Yata Fire Festival


This festival features a parade of women dressed in clothing from the Heian period who carry lit bamboo pipes. Candles faintly illuminate the road to the shrine around sunset, and people wearing historical costume from the Heian period proceed slowly from Oyunohara (the previous location of the shrine) followed by men wearing white Heian period clothing and bearing the flame mikoshi (portable shrine). During the festival, a mystical atmosphere envelops the area.

Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine, Oyunohara

Access Take a bus from Kiitanabe Station (JR Kinokuni Line) and alight at the Kumano Hongu-Taisha stop

Name/address in local language

  • 八咫の火祭り Yata Fire Festival
  • Name/address in local language
Open Hours 16:30 - 21:30
Contact Yata Fire Festival Executive Committee (General Affairs Section, Hongu Administration Office)
TEL +81-(0)735-42-0070
Last updated: 2021-02-02