Shikoku Mamakona(shikoku mamakona)


Purple Flowers along the Kumano Kodo Route

Shikoku mamakona is an annual plant of 20-50 cm in height.  Its tubular flower is 2 cm in length and reddish purple in some sections. It grows in the western part of Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. In the area along the Kumano Kodo Route, many Shikoku mamakona are found between Fushiogami-oji and the Sangen-chaya Teahouse Remains in Hongu-cho, Tanabe City.


Oi, Hongu-cho, Tanabe City (Sangen-chaya Teahouse Remains)
Season / Time zone
Autumn(September) / Daytime
Weather conditions
Sunny Cloudy Others
Frequency of appearance
According to seasons


1 hr. 20 min. on foot from Hosshinmon-oji


Recommended spot

Tsugizakura-Oji Shrine > Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine