Wakayama Prefecture

Wakayama prefecture is located in the southern region of Kansai, on Japan’s main island of Honshu. Wakayama prefecture is really close to Kansai International Airport, and therefore, many people will take a day trip from Osaka to go visit the beauty Wakayama has.  There is a population of just over 1 million people, and the capital city of Wakayama city hosting over 1/3 of the total prefecture population.

Destinations in Wakayama Prefecture


Mount Kōya (Kōya-San), Located in Wakayama Prefecture, is a place of beautiful scenery and rich history. It is a place of great spirituality, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site as of 2004. Mount Kōya is home to Okunoin, the largest graveyard in all of Japan.

Seiganto-ji & Nachi Waterfalls

Seiganto-ji & Nachi Waterfalls, in Nachikatsuura town – South Wakayama, are one of the areas most popular attractions, with stunning views of the natural beauty of raging waterfalls.

Kumano Kodo (Kumano Ancient Pilgrimage Trail)

The Kumano Ancient Trail, also known as 'Kumano Kodō', is one of the most cultural and historically significant pilgrimage routes in Japan

Okunoin Cemetery

Okunoin, Wakayama Prefecture, is by far one of the creepiest places you will visit in Japan. Tucked away in the mountains, getting to the township of Koya-san is not the easiest of trips to make, but worth it!

Accommodation in Wakayama

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