Squirrel-Gnawed Pine Cones（Risu-ga-kajitta Matsubokkuri）
Fried shrimps prepared by squirrels
Along the Kumano Kodo are loblolly pines, pine trees of the U.S., planted a long time ago. The trees drop large pine cones, and their seeds are eaten by Japanese squirrels. The remaining cores look just like fried shrimps.
45 min. on foot from JR Mirozu Sta., 145 min. on foot from JR Susami Sta.
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）