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Wakayama

Kick around Kumano Kodo and Mount Koya

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Kuroshio Market

Kuroshio Market

Jose Manuel Zardain

Kuroshio market is the highlight of Marina City in Wakayama. Watch the tuna cutting presentation and eat some maguro or blue fin..

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Shiraraso Grand Hotel

Shiraraso Grand Hotel

Alena Eckelmann

A beautiful beach and many attractions nearby, healing onsen and hospitality at its best, Shiraraso Grand Hotel is the ideal place..

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Guesthouse Rico

Guesthouse Rico

Jose Manuel Zardain

Located at a former Yakuza (Japanese mafia) owned neighbourhood, owners Mari and Takashi, are changing the area with its vision..

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About Wakayama

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Kansai
Island Honshu
Capital Wakayama
Population 1,002,198
Area 4724.68 sq. km

Just south of Osaka, Wakayama offers a stark contrast to its northern neighbor - idyllic countryside views and a much more laid-back lifestyle, but with more than enough places to see to keep you busy for at least a couple of days.

Wakayama’s main attraction is Mount Koya, one of Japanese Buddhism’s most sacred sites. Okuno-in, which is the largest graveyard in Japan and is the final resting place of the great monk Kukai (or Kobo Daishi) along with many daimyo, as well as the famous temple Kongobu-ji, are located within this area. Some of Mount Koya’s temples even offer one-night stay experiences. Much of the Kumano Kodo, the World Heritage Site pilgrimage, is also located within Wakayama.

Historical and cultural significance aside, Wakayama also attracts tourists due to its beaches and hot springs, the best of which can be found in Shirahama.

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