Place famous for cherry blossoms Spots in Wakayama Area

  • Domekikyo Gorge
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Inaricho
    This is located a ten-minute drive from the Tanabe Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway. Lined with rocks that resemble toads, it is a scenic area in Hikiiwagun National Recreation Area. Nearly 300 Somei Yoshino and Yamazakura cherry trees have been planted there, so large numbers of people visit during the cherry blossom season from late March to early April. The Domeki Gorge Cherry Blossom Festival, during which the stands of trees are illuminated at night, is held during the blossoming season and attracts visitors who enjoy this unique method of seeing the blossoms. A walking path has been set up to a point among the rocks that offers an overview of the city of Tanabe. It is an ideal place for nature walks and hiking in every season of the year.
  • Nanakoshi-mine Peak
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    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Hongucho Takayama
    This peak is a 60-minute drive from the Kamitonda Interchange on the Kisei Expressway via National Routes 42 and 311. It stands to the east of Kumano Hongu Shrine and at the southern edge of the Omine Mountain Range. It is one of the Eight Scenes of Kumano Hongu, and it affords a view of Kumano Hongu Shrine and the old shrine site Oyu-no-Hara, the largest tori (shrine gate) in Japan and the village around the shrine. Nankoshi-no-mine Forest Park on the 260-meter peak boasts nearly 2000 cherry trees of different varieties, so it is a popular spot for people to view the spring blossoms. At the summit of the mountain, which enshrines the bodhisattava Enmei Jizo, is a stele featuring a poem by the 12th-century priest and poet Saigyo Hoshi.
  • Squirrel Gunseichi
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Goboushi Shioyachou Kitashioya
  • Wakayama Castle no Sakura
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    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Ichibancho 3
  • Kame Ike Park no Sakura
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    Wakayama Kainan-shi Sakai
  • Hinoshita No Ed Higanzakura
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    Wakayama Pref. Kaisougunkiminochou Hinoshita
  • Katsuragi Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Wakayama Ito-gun Katsuragicho
  • Ueno Park no Sakura
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Arida-shi Miyazakicho 1166-1
  • Semuiji Temple no Sakura
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    Wakayama Arida-gun Yuasacho Suhara 1465
  • Futagawa Dam Kohan
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    Wakayama Arida-gun Aridagawacho Futagawa
  • Hi Sakikaigansakuranamikimichi
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    Wakayama Pref. Hidakagunhidakachou Shiga Kata pillow
  • Nishiyama Senbon Sakura To Azalea
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    Wakayama Hidaka-gun Hidakacho Shika Kosaka Ubuyu
  • Donakikeinosakura
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    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Inarichou
  • Former Yashiro no Sakura
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    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Hongucho Hongu
  • Ichimaiwanosakura
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    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunkozagawachou Aise
  • Hidehirazakura
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    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Nakahechichounonaka
  • Shichikawa Dam Kohan
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Higashimuro-gun Kozagawa Cho Sada

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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