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Souvenirs Spots in Wakayama Area

  • Hoko-an
    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.
  • Yamaguchi Kohodo
    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
    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.
  • Keyaki
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Shinnakadori 3-33
  • Shimaseichi Honten JR Sta. Mae
    Style / Fashion
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Misonochou 5-2
  • Shimaseichi Honten Honten
    Style / Fashion
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Mikimachi Horidume 25
  • Hattori Store
    Style / Fashion
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Motobakuromachi 37
  • Martok
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Matsuekita 7-1-6
  • Ogawayukarishikki
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Kimidera 169
  • Hara Store
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Tomodacho 5-46
  • Gallery Mason
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Rokubanchou 32
  • Shaddy Sarada Ekimae
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Suginobaba 1-35
  • Nuno Doki
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Shimowasa 455


  • Yamatatu
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Oda 1-11-27
  • Wakayama Ningyo Hall
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Komatsubara Tori 1-5
  • Marubishoten Honten
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Kimidera 1-101
  • Kiri Pottery
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Wakayama Kainan-shi
  • Hayashi Shoten
    Style / Fashion
    Wakayama Pref. Kainanshi Nataka 339
  • Amenomorifa Ma Zukicchin
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Wakayama Pref. Kainanshi Bessho 735
  • Ikeshoshikki
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Wakayama Pref. Kainanshi Kuroe 692

Wakayama Main Areas


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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