Mount Koya is a beautiful region in Wakayama prefecture, that is accessible easily from Kyoto or Osaka. For those who are spiritually inclined, this is a wonderful place to visit. You can even stay overnight to experience the life of a monk. You can find below reservation information as well.
Did you know that the toppings and taste of ramen differ as you travel across prefectures in Japan? Wakayama is known for its very thick pork broth and soy sauce ramen, often served with sushi. You read that right, people of Wakayama love to eat ramen with sushi!
Porto Europe is a full-scale replica of the streets in Europe. Can you imagine walking through the streets of France, Italy & Spain in the same day, all the while having a beautiful view of the ocean? There is also an amusement park with rides for children and adults!
Wakayama Castle is an impressive and beautiful castle which will definitely be on your to-do list while you are in the Kansai region. Here's some information on the castle and on the best places for lunch in the area. Japanese kaiseki, curry, ramen, or even French, here are the best spots to have lunch!
Judging by the picture, it might seem like a tropical vacation destination, but it is actually right in Wakayama! Wakayama Shirahama Onsen is an incredible beach and onsen resort right in the Kansai region. Here's more information on the area!
Who would have ever thought that there are such beautiful beaches right in Wakayama, in the Kansai area? When you think of Kansai, you probably think of tasty food in Osaka, of beautiful traditional sightseeing in Kyoto and Nara, but never beaches, right? Well, This might change. Here are the top 3 beaches to visit while in the Wakayama area!
Wakayama Adventure World is such an exciting place to spend the day. You can start the day by visiting the pandas, stop by to see the cheetas, and then head over to the aquarium to see the dolphins. After lunch, you can take a ride on the Ferris wheel to have a stunning view of the ocean and then hop on some exciting rides!
Wakayama is a wonderful prefecture to visit in the Kansai region. There is just so much to discover! There are UNESCO World Heritage sites, spiritual getaways, awesome sightseeing spots, beach & onsen resorts, theme parks, etc. There really is something for everyone in Wakayama alone!