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Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Mt. Koya Area

  • Koyasan Reihokan Museum
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    4.5
    155 Reviews
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    Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 306
    This facility preserves and displays invaluable Buddhist imagery and paintings from temples on Mt. Koya, such as the Kongobu-ji temple, the head temple of Shingon Buddhism. Opened in 1921, the museum's collection currently includes some 28 thousand important works of art, including 21 National Treasures, 143 Important Cultural Properties, and 16 Wakayama Prefecturally Designated Cultural Properties. During the extremely popular Great Treasure Hall Exhibition in summer, the museum displays the Eight Great Youths, a sculpture designated a National Treasure that was carved by Unkei, the greatest Buddhist imagery maker of the Kamakura period.

    We bought the attractions pass from the tourist information center and this was included. Its a small museum but has a very nice displays of statues, books and paintings from monasteries...

  • Kudoyama Sanada Museum
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    4.0
    54 Reviews
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    Wakayama Pref. Itogunkudoyamachou Kudoyama 1452-4
    A museum located in Kudoyama, Ito County, Wakayama Prefecture which opened in 2016 and which is dedicated to presenting the history of the Warring States period samurai Sanada Masayuki, his son Sanada Yukimura, and grandson Sanada Daisuke. Informational panels and videos present the life of Yukimura during his time in Kudoyama, the area where he spent the majority of his life. The museum also displays paintings and calligraphy by the three men as well as a folding screen which depicts Yukimura fighting in the summer campaign of the Siege of Osaka. In addition to a standing exhibition, the museum also holds special exhibitions irregularly.

    A nice arrangements of displays, mostly of information and illustrations on the wall with some artifacts from the past. No English brochure available but they had many of the wall displays with...

  • Shiyuen
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
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    Wakayama Pref. Itogunkudoyamachou Jisonin 749-6
    A museum which introduces the traditions and techniques of Koyagami, a type of handmade Japanese washi paper whose method of production is said to have been taught to the residents of Kudoyama Town by the great monk Kukai. The museum is located northwest of the roadside station Kaki no Sato Kudoyama next to the Shori-ji Temple. Museum exhibits include a diorama which shows what Koyagami paper production in the area once looked like at its peak, as well as various items made from Koyagami such as Japanese kites, shoji paper doors, raincoats, and lanterns. With an advance reservation, visitors can also try making some Koyagami themselves, ranging in size from that of a postcard to around an A3 sheet of paper.

    紙の原料のコウゾから紙漉き体験ができます。町営で昔は150件の紙すき職人がいたことを聞きました。伝統技術の伝承は課題を改めて認識しました。

  • Kunigi Farm
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    Wakayama Pref. Hashimotoshi Shimizu 1342
    This farm is located a 15-minute drive from the Hashimoto Interchange on the Keinawa Expressway. It sells four kinds of seasonal fruit grown onsite, including pears, mandarin oranges, persimmons, and kiwis. A special attraction, which makes the orchard a popular stop for groups of hikers or families, is that visitors can pay to pick and eat as much fruit as they want. An especially popular option is a plan that offers all-you-can-eat mandarin oranges and persimmons. Kiwis cannot be eaten immediately after picking, so only picking is allowed (limited to ten kiwis per person).
  • Koyasan Choishimichi Pilgrimage Route
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    Wakayama prefecture Ito-gun Kutsuyama-cho, Ito-gun Tsuragi-cho, Takano cho, Ito-gun
    This is the main pilgrimage road to Koyasan from the Jisonin Temple. This road has been revered as the road of faith since Kobo Daishi established Koyasan. Along the path are three -meter tall gorin stupa shaped stone pillars, stone markers (Choisi) every one -cho (approximately 109 meters) apart indicating the distance to Koyasan. Currently, this path has been upgraded into an easily traversable hiking course. Along with being selected as one of Japan’s Top 500 Trails You’ll Want To Walk, it is part of the Nation’s Historic Interest sites the Koyasan Pilgrimage Path, and the UNESCO World Heritage sites, Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage routes in the Kii Mountain range.
  • Sugimura Park
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    Wakayama Pref. Hashimotoshi Miyukitsuji 786-2
    This park near Miyukitsuji Station is the largest in Hashimoto City. They have lots of fun facilities like an athletic playscape, jungle gym, rope swing, and a playground. Its home to seasonal flowers and trees and is a great spot to see the colored leaves in fall. Walkways pass among the cherry trees and azalea bushes, and you can walk across the suspension bridge that traverses the pond. The regional museum exhibits mingu folk art and local historical items. Entry is free of charge.
  • Fruit Picking in Katsuragi Town
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    Wakayama Ito-gun Katsuragicho
    Katsuragi is a town located in a hilly part of northern Wakayama Prefecture through which the Kinokawa River flows. The town is notable for the high density of orchards that offer fruit picking over its entire area. The farms grow a wide variety of fruits including persimmons, peaches, strawberries, plums, and jabara citrus, ensuring that visitors can enjoy some form of fruit picking all year long. The town's orchards are also notable for their great-tasting organically-grown fruit. One particularly well-known specialty of the town is its Shigo no Kushikaki skewered persimmons, which have a history dating back more than 400 years. The town has launched a major initiative to sell fruit grown in the town under the Katsuragi brand.
  • Ichigoland Kapuri
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    Wakayama Ito-gun Kudoyamacho Jisonin 1160
    This tourist farm is located on Prefectural Route 13, which runs along the Kinokawa River that flows through the foothills of Mt. Koya. The farm grows two varieties of strawberry: Benihoppe and Oi-C-Berry. It offers strawberry picking during the strawberry season, which runs from early January to early May. The farm is notable for using a cultivation techniques that utilizes ladybugs and mites, which are the natural enemies of strawberry pests. This low-agrochemical cultivation method allows the farm to provide strawberries that are safer and of higher quality. In addition to strawberries, the farm also grows peaches, blueberries, and other fruits. It also sells jam, making it a great place to stop for souvenirs even outside of the strawberry picking season.
  • Maruyama Park
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    Wakayama Hashimoto-shi Kosada 4-383-2
    This park is located a 10-minute walk north from Hashimoto Station on the JR Wakayama Line or the Nankai Koya Line. The park is situated on high ground, giving it a sweeping view of Hashimoto City below. The park's hundreds of Yoshino and other cherry trees bloom profusely in the spring, enticing many local citizens to come and watch the blossoms from the park's grassy spaces. The cherry blossoms are illuminated at night, so visitors can enjoy viewing them during an evening walk. The park is known as the unique park since they keep monkeys there. It also features the Misasagiyama Kofun, an ancient round burial mound that measures 45 meters across and is surrounded by a six-meter-wide moat. It is one of the biggest round burial mounds in Wakayama Prefecture.
  • Hashimoto Municipal Sports Park Pool (Maehata-Furukawa Memorial Pool)
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    Wakayama Hashimoto-shi Kitababa 454
    This public pool complex is located a 20-minute walk from Hashimoto Station on the JR Wakayama Line and the Nankai Koya Line or about five-minute drive from Hashimoto Interchange on the Keinawa Expressway via National Route 371. It is a part of the naturally-rich Hashimoto Municipal Sports Park, which is surrounded by mountains and forests. The facility is equipped with three types of pools: an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a 162 meter-long lazy river, and a children's pool featuring a frog water slide and a jungle-inspired simulated stone bridge complete with waterfalls. The lazy river is the most popular of the three pools. Each of the pools is surrounded by beautiful natural scenery.
  • Kobori Minami Take Do
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Wakayama Ito-gun Koyacho Koyasan 781

    2018の10月に結縁灌頂を受けに行った三回目の高野山。何か神妙な気持ちになり待ちをぶらついていると見つけた本屋さん兼文房具屋さんです。『KUKAI:空海密教の宇宙』という小冊子?写真集?を購入しました。専門書のような本が並んでいたので、次回来た時にものぞいてみようと思いました。 並びのお店”履物屋さん”も面白かったです。

  • Kii Kogen Golf Club
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Wakayama Ito-gun Katsuragicho Koda 166-6

    ゴールデンウィークに家族で利用しました。 京奈和自動車道かつらぎ西インターから約20分の高原にあるゴルフ場です。 車で少し山道を登りますが、全て舗装された道路で車の対向も苦になりませんでした。 コースは非常に綺麗に整備されていて山岳コースですがフェアウェイも広く、ナビ付の乗用カートでらくらくラウンド出来ました。 食事は名物の「タンシチュウ」を食しました。とても柔らかく、美味しかったです。 他...

  • Kitadera Auto Camp site
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Wakayama Pref. Itogunkatsuragichou Hanazonokitadera

    シルバーウィークにあちこち問い合わせてようやく見つけたキャンプ場。有田川に面した20サイトほどのキャンプ場です。サイトから直接川へアクセスできます。4月下旬から9月末まで開いています。予約受付は花園役場です。ちなみに「携帯は繋がらない」と言われましたが、ソフトバンクは大丈夫でした。キャンプ場にはシャワーしかありません。近くにある花園温泉は閉まっていました。当日キャンプ場に行くと、敷地マップに名前が...

  • Hashimoto Heated Pool 「Rainbow」
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Wakayama Hashimoto-shi Koyaguchicho Mukojima 135

    旅行で、橋本に行ったときに、近くを通りました。市民向けのプールですが、観光地ではないので、わざわざ行く必要もないかなと。

  • Woodfield Tennis Company
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Wakayama Pref. Hashimotoshi Hosokawa 595-8

    いわゆるテニススクールのようです。梅雨の時期でもあり、プレーしている人はいなかったようでした。観光地として取り上げるべき場所でもありません。

  • Takayamashinrin Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Wakayama Pref. Hashimotoshi Yagurawaki
  • TSUTAYAWAY Hashi Main Store
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Wakayama Hashimoto-shi Tsuma 2-chome 2-ban 25
  • DYNAM Wakayama Hashimoto
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    Wakayama Hashimoto
  • Karaoke CLUBDAM Wakayama Hashimoto
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Wakayama Hashimoto-shi Sudacho Shimohyogo 544-2
  • Ichigo no Sato Yu
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    Wakayama Ito-gun Kudoyamacho Kudoyama 433 Near

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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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