7 days in Wakayama Prefecture Itinerary

7 days in Wakayama Prefecture Itinerary

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7 days in Wakayama Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Kudoyama-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Tanabe
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Nachikatsura-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Tokyo

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night
Kudoyama-cho

Kudoyama-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongosanmaiin and then contemplate the long history of Koyasan Choishi Michi. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Negoro-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Niutsuhime Shrine, see the interesting displays at Koyasan Reihokan Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koyasan Daishi Kyokai, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eko-in Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Torodo Temple.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kudoyama-cho road trip site .

Tokyo to Kudoyama-cho is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In October in Kudoyama-cho, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tanabe.

Things to do in Kudoyama-cho

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Negoro-ji Temple, Niutsuhime Shrine
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Koyasan Daishi Kyokai ©
Koyasan Daishi Kyokai
Torodo Temple ©
Torodo Temple
Niutsuhime Shrine ©
Niutsuhime Shrine

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nights
Tanabe

Tanabe ©
Considered a holy space where the gods once lived, the city of Tanabe teems with spiritual, cultural, and natural beauty.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hosshinmon Oji and Dojoji Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kawayu Onsen and Senninburo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tanabe: Kokokuji Temple (in Yura-cho) and Minakata Kumagusu Museum (in Shirahama-cho). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Ryujin Onsen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oyunohara, explore the striking landscape at Cape Tenjin-zaki, and contemplate the long history of Kumano Sansho Shrine.

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You can drive from Kudoyama-cho to Tanabe in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nachikatsura-cho.

Things to do in Tanabe

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shirahama-cho, Dojoji Temple, Kokokuji Temple
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Senninburo ©
Senninburo
Oyunohara ©
Oyunohara
Hosshinmon Oji ©
Hosshinmon Oji

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nights
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 12th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Umikongo, enjoy breathtaking views from Kushimoto Marine Park Undersea Tower, then get great views at Ichimai-iwa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hirou Shrine. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fudarakusanji Temple, head off the coast to Kinomatsushima Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kujirahama Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nachikatsura-cho driving holiday tool .

Getting from Tanabe to Nachikatsura-cho by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In October, daytime highs in Nachikatsura-cho are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Nachikatsura-cho

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Kushimoto-cho, Kujirahama Beach, Ichimai-iwa
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Hirou Shrine ©
Hirou Shrine
Umikongo ©
Umikongo
Fudarakusanji Temple ©
Fudarakusanji Temple