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Mt. Koya , Koya-cho
World Heritage Site and headquarters of the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism, Mt. Koya blends nature and spirituality in utmost harmony. The
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Koyasan Okunoin , Koya-cho
Explore Japan’s largest cemetery, Koyasan Okunoin, situated on Mount Koya among tall, ancient cedar trees. Cross the first bridge to enter th
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Nachi Mitaki Falls , Nachikatsura-cho
Part of the Kii Mountain Range World Heritage Site, Nachi Mitaki Falls represents Japan's tallest waterfall with a single uninterrupted drop,
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Adventure World , Shirahama-cho
Combination amusement park, zoo, and aquarium, Adventure World remains best known for its panda exhibit. This theme park brings together ente
Shirarahama Beach , Shirahama-cho
With snow-white sands imported from Australia and two of the oldest hot springs in Japan, Shirarahama Beach remains a major attraction in a p

Wakayama Prefecture

Wakayama Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan on the Kii Peninsula in the Kansai region on Honshū island. The capital is the city of Wakayama.HistoryPresent-day Wakayama is mostly the western part of the province of Kii.1953 flood disasterOn July 17–18, 1953, a torrential heavy rain occurred, followed by collapse of levees, river flooding and landslides in a wide area. Many bridges and houses were destroyed. According to an officially confirmed Japanese Government report, 1,015 people died, with 5,709 injured and 7,115 houses lost.GeographyCitiesNine cities are in Wakayama Prefecture:AridaGobōHashimoto IwadeKainanKinokawa ShingūTanabeWakayama (capital)Towns and villagesThese are the towns and villages in each district: Our Japan day trip app allows you to schedule your trip to Wakayama Prefecture, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.

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Places to visit in Wakayama Prefecture

Shirahama-choTrip planner BEST FOR: Aquarium, Geologic Formation, Beach Koya-choTrip planner BEST FOR: World heritage site, Cemetery, Religious Site Nachikatsura-choTrip planner BEST FOR: Religious Site, Waterfall, Landmark TanabeTrip planner BEST FOR: Religious Site, Historic Site, Hiking Trail WakayamaTrip planner BEST FOR: Religious Site, Castle, Flea Market

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