Native Species of Dandelions (Taraxacum)（Zairaishu-no Tanpopo）
"Tokai tanpopo" (Taraxacum longeappendiculatum), a dandelion native to Japan
Many of the dandelions seen on roadsides in today’s Japan are Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion), a foreign species. Along the Kujino-kawa River, Kushimoto Town, parallel to the Ohechi route, you can see the flowers of “Tokai tanpopo” (Taraxacum longeappendiculatum), a dandelion species native to Japan. It is a dandelion that mainly spreads in the Tokai region, and Kushimoto Town is the farthest west area of Japan to which the species has spread.
60 minutes’ walk from JR Kushimoto 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）