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Wakayama

What is Wakayama?

Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country’s most delicious ramen noodles.

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Climate

What to Wear

Jan
Warm Cloth
Warm Cloth
Feb
Warm Cloth
Warm Cloth
Mar
Jacket
Jacket
Apr
Jacket
Jacket
May
Long
Long
Jun
Long
Long
Jul
Short
Short
Aug
Short
Short
Sep
Short
Short
Oct
Long
Long
Nov
Jacket
Jacket
Dec
Warm Cloth
Warm Cloth
Based on the Meteorological Agency "past weather data", created NAVITIME

Getting Around

While most visitors arriving at Kansai International Airport head straight to Osaka or Kyoto, Wakayama city is just one easy hour away on a direct limousine bus. JR Pass holders can jump on the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen from Tokyo to Shin-Osaka and change onto the JR Kuroshio Line direct to Wakayama city just one hour away. With the mountainous center of the Kii Peninsula largely inaccessible, those starting at Kumano Sanzan are advised to come via Mie prefecture.

Getting Around Wakayama
2018-04-10
Getting Around Wakayama

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