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

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)
OVERVIEW Excursion from Tokyo to Nagano, Yudanaka, Matsumoto, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa, Kyoto More info
Koyasan and the crafts town of Hashimoto

Koyasan and the crafts town of Hashimoto

Hashimoto (Wakayama Prefecture), Wakayama Prefecture, Mt Koya (Wakayama Prefecture)
Koyasan and the crafts town of Hashimoto Highlights: Hashimoto Meet locals in Hashimoto Pilgrimage More info
VEGAN FRIENDLY JAPAN TOUR

VEGAN FRIENDLY JAPAN TOUR

Osaka (Osaka Prefecture), Mt Koya (Wakayama Prefecture), Kyoto, Gokayama (Toyama Prefecture), Kanazawa (Ishikawa Prefecture), Yudanaka Onsen (Nagano Prefecture), Tokyo (Tokyo Prefecture)
Vegan friendly Japan tour Highlights: Onsen and Vegan Japanese meals World Heritage site of Gokayam 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)
ITINERARY Day 1 TOKYO (ARRIVAL) Arrive at NRT (Narita International Airport) or HND (Tokyo Internati More info