Asarum nipponicum (Wild Ginger) at "Nanamagari" ("Slope Consisting of Seven Turns")（Nanamagari-no Kan-aoi）
Green-colored species of Asarum found on an ancient trail during the winter season
Asarum nipponicum (wild ginger) belongs to the family Aristolochiaceae, and is a perennial plant that grows under trees in mountainous regions. In forests in coastal areas of the Kinan region (a southern part of Wakayama Pref.), from winter to early spring, this plant produces dark purple flowers, each with a diameter of about 2 cm, and those flowers bloom as if they were adhered to the ground. You can find Asarum nipponicum about midway along the Tonda-zaka Slope walk.
80 minutes’ walk from JR Kii-Tonda Station
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）