Aquatic Plant in the Tawara Wetland（Tawara-shitchi-no Mizukusa）
Green plant swaying in the water current
The Tawara Wetland has been chosen as one of the “500 Important Wetlands in Japan.” If you look into a water channel that runs along the walking trail, you can see a kind of aquatic plant swaying in the water current. The plant is Sparganium erectum (branched bur-reed). Since wetlands have been whittled away throughout Japan, the areas in the country that this plant inhabits have also decreased.
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）