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Last Updated: Wed Nov 23 2022 21:44:49 GM

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Day 1
Wakayama itinerary, Wakayama Castle
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  Duration: 3 hrs

Wakayama Castle in Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, sits at the mouth of the Kii River. Originally Ōta castle, home of the Saiga Ikki, it was captured by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1585, during the Siege of Negoro-ji; many monks from Negoro-ji sought refuge in Ōta, which was soon destroyed by flood. Hideyoshi ordered the building of dams on three sides of the castle, focusing the rainwaters and diverting the river to ruin the castle. As hunger set in, the samurai, monks, and peasants inside Ōta surrendered, and fifty warrior monks led a final suicidal charge against Hideyoshi's army.

Castle
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Wakayama itinerary, Wakayama Castle Park Zoo
  Duration: 1.5 hrs

Wakayama itinerary, Eiunji
  Duration: 1.5 hrs

Ther is Masatake Fujibayashi tomb. He wrote Shōninki. It is a medieval ninja document from Kishū province.

Wakayama itinerary, Wakayama City Museum
  Duration: 4 hrs

Museum
Day 2
Wakayama itinerary, Koyasan
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  Duration: 1 hrs

Koyasan University is a private university in Mount Kōya, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. The predecessor of the school was established in 1886 as a monastic school for Shingon Buddhist monks, and it was chartered as a university in 1926. In addition to its main campus, Koyasan University also operates a satellite school for working adults in Osaka.

Railway Station
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Wakayama itinerary, Koya
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  Duration: 3 hrs

Mount Kōya is the common name of a huge temple settlement in Wakayama Prefecture to the south of Osaka. In the strict sense, Kōya-san is the so-called "mountain name" sangō of the Kongōbu-Temple , the ecclesiastical headquarters of the "Koyasan Shingon School".First settled in 819 by the monk Kūkai, Mount Kōya is primarily known as the world headquarters of the Kōyasan Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism. Located on an 800 m high plain amid eight peaks of the mountain , the original monastery has grown into the town of Kōya, featuring a university dedicated to religious studies and 120 sub-temples, many of which offer lodging to pilgrims. Mount Kōya is also a common starting point to the Shikoku Pilgrimage associated with Kūkai.

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Wakayama itinerary, Kumano Hongū Taisha
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  Duration: 1 hrs

Hongū was a village located in Higashimuro District, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 3,759 and a population density of 18.42 persons per km². The total area was 204.06 km². On May 1, 2005, Hongū, along with the village of Ryūjin , the town of Nakahechi, and the village of Ōtō , was merged into the expanded city of Tanabe.

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Wakayama itinerary, Kii Peninsula
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  Duration: 1.5 hrs

The Kii Peninsula is the largest peninsula on the island of Honshū in Japan. It is named after the ancient Kii Province. The area south of the “Central Tectonic Line” is called Nanki , and is home to reef-like coral communities which are amongst the northernmost in the world due to the presence of the warm Kuroshio Current, though these are threatened by global warming and human interference. Because of the Kuroshio’s strong influence, the climate of Nankii is the wettest in the Earth’s subtropics with rainfall in the southern mountains believed to reach 5 metres per year and averaging 3.85 metres in the southeastern town of Owase, comparable to Ketchikan, Alaska or Tortel in southern Chile.

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Wakayama itinerary, Shirahama
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  Duration: 1 hrs

Shirahama is a town in Nishimuro District, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. Shirahama is a resort town on the south coast of Wakayama Prefecture. Its beaches has been white sand from the olden days, but some sand was imported from Perth, Australia when waves and typhoons had washed away some sand during the 1980s. Shirahama is known for its hot springs.

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Day 3
Wakayama itinerary, 640-0102
  Duration: 1.5 hrs

It is said that look like Castle in the Sky that is a 1986 Japanese animated adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and is also the first film produced and released by Studio Ghibli.

Wakayama itinerary, Tomogashima Lighthouse
  Duration: 1.5 hrs

Wakayama itinerary, Kii Fudoki No Oka
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  Duration: 1.5 hrs

Wakayama Prefecture Kii-fudoki-no-oka Museum of Archaeology and Folklore is an archaeology museum located in the outskirts of the city of Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. It was opened in August 1971 with the main purpose of preserving, researching, and displaying artifacts from the Iwase-Senzuka Kofun Cluster, a Special National Historic Site. The museum encompasses a 65 hectare area containing about 400 kofun burial mounds, restored pit dwellings, relocated old folk houses of the Edo period

Wakayama itinerary, Hinokuma-jingu & Kunikakasu-jingu Shrine
  Duration: 1.5 hrs

Hinokuma Shrine and Kunikakasu Shrine is a Shinto shrine complex in Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. It is officially known simply as nichizengū . Its main festival is held annually on September 26. It shares the rank of the Ise Grand Shrine in the shinkai system.

Day 4
Wakayama itinerary, Negoro-ji Temple
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  Duration: 3 hrs

1 A half-hour drive from central Nara will bring you to Horyu-ji, a temple complex that Prince Shotoku established in 607. Why is a visit here among the top things to do in Nara? For one thing, it’s home to the oldest surviving wooden structures in the world: a 5-story pagoda, the main hall (Kondo), and the central gate (Chumon). For another thing, Horyu-ji is also where you’ll find some of the oldest statues of Buddha in Japan; these date from the Asuka Period (538-710 AD). Other notable attractions here are the Hall of Visions (Yumenodo)—dedicated to Prince Shotoku—and the Gallery of Temple Treasures, which showcases beautiful Buddhist artwork.

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Wakayama itinerary, Hiraoka Shrine
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  Duration: 1.5 hrs

Hiraoka Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Kami enshrined here include Ame-no-Koyane no mikoto, Himegami, Takemikazuchi, and others. It was formerly an imperial shrine of the first rank in the Modern system of ranked Shinto Shrines. It was the ichinomiya of the former Kawachi Province.

Wakayama itinerary, Hanazono Rugby Stadium
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  Duration: 1.5 hrs

The Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Higashiosaka is the oldest rugby union stadium in Japan specifically dedicated to rugby. Its location is next to Hanazono Central Park . Owned by the City of Higashiosaka, it opened in 1929 with a capacity of 26,544. It is the stage for the annual National High School Rugby Tournament held every year at the end of December and has hosted important international, Top League games.

Wakayama itinerary, 鴻池新田駅
  Duration: 1.5 hrs

Day 5
Wakayama itinerary, Kimiidera
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  Duration: 1 hrs

The sights within Wakayama are quite spread out and there are around 5 districts that are of note to tourists. These are the downtown area where you can find Wakayama Castle as well as hip bars and restaurants, Kimiidera which is home to one of the most important temples in the city, Marina City which has a theme park and the famous Kuroshio Market, the coastal area of Wakanoura with its hot springs and historic temples and finally, Kada in the western coast where you can find beaches and outlying islands. To get around, you will most likely use the train which is efficient and inexpensive. However, places like Wakanoura and Marina City are not near any train stations and you’ll need to travel by bus to reach these areas. Alternatively, taxis can be hailed with a flag-down rate of 620 Yen.

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Wakayama itinerary, Furobashi Bridge
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  Duration: 1.5 hrs

Pro tip: If you have some more time on your hands, go behind the shrine to the path to Mt. Kagamiyama. If you walk for less than 5 minutes you will get to the top of the mountain and the view is absolutely stunning! After you finish your visit at Tamatsushima Shrine, you can also head out to Furobashi Bridge – it is really close to this shrine and nice to see. It is a beautiful arched bridge made of stone, built in the 19th century.

Wakayama itinerary, Saikazaki Signal Tower
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  Duration: 1.5 hrs

The Saikazaki Cape area is one of the most beautiful areas in Wakayama. The Saikazaki Lighthouse is a beautiful place to see a sunset or sunrise or view of the ocean and some small islands.

Wakayama itinerary, Bandoko Garden
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  Duration: 1.5 hrs

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Day 1
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