4 days in Wakayama Prefecture Itinerary

4 days in Wakayama Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wakayama Prefecture travel planner

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Fly to Kansai International Airport, Drive to Wakayama
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Wakayama
— Few hours
Drive
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Tanabe
— 1 day
Drive
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Shingu
— Few hours
Drive
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Koya-cho
— 1 night
Drive to Kansai International Airport, Fly to Paris-Orly Airport

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Wakayama

Split into two parts by the Kinokawa River, the city of Wakayama stands nestled in the eponymous plain, overlooked by a historic hilltop castle that was rebuilt after World War II.
For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Wakayama trip planner.

Paris, France to Wakayama is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Paris to Wakayama, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: high temperatures in Wakayama hover around 27°C and lows are around 19°C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel to Tanabe.

Things to do in Wakayama

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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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 15th (Sat): look for gifts at Toretore Market Nanki Shirahama, meet the residents at Adventure World, explore the striking landscape at Sandambeki Rock Cliff, then Head underground at Sandanbeki Cave, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Senjojiki, and finally don't miss a visit to Engetsuto.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Tanabe holiday website.

Traveling by car from Wakayama to Tanabe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Tanabe can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Shingu.

Things to do in Tanabe

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Shingu

Shingū is a city located in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. To find reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Shingu trip planning website.

Getting from Tanabe to Shingu by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Shingu can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You'll set off for Koya-cho on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Shingu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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Koya-cho

Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Torodo Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Koyasan Okunoin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koyasan Daishi Kyokai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kongobu-ji Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya, and finally contemplate the long history of Koyasan Danjo Garan.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Koya-cho day trip planning app.

Getting from Shingu to Koya-cho by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Shingu in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Koya-cho, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Wakayama Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Aquariums · Historic Sites
Wakayama Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan on the Kii Peninsula in the Kansai region on Honshū island. The capital is the city of Wakayama.HistoryPresent-day Wakayama is mostly the western part of the province of Kii.1953 flood disasterOn July 17–18, 1953, a torrential heavy rain occurred, followed by collapse of levees, river flooding and landslides in a wide area. Many bridges and houses were destroyed. According to an officially confirmed Japanese Government report, 1,015 people died, with 5,709 injured and 7,115 houses lost.GeographyCitiesNine cities are in Wakayama Prefecture:AridaGobōHashimoto IwadeKainanKinokawa ShingūTanabeWakayama (capital)Towns and villagesThese are the towns and villages in each district:

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