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January Hastumode(first shrine or temple visit of the New Year) 1st - 3rd Jan Kimii-dera(Temple),Main Temple in Wakayama City +81-73-444-1002
Kakizome(first calligraphy of the New Year) Competition 2nd Jan Wakaura Tenmangu(Shrine) +81-73-444-4769
New Year Cards Competiton 2nd Jan Tamatsushima-jinja(Shrine) +81-73-444-0472
Tokaebisu 9th - 11st Jan Minatofukiage-jinja (Shrine) +81-73-422-7007
Uzue-matsuri 15th Jan Itakiso-jinja (Shrine) +81-73-478-0006
Hatsu-kannon 18th Jan Kimii-dera(Temple) +81-73-444-1002
Hatsu-tenjin 25th Jan Wakaura-Tenmangu (Shrine) etc +81-73-444-4769
February Setsubun(the day before the calendric beginning of spring) 3rd Feb Kimii-dera (Temple) +81-73-444-1002

Harikuyo (memorial service for broken needles)Harikuyo(memorial service for broken needles)

8th Feb Awashima-jinja (Shrine) +81-73-459-0043
March

Hina-nagashi (floating Girl's Festival dolls on the river on the evening of March 3rd)Hina-nagashi(floating Girl's Festival dolls on the sea of March 3rd.)

3rd March Awashima-jinja (Shrine) +81-73-459-0043

Cherry Blossom FestivalCherry Blossom Festival

The ending of March - The beginning of April Kimii-dera (Temple) ,
Wakayama Castle
+81-73-444-1002
+81-73-435-1044
April Ki-matsuri The first Sunday ,April Itakiso-jinja (Shrine) +81-73-478-0006
Tamatsushima-jinja Shrine Festival 13th April Tamatsushima-jinja(Shrine) +81-73-444-0472
Shiogama-jinja Shrine Festival 13th April Shiogama-jinja (Shrine) +81-73-444-0472
May

Waka FestivalWaka-matsuri

May Wakanoura Area +81-73-444-0808
Ebi-matsuri The 3rd Saturday ,May Kadakasuga-jinja(Shrine) +81-73-459-0368
Kids' friendly Festival 5th May Wakayama Park Area +81-73-435-1235
Fireworks show " Starlight illusion" 2nd -5th May(Temporary) Wakayama Marina City West Breakwater +81-73-448-0011
June No plans      
July

Bathing ResortSwimming

1st July - 31st Aug Kataonami Beach
Isonoura Beach
Kada Beach
Namihaya Beach
Hamanomiya Beach
+81-73-447-9080
+81-73-452-2737
+81-73-459-0003
+81-73-447-0327
+81-73-445-5233

Port Festival FireworksMinato-matsuri (the fireworks display)

The ending of July(Temporary) Wakayama Port Pier +81-73-432-3116
Tenjin-matsuri 24th,25th July Wakaura-Tenmangu (Shrine) +81-73-444-4769
Nichizengu Takiginoh 26th July Hinokuma-jingu (Shrine) +81-73-471-3730
Chinowa Festival (passes the circle) 30th ,31st July Itakiso-jinja (Shrine) +81-73-478-0006
Fireworks show " Starlight illusion" 18th July(Temporary) Wakayama Marina City West Breakwater +81-73-448-0011
August Sennichimairi 9th August Kimii-dera(Temple) +81-73-444-1002

Kishu Dancec Festival "Bundara-bushi"Kishu Odori-DanceFestival "Bundara-bushi"

The first Saturday of August Wakayama Castle Area +81-73-435-1234
Danshichi Odori-Dance The middle of August Okazaki Area +81-73-471-5056
Fireworks show " Starlight illusion" 13th-15th August (Temporary) Wakayama Marina City West Breakwater +81-73-448-0011
September Nichizengu Festival 26th Sep Hinokuma-jingu(Shrine)/Kunikakasu-jingu(Shrine) +81-73-471-3730
Fireworks show " Starlight illusion" 19th Sep (Temporary) Wakayama Marina City West Breakwater +81-73-448-0011
October Amazake(traditional sweet sake made from fermented rice) Festival 3rd Oct Awashima-jinja (Shrine) +81-73-459-0043

Kinomoto no ShishimaiKinomoto no Shishimai

The middle of October Kinomoto-hachimangu(Shrine) +81-73-451-5915 / +81-73-455-2541
Itakiso-jinja Shrine Festival 15th Oct Itakiso-jinja (Shrine) +81-73-478-0006
Kikkaten October-November Wakayama Park +81-73-435-1044

Town Candle Illuminations / Taketoya (Night of the Bamboo Candles)Candle Illuminations/Taketoya(the Bamboo Candle Night)

October (Temporary) Wakayama Castle etc +81-73-435-1234
Wakayama Castle Tea Ceremony October (Temporary) Wakayama Castle West Park +81-73-435-1234
Fireworks show " Starlight illusion" 10th Oct (Temporary) Wakayama Marina City West Breakwater +81-73-448-0011

Wakaura Bay Marathon with Jazz MusicWakaura Bay Marathon with Jazz Music

4th Sunday of October Wakayama Marina City +81-73-435-1364
November Kaizanki 13th Nov Kimii-dera (Temple) +81-73-444-1022

Food Festival WakayamaFood Festival Wakayama

23th Nov (Temporary) Wakayama Castle etc +81-73-435-1234
Fireworks show " Starlight illusion" 3rd Nov (Temporary) Porto Europe and +81-73-448-0011

Best time of leavesBest time of leaves

The ending of November-The beiginning of December Wakayama Castle Momijidani Garden +81-73-435-1044
December Fireworks show " Starlight illusion" 23rd Dec (Temporary) Wakayama Marina City West Breakwater Special Stage +81-73-448-0011
New Years Count Down 31st Dec (Temporary) Wakayama Marina City West Breakwater Special Stage +81-73-448-0011
Fireworks show "NewYears Starlight illusion" 31st Dec (Temporary) Wakayama Marina City West Breakwater +81-73-448-0011

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