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Yuasa Guide Wakayama
Yuasa is an historic port town in the Kii Peninsula in Wakayama Prefecture known as the birthplace of soy sauce in Japan.
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Nachi-Katsuura (aka Kii-Katsuura) is a tuna fishing port and gateway to Nachi Falls located in Wakayama Prefecture. The coastline here is dotted with islands and onsen resorts.
Maruyama Senmaida Rice Terraces
Maruyama Senmaida Rice Terraces (丸山千枚田) are a scenic grouping of over 1,000 rice paddies carved into the hills near Kumano-shi in Mie Prefecture.
Tanabe: read a travel guide to Tananabe in Wakayama Prefecture - known as the Gateway to Kumano Kodo.
Hongu is a tranquil hamlet on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route, famous for Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine and the hot springs of nearby Yunomine Onsen.
Shingu, a small coastal city of about 30,000 people situated on the south-east coast of Wakayama, is home to the Kumano Hayatama Taisha Shrine, one of the three Kumano Sanzan Shrines.
Wakayama Castle: read a guide to Wakayama Castle in Wakayama Prefecture. Wakayama Castle is a reconstructed castle and the present buildings date from 1958.
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