"Yoseki" (Phallic Rock) along the Kumano-gawa River（Kumano-gawa-no Yoseki）
Large rock that represents the male sex
If you take a boat ride down the Kumano-gawa River, which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for serving as a river pilgrimage route, numerous scenic spots and odd-shaped rocks appear one after another on both sides of the river. Somewhere on the right side, you can see a “yoseki,” a phallic rock representing the male sex, while on the opposite side (in the middle of Mt. Hihatsugamine), you can find an “inseki,” a counterpart rock symbolizing the female sex.
Get on the Kumano Kotsu Bus at a stop near JR Shingu Station or Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine, and get off at “Michi-no-Eki Kumano-gawa” [道の駅熊野川]stop. Then, board a river boat (kawabune) from the Kumano-gawa River Traditional Boat Tour Center (Kawabune Center).
Mifune Matsuri Festival – a Finale of the Kumano Taisha Grand Shrine Matsuri Festival (One of the Annual Grand Festivals Held at Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine)
（Kumano Hayatama Taisha Reitai-sui, Mifune Matsuri）