Flowers of Akebia quinata (Chocolate Vine)（Akebi-no Hana）
Beautiful colors that light up fields and mountains in spring
Akebia quinata (chocolate vine) produces light purple flowers in fields and mountains in spring. In areas along the Kumano Kodo, these plants can be found in many places from March to May, and when you reach the Tawara Wetland, they can be observed from the walking trail. There is also the three-leaf Akebia trifoliata that bears dark reddish-purple flowers.
20 minutes’ walk from JR Kii-Tahara 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）