Most Beautiful Places In Wakayama Prefecture

Here're most beautiful places in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. There're many breathtaking views such as Nachi Falls proud of the most highest drop, and Shirosaki Ocean Park admired as Japanese Aegean Sea. Then, we selected most beautiful ones from 'special places to travel in Japan' that were posted in City's Pride by travelers and the locals who have actually been to Wakayama.

Most Beautiful Places In Wakayama Prefecture [1-10]

1Kongobuji Temple

An Elegant Stone Garden 'Banryu-tei' As Large As 2340㎡

One of the highlights of Kongobuji Temple, is a Japanese stone garden 'Banryu-tei'. Shirawaka Pebbles express the sea of clouds, and granite big stones express two dragons floating on the clouds. I want you to appreciate it with peaceful mind from a tasteful corridor of the temple.

2Koyasan Daimon Gate

Daimon, An Entrance Gate For World Heritage 'Koyasan'

You see this Daimon at first when you visit Koyasan and you'll be surprised at the impressing size as high as 25 meters! The sacred place begins from here, so I felt tensed up.

3Nachi Falls

New Year At A world Heritage! Japan's Greatest Waterfall Lit Up In The Darkness

Nachi Waterfall is proud of the highest drop in Japan as a single waterfall. It's one of the three best waterfalls in Japan, and one element of a World Heritage 'Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range'. It's lit up from New Year's Eve to the dawn of New Year's Day, so you can see the beautiful and mysterious Nachi Waterfall!

4Shirosaki Ocean Park

Beautiful Contrast Of Blue & White! The Coastline Admires A Japan's Aegean Sea

Shirasaki Ocean Park has the whole coastline surrounded by white limestone in its site. The contrast of the blue sea and the sky, and the white stones is like the Aegean Sea! There're an observatory and camping site, and you can enjoy diving and snorkeling.

5Danjo Garan

50 Meters High! 'Kompon Daito' Is A Symbol Of Koyasan, A World Heritage

1000m above the sea level, Koyasan is one of the world heritages in Japan. 'Kompon Daito' is a symbolic pagoda of Koyasan. The vivid vermilion pagoda is as high as 50m, and I was very surprised at its size and beauty.

6Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine

Huge Existence We Can See From A Distance! Japan's Biggest Torii Gate Standing On The Site Of A Former Shrine Building

Kumano Hongu Taisha is popular as a spiritual power spot. A Torii Gate at 'Oyunohara' isolated from the main shrine, is 33.9m high and 42m wide, the biggest one in Japan. A former shrine was used to stand here, a sacred place, and we can feel the energy of earth and prayers of predecessors.


A White Sandy Beach

The beautiful clear sea and white beach.

8Oishi Kogen Highlands 

Japanese Pampas Grass And The Sky Of Evening Glow

Oishi Kogen Highlands is filled up with fluffy Japanese pampas grass in autumn. The evening scenery over the pampas grass on the mountain top is very beautiful. On the west hill, we can see even the ocean.


A Rock Floor Spreading On The Blue Sea

A stratum had been gained for a long time and became stairs of bedrock. The contrast between the sky and the sea is magnificent.


Height 50-60 Meters Sheer Precipice

The appearance of raging waves broken on the rocks is awesome.


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