Style / Fashion Spots in Wakayama Area

  • Daimon-saka Chaya
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Nachisan 392-4
    You’ll find this teahouse in front of “Meotosugi” near the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route “Daimonzaka” in Nachikatsuura Town, Higashimuro District, Wakayama Prefecture. It makes a great rest stop, and they even rent out Heian period clothing. They have “eboshi” noble headgear for men, traveling costumes for women, children’s clothing, and more in a variety of colors and sizes. You can get photos taken in costume and even walk to Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine while wearing them.
  • Sea Birth
    Style / Fashion
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 1275-12
    You’ll find this general store in Shirahama Town, Nishimuro County, Wakayama Prefecture. The adorable blue walls and tent serve as the landmark. You’ll find many ocean-themed goods and accessories packing the shelves, including handmade accessories fashioned from the “sea glass” that washes ashore, which make great personal souvenirs or gifts.
  • ZAKKA Lapre
    Style / Fashion
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Uchihara 886-4
    ZAKKA Lapre is a boutique shop located on Prefectural Route 135 in Uchihara, Wakayama City. The shop sells a wide range of household goods with relatively simple designs, including tableware and kitchen ware, interior items, clothes, accessories, curtains and towels, bath goods, food, things for the garden, stationery and antiques. They also hold workshops and market events.
  • Ikesho Lacquerware Store
    Style / Fashion
    Wakayama Kainan-shi Kuroe 692
    This venerable Kuroe lacquerware wholesaler has been in business for more 140 years since first opening in 1877. It is located on Kawabata Street in Kainan City's Kuroe District. The more than 200-year-old shop building is a registered national tangible cultural asset. In addition to Kishu lacquerware, the shop also sells a wide variety of other traditional Japanese handicrafts including magewappa (a form of traditional Japanese steam bending woodcraft), bamboowork, and Koshu-inden (lacquered deer leather) all at wholesale prices. You can see the owner's obsession with quality in the choice products that he sources directly from manufacturers all across Japan. The owner also conducts public exhibitions in his historic home in June and November.
  • Dento Kogei Kishu Zuishiyaki
    Style / Fashion
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Zenmyoji 461
    This pottery workshop and gallery is located 10 minutes from the Wakayama-kita Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway. Zuishi-yaki ware is a product of Suzumarucho in modern-day Wakayama City. It is also known as Suzumaru-yaki, Meppotani-yaki, Nagusa-yaki, Kijo-yaki, and Wakayama-yaki. Zuishi-yaki is notable for its blue-green colors, which have been described as resembling “fresh grass.” This is the origin of the name. The pottery was founded with permission from the Kishu Domain by the founder of Okazakiya, Sakagami Jujiro in 1796. It is currently operated by the 6th generation of Okazakiya, Sakagami Jujiro. The museum-like gallery’s exhibits numerous works worthy of Cultural Property status.
  • UNIQLO Tanabe
    Style / Fashion
    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Uenoyama 1-chome 6-ban 20-go
  • GU Wakayama Nango
    Style / Fashion
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Shima 240-1
  • UNIQLO Kokutaidoro
    Style / Fashion
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Kozaika 704
  • WORKMANPlus Wakayama Oura
    Style / Fashion
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Nishikoniri 3-chome 6-35
  • WORKMAN # WORKMAN Joshi Garden Park Wakayama
    Style / Fashion
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Kitajima 453-8
  • WORKMANPlus Wakayama Enokihara
    Style / Fashion
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Enokihara 144-4
  • WORKMANPlus Wakayama Matsushima
    Style / Fashion
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Matsushima 174
  • WORKMAN Kainan
    Style / Fashion
    Wakayama Kainan-shi Funoo 364-29
  • WORKMAN Plus Shingu
    Style / Fashion
    Wakayama Shingu-shi Midorigaoka 1-10-46
  • WORKMAN Shingu Miwasaki
    Style / Fashion
    Wakayama Shingu-shi Miwa Saki 1643-3
  • WORKMANPlus Hashimoto Ko Noguchi
    Style / Fashion
    Wakayama Hashimoto-shi Koyaguchicho Fushihara 1050-4
  • WORKMAN Iwade
    Style / Fashion
    Wakayama Iwade Hatake 303-3
  • WORKMAN Arida
    Style / Fashion
    Wakayama Arida-shi Itogacho Nishi 561-2
  • WORKMAN Gobo
    Style / Fashion
    Wakayama Gobo-shi Fujitacho
  • WORKMAN Tanabe
    Style / Fashion
    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Shinjocho 438-banchi 12

Wakayama 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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