Street Spots in Wakayama Area

  • Nyonin-michi
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Ito-gun Koyacho Koyasan
    "This temple approach is located in Koyasan, Koya Town, Ito County. This is the road used by female worshipers to visit Mt. Koya, which was off-limits to women until 1872. It is said that women would go around the mountain in order to visit and pay their respects at the mausoleum of the Buddhist monk Kukai following the women-only halls called Nyonindo. The road is one of the components of the ""Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range"" UNESCO World Heritage Site."
  • Burakuri-cho
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Nakanotanaminaminocho 25
    A shopping street located in Wakayama City. The overarching term used for the six shopping streets of Hon-machi, Burakuri-cho, Nakaburakuri-cho, Higashiburakuri-cho, Burakuri-cho O-dori, and Kitaburakuri-cho, the origins of the shopping street date back to a city renewal project initiated by local residents after the area was destroyed in a massive fire in 1830. A variety of events are held here, such as the Poplohas Market craft market every second Sunday of the month.
  • Shishigase-toge Pass Stone-paved Path
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Hidaka-gun Hidakacho Haradani
    "A 15-minute drive from JR Kii-Uchihara Station. This stone-paved path goes through Shishigase Pass 4.1 kilometers away from the Iseki bus stop. One of many stone-paved paths created as part of the various ancient Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes, it is 503 meters long, making it the longest still in existence. Also designated a Historic Site by Hidakagawa Town, the area around the pass happens to be a border between surrounding municipalities. The historically important path is mentioned in the ancient ""Taiheki"" and ""Genpei Josuki"" historical epics, and those walking it can view historic sites such as the ruins of a mountain castle along its length and imagine what the area looked like in the distant past."
  • Meiko Shopping street
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Wakauranaka 1
  • kumanofurumichi O Atariro
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Prefecture Nishimuro-gun susami
  • Kumano Furumichi Nakahechi
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Nakahechicho Kurisugawa 1222
  • Manyo no Koji
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Wakauraminami 3-11
  • Kamaboko Dori
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Fukuromachi
  • Health Road
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Kainan-shi
  • Wakayamajanjanyokocho
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Shimazakichou 3-chome 27

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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