Nachi Taisha and Waterfalls, Kumano

Wakayama Travel Guide

Wakayama Prefecture | Travel Guide

Over the last few years, Wakayama prefecture on the western coast of Japan’s main island has been steadily gaining popularity amongst foreign visitors because of the unspoilt nature and many hiking trails that follow the spiritual Kumano Kodo road. This travel guide will help you plan your trip to this popular region of Japan!

There are also many famous hot springs such as Shirahama, Kawayu, Yunomine Onsen. Another big attraction in the area is Koya-san, which is the headquarters of Shingon Buddhism that was founded in 819. Many tourists spend the night in temple accommodation here, which is a very special experience.