THINGS TO DO

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Daimon
Daimon
Daimon is the main gate towering over the west entrance to Koyasan. Previous gates having been destroyed by forest fires,…
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Danjo Garan(Konopn Daito)
Danjo Garan(Konopn Daito)
Danjo Garan is a sacred place where the Konpon Dojo, or central training center, was first built at Koyasan. Numerous temple…
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Kongobu-ji Temple
Kongobu-ji Temple
Kongobu-ji Temple is the head temple of the Koyasan Shingon Buddhism, consisting of 3,600 temples nationwide and 10 million…
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Temple Stay
Temple Stay
Temple lodgings are available to Koyasan visitors at 52 Shukubo temples. Each temple has its own atmosphere, temple services,…
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Koyasan Daishi Kyokai
Koyasan Daishi Kyokai
Koyasan Daishi Kyokai is the Buddhist Koyasan Shingon sect’s missionary headquarters, and features Buddhist hymns and religious…
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Buddhist vegetarian cuisine
Buddhist vegetarian cuisine
Shojin ryori (Buddhist vegetarian cuisine) at Koyasan is completely free of meat, fish, and strong-smelling vegetables. The…
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Hotel Urashima (Katsuura Onsen)
Hotel Urashima (Katsuura Onsen)
Hotel Urashima's Bokido is a natural hot spring bath in a cave, said to have been used as a bathing site from ancient times. The…
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Engetsuto Island
Engetsuto Island
A symbol of Shirahama, a hollow in the rock in the shape of a full moon has been formed by erosion caused by wind and waves,…
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Ki-no-Matsushima Cruise
Ki-no-Matsushima Cruise
Relax on a pleasure cruise as you explore the islands and caves off Katsuura Port. The islands are named after their…
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Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine
Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine
Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine is a Shinto shrine with its religious origins in the ancient nature worship of the large…
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Kuroshio Market
Kuroshio Market
Kuroshio Market is a seafood market in Wakayama Marina City. The Tuna Carving Show has received a lot of coverage recently on…
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Okunoin
Okunoin
Okunoin, the center of Koyasan belief, is the most sacred site in Koyasan. In a two-kilometer walkway from Ichinohashi to Gobyo…
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Senjojiki Rock Plateau
Senjojiki Rock Plateau
The sloped, white soft rock jutting out into the Pacific Ocean creates a grand spectacle caused by the action of wild waves…
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Sandanbeki Rock Cliff
Sandanbeki Rock Cliff
Experience breathtaking scenery from these sheer cliffs 50 m high and 2 km long. A small promontory jutting out into the sea was…
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Wakayama Castle
Wakayama Castle
Wakayama Castle was built 430 years ago and even now towers over the center of the city as Wakayama city’s symbol. Because of…
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Yuasa Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings
Yuasa Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings
Yuasa preserves breweries for soy sauce and miso (soybean paste) passed down from the Edo period. Its streets have flourished…
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Kishigawa Kanko Ichigogari-en (Strawberry Picking)
Kishigawa Kanko Ichigogari-en (Strawberry Picking)
Enjoy Kishigawa's huge delicious strawberries. All-you-can-eat style, and there is no time restriction.
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