Wakayama-ken Travel Guide

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Koyasan

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  • TRAVELLING TO KOYASAN

    Koyasan Transportation

    Travelling to Koyasan has many steps. We departed from Kyoto.1. Shinkansen to Shin-Osaka2.Mido-suji Subway Line to Namba Subway/Train Station ( we did this in rush hour)3. Walk the length of Namba station ( 1 km or more,for sure ) to the Nankai-Koya train platforms4. Take the Nankai-Koya train to Gokuraku-bashi . There is an express and a second...

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  • One day Bus Pass in Koyasan

    Koyasan Tourist Traps

    The one day bus pass, 800 Yen, is only worth buying if you have problems walking and want to see  the Daimon Gate as well. If you don't want to miss Oku-no-in and surrounding graveyard you have to walk 4 to 5 km, maybe another 2 to 3 km if you walk back to the cablecar station from the center (Kongobu-ji Temple etc.) or 1,5 to to if you walk back...

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  • Nankai Koyasan Sabic

    Koyasan Transportation

    The Nankai group offers a transportation package that includes round-trip travel to Koysan by train and cable car, plus unlimited travel on Nankai busses within Koyasan. The package also includes a 10% discount at souvenir shops, 20% discounts on entry to several sites, and a free cup of tea at Kongobuji. (You first must pay to enter Kongobuji -...

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Shirahama

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  • Adventure World Shirahama

    Shirahama Things to Do

    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. There is also a rollercoaster and some other more minor rides for children.

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  • Shiraraso Grand Hotel

    Shirahama Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Adventure World

    Shirahama Things to Do

    It's divided into 4 sections:Marine World: with seals, penguins, performing dolphin and killer whale. Highlight for me was the awesome polar bear. Safari World: take a bus ride and check out the scary lions and tigers. It's even possible to rent a bike but this is limited to the area with camels and giraffes. Unless you are are very fast at...

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Wakayama

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  • By train from Osaka

    Wakayama Transportation

    Nankai Railway get´s a little closer to the castle then Japan Rail. from Namba station very frequent to Wakayamashi Station, about 1 hour. Kansai Thru Pass is valid on this line.

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  • Qkamura Kishukada

    Wakayama Hotels

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

    Good for: Families

  • Wakayama Castle

    Wakayama Things to Do

    Wakayama Castle was originally constructed in in the 16th century, but it was destroyed in WWII, so the current castle was built in 1954. It was one of the Tokugawa castles. Yorinobu Tokugawa was dispatched here and developed the castle further, along with the surrounding city. Inside the castle there are many artifacts from the Edo Period...

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Katsuura

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  • Nachi Shrine

    Katsuura Things to Do

    Nachi Shrine is one of the three shrines that make up the Kumano Sanzan and the reason that this mountain is part of the Kumano Pilgrimage. This shrine is the main place that pilgrims came to visit.The shrine is said to have originally been built by Emperor Jimmu after being led to Nachi Falls by a mysterious light. The shrine you see today dates...

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  • Nachi Falls

    Katsuura Things to Do

    Among the many things that draw people to the southernmost region of Kansai, Nachi Falls is certainly one of the top attractions. It is one of the tallest waterfalls in Japan at 133 feet and is arguably the most iconic.The falls have been worshipped as sacred prior to the existence of both Buddhism and Shinto. The falls became sacred under...

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  • Seigantoji Temple

    Katsuura Things to Do

    Seigantoji is a historic temple built next to Nachi Shrine. The temple building is the oldest structure on Nachi Mountain, dating back to 1590. Since it's intermixed with Nachi Shrine, it is part of the Kumano Pilgrimage. In addition, it is also the first temple of the Saigoku 33 Kannon Temple Pilgrimage. The hondo is small but the inside is...

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Kainan

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  • Kuroshio Fish Market

    Kainan Things to Do

    The Kuroshio Fish Market is across from Marina City. Although it's technically in Wakayama City, one of the main roads into Marina City is actually from Kainan, so it's closer to the sites of Kainan.The market is said to be one of the largest fish market restaurants in Japan. One of the highlights is the demonstration of cutting large maguro. They...

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  • Getting to Kainan

    Kainan Transportation

    Kainan Station is the main station in Kainan. It is served by Japan Railways (JR).From Osaka, go to Tennoji Station on the Loop Line and from there you can take a train directly to Kainan. Alternatively, you can take the train to Wakayama and from there take the JR Kinokuni Line to Kainan.

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  • Onzansouen Garden

    Kainan Things to Do

    The Onzansouen Garden is located on a peninsula in Kainan overlooking the harbor. It's relatively large; a nice strolling garden. It was first built in Osaka and then moved here by a wealthy businessman during the Taisho Period (early 20th century).There are two small ponds and a few structures within the garden. There is also a small cave that...

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Kushimoto

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    Kushimoto Things to Do

    there is a turkish monument in the kushimoto.a military ship "ertugrul" in 1890 in an incident of tyhoon .many soldiers died and few ones are saved by japanese people.

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  • Royal

    Kushimoto Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

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