Kansai's TOP 20 little-known experiences + Shingu City, Wakayama Prefecture + Hirakawacho, Wakayama Prefecture

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Hello, this is Imai, editor of the Good Luck Trip OSAKA, KYOTO, KOBE March issue.

We’re starting off with a list of 20 exciting experiences that many locals don’t even know about, but that are well worth your time. This includes a secret place of good luck within the popular tourist attraction Fushimi Inari Shrine that is well known only to those in the know. And we won’t stop there; we also have the latest info on the best cherry blossom viewing spots, ramen that you’ll want to share on your SNS, one-of-a-kind souvenirs, and wonderful spots you can visit in Nara with the use of handy discount tickets.

  • Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Kawai Shrine
  • Yamate Hachiban-kan
  • Shukugawa Park
  • Kasuga Grand Shrine
Fushimi Inari Shrine
Fushimi Inari Shrine
Kawai Shrine
Kawai Shrine

In this issue, you'll find detailed information on Shingu City, Wakayama Prefecture, which was originally a town built around the Kumano Hayatama Grand Shrine, one of the Three Main Kumano Shrines. It’s easily accessible from both Osaka and Nagoya, too.

We'll even introduce you to a number of surrounding sightseeing spots, restaurants, and shopping areas starting with the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes, which are a World Heritage Site.

the Kumano Hayatama Grand Shrine
the Kumano Hayatama Grand Shrine

During the great earthquake of the Ansei era in 1854, Goryo Hamaguchi’s spirit of disaster prevention saved many townspeople from the tsunami that followed. Hirakawacho, Wakayama Prefecture is now home to numerous disaster prevention-related facilities. The day of the earthquake, November 5th, also became World Tsunami Awareness Day.

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