Plateau Spots in Wakayama Area

  • Oishi-kogen Highland
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Kaisougunkiminochou Nakada
    This highland area is spread between the towns of Aritagawa and Kimino. Surrounding the primary Oishigamine peak, elevation 870 meters, are pampas grasses inviting many visitors in early spring and during the autumn pampas grass season. The grasses are photogenic especially in the autumn dusk glow where they appear like shining gold. From the pinnacle, one can see the Izumi Mountain Range to the North, and Mt. Gomadan and other crests of inner Koya to the east. At night, one can even capture the star filled sky with the town lights in the backdrop. Because Koya can be reached by car, this is a spot that even a novice photographer feels like a professional.
  • Shingu Inosawa Ukishima Shokubutsu Gunraku (Ukishima-no Mori Island)
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    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Shingushi Ukijima 3-38
    This is a fantastical forest on a 5,000 square meter isle. Made up completely of peat moss, the isle floats atop the water. Over 130 varieties of indigenous flora, including prairie sphagnum and cinnamon ferns thrive here. Selected as a national natural monument in 1927, One can stroll in and around the island boardwalks.


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.

Wakayama Photo Album

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