Wakayama prefecture 和歌山県
Wakayama prefecture (和歌山市) is located in west part of Kinki region. Its a part of the main area of Japan “Honshu”
It has beautiful scenery, a big university and a medical training facility.
This is listed in the world heritage list. A famous Buddhist priest declared the whole mountain as a sacred place. There are about 2 million cenotaphs and graves of, not only ordinary people, but also famous and influential people from the past. You can also experience, the Buddhistic monks training here.
The mountain is also covered with old pine trees, which can make you feel the Japanese culture softly.
It’s also listed in the world heritage.
Towards the sides of the path to the main shrine, old pine trees grow, which generate an overall sacred feeling.
Behind the main shrine, there is a waterfall called [Nachi-no-taki]. The scene of the waterfall and the “Vermillion building” is a great spot to make pictures and collect memories.
Wakayama Castle (和歌山城)
This castle has been ruled by one of the Tokugawa-Families back in the Edo-Period and was the setting for the battle of Kashii (1615). The castle has been destroyed by occasional bombings during the 2nd world war and has been rebuilt since then. Nowadays is it a famous touring spot for people all across Japan to check out. It has become one of the signs of the town Wakayama!