoshi (portable shrines) are brought down from the mountain and met by groups bearing flaming torches.
Cultural in Kōya-san

Aoba Matsuri

Held to celebrate the birth of Kōbō Daishi. Various traditional ceremonies are performed at the temples around town.