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Nature Spots in Shingu Area

  • Shingu Inosawa Ukishima Shokubutsu Gunraku (Ukishima-no Mori Island)
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    Wakayama Pref. Shingushi Ukijima 3-38
    This is a fantastical forest on a 5,000 square meter isle. Made up completely of peat moss, the isle floats atop the water. Over 130 varieties of indigenous flora, including prairie sphagnum and cinnamon ferns thrive here. Selected as a national natural monument in 1927, One can stroll in and around the island boardwalks.
  • Dorokyo Gorge
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    Wakayama Pref. Shingushi Kumanogawachouhitari
    This Kitayamakawa’s Gorge is a part of the Yoshino-Kumano National Park spanning the border of Nara and Mie Prefectures. The magnificent boulders and unusual rock formations are one the attractions of this gorge surrounding the Kumano River system. One can jet around on a power boat to see this gorge and it is also known for wonderful photographic opportunities. Also called Doro Haccho, one can take in the beautiful green verdure in the spring and the colorful foliage in the autumn against the steep precipices. It is a National Cultural Property named as a Special Places of Scenic Beauty, Natural Monument.
  • Mt.Nachisan
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    Wakayama
  • Dorohatcho
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    Wakayama
  • Wadagawakai
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    Wakayama Pref. Shingushi Kumanogawachounehata
  • Mt.Eboshi
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    Wakayama
  • Kuwa no Ki no Taki
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    Wakayama Shingu-shi Oga
  • Seikandoro
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    Wakayama Shingu-shi Kumanogawacho
  • Hanashironotaki
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    Shingu City, Wakayama Prefecture
  • Mt.Hourai
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    Wakayama Shingu-shi Asuka
  • Kamikura San
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    Wakayama Shingu-shi
  • Nunobikinotaki
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    Wakayama Shingu-shi Takata

Wakayama Main Areas

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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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