Wakayama Prefecture

Wakayama Prefecture

Things to do - general

Welcome to Wakayama Prefecture.

Mt.Koya in the Ito District is the headquarters of the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism. It is home to one of the first Japanese style Buddhist temples in Japan and remains a pilgrimage site and an increasingly popular tourist destination as people flock to see its ancient temples set amidst the towering cedar trees at the top of the mountain. The Sacred sites and pilgrimage routes in the Kii Mountain Range extend for miles throughout the prefecture and together have been recognized as Japan’s 11th UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Kumano Shrines are on the southern tip of the prefecture. Tomogashima (a cluster of four islands) is part of the prefecture.

Sports & nature

Koyasan
Kumano Kodo
Shirahama Beach
Kushimoto

Sports and nature image

Nightlife info

Shirahama Onsen
Katsuura Onsen
Watarase Onsen

Culture and history info

Buddhism Experience

Eko-in Temple

Eko-in Temple

497 Koyasan, Koyacho, Ito-gun, Wakayama, Mt Koya (Wakayama Prefecture), Mt Koya (Wakayama Prefecture)
Price from ¥ 20,000
Welcome to Eko-in Temple. Location: the old Buddhist village of Mt Koya Category of style: Buddhis More info
Family Vegan friendly Gluten free Go To Travel
Guest House Takanoya by Fuka Garden in Rural Koyasan

Guest House Takanoya by Fuka Garden in Rural Koyasan

28-10 Kashikodo Hashimoto-shi, Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture, Wakayama Prefecture
Price from ¥ 10,000
Welcome to Guest House Takanoya by Fuka Gaden in Rural Koyasan. Location: 20 minutes by walk from J More info
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Hoon-in Temple

Hoon-in Temple

283 Koyasan, Koyacho, Ito-gun, Wakayama, Mt Koya (Wakayama Prefecture), Mt Koya (Wakayama Prefecture)
Price from ¥ 12,000
Welcome to Hoon-in Temple. Location: the old Buddhist village of Mt Koya Category of style: Buddhi More info
Family Vegan friendly Gluten free Go To Travel
Kumano Kodo winery guest house

Kumano Kodo winery guest house

641 Ueno, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, Wakayama Prefecture, Wakayama Prefecture
Price from ¥ 10,760
Welcome to Kumano Kodo winery guest house. Location: 20 minutes by car from JR Tanabe station pick More info
Vegan friendly Gluten free Go To Travel
Muryoko-in Temple

Muryoko-in Temple

283 Koyasan, Koyacho, Ito-gun, Wakayama, Mt Koya (Wakayama Prefecture), Mt Koya (Wakayama Prefecture)
Price from ¥ 12,000
Welcome to Muryoko-in Temple. Location: the old Buddhist village of Mt Koya Category of style: Budd More info
Family Vegan friendly
Pension Ashitanomori in Kawayu Onsen (Kumano Kodo)

Pension Ashitanomori in Kawayu Onsen (Kumano Kodo)

1440-2 Kawayu, Hongucho, Tanabe-shi, Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture, Wakayama Prefecture
Price from ¥ 14,000
Welcome to Pension Ashitanomori in Kawayu Onsen – Kumano Kodo. Location: 10 minutes by walk f More info
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Shojoshin-in Temple

Shojoshin-in Temple

566 Koyasan, Koyacho, Ito-gun, Wakayama, Mt Koya (Wakayama Prefecture), Mt Koya (Wakayama Prefecture)
Price from ¥ 13,200
Welcome to Shojoshin-in Temple. Location: in the old Buddhist village of Mt. Koya Category of style More info
Family Vegan friendly Go To Travel
14 - Days Tour of History and Natural Beauty of Japan

14 - Days Tour of History and Natural Beauty of Japan

Mt Koya (Wakayama Prefecture), Nara Prefecture, Kyoto, Kanazawa (Ishikawa Prefecture), Yudanaka Onsen (Nagano Prefecture), Nikko (Tochigi Prefecture), Tokyo (Tokyo Prefecture), Hakone (Kanagawa Prefecture), Tohoku Region
OVERVIEW You visit beautiful and magical city of nine prefecture in Japan DESCRIPTION On day 1 the t More info
Great Trial of Japan - 16 days

Great Trial of Japan - 16 days

Osaka (Osaka Prefecture), Nagano, Hiroshima (Hiroshima Prefecture), Mt Koya (Wakayama Prefecture), Nara Prefecture, Kyoto, Kanazawa (Ishikawa Prefecture), Takayama (Gifu Prefecture), Shirakawa-go (Gifu Prefecture), Yudanaka Onsen (Nagano Prefecture), Mt. Fuji (Japan), Tokyo (Tokyo Prefecture), Hakone (Kanagawa Prefecture)
Price per person from ¥ 320,000
OVERVIEW Excursion from Tokyo to Nagano, Yudanaka, Matsumoto, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa, Kyoto More info
World Heritage - 12 Days

World Heritage - 12 Days

Osaka (Osaka Prefecture), Mt Koya (Wakayama Prefecture), Nara Prefecture, Kyoto, Takayama (Gifu Prefecture), Shirakawa-go (Gifu Prefecture)
Price per person from ¥ 228,000
ITINERARY Day 1 TOKYO (ARRIVAL) Arrive at NRT (Narita International Airport) or HND (Tokyo Internati More info