Wakayama prefecture of Japan located in the on the Kii Peninsula in the Kansai region on Honshū island. The capital is the city of Wakayama.
Area is 1,825 sq mi. The population is 989,000.
Wakayama Prefecture has hot springs such as Shirahama, Kawayu, and Yunomine Onsen.
Kōya-san is the name of mountains in Wakayama Prefecture to the south of Osaka. Also, Kōya-san is a modifying word for Kongōbu-ji.
First settled in 819 by the monk Kūkai, Mt. Kōya is primarily known as the world headquarters of the Kōyasan Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism.
Koyasan is a center of Buddhist study and practice, located in the northeastern part of Wakayama Prefecture. It is surrounded by eight low peaks in Koya-Ryujin Quasi-National Park.
Nachi-Katsuura is a small town in Wakayama Prefecture, Kii Peninsula. It is famous for tuna auction and hot spring. The city itself is very attractive and also a starting point of Kumano Kodo which is a popular Japan tour destination.
The Kumano Kodo is a pilgrimage route in the Kii Mountains. The routes radiate centering around Kumano Three Shrines; Hongu, Hayatama, and Nachi. The total length is about 1,000 km.