Hina Nagashi


March 3

The Hina Festival is a traditional Japanese event for girls in which people imbue dolls called “hina” with their wishes for the healthy growth of their children. Each year, a stately ceremony called “Hina Nagashi” is held on March 3. People write their wishes on the hina dolls, place the dolls on boats, and allow them to drift out into the spring ocean. The dolls, which are dressed in scarlet and yellow kimono, sway beautifully on the open sea that glitters in the sunlight.

Awashima Shrine


118 Kada, Wakayama City


Access Change to the Nankai Kada Line at either JR or Nankai Wakayama Station and alight at Kada Station. It's a 20-minute walk from there.
Access by Car 45 minutes from the Hanwa Expressway Sennan Exit

Name/address in local language

  • 雛流し Hina Nagashi
  • Address 和歌山市加太118 118 Kada, Wakayama City
  • Name/address in local language
Contact Awashima Shrine
TEL +81-(0)73-459-0043
Last updated: 2021-02-02