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和歌山県 (Wakayama-ken)

Wakayama (Koyasan / Kumano)

Just 40 Minutes from Kansai International Airport, Wakayama faces the Pacific Ocean and occupies a large slice of Kii peninsula. Wakayama is part of the Kansai region, Which includes Osaka, Nara and Kyoto. Wakayama City, the prefectural capital, is just one hour from Osaka by train.

Inland Wakayama is dominated by the Kii mountains, home to World Heritage ancient pilgrimage routes, sacred shrines and mountaintop temples. Along the coastline which spans more than 600 kilometres, there are world-class beaches, hot spring retreat and awe-inspiring ocean views.