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Tanabe

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Hiking Trails
Considered a holy space where the gods once lived, the city of Tanabe teems with spiritual, cultural, and natural beauty. Nestled in the mountains of Wakayama Prefecture, Tanabe welcomes tourists with hospitality and excellent gourmet cuisine. During your Tanabe holiday, take soothing dips in its healing waters, walk its spiritually inspired trails, and find your favorite among the local restaurants. Tanabe's tourism office makes it easy to get around town and find the best attractions. Use our Japan tour planning tool to arrange your visit to Tanabe and other destinations in Japan.
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Popular things to do in Tanabe

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Religious Site
Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Hiking Trail
Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Historic Site
Oyunohara - Original Kumano Hongu Taisha Site
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
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Spa
Spas
4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Tanabe

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Mountain
Mt. Koya Koya-cho
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Aquarium
Adventure World Shirahama-cho
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Beach
Shirarahama Beach Shirahama-cho
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Duration: 1 hour
Geologic Formation
Senjojiki Shirahama-cho
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Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Tanabe

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Hot Spring
Kawayu Onsen
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Duration: 4 hours
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Hot Spring
Ryujin Onsen
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
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Observation Deck
Takahara Kirinosato
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Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Hosshinmon Oji
4.5
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Tanabe

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Religious Site
Oyunohara
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Duration: 1 hour
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Historic Site
Chikatsuyu-oji Ruin
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Duration: 1 hour
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Historic Site
Ruins of Takijiri-oji
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Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Tokei Shrine
3.6
Duration: 1 hour

Nature in Tanabe

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Hot Spring
Senninburo
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Mountain
Gomadanzan
3.6
Duration: 1 hour
Hot Spring
World Heritage Tsuboyu
3.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Water Body
Kizetsukyo
2.5
Duration: 1 hour

Beaches in Tanabe

Beach
Tanabe Ogigahama Swimming Beach
2.9
Duration: 4 hours

Where to stay in Tanabe

In Tanabe, it's easy to have an authentic experience at one of the many traditional Japanese bed and breakfasts or guesthouses. In addition to these charming places to stay, a number of larger hotels offer everything from scenic views to luxurious spas. If you're traveling on a budget, look into the backpacker lodgings. Alternatively, campsites in Tanabe make a perfect way to get in touch with the beautiful natural surroundings.
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