Fruits of Vitex rotundifolia (Beach Vitex)（Hamagou-no Mi）
Fruits that float on the ocean surface
The globose fruits of Vitex rotundifolia (beach vitex or roundleaf chastetree) float on the sea surface and are carried to faraway places. They are used as crude drugs known as “Shrub Chaste Tree Fruit” (or Viticis Fructus) to serve as tonics and refrigerants. Since they are lightweight and have a nice aroma, the fruits of Vitex rotundifolia are often dried to be placed inside pillows.
60 minutes’ walk from JR Tako Station
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）