Cultural in Kōya-sanRōsoku MatsuriThis 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-KatsuuraNachi-no-Ōgi MatsuriThis 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-sanAoba MatsuriHeld to celebrate the birth of Kōbō Daishi. Various traditional ceremonies are performed at the temples around town.