1.3 kilometer in length, this is the only walkable sandy shore area along the Ancient Kumano Kodo Route. Also called one of the White-sand and Lush-pine beaches, this portion was once part of the Kumano pilgrimage routed. Renowned as one of the few spawning grounds for loggerhead turtles on Honshu (spawning, usually in May, can only be viewed by permission of the Minabe municipality); it is also selected as one of Wakayama’s Top 100 Scenic Sunrise and Sunset Spots. Mentioned in the ancient literature of Ise Monogatari stories and Makura no soshi, this shore was named a Historic Site of Wakayama in 1964.
Wakayama Pref. Hidakagunminabechou Yamauchi
Wakayama Pref. Hidakagunminabechou Yamauchi [map]
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
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- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Wakayama Main Areas
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.