Tsurigane-ishi Rock (Hanging Bell-Shaped Rock) along the Kumano-gawa River（Kumano-gawa-no Tsurigane-ishi）
Towering, gigantic "Hanging Bell"
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. The Tsurigane-ishi Rock (Hanging Bell-Shaped Rock), just as it is named, looks like a hanging bell because of the fissures created around it. If the smaller rocks on top of the Tsurigane-ishi Rock fall into the river, it is said that the world will come to an end.
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）