Best Places to Visit in Wakayama Prefecture
Wakayama Prefecture is situated in the Kansai region, south of Osaka. The capital is Wakayama city with its main attraction: Wakayama Castle. The main attraction of the prefecture is Mount Koya or Koyasan, one of the holiest and most beautiful places in Japan. Wakayama is known as the spiritual home of Japan because of some of the large and famous religious sites located in the area and the large network of hiking trails that together from the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage. Other popular places of the prefecture include the famous Shirahama beach and onsen resorts, beautiful natural scenery and inhabited islands. In this article, we present the best places to visit in Wakayama Prefecture.