Best Tourist Spots In Wakayama

Here're best Tourist Spots in Wakayama. We released a ranking of reviews about Tourist Spots posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Wakayama.

Review Ranking

1

Address:Nakada Kimino-cho, Kaiso-gun, Wakayama

Access:60 min by car or taxi from Wakayama Station

Very large highlands of pampas grass spreading to 360 degrees as far as the eye can see. They shine gold beautifully in the light of evening sun. You can enjoy taking picturesque portraits, too.

2

Address:1527 Kemi, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama

Access:10 min by car, or 15 min by bus from JR Nankai Station to Wakayama Marina City. 90 min from Osaka by car.

Hours:10:00-

Located in Wakayama Marina City, PORTO EUROPE is a very fashionable and photogenic place that imitates the townscape of France and Italy. Because it doesn't require the admission fees, there're many people enjoy taking pictures.◎There're an amusement park, the local food shops and restaurants in the same site, so all of your families can enjoy together. The entrance fee is free, but you need fees if you want to take rides of an amusement park.

3

Nachi Falls

5 Review

Address:Nachisan Nachi Katsu'ura-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama

Access:30 min by bus from Kii Katsuura Station to Nachi Fall, then 5 min walk. By car, 170 min from Wakayama Station.

Hours:7:00-16:30

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!◎Train and bus are available in daytime, but they may not in service in night-time. Using car is the best way to visit in night-time.

4

Address:1110 Hongu Hongu-cho, Tanabe-shi, Wakayama

Access:By train, 130 min from Kyoto or Osaka Station to Kii-tanabe Staron, then take bus for 120 min to Hongutaisha. By bus, 60 min from Shingu Station to Hongutaisha. By car, 140 min from Wakayama city, 200 min from Nagoya city, or 180 min from Osaka city. Free parking area is available.

Tel:0735-42-0009

Hours:6:00-19:00

The biggest torii arch stands at Oyunohara where Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine was once located. The great torii in the nature is very impressive and cannot be ignored. What's more, the starry sky is also very beautiful, and I was moved by the Milky Way that was able to see with the naked eyes.

5

Address:960-1 Obiki Yura-cho, Hidaka-gun, Wakayama

Access:10 min by car, from Kiyura Station

There are so many terrains that I can't put them on the picture! There were a lot of superb views that I want you to see once! Wakayama where you can see such a wonderful scenery for free! It's too amazing!

6

Address:Kushimoto-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama

Access:By bus, 5 min from Kushimoto Station

Hashigui Iwa is located at Kushimoto, Wakayama, a southernmost town in Honshu Region of Japan. These pics are the lighting show in 2018. We can see this for three days, 11/2 to 4. The fantastic scenery different from its usual, is very impressive! The ordinary landscape is in the third pic. 5 min by bus from Kushimoto Station. You should visit Kushimoto rich in nature!

7

Sandanheki

3 Review

Address:2927-52 Sandan Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama

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

8

Shirahama

3 Review

Address:Shirahama Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama

The beautiful clear sea and white beach.

9

Address:Rinkai Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama

Access:By car or taxi, 15 min from Shirahama Station, 2 min from Shirahama Airport.

Engetsu Island is a symbol of Shirahama. You can see the setting sun in the opening of the island. It's specially beautiful in the evening glow.◎You need to go when the sun sets.

10

Address:244-2 Aridagawa-cho, Arida-gun, Wakayama

Access:75 min by car from Wakayama Station

Washigamine Mountain is 586.2 meters high. Its observatory commands the whole view of Wakayama city. In autumn, we can enjoy cosmos fields, and take pictures of cosmos and night view together.

11

Address:132 Koyasan Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama

Tel:0736-56-2011

Hours:8:30-17:00

The most mysterious place I have ever seen.

12

Sandanbeki

2 Review

Address:2927-52 Sandan Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama

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

13

Address:Saikazaki, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama

Access:15 min by car or taxi from Kimiidera Station

The landscape of Saikazaki Fishing Port In Wakayama. Its scenery is as beautiful as Amalfi in Italy. It makes me want to take pictures of the atmosphere that changes day and night. What's more, we can buy fresh seafood if the timing is right.

14

Daimonzaka

2 Review

Address:Nachisan Nachikatsuura-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama

Access:8 min by car or taxi from Nachi Station

It's located on the way to Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine. People who like nature, must visit once. What's more, there're many world heritage sites around here, you can enjoy visiting those together.

15

Address:Koyasan Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama

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.◎Parking lot: to the south down from Daimon, and 5min walk from the parking area to Daimon

16

Address:3 Ichiban-cho, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama

Access:15 min walk from Wakayamashi Station

Wakayama Castle belonged to Kishu Tokugawa Family, which is one of the three Tokugawa Families. It's a famous cherry blossom viewing spot in spring. Many people come to enjoy cherry blossoms during its Sakura Festival!

17

Address:180 Matsugamine Kimino-cho, Kaiso-gun, Wakayama

Access:60 min by car or taxi from Wakayama Station

Innumerable stars in the sky spreading above our heads are so impressive! I thought it seen with the naked eye is more more more beautiful than that I saw in pictures!!! When you visit here, be careful on the narrow roads. And have good manners because there're some people taking pictures.◎You should be careful on the narrow roads. And it's very cold on the top of the mountain, so prepare the winter clothes!

18

Address:Isono-ura, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama

Access:2 min walk from Isono-ura Beach

Isono-ura Beach is popular as a surfing spot. I like to walk along the coast in the evening. If you have a good timing, you may meet the happy train of Nankai Kada Line. There're many places like this in Wakayama! You can find the ocean-view cafes near the beaches.

19

Address:Kawayu Hongu-cho, Tanabe-shi, Wakayama

Tel:0735-42-0735

Hours:6:30~22:00

Oto-gawa River in Wakayama is famous for its onsen springing out from the dug bottom of the river. They dam up the river and 'Sennin Buro' comes out from December to February. Wearing bathing suits, men and women bathe together and enjoy onsen in the great nature all together. And more, it's free!

20

Danjo Garan

4 Review

Address:152 Koyasan Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama

It's a depository of scriptures built by Bifukumon-in for her husband Emperor Toba, and it's now well known as a spiritual spot of grace. If you push it and go around one time, you can receive the grace as much as you read the scriptures! Don't forget to visit here in Koyasan.

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Spots With Great Nature

Nachi Falls

5 Review

Address:Nachisan Nachi Katsu'ura-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama

Access:30 min by bus from Kii Katsuura Station to Nachi Fall, then 5 min walk. By car, 170 min from Wakayama Station.

Hours:7:00-16:30

Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine with a long long history has a sacred atmosphere. It's the place concered with the beginning of Japan. The scenery of three-storied pagpda and Nachi's waterfall is very fantastic.

Architectures

Address:Koyasan Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama

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.◎Parking lot: to the south down from Daimon, and 5min walk from the parking area to Daimon

Restaurants

Address:3186-126 Kokawa, Kinokawa-shi, Wakayama

Access:12 min by car or taxi from Kokawa Station

Tel:0736-74-3331

Hours:10:00-17:00

Closed:Tue

A cafe in Kan'non-yama Fruit Garden. The parfait of the seasonal, locally grown matured fruit looks nice, and tastes good! Now, it uses strawberry, orange and apple, and that would be changed every season.

Hotels

Address:1165-2 Katsuura Nachikatsuura, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama

Tel:0735-52-1011

This hot spring, surprisingly in a natural cave! Hot spring comes out from the cave, and the rising sun can be seen from the hole. Inside the cave, please show in the official HP of the hotel. The letter '忘帰洞' means forgetting to come back from the cave.

World Heritage Sites

Nachi Falls

5 Review

Address:Nachisan Nachi Katsu'ura-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama

Access:30 min by bus from Kii Katsuura Station to Nachi Fall, then 5 min walk. By car, 170 min from Wakayama Station.

Hours:7:00-16:30

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!◎Train and bus are available in daytime, but they may not in service in night-time. Using car is the best way to visit in night-time.

Spots With Beautiful Flowers

Address:3 Ichiban-cho, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama

Access:15 min walk from Wakayamashi Station

Wakayama Castle belonged to Kishu Tokugawa Family, which is one of the three Tokugawa Families. It's a famous cherry blossom viewing spot in spring. Many people come to enjoy cherry blossoms during its Sakura Festival!

Beautiful Townscape

Address:Saikazaki, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama

Access:15 min by car or taxi from Kimiidera Station

The landscape of Saikazaki Fishing Port In Wakayama. Its scenery is as beautiful as Amalfi in Italy. It makes me want to take pictures of the atmosphere that changes day and night. What's more, we can buy fresh seafood if the timing is right.

Area

Nishimuro-gun

Sandanheki

3 Review

Address:2927-52 Sandan Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama

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

Higashimuro-gun

Nachi Falls

5 Review

Address:Nachisan Nachi Katsu'ura-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama

Access:30 min by bus from Kii Katsuura Station to Nachi Fall, then 5 min walk. By car, 170 min from Wakayama Station.

Hours:7:00-16:30

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!◎Train and bus are available in daytime, but they may not in service in night-time. Using car is the best way to visit in night-time.

Tanabe-shi

Address:Kawayu Hongu-cho, Tanabe-shi, Wakayama

Tel:0735-42-0735

Hours:6:30~22:00

Oto-gawa River in Wakayama is famous for its onsen springing out from the dug bottom of the river. They dam up the river and 'Sennin Buro' comes out from December to February. Wearing bathing suits, men and women bathe together and enjoy onsen in the great nature all together. And more, it's free!

Ito-gun

Address:132 Koyasan Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama

Tel:0736-56-2011

Hours:8:30-17:00

The most mysterious place I have ever seen.

Kaiso-gun

Address:Nakada Kimino-cho, Kaiso-gun, Wakayama

Access:60 min by car or taxi from Wakayama Station

Very large highlands of pampas grass spreading to 360 degrees as far as the eye can see. They shine gold beautifully in the light of evening sun. You can enjoy taking picturesque portraits, too.

Hidaka-gun

Address:960-1 Obiki Yura-cho, Hidaka-gun, Wakayama

Access:10 min by car, from Kiyura Station

There are so many terrains that I can't put them on the picture! There were a lot of superb views that I want you to see once! Wakayama where you can see such a wonderful scenery for free! It's too amazing!

Wakayama-shi

Address:1527 Kemi, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama

Access:10 min by car, or 15 min by bus from JR Nankai Station to Wakayama Marina City. 90 min from Osaka by car.

Hours:10:00-

Located in Wakayama Marina City, PORTO EUROPE is a very fashionable and photogenic place that imitates the townscape of France and Italy. Because it doesn't require the admission fees, there're many people enjoy taking pictures.◎There're an amusement park, the local food shops and restaurants in the same site, so all of your families can enjoy together. The entrance fee is free, but you need fees if you want to take rides of an amusement park.

Shingu-shi

Address:1110 Hongu Hongu-cho, Tanabe-shi, Wakayama

Access:By train, 130 min from Kyoto or Osaka Station to Kii-tanabe Staron, then take bus for 120 min to Hongutaisha. By bus, 60 min from Shingu Station to Hongutaisha. By car, 140 min from Wakayama city, 200 min from Nagoya city, or 180 min from Osaka city. Free parking area is available.

Tel:0735-42-0009

Hours:6:00-19:00

The biggest torii arch stands at Oyunohara where Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine was once located. The great torii in the nature is very impressive and cannot be ignored. What's more, the starry sky is also very beautiful, and I was moved by the Milky Way that was able to see with the naked eyes.

Arida-gun

Address:244-2 Aridagawa-cho, Arida-gun, Wakayama

Access:75 min by car from Wakayama Station

Washigamine Mountain is 586.2 meters high. Its observatory commands the whole view of Wakayama city. In autumn, we can enjoy cosmos fields, and take pictures of cosmos and night view together.

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