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  • Hoko-an
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimuroguntaijichou Taiji 2173-1
    A workshop in Taiji Town, Higashimuro County, Wakayama Prefecture which makes and sells whale-themed folk crafts; whales are a symbol of the town of Taiji. The cute, round bodies of the shop’s lucky earthenware whale bells called “Kissho Kujira Dorei”, which are based on a local legend about a whale, make them popular souvenirs. The workshop sells a wide variety of uniquely designed items, including tableware and toothpick holders. Hoko-an also holds classes in which participants can paint their own ceramic pieces (reservation required). You can bring home your completed piece the same day.
  • Fisherman’s Wharf Shirahama
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 1667-22
    This leisure and resort area in Shirahama Town, Nishimuro County of Wakayama Prefecture has a fresh seafood market operated by local fishers, a restaurant, and a diving base. Visitors enjoy eating the freshly caught fish and shellfish, displayed on the stalls, right there on the spot. One can enjoy Japanese food, Italian, or seafood barbecue from the four restaurant shops on the wharf. Divers can choose from various course levels; from a easy diving encounter, up to boat diving for more experienced divers. Even beginners can safely try diving here at the Nanki Shirahama waters.
  • Akizuno Garten
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    4.5
    33 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Kamiakidu 4558-8
    This hands-on sightseeing facility located in Kamiakizu, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture used to be wooden elementary school building. There’s a farm restaurant with a buffet offering locally produced food, a farmers’ market, a workshop where you can make sweets using locally produced oranges and such, an archive about oranges, and more. The classrooms and hallways exude a Showa-period school atmosphere. There’s also a lodging facility.

    We spent 1 night at this wonderful place before embarking on the Kumano Kudo hike. We booked the accommodation through Oku Japan (self-guided walking tours) and as part of that booking, we were able...

  • Yamaguchi Kohodo
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Nachisan 167-2
    "This souvenir shop is half way along the approach to Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine and Seigantoji Temple. They sell traditional Nachiguro inkstones used for calligraphy, made of Nachiguroishi black stone. Officially designated Wakayama Prefecture souvenirs, these items are of such superb quality that they've been presented to the Imperial family as gifts. The second-generation shopkeeper is recognized as a Wakayama Prefecture master craftsman and has won the Japan Inter-Design Award. The shop is renowned for a kind of inkstone known as the ""Mandala-no-Michi,"" made from a particularly rare variety of Nachiguroishi black stone. Their figurines of owls and the mythical yatagarasu are popular."
  • Kaisen Senbei Nanki
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Shinjouchou 3076-1
    A souvenir and gift shop situated along Prefectural Route 33 facing Uchinoura Bay. Inside, visitors will find ebisen shrimp crackers and all manner of seafood senbei rice crackers. Visitors can also watch the shop’s senbei being made via a window in the workshop area. In addition, the shop offers samplings of crackers hot off the griddle and free coffee, visitors can stop by and take a snack break while gazing at the picturesque ocean nearby. The adjoining restaurant serves homemade dishes like local vegetable tempura and sweets all-you-can-eat buffet style. The shop’s parking area is spacious and can accommodate many vehicles, making the shop the perfect place to stop at and take a break while on a long drive through the area.

    白良浜の道中に見つけて立ち寄りました。 一袋530円〜種類はかなり豊富です。 無料コーヒースペースと試食販売スペースは分かれています。 淡路島のたこせんべいの里と似ているので 系列が同じか聞いてみたら違うとの事。 休憩の立ち寄りには良いと思います。

  • Jofuku Park Shop
    Shopping
    Wakayama Shingu-shi Jofuku 1-4-24
    This park located a two-minute walk from JR Shingu Station. The park is dedicated to the Chinese alchemist and explorer Xu Fu, known in Japan as Jofuku. It is said that he came to Japan over 2,200 years ago in search of the elixir of life on the order of China's first emperor Qin Shi Huang. The park features a particularly vivid Chinese-style tower gate, a stone memorial to Xu Fu, and seven stone monuments to his seven chief vassals. The park's shop sells a number of Xu Fu-themed merchandise including Jofuku-no-Yu bath additive and Jofukucha. Jofukucha is a blend of Kumano green tea and Japanese evergreen spicebush, which is said to have been discovered by Xu Fu on his search for the elixir of life. The park also offers bicycle and Chinese dress rentals.
  • SUPER Ever Green Kami-Tonda Store, Farmers' Market Plaza Tenkomori
    Shopping
    Wakayama Nishimuro-gun Kamitondacho Ikuma 564-1
    This farmer's market is located inside the Kamitonda branch of the Super Evergreen Supermarket and Drugstore, about a seven-minute drive from the Kamitonda Interchange on the Kisei Expressway. It deals in vegetables, fruits, flowers, rice, processed foods, desserts, side dishes, and salted items.
  • Shiosai Building Nikoniko Indoor Marketplace
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Nishimuro-gun Shirahamacho Hiki 2039
    "This is a farmers' market that sells local agricultural products, an 11-minute drive from JR Hikigawa Station. Because of careful management of production records, customers can buy safe and reliable fresh fruits and vegetables at low prices. In addition to fresh foods, the market also sells processed foods, such as dried pickled plums, pickled radishes, and saury sushi. The growers and producers work the cash register every day, so that customers can speak directly with them and learn about ways to cook exoic vegetables and other market products. About ten times a year, the market holds a ""customer appreciation day,"" offering free treats, such as rice porridge or zenzai (red bean soup made with azuki beans) as well as new rice or other crops."

    JA紀南がやっている、農産物の直販所です。伺った時はおばあさん達が2たりで店番をされていました。時期的にか?農産物は余り多くありませんでしたが、お店の中は田舎の良い雰囲気。農家の方が交代で店番をされているとか、小さな李を売っていたので、買って食べたら、今まで食べた事の無い無茶「旨」でした。

  • JA Kinan Farmers’ Market Kisaikan
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Akizucho 752-1
    "Located a five-minute drive from the Nanki Tanabe Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway, this is a base for ""locally grown, locally consumed"" food in JA Kinan, and it is the largest farmers' market in the region. Varieties of sweet mandarin oranges are available throughout the year, and since free samples are provided, customers can ""try before they buy."" The food sold here, whether it is saury sushi, miso, pickled vegetables, or bread, is all handmade on local farms, using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, for a real homemade taste. There is also a wide selection of locally produced dried plums and tea products. From time to time, events are held in which customers can try harvesting mandarin oranges or plums or arranging flowers."

    大きな農産物直売所です。しかも、時期が良かったのか、ミカンの山!素晴らしいです。飛行機で、ミカンをたくさん持って帰れました。まさか、こんなに買ってしまうとは。。。また寄りたいですね。回るだけで楽しです。

  • Akitsuno Farmers’ Market Kitera
    Shopping
    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Kamiakizu 1487-1
    "This is located a ten-minute drive from the Nanki Tanabe Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway. The local people provided the funds to found a farmers' market and operate it themselves. They take advantage of a climate and landscape where mandarin oranges, navel oranges and other citrus fruits can be harvested throughout the year, and a wide variety of seasonal citrus fruits are always displayed at the entrance to the store, all of them locally grown. The ""Oranchi juice"" produced onsite is also popular. The neighboring coffee shop Ikora Chaya is a good place to relax while drinking coffee that has been roasted in-house."
  • toto, Tanabe Ouchy Chance Ctr
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Higashiyama 1-5-1 Oshiti Tanabe store before
  • toto Handling Amanogawa Store
    Shopping
    Wakayama Shingu-shi Horai 3-1-1
  • toto Handling Shingu Shinkin Bank Main Store Sales Department
    Shopping
    Wakayama Shingu-shi Ohashi Dori 3-chome 1-4
  • toto Handling Shingu Shinkin Bank Katsuura Branch
    Shopping
    Wakayama Higashimuro-gun Nachikatsuuracho Tsukiji 2-3-6
  • toto Handling Kinokuni Shinkin Bank Tanabe Branch
    Shopping
    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Shimoyashikimachi 81-10
  • toto Handling Kinokuni Shinkin Bank Shirahama Branch
    Shopping
    Wakayama Nishimuro-gun Shirahamacho 911-8
  • HUSTLER
    Shopping
    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Takao 2-16-21
  • BOX Variety
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Uenoyama 1-14-15
  • Aisusenmonten
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Kitashinmachi 7-3
  • Kimu platinum Kaitori Ctr Tanabe
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Shimoyashikimachi 1-55

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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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