Harvest of Otonashi Tea（Otonashi-cha no Shukaku）
Tradition dating back to the Heian Period
It is believed that tea was brought to Hongu-cho, Tanabe City from Kyoto during the Heian Period (794–1185). Approximately 40 households in Kawayu and Fushiogami areas currently cultivate tea in roughly five-hectare fields. The harvested tea leaves are shipped as Otonashi Tea, while some of the tea leaves are also processed for the farmers’ own consumption.
Approx. 50 min. on foot from “Hosshinmon-oji”[発心門王子] bus stop of Ryujin Bus.
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）