Glowing Mushroom(Hikaru Kinoko)


Go see "fairies" in the woods

Mycena lux-coeli, which is known as a “glowing mushroom,” can be found in costal forests of the southern part of Wakayama Prefecture. This mushroom grows in the tsuyu season (the rainy season in Japan from the beginning of June to mid July) and in autumn, emitting dreamy bright green light when evening comes. Every year in the Ugui Peninsula, in Nachi-Katsuura Town, Ugui umi to mori no shizenjyuku provides the “Glowing Mushroom Observation Tour. For your information, reservations for observation tours are required. The meeting point is the place formerly known as Ugui ferry terminal. The entrance to the terminal is usually closed, but it opens around 7pm only for the tours.

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“Ugui umi to mori no shizenjyuku”


Nachikatsuura Town
Ukui (or pronounced "Ugui"), Nachi Katsuura Town
Season / Time zone
Summer Autumn / Night
Weather conditions
Sunny Cloudy
Frequency of appearance
According to seasons


25 minutes’ walk, or 5 minutes by car, from JR Ukui Station. (The station’s name “Ukui” used to be pronounced “Ugui.”)

Recommended spot

Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine > JR Nachi Station