Tricyrtis macranthopsis at Nachi Kumano Taisha Grand Shrine(Kumano Nachi Taisha-no Kii-joro Hototogisu)


Flower, nicknamed a "noblewoman in a mountain village," that eases the minds of visitors

Over a stone wall located inside the precincts of Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine, Tricyrtis macranthopsis (a kind of toad lily), a rare plant species that grows only in the Kii Peninsula, is nurtured. From late September to mid October, around 200 of these toad lilies bear yellow hanging bell-shaped flowers, entertaining visitors to the shrine.


Nachikatsuura Town
Nachisan, Nachi-Katsuura Town
Season / Time zone
Autumn(September,October) / Daytime
Weather conditions
Sunny Cloudy Others
Frequency of appearance
According to seasons


Get on the Kumano Kotsu Bus at JR Kii-Katsuura Station or at JR Nachi Station, and get off at “Nachisan” [那智山]stop. From the stop, walk 10 minutes to Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine.

Recommended spot

JR Nachi Station > Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine