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Wakayama Tours

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Wakayama Highlights Tours

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Wakayama Castle 2 hour tour

Wakayama
2 hours

Wakayama Castle is located in the city center and a symbol of Wakayama city. It takes only 40 minutes from Kansai International Airport. The grounds of the castle contain other features such as the Ohashi Roka Bridge , Nishinomaru Teien Garden , and the Koshoan teahouse , a traditional Japanese teahouse where you can enjoy a cup of tea. In every season of the year,different kinds of flowers and trees welcome you . You can enjoy not only historic spots but also a panoramic view of Wakayama city from the observatory of the castle. Also in and around the castle, you will find 'Ninjas’ . There is a small zoo in the ground, too. Please, come pay a visit to Wakayama Castle!

FROM$76/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Noriko I.
Noriko I.
4.60 / 5
(10 reviews)
Kumano Kodo Nakahechi route and Nachicover image

Kumano Kodo Nakahechi route and Nachi

Wakayama
10 hours

Start at Shirahama station. Short walks or drive through along Kumano Kodo ancient pilgrimage route. Visit hot springs and some attraction.

FROM$190/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yasuo H.
Yasuo H.
4.50 / 5
(4 reviews)
②:Experience Dainichi-goe trail with YOKO! (~2hrs. 3.4km/ 2mi) cover image

②:Experience Dainichi-goe trail with YOKO! (~2hrs. 3.4km/ 2mi)

Wakayama
3 hours

It's 2hrs walk, relatively steep trail over Mt.Dainichi. Please choose Plan A or B. A: Meet at Kumano Hongu Taisha-mae, take bus(830/1240) to Yunomine-onsen(300JPY/pp),walk back to Hongu Grand Shrine.Explore Hongu Town! B: Meet at Yunomine-onsen bus stop, take bus(856/1109/1326) to Kumano Hongu Grand Shrine(300JPY/pp)walk back to Yunomine-onsen. Enjoy hotspring village!

FROM$114/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoko M.
Yoko M.
5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)
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Kumano Nachi and Shirahama walking

Wakayama
2 days

Yuo can learn Japanese nature, history and custom from walking ancient pilgrimage route in Kumano and coast line in Shirahama. Nachi is the final distination of pilgrimage to Kumano. Kumano Kodo in Nachi is the most beautiful ancient road from Kyoto or Ise. There are many beautiful sites in southern Wakayama. Nachi water fall, Sandanbeki and Senjo-jiki are the typical ones.

FROM$254/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yasuo H.
Yasuo H.
4.50 / 5
(4 reviews)

Day Trips from Wakayama

Wakayama Tour Reviews

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Stephanie C.

5 / 5
Jun 1, 2024

Wakayama Highlight

Wakayama
10 hours

Yuasa soya sauce town and Shirahama

We had the best time with Hiroyuki. He suggested the itinerary, made special arrangement to let us experience a hands on soya sauce making class, tried soya sauce ice cream, brought us to the oldest and best soya sauce maker in yuasa to buy soya sauce, ate the famous whitebait (shirasu) with rice and soya sauce which was delicious. He then drove us to Shirahama to see the breathtaking scenery of Sandanbeki cliffs and sunset at the beach. He doubled up as our photographer as well. He also made sure to call up the restaurant in advance for our dinner and we had the most delicious local Japanese dinner in Shirahama. He also takes into consideration our likes and offers us options and alternatives on where we can go. A tour guide who is knowledgeable, thoughtful and with lots of initiative. My whole family agree that this tour with Hiroyuki was one of the highlights of our trip! We highly recommend a day trip out of Osaka to Wakayama with Hiroyuki.

Stephanie C.

Many thanks to you and your kind message. It was a beautiful day and we had a wonderful time. As you mentioned,. Shirahama is a place to stay overnight for Oncen. Wakayama has more Onsen and sacred site Koya and Kumano are in Wakayama as well, Come back to Wakayama to experience more. I will be looking forward to seeing you again. Take good care of your Shoyu.

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Tami Y.

5 / 5
May 1, 2024

Visit Ancestors' Hometown

Wakayama
7 hours

Customized

Re-connecting with Relatives in Wakayama

We are Sansei (third generation Japanese American) from California and wanted to reconnect with Wakayama relatives that we lost touch with once our grandparents had passed away. Noriko was very helpful before our tour and helped coordinate a meeting with our relatives. She also was tremendously helpful translating for us while we met with our relatives as we cannot speak Japanese. Noriko was very understanding of what we wanted to do and was very flexible in arranging our tour so we could learn about Wakayama and also, spend time with our relatives. It was a wonderful reunion and we were so thankful to have Noriko as our guide.

Tami Y.

Dear Tami-san, Thank you for your very kind words. I don’t think I could do enough, but, it was so great to meet your family. I had a very nice time. Thank you. Noriko

Outstanding Guide for Bespoke Kumano Kodo Tour

I am so grateful that I found Hiroyuki-San! He was the perfect guide to assist with planning and executing the PERFECT Kumano Kodo tour for my family. We only had 3 days available, and Hiroyuki was able to schedule a trip that allowed us to visit all 3 major shrines, do a bit of hiking on each of the 3 days, and even enjoy a river boat tour that was part of the original pilgrimage trail. He also helped us book amazing Onsen resorts for our overnights. Hiroyuki has deep knowledge of this area having worked with UNESCO on behalf of Japan to have the area designated as one of two important religious pilgrimage sites in the world (along with the Camino de Santiago in Spain). Memories of a lifetime. Thank you Hiroyuki-San!!

Ruth H.

Rush-san, It's very nice to hear from you. How are you? Are you back home now? I am so grateful that you found me. It was very nice to spend time with you and your family. I enjoyed the tour myself very much. Please come back to the Osaka area. There are a lot more that I want to show you Take good care of yourself and stay healthy, see you later. Sincerely, Hiro

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Travel like a real local. With our lineup of varied tours we want to help you customize and realize your ideal tour in Wakayama. Our guides can arrange for you to visit areas specific to your interests, so there will be no filler in the itinerary! Browse all the tours we offer in Wakayama, and find the perfect one for you. The tours come in a variety of categories and lengths, so chances are you will be able to find the tour for you. Looking for something you couldn’t find in our lineup? Go ahead and send a message to one of the guides, they will create your tour for you! Teaming up with a local guide and getting their help in planning the itinerary is the smart way to travel, so let them sort everything out for you.