Stone pavement in the rain（Ame no Ishidatami）
Water flowing like a river
As it rains a lot on the Kii Peninsula, the Kumano Kodo is stone-paved so that the roads will not be washed away. The water flowing on the stone pavement is diverted to the side ditch and discharged. If you walk on the Kumano Kodo on a rainy day, you will recognize how this system works.
Approx. 20 min. on foot from Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine.
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）