Wakayama-ken Things to Do

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Wakayama-ken Things to Do

  • Koya-san, World Heritage

    Koya-san (Mount Koya) is the headquarters of the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism, was opened by a priest Kobo-daishi about 1200 years ago . It is located in the basin on a mountain with altitude of about 900m and remains a site of pilgrimage and an increasingly popular tourist destination as people flock to see its ancient temples set amidst the...

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  • Kushimoto Marine Park

    Kushimoto Marine Park is a great stop on your way to Kushimoto. The aquarium section is rather small especially when compared to Tenpozan or Suma aquarium but this place also features a nice little glass bottom boat ride and an underwater observatory. Definately worth a visit if you are into marine animals.

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  • Adventure World Shirahama

    This mixture of zoo and theme park is a great place to have fun especially if you have kids. There is a safari you can take that is worth while but ofcourse not like a real one. The is also a rollercoaster and some other more minor rides for children.

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  • Kimii-dera Temple

    Just a bit of a drive from downtown Wakayama City is Kimiidera Temple. It's part of one of the many temples on the pilgrimage circuit around Wakayama Prefecture. This temple sits up on a hill and allows for a fine view overlooking the city and the sea.

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  • Kokawa-dera Temple

    Not too far from Wakayama City is Kokawa-dera Temple. It's a temple that is a stop on a particular pilgrimage passing through Wakayama, as there were some pilgrims visiting on the day I visited. Many families crowd through the pathways here on New Year's Day for the annual temple visit. There's a bit of walking around that you can do around the...

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  • Whale Museum (Kujira No Hakubutsukan)

    This is not your average whale museum, as you'd expect in a country where whale constitutes a part of some restaurants' menus. In fact, in this particular nook of Wakayama, there are a number of whale specialty restaurants where you can sample this food, which has long been a historical part of the region's diet. Not exactly for those of us who've...

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  • Nachi-no-taki Falls and Kumano-Nachi...

    Around the Mt. Nachi-san area are a number of interesting sights and scenic viewpoints. The most famous is the waterfall, Nachi-no-taki, providing a backdrop for a shrine at the bottom. The view close up is good though perhaps the views up in the hills in the back may provide better spots for viewing. From the hills, you can also visit the 3-story...

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  • Kawayu Onsen

    Wakayama is full of onsens (spas and hot springs). This much, most people in Japan know about this place. Kawayu Onsen is special even among all those. Where else can you dig your own spa by the river? Well right here. Right alongside the freezing river, you can soak in your own outdoor spa. Did I try it? Not this time, but for those who are into...

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  • Kumano Jinja (Main Shrine)

    One of the locations comprising of a bigger collection of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Wakayama area is Kumano Hongu Taisha. This shrine is part of a larger pilgrimage route that covers and extends across Nara, Wakayama, and Mie prefectures. The area in the Wakayama area is particularly scenic with trees, rivers, and hot springs filling the...

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  • Wakayama Castle

    Wakayama Castle is famous in Japan as a home of the 3 branches of the Tokugawa family.From the castle top, the view of the southern coast and the hustle and bustle of Wakayama is said to be one of the most beautiful view in the country.

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Wakayama-ken Hotels

  • Shiraraso Grand Hotel

    868-40, Shirahama-cho, Wakayama Prefecture, 649-2211, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Qkamura Kishukada

    483 Miyama, Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture, 640-0102, Japan

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Harvest Nankitanabe

    2901-1 Shinjocho, Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, 646-0011, Japan

    Good for: Business

  • Royal

    1184-10 Oouranotani, Kujinokawa, Kushimoto-Cho, Hi

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Kishu Minabe Royal

    348 Ohmetsudomari,Yamauchi, Minabe-Cho,Hidaka-Gun,

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Shingu UI Hotel

    3-12 Inosawa

  • Coganoi Bay Hotel

    3212-1, Shirahama-cho, Wakayama Prefecture, 649-2211, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Wakayama Urban Hotel

    80-1 Kuroda, Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture, 640-8341, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Altier Hotel Kiitanabe

    1-77 Shimoyashikimachi, Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, 646-0032, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

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