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  • Hoko-an
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimuroguntaijichou Taiji 2173-1
    A workshop in Taiji Town, Higashimuro County, Wakayama Prefecture which makes and sells whale-themed folk crafts; whales are a symbol of the town of Taiji. The cute, round bodies of the shop’s lucky earthenware whale bells called “Kissho Kujira Dorei”, which are based on a local legend about a whale, make them popular souvenirs. The workshop sells a wide variety of uniquely designed items, including tableware and toothpick holders. Hoko-an also holds classes in which participants can paint their own ceramic pieces (reservation required). You can bring home your completed piece the same day.
  • Fisherman’s Wharf Shirahama
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 1667-22
    This leisure and resort area in Shirahama Town, Nishimuro County of Wakayama Prefecture has a fresh seafood market operated by local fishers, a restaurant, and a diving base. Visitors enjoy eating the freshly caught fish and shellfish, displayed on the stalls, right there on the spot. One can enjoy Japanese food, Italian, or seafood barbecue from the four restaurant shops on the wharf. Divers can choose from various course levels; from a easy diving encounter, up to boat diving for more experienced divers. Even beginners can safely try diving here at the Nanki Shirahama waters.
  • Akizuno Garten
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    4.5
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Kamiakidu 4558-8
    This hands-on sightseeing facility located in Kamiakizu, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture used to be wooden elementary school building. There’s a farm restaurant with a buffet offering locally produced food, a farmers’ market, a workshop where you can make sweets using locally produced oranges and such, an archive about oranges, and more. The classrooms and hallways exude a Showa-period school atmosphere. There’s also a lodging facility.

    I stayed here on the first night of a self guided solo hike with raw travel. The accommodation was relaxing and beautiful traditional Japanese room. The dinner and breakfast was amazing and would...

  • Koyasan Daisido
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 732-1
    This incense and fragrant wood specialty shop is located in Koya Town, Ito County, Wakayama Prefecture. Its white walls and black tiling give it a very grand appearance. It manufactures and sells products used inside the temples of Mt. Koya as well as products for cemetery visits and Buddhist altars at home. You’ll find the famous “reiko” incense as well as sandalwood, Koya mutsugi, and more. There are also incenses and scented oils that assist with healing and getting rid of bad smells, as well as several items that make great souvenirs. The adorable scented bags are a popular purchase.

    お洒落感は、無いですが実直さが出ているお店です。京都の有名お香屋さんのような高価すぎて、普段使い出来ないものではなく、普段使いのお手頃価格のものが多かったです。『杉』・『槙』・『檜』のエッセンスオイルを再購入しました。 そうそう、入り口は自動ドアで外の歩道を歩いていると開いてしまいギクッとした記憶があります。

  • JA Arida Farmer's Market Aridakko
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Aridagunaridagawachou Habu 33-1
    This farmer's market located on Prefectural Route 22 in Habu, Aridagawa Town, Arida County, sells agricultural produce direct from farmers. On sale are fresh vegetables, fruits, and flowers, always in season, as well as the famous Wakayama tangerines, Arida Mikan. Food fairs and food education events are also held from time to time.
  • Yamaguchi Kohodo
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Nachisan 167-2
    "This souvenir shop is half way along the approach to Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine and Seigantoji Temple. They sell traditional Nachiguro inkstones used for calligraphy, made of Nachiguroishi black stone. Officially designated Wakayama Prefecture souvenirs, these items are of such superb quality that they've been presented to the Imperial family as gifts. The second-generation shopkeeper is recognized as a Wakayama Prefecture master craftsman and has won the Japan Inter-Design Award. The shop is renowned for a kind of inkstone known as the ""Mandala-no-Michi,"" made from a particularly rare variety of Nachiguroishi black stone. Their figurines of owls and the mythical yatagarasu are popular."
  • Kaisen Senbei Nanki
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Shinjouchou 3076-1
    A souvenir and gift shop situated along Prefectural Route 33 facing Uchinoura Bay. Inside, visitors will find ebisen shrimp crackers and all manner of seafood senbei rice crackers. Visitors can also watch the shop’s senbei being made via a window in the workshop area. In addition, the shop offers samplings of crackers hot off the griddle and free coffee, visitors can stop by and take a snack break while gazing at the picturesque ocean nearby. The adjoining restaurant serves homemade dishes like local vegetable tempura and sweets all-you-can-eat buffet style. The shop’s parking area is spacious and can accommodate many vehicles, making the shop the perfect place to stop at and take a break while on a long drive through the area.
  • JA Kinosato Farmers Market Mekkemon Square
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Kinokawashi Toyoda 56-3
    This farmers market is about a 30-minute drive from the Hanwa Expressway's Sennan Interchange. The largest of the JA Kinosato locations, it's bursting with local produce like fruit and vegetables. They also have a variety of other items including flowers like spray mums, tricolor chrysanthemums, and roses, prepared foods like dried plums, pickles, and Kinzanji miso, handicrafts, and more. Their food court features items like gelato, soft serve cream, rice balls, and curry made with fine ingredients. Take-out is also available.

    今年も訪ねた『めっけもん広場』お目当ての 桃は連休明けか?訪ねるのが遅い?かも知れないが、、平日午前にも拘わらず駐車待ちで時間も取られるほどの人出でで賑わっており、桃の品数も少なく確保待ちの人気でした。でも荒川の桃、買わなきゃ損の 『めっけもん広場』です。これから葡萄、柿、ミカンと紀の川詣でが始まりです。

  • toto Handling Wakayama Central City Shop
    Shopping
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Kozaika 805-ban 1
  • toto, Tanabe Ouchy Chance Ctr
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Higashiyama 1-5-1 Oshiti Tanabe store before
  • toto, Chance center AEON the mall Wakayama
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Naka Kusunoya 573-1
  • toto Handling Minoshima Okuwa Shop
    Shopping
    Wakayama Arida-shi Shindo 10-3 Okuwa Minoshima Mae
  • toto Handling Wakayama Motoderamachi Shop
    Shopping
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Motoderamachi 5-55
  • toto Handling Kainan Hatagawa Okuwa Shop
    Shopping
    Wakayama Kainan-shi
  • toto Handling Amanogawa Store
    Shopping
    Wakayama Shingu-shi Horai 3-1-1
  • toto Handling World Hashimoto Lottery Uriba
    Shopping
    Wakayama Hashimoto-shi Sudacho Koze 429
  • toto Handling World Iwade Nakakuro Lottery Uriba
    Shopping
    Wakayama Iwade-shi Nakakuro 546
  • toto Handling Shingu Shinkin Bank Main Store Sales Department
    Shopping
    Wakayama Shingu-shi Ohashi Dori 3-chome 1-4
  • toto Handling Shingu Shinkin Bank Katsuura Branch
    Shopping
    Wakayama Higashimuro-gun Nachikatsuuracho Tsukiji 2-3-6
  • toto Handling Kinokuni Shinkin Bank Gobo Sales Department
    Shopping
    Wakayama Gobo-shi Gobo 148

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Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country's most delicious ramen noodles.

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