This is the sacred land for the World Heritage sites of Mt. Koya and the Kumano Kodo (Old Kumano Road). Wakayama Prefecture is an area where you can feel the link between nature and history
A famous place for the view at sunset. It is a symbolic place of the Shirahama region and designated as a place of scenic beauty.
The sandy beach creates an arc of pure white across the landscape. This beach resort makes you feel as if you were on a southern island.
A theme park with an aquarium, a zoo, and even an amusement park
Nishinomaru Garden (Momijidani Garden)
An unique Edo Era “daimyo” (feudal lord) garden on the grounds of Wakayama Castle
The castle boasting “The Tokugawa Gosanke” soaring over the city of Wakayama
The tuna cutting shows are popular! This is a theme park where you can sample fresh maguro
An ancient temple along the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage with flowing holy water and early cherry blossoms beckoning the spring
Ki-mii-dera Temple Onsen: Hana-no-Yu
Come to this hot spring after your tour of Ki-mii-dera Temple with its mineral-rich waters to soothe any fatigue
Wakayama 1 Day Itinerary (Wakayama Castle, Nishinomaru Garden, Kuroshio Market,Ki-Mii-dera Temple)
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Cherry Blossom (Sakura)
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Japan’s premier plums with their large size and tenderness! The finest product that is the pride of Wakayama Prefecture
Taking in plenty of sunlight, Arida oranges are attractive for their refreshing tartness!
Kuenabe (Longtooth Grouper Hot Pot)
The kue or longtooth grouper is a mysterious large fish with a length of 1m. Sample its fatty and resilient flesh in hot pot dishes
Sanma Zushi (Mackerel Pike Sushi)
Gorgeous oshizushi (pressed sushi) using an entire sanma. The traditional flavor of the Kinan region
Plenty of tender shirasu (whitebait) on top of hot rice! A famous Wakayama dish topped generously with the fruits of the sea
The highest catch of fish in Japan! Natural maguro tuna caught fresh from Katsuura Fishing Port
Rich but mild, this is a traditional ramen born from postwar yatai carts.
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