Site of Cold Water Ablutions (Mizugori) and Lycoris radiata (Red Spider Lily) at the Tonda-gawa River(Tonda-gawa-no Mizugoriba-to Higanbana)


Carpet of crimson flowers found near the site of cold water ablutions (mizugori)

Going to Ichinose-oji by crossing the Iwata-gawa River (present day Tonda-gawa River) from the area near Inabane-oji used to be a course the pilgrims of the Kumano Kodo followed in olden days. The origin of the groups of Lycoris radiata (red spider lily) that grow in the area along the Iwata-gawa River dates back to around 2010 when local volunteers planted the bulbs in an vacant area (approx. 300 m²) near Inabane-oji Shrine. Presently, around 20,000 red spider lilies bloom in that area.


Kamitonda Town
Ichinose, Kamitonda Town
Season / Time zone
Autumn(September) / Sunrise Morning Daytime Late afternoon
Weather conditions
Sunny Cloudy Others
Frequency of appearance
According to seasons


5 minutes’ walk from “Inabane-oji” [稲葉根王子]stop, where the Ryujin Bus and Meiko Bus stop

Recommended spot

Inabane-oji > Takijiri-oji