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.


Hongu, Hongu-cho, Tanabe City
Season / Time zone
Spring Summer Autumn Winter / Daytime
Weather conditions
Frequency of appearance
According to weather


Approx. 20 min. on foot from Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine.

Recommended spot

Tsugizakura-Oji Shrine > Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine