Glowing Mushroom(Hikaru Kinoko)

光るキノコ

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, the Yoshino-Kumano National Park Ugui Visitor Center provides the “Glowing Mushroom Observation Tour.”

Information

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

Access

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