Wakayama town 和歌

  • Published on : 30/06/2020
  • by : J.R.
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The city with a feudal castle at the gates of the island of Shikoku

In the heart of Kansai, Wakayama, capital of the prefecture of the same name, offers its riches to passing visitors. Reigning over an immense natural and cultural heritage, this little-known city can be reached in less than 2 hours from Osaka.

Le château de Wakayama

Le château de Wakayama

Saigen Jiro

Nature lovers will be delighted, starting with the most beautiful beaches in Kansai . Shirahama is a seaside resort popular with the inhabitants of Wakayama and Osaka, as is Kataonami Beach, which stretches for more than a kilometer. The cliffs and caves of Kino Matsushima can be visited during a cruise, while the astonishing rocks of Hashigui-Iwa can be admired at sunset.

 

 

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Inland, the Nachi waterfall , one of the most imposing in the country with its 133 meters high, is a sacred place of Buddhism and Shinto. Visitors looking for adventure can try their hand at rafting down rapids in the Doro-Hatcho Gorge .

Finally, the splendid Seiganto-ji Buddhist temple and its vermilion pagoda is nestled in a magnificent natural setting, against a backdrop of mountains and waterfall.

 

 

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The marbling of Japanese beef indicates its high quality


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