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.


Tawara, Kushimoto Town
Season / Time zone
Spring(March - May) / Daytime
Weather conditions
Sunny Cloudy
Frequency of appearance
According to seasons


20 minutes’ walk from JR Kii-Tahara Station


Recommended spot

JR Koza Station > JR Kii-Uragami Station (Shimizu-toge Pass Trail)