Wakasa Rokusai Nenbutsu
Rokusai Nenbutsu is a dance with Buddhist chanting that is done in many parts of Japan. In Wakasa-cho, the dancing is accompanied by gongs and drums. This is thought to be the form of the dance closest to the way it was originally performed when it was first introduced around 700 years ago.
This traditional ceremony is held to guide the spirits of the ancestors back to their hometown, welcoming them with torches and Buddhist nenbutsu
Kumagawa-juku flourished as a post town on the ancient Mackerel Highway, which was used to transport seafood products to the ancient capital, Kyoto. Since 1996, the town has been designated as an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings.
To reach Wakasa-cho from Tokyo, it takes about two hours to Kyoto Prefecture by Shinkansen bullet train. From there, it's another two hours by local train to Kaminaka Station.