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  • Kumano Kodo Kan Pilgrimage Center
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Nakahechichoukurisugawa 1222-1
    This free rest area is located in Nakahechi Town, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture and serves as the tourist information facility for both the 12 “Grand Shrines” and the Kumano Kodo road. The 12-side building based on these shrines serves as a landmark. There’s a video introducing Nakahechi and materials related to Kumano Kodo, as well as articles from Takijirioji Shrine on display. There’s also an area where you can take photos dressed in kimono, as well as works by a local pottery group and other goods for sale.

    Stopped in here before beginning our Kumano Kodo walk at Takijiri. Women working was very friendly. We looked at the exhibits, took some pictures, browsed the shop (if youve forgotten something they...

  • Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage
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    Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture other
    This ancient pilgrimage route, also called the Kumano Sankeido, visits the Three Head Kumano Shrines—the Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine, Kumano Hayatama Taisha Shrine, and Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine. Starting in ancient times, the Kumano faith grew strong throughout the centuries, and countless people of all classes, from emperors and nobles to samurai and commoners have traveled this pilgrimage route. Due to the heavy rains in the area, the route’s stone paving still remains exposed in some areas, such as Daimon-zaka. A nationally designated Historic Site, a portion is also registered a World Heritage Site as part of the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range.
  • Kumano Kodo Nakahechi Route
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    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Nakahechichoukurisugawa
    This mountain path is one of the Kumano pilgrimage trails leading to Kumano Sanzan, starting from Tanabe town, leading through the Hongu, Shingu, and Nachi shrines. From the Heian through Kamakura periods, famous for the Kumano goko (goko meaning an outing for the retired emperor, the monk emperor and imperial women) the emperor and the nobility repeatedly made this pilgrimage over 100 times. The Nakahechi path is the official pilgrimage path (the Gokodo) with many traditional remains of folklore along the way, including the Prince Takijirioji-jinja Shrine. This Nakahechi route is also considered a popular walking course, and called the golden route.
  • Ryujin Village Mandala Art Museum
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    3.0
    3 Reviews
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    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Ryujinmura Ryujin 203
    "Visitors can find this museum by following National Route 371 north along the Hidakagawa River from the hot spring resort area of Ryujin Village, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture. As its name indicates, it houses over 100 mandalas. Some date back 1200 years, to the era when the Shingon monk Kobo Daishi founded the first monastery on Mt. Koya. There is a special exhibit in his honor called ""The Light of Kobo Daishi Kukai."" In addition to mandalas, the museum also exhibits haiku, poems, and other items connected with Buddhism."

    2016年6月23日にみなべから高野山に向かう途中に立ち寄りました。トリップアドバイザーに施設の写真が掲載されていないことから行きましたが、曼陀羅の説明がないので、ただ見ただけという感じでした。

  • Kinan Tourist Vineyard
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Inaricho
    This vineyard is located a six-minute drive from the Nanki Tanabe Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway via National Route 42 and Prefectural Route 29. Located next to Domeki Park, it is the oldest tourist-oriented vineyard in the prefecture. The summers are cool with a large difference in temperature between daytime and nighttime, making this an ideal environment for growing grapes. The owners do everything they can to grow high quality, sweeter grapes. Visitors can enter the vineyard free of charge and buy as many grapes as they want. They may not eat any grapes inside the vineyard, but after paying, they can go to the rest area and eat the grapes they have purchased along with any food they have brought in. It is recommended that visitors put freshly picked grapes in ice water before eating them.

    お盆ごろいつも買いに行きます。 いつも自宅用は少し難ありで安いのを買い、進物用は少し高いですが大きな房でぎっしり粒がついているのを買います。 こんなところにブドウ園があるなんてびっくりするようなところにあります。

  • Kawayu Campground Kodama no Sato
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Hongucho Kawayu 1288
    A campground situated along Prefectural Route 241 in Kawayu, Hongu-cho, Tanabe City. Located along the Oto River, the campground has gravel and sand auto campsites and grass tent sites. Kawayu Onsen is located nearby; here, you can dig a hole near the river and hot spring waters will flow up from underneath into it, enabling you to create your very own outdoor hot spring bath.

    近くには熊野本宮・熊野古道があります。芝生の上でキャンプすることができます。水場も整備されています。ただ、昨年の水害の影響で河原のキャンプ場は閉鎖されていました。朝早くから澄んだ空気を吸いながら鳥の鳴き声だけが響く静寂の中での時間は何ものにも代えがたい貴重な時間を経験することが出来ました。

  • Kumanokodo Nakahechi Museum of Art
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Nakahechichouchikatsuyu 891
    "You can reach this museum by taking the Ryujin Bus bound for Hongu Taisha-Mae and getting off at the Nakahechi Bijutsukan stop. It mainly displays the work of two painters from Wakayama Prefecture's Tanabe City: Banka Nonagase, who formed Hakuensha and contributed greatly to the local arts, and Ryoun Watase, the Deputy Administrative Director and juror at Nihon Nangain who went on to receive the Wakayama Prefecture Distinguished Cultural Service Prize. The museum itself was the first work of the internationally active architectural team “Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA."""

    近露王子のすぐ近くにある熊野古道なかへち美術館は、田辺市立美術館の分館であり、地元出身の画家である野長瀬晩花と渡瀬凌雲の作品を中心にした構成です。定期的に企画展も行っており、訪問した日には開館20周年記念特別展として鈴木昭男展「音の内在」が開かれていました。サウンドアートは少々難解でしたが。

  • Shinjo Comprehensive Park
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    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Takinaicho 24-16
    This park located in Takinai-cho, Tanabe City has a rich natural environment on a vast site covering 23 hectares. Besides the existence of nature trails, this park has cultural facilities such as an outdoor music hall, art museum and large playground equipment. It is a park where you can enjoy cultural activities together with nature.
  • Forest Park Niu Yamasemi no Sato
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    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Ryujinmura Nyunogawa 275-2
    This campground is located in Nyunogawa, Ryujin-mura, Tanabe City. In addition to individual camping sites and log cottages, there is also a former elementary school on the opposite bank of the river that serves as a lodging facility and also has a first-come first-served campsite in the schoolyard. There is also an attached hot spring bathhouse with outside baths.
  • Tanabe Ogigahama Beach
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    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Ougigahama
    This beach is about a 10-minute walk from the JR Kii Tanabe Station. The only swimmable beach in Tanabe City, Wakayama, it is also called Ogiga Hama due to its fan-like shape. The beach house is equipped with toilets, changing rooms, showers, and free storage lockers so families can safely enjoy their time here. Many summer events are hosted during the swimming season, including the rental of stability balanced stand-up paddleboards, which can be rented any day during the operational period of July 1 through August 31.
  • Iris Park Auto Campground
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    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Nakahechicho Chikatsuyu 128-1
    This campground is a 50-minute drive from the Kamitonda Interchange on the Kisei Expressway via National Routes 42 and 311. Surrounded by mountains and abundant greenery, the campground is located along the Hikigawa River. There are 40 drive-in campsites, 15 of them with AC batteries, as well as bungalows and a separate building that can be used for lodging with meals. Since it is located at the midpoint of the Nakahechi Route in the World Heritage Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route, it is recommended as a base for walking, enjoying water activities in the Hikigawa River, or barbecues. Within the campground is Megami no Yu (goddess hot spring), known as the hot spring with the stickiest water in Japan.
  • Miyashiro Auto Camping Ground (Fureainosato Ryujin)
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
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    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Ryujinmura Miyashiro 620

    使い勝手のよい、手入れの行き届いたキャンプ場でした。釣り竿を借りて、日高川で釣りをしました。アマゴが釣れました。日帰り温泉、「龍神温泉元湯」と「ヤマセミの郷温泉」を利用しました。管理人のおじさん方が、とても親切で印象がよくなりました。

  • Furusato Natural Park Center
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Inaricho 1629

    田辺の豊かな自然が感じられる公園です。子どもと一緒に行くと、子どもが一日中遊ぶことができる場所だと思います。

  • GEO Nanki Tanabe
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Shinjocho 2-banchi no 38
  • TSUTAYA WAY Ouchy Mae Tanabe
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    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Higashiyama 1-chome 12-9
  • Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine repository
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    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Hongucho Hongu 1110
  • Cafe Clear
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    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Meiyou 1-6
  • BONDS
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    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Minato 960-4
  • cafe BASE
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    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Shimomaro 463-3
  • namco Purades Tanabe
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    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Inarichou New Gangwon 3165 Pavilion Tanabe City store C Hall 2F

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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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