Typhoon #12 (Talas) and Wakayama travel update:
Public transportation is fully operational, all roads are open, and all points of interest including hot springs, hiking trails, and more, are accessible!
Adventurers in Wakayama, Japan, are often left breathless at the rugged mountains, the rich culture, and the range of activities available here. We hope you’ll join us to experience some of these amazing possibilities!
As registered members of the local tourism bureau, we’d love to introduce you to the depth Wakayama has to offer for international travelers.
Only a 2-hour train ride from Kansai International Airport or a 1-hour direct flight from Tokyo to Shirahama, this wild area is still easily accessible.
The Kumano Kodo, a UNESCO World Heritage site of ancient pilgrimage route trails, spreads throughout the entire prefecture, from the famous Koyasan mountain temple complex in the north to the stunning coast in the south.
Around here you can hike the Kumano Kodo or snorkel Honshu’s best coral reefs, and we can give you hands-on experiences such as planting or harvesting rice or searching for wild vegetables! In our popular cooking classes we can show you how to shop for Japanese ingredients and make basic or advanced dishes that you can make time and time again. Whatever activities you choose, we’re sure that your visit will be one you remember for a lifetime. ようこそ！Welcome!
Tanabe City’s Kumano Tourism Bureau is a great place to start your research on Wakayama.
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