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Katsuura, Kushimoto Area


One-Day Kumano World Heritage Sites-Kinomatsushima Cruise


Points of Interest


Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine http://kumanonachitaisha.or.jp

Nachi Waterfall

Nachisan Seiganto-ji Temple


Hashikui-iwa Rock
From the seashore of Kushimoto toward Oshima, various sizes of over 40 strange shaped rocks are rising up in a row of about 850 meteres. Such strange spectacle as if only bridge piles have been left is in Yoshino Kumano National Park designated as a national natural treasure. Legend says these rocks were set overnight by Kobo-taishi and an ogre who tried to win the race to built the bridge faster.

Taiji Kujira-hama Park http://www.town.taiji.wakayama.jp/sub01.html

Kushimoto Marin Park http://www.kushimoto.co.jp/english/

Takehara: Near Katsuura fishery port. Very delisious eatery. On weekend customers wait for being served in a line outside. Katsuura fishery port boasts of its No.1 harvest of raw tuna. Fresh tuna is served with local recipes. Phone 0735-52-1134

Isshin: Sushi and Japanese cuisine. Enjoy various dishes of tuna. Phone 0735-52-5734

Yamaga: Tuna Domburi(tuna over rice in a bowl) Delicious tuna and whale meat. Phone 0735-52-3117

Ikora-tei: Seafood eatery. Many delicious dishes of tuna, whale, and other seafood.

Hompo Kujiraya: A wide selection of processed whale and tuna. It's an excellent idea to take some home. Phone 0735-52-0088
Taiji Gyokyo Super: Run by local fishermen's association. Whale meat in reasonable prices. Fresh whale meat availble from autumn to spring. Phone 0735-59-3517
Nachiguro Sohompo: Black colored candies look like Go(Chinese chess) stones. Everybody's favorite souvenir of Kishu-ji. Phone 0735-59-3900


July 14: Nachi Fire Festival.

Periodical big festival at Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine. One of three major fire festivals in Japan. Legend says Gods all over the places come back to Nachi Waterfall on July 14.

The 4th Sunday of October: Again Kumano Pilgrimage

Promenade of Kumano Pilgrimage is reproduced with the former Heian attire.

The 1st Sunday of November: Taiji-ura Whale Festival.

Performances of local entertainments. Whale meat is sold as well as many other products by local associations and groups.


Kinomatushima Cruise
Kinomatushima Cruise

Nanki Katsuura Hot Spring
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Daimon-zaka Slope
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Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine
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Nachi Waterfall


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