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Cape Spots in Shirahama / Ryujin / Kumano / Nachi Area

  • Sandanbeki
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    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou
    Extending out for about two kilometers, Sandanbeki features 50-meter tall large rock walls comprised of columnar joints and is a Place of Scenic Beauty for its precipitous cliffs. On top of the cliffs is a viewing platform which allows visitors to gaze out at the scenery of the magnificent Pacific Ocean. Also close to the viewing platform is a cave that, according to legend, is where Kumano pirates (and later Kumano navy members) hid their boats during the Genji and Heike battle. Inside the cave is Japan’s largest bronze statue of the goddess Benzaiten, and it is possible to ride an elevator down into the cave from the top of the cliffs.
  • Senjojiki
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou
    Facing the ocean from the tip of Setozaki Cape, Senjojiki is a vast bedrock formation that looks as though countless tatami mats were spread out along the shore. The formation is composed of soft white sandstone, and the magnificent scenery formed by waves hitting the shore over many years is truly overwhelming. This is also a popular spot to watch the sunset.
  • Cape Tenjinzaki
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    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Tenjinzaki
    This cape, jutting into the north side of the Tanabe Bay, is formed of the 20 hectares of coastal woods and 21 hectares of rocky reef. Comprising a unique eco-system of forest, rocky beach and ocean, both sea and land flora and fauna are squeezed into this strip of land. Due to Japan’s black current, this cape maintains a year round mild climate, making it a prime location for studying and enjoying the plant and animal life common to the southern hemisphere. Quickly gaining notoriety through national trust movements, the cape has come to be endeared also for its beautiful sunsets that can be seen painting the horizon.
  • Cape Shionomisaki
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    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunkushimotochou Shionomisaki
    At latitude 33° 25′ 59″ North and longitude 135° 45′ 45″ East, this cape is on the southern most tip of Honshu island. The vast expanse of the sea making an arc at the horizon is a site to see, especially at sunset when the whole sky is painted in coral colors. From the nearby observatory, Mt. Nachi can be seen.
  • Tomyo Cape
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Higashimuro-gun Taijicho Taiji
  • Kajitori Cape
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Higashimuro-gun Taijicho Taiji
  • Kinomatsushima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Higashimuro-gun Nachikatsuuracho Katsuura
  • Meotonami
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunsusamichou Mirodu
  • Kashino Cape
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Higashimuro-gun Kushimotocho Kashino
  • Seto Cape
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Nishimuro-gun Shirahamacho
  • Morito Cape
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Higashimuro-gun Kushimotocho

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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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