Ume and Hirune-chaya Rest Area（Ume to Hirune-chaya）
Ume orchard with a commanding view over Tanabe Bay
Hirune-chaya Rest Area, located in the Shiomitoge-goe Section along the Kumano Kodo, commands a superb panoramic view over Tanabe Bay. From an ume orchard nearby, in the high season, you can enjoy a view of Tanabe Bay extending beyond ume blossoms in full bloom.
80 min. on foot from “Nagaoguchi”[長尾口] bus stop. Bus service for Nagaoguchi is available from JR Kii-Tanabe Sta. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For details, please check:
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）