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Where to Go in Wakaura

Visit Wakaura for the nature. Situated in one of the least populated prefctures in Japan, Wakaura is full of beautiful landscapes littered with mountains, rivers, and great vegetation. And as expected, this bountiful nature has inspired those interested in spirituality for centuries.

Index

  • Furobashi Bridge

  • Takozushiyama

  • Shiogama Wakayama

  • Wakaura Tenmangu Shrine

  • Porta Europa

  • Furobashi Bridge

    Furobashi Bridge

    Furobashi Bridge

    This stone arch bridge has persisted since 1851 during the Edo period. These historical arch bridges are rare outside of Kyushu. Although the stone has seen many years, you feel safe crossing this bridge as if you were overcoming any and all obstacles in your life.

    With that in mind, this spot was a great place for a moment of reflection. We felt as if we walked in the footsteps of Edo period locals. You don’t want to miss crossing this bridge during your time in Wakaura.

  • Takozushiyama

    Takozushiyama

    Takozushiyama

    The best views are always from the top. And at 136 meters, Takozushiyama provides a perfect spot to get a comprehensive 360 degree view of Wakaura Bay. While taking in the sparkling ocean, you can spot some small islands in the distance, boats coming and going, as well as beautiful sunrises and sunsets. You’ll get lost in the deep blues of the ocean letting time slide off your back like some ancient duck emerging from a pristine lake.

    Takozushiyama

    Takozushiyama

    During the cherry blossom season, this observation spot is known as a great place to take in the beautiful, transient flowers. But do not fret if you aren’t in town during that time. We went there just as the cherry blossoms were starting to come in and we melted in appreciation.

  • Shiogama Wakayama

    Shiogama Wakayama

    Shiogama Wakayama

    Whether you are praying or taking a stroll, Shiogama Shrine provides a refreshing feeling. Secluded from the hustle and bustle of the city, this stone surrounded shrine allows you to reflect in peace.

  • Wakaura Tenmangu Shrine

    Wakaura Tenmangu Shrine

    Wakaura Tenmangu Shrine

    Tengu Shrine hosts the gods that protect and oversee Wakaura Bay. This one is part of a three tenmangu shrines all around Japan. Although the stairs to the top are quite steep, there is a gentler detour nearby. In the Edo Period, this location was an important political epicenter for the local area.

  • Porta Europa

    Porta Europa

    Porta Europa

    If you feel overdosed with traditional Japanese architecture and philosophy, jump over to Porta Europa. Their theme park is a detailed replica of ancient Europe. Complete with rollercoasters, merry-go-rounds and a ferris wheel, you’ll feel great relief after all the heavy history and nature in Wakaura. While it’s always good to go inside, sometimes you have to let go of some stress with the fast speeds and sharp turns only a theme park can provide.

    Today, we’ve dived into some of Wakaura’s major spots. From old temples to 360 degree views of the beautiful nature the area has to offer, you now are armed with some essential travel spots for your upcoming trip. Whether you’re about to cross the bridge into Japan, or just starting to throw some ideas around for your trip, if nature and spirituality is your thing, Wakaura has you covered.

    Furobashi
    Address
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Wakauranaka 3
    Phone
    0734440472
    Shiogama Shrine
    Address
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Wakauranaka 3-4-29
    Phone
    0734440472
    Porto Europa
    Address
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Kemi 1527
    Phone
    0570064358
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