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List of History and Culture

Map

Northern Area

An area which includes the old Wakayama Castle and holy sites for Japanese Buddhism.

Southern Area

Kumano Sanzan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site visited by many pilgrims since ancient times.

Northern Area

Category

Name

Address

World Heritage/Temple/Shrine

Koyasan

Koyasan, Koya Town, Ito District.

World Heritage/Temple/Shrine Danjo Garan/Konpon Daito Koyasan, Koya Town, Ito District.
World Heritage/Temple/Shrine Okunoin (inner sanctuary) Koyasan, Koya Town, Ito District.
World Heritage/Temple/Shrine Kongobuji Temple Koyasan, Koya Town, Ito District.
World Heritage/Temple/Shrine Daimon/Great Gate Koyasan, Koya Town, Ito District.
Culture Shukubo (pilgrims' lodgings) Experience (morning scripture reading, shojin ryori [vegetarian Buddhist cuisine], sutra copying, Buddhist image copying, meditation) Koyasan, Koya Town, Ito District.
World Heritage/History Choishimichi (stone marker path) walking  

Castle/Cherry blossom viewing
spots

Wakayama Castle/Momijidani Garden

3 Ichibancho,Wakayama City.

Temple/Shrine//Cherry blossom viewing spots Kimiidera Temple 1201 Kimiidera, Wakayama City.
Culture Yuasa townscapes (soy sauce, etc.) Yuasa, Yuasa Town, Arita District.
Temple/Shrine Awashima Shrine Kada, Wakayama City.
Temple/Shrine Dojoji Temple 1738 Kanemaki, Hidakagawa Town, Hidaka District.
Temple/Shrine Negorodera Temple 2286 Negoro, Iwade City.

World Heritage/Temple/Shrine

Jisonin Temple/Niukanshobu Shrine

832 Jisonin Temple, Kudoyama Town, Ito district(Jisonin Temple), 835 (Niukanshobu Shrine).

World Heritage/Temple/Shrine

Niutsuhime Jinja (Niutsuhime Shrine)

230 Kamiamano, Katsuragi Town, Ito Distirct.

Southern Area

Category

Name

Address

World Heritage/History Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes  

World Heritage/Temple/Shrine

Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine/Oyunohara

1110 Hongu, Hongu-cho, Tanabe City.

World Heritage/Temple/Shrine

Kumano Hayatama Taisha Shrine/Kamikura Shrine

1 Shingu, Shingu City.

World Heritage/Temple/Shrine

Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine

1 Nachizan, Nachikatsuura Town, Higashimuro District

World Heritage/Waterfall Nachi Falls Nachizan, Nachikatsuura Town, Higashimuro District
World Heritage/Temple/Shrine Nachisan Seigantoji Temple 8 Nachisan, Nachikatsuura Town, Higashimuro District.