7 days in Wakayama Prefecture Itinerary

7 days in Wakayama Prefecture Itinerary

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7 days in Wakayama Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
1
Tanabe
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Kudoyama-cho
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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Tanabe

Tanabe ©
Considered a holy space where the gods once lived, the city of Tanabe teems with spiritual, cultural, and natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine, take some stellar pictures from Senjojiki, then get in on the family fun at Adventure World, and finally stop by Toretore Market Nanki Shirahama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): get outside with Shirarahama Beach, stroll through Engetsuto, then take some stellar pictures from Sandambeki Rock Cliff, and finally contemplate the long history of Oyunohara - Original Kumano Hongu Taisha Site.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tanabe tour itinerary builder tool .

Sydney, Australia to Tanabe is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Tanabe is minus 1 hour. In December, Tanabe is colder than Sydney - with highs of 14°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Tanabe

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shirahama-cho
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Adventure World ©
Adventure World
Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine ©
Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine
Senjojiki
Senjojiki

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Nachikatsura-cho

Nachikatsura-cho ©
The town of Nachikatsuura-cho wows visitors with its superlative landscape and impressive cultural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Nachi Taisha, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nachi Mitaki Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hashigui Rock, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Seigantoji Temple. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Kajitorizaki, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamikura Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Hayatama Taisha, then don't miss a visit to Daimonzaka, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hirou Shrine.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nachikatsura-cho sightseeing planning tool .

You can drive from Tanabe to Nachikatsura-cho in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, daytime highs in Nachikatsura-cho are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kudoyama-cho.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Shingu, Kajitorizaki, Hashigui Rock
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Nachi Mitaki Falls ©
Nachi Mitaki Falls
Kumano Nachi Taisha ©
Kumano Nachi Taisha
Seigantoji Temple ©
Seigantoji Temple

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Kudoyama-cho

Kudoyama-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Koyasan Daimon, stroll the grounds of Koyasan Okunoin, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Koya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongobu-ji Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Koyasan Danjo Garan.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kudoyama-cho trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Nachikatsura-cho to Kudoyama-cho takes 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kudoyama-cho are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kudoyama-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Koya-cho
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Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Koyasan Daimon ©
Koyasan Daimon