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Japan Travel - Wakayama ~ The World Heritage and nature~
Japan Travel - Wakayama ~ The World Heritage and nature~
Published: 2008/08/26
Channel: visitjapan
Exploring Wakayama with Rachel & Jun and Kim Dao
Exploring Wakayama with Rachel & Jun and Kim Dao
Published: 2016/05/10
Channel: Odigo Japan
00_ Welcome to Wakayama Prefecture / Non-Japanese residents introduce the charms of Kansai.(Vol.2)
00_ Welcome to Wakayama Prefecture / Non-Japanese residents introduce the charms of Kansai.(Vol.2)
Published: 2015/02/12
Channel: Kansai Window TV
LONGEST WATERFALL IN JAPAN!|Day 57 - Wakayama
LONGEST WATERFALL IN JAPAN!|Day 57 - Wakayama
Published: 2016/05/06
Channel: OkanoTV
Wakayama Awesome Onsens
Wakayama Awesome Onsens
Published: 2015/01/03
Channel: Where Next Japan
Japan Travel:  Things to Do, Explore and Experience in Wakayama Prefecture 29
Japan Travel: Things to Do, Explore and Experience in Wakayama Prefecture 29
Published: 2015/11/13
Channel: The Best Japan Trip Useful Information in Japan
Wakayama Japan Trip Day 1
Wakayama Japan Trip Day 1
Published: 2016/08/13
Channel: Sweet Lianne
Visit Wakayama Japan - Video 1
Visit Wakayama Japan - Video 1
Published: 2017/06/29
Channel: Antony Cummins
Kimino Town Wakayama Prefecture "A town with zero foreign visitors"
Kimino Town Wakayama Prefecture "A town with zero foreign visitors"
Published: 2017/03/31
Channel: 公式チャンネル紀美野町
Nachi Waterfalls (那智の滝), NachiKatsuura City, Wakayama Prefecture
Nachi Waterfalls (那智の滝), NachiKatsuura City, Wakayama Prefecture
Published: 2012/09/26
Channel: EnchantingJapan
Wakayama, Japan: Day 1
Wakayama, Japan: Day 1
Published: 2014/07/16
Channel: King Kotani
和歌山県南紀白浜プロモーション動画 Wakayama prefecture Nanki Shirahama promotional video
和歌山県南紀白浜プロモーション動画 Wakayama prefecture Nanki Shirahama promotional video
Published: 2017/04/04
Channel: DMO白浜 設立準備協議会
Travel Tips: Koya-san  |  Wakayama, Japan.
Travel Tips: Koya-san | Wakayama, Japan.
Published: 2017/03/19
Channel: Eevee Morgan
Travel | Wakayama City, Japan 和歌山市 | Summer 2016
Travel | Wakayama City, Japan 和歌山市 | Summer 2016
Published: 2016/10/18
Channel: TPH Keto Desserts
Day Trip - Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
Day Trip - Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2017/08/05
Channel: Colleen McChesney
Mt. Koya-san. Wakayama prefecture, Japan. Храмовая гора Коя. Япония
Mt. Koya-san. Wakayama prefecture, Japan. Храмовая гора Коя. Япония
Published: 2013/05/10
Channel: Japancollections
Traveling to Koyasan (高野山) from Nankai Hashimoto Station, Wakayama Prefecture
Traveling to Koyasan (高野山) from Nankai Hashimoto Station, Wakayama Prefecture
Published: 2013/03/29
Channel: EnchantingJapan
JR KiiKatsuura Station (JR紀伊勝浦駅), Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
JR KiiKatsuura Station (JR紀伊勝浦駅), Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2012/09/26
Channel: EnchantingJapan
Visit Wakayama Japan - Video 3
Visit Wakayama Japan - Video 3
Published: 2017/07/03
Channel: Antony Cummins
Daimon Gate (大門), Koyasan, Wakayama Prefecture
Daimon Gate (大門), Koyasan, Wakayama Prefecture
Published: 2013/04/03
Channel: EnchantingJapan
Visit Wakayama Japan - Video 6
Visit Wakayama Japan - Video 6
Published: 2017/07/04
Channel: Antony Cummins
Kimino Town Wakayama Prefecture "We offer the best No
Kimino Town Wakayama Prefecture "We offer the best No's, Nothings and Nevers… in Japan!"
Published: 2017/03/31
Channel: 公式チャンネル紀美野町
JR Shingu Station (JR新宮駅), Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
JR Shingu Station (JR新宮駅), Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2012/10/10
Channel: EnchantingJapan
Kumano Hongu Heritage Center, Tanabe (360° View), Wakayama Prefecture | The Real Japan | HD
Kumano Hongu Heritage Center, Tanabe (360° View), Wakayama Prefecture | The Real Japan | HD
Published: 2016/12/16
Channel: The Real Japan
Retro Game Shopper Japan - Kaihou Souko - Kishigawa Store - Wakayama Prefecture - 開放倉庫 貴志川店 和歌山県
Retro Game Shopper Japan - Kaihou Souko - Kishigawa Store - Wakayama Prefecture - 開放倉庫 貴志川店 和歌山県
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: Retro Game Shopper Japan
ไปเที่ยวตลาดชายทะเล Kuroshio market, Wakayama Prefecture, Wakayama, Kemi ญี่ปุ่น
ไปเที่ยวตลาดชายทะเล Kuroshio market, Wakayama Prefecture, Wakayama, Kemi ญี่ปุ่น
Published: 2016/05/15
Channel: Charnchai.net สายไฟ สายแลน สายโทรศัพท์
Tsunami in Mihama, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
Tsunami in Mihama, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2015/05/16
Channel: A Reinoehl
Scenic Mountain Village Train Station in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
Scenic Mountain Village Train Station in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2016/03/14
Channel: globeflowers
Nyonindo Temple (女人堂), Koyasan Area, Wakayama Prefecture
Nyonindo Temple (女人堂), Koyasan Area, Wakayama Prefecture
Published: 2013/04/02
Channel: EnchantingJapan
JR Nachi Station (JR那智駅), Nachi Katsuura City, Wakayama Prefecture
JR Nachi Station (JR那智駅), Nachi Katsuura City, Wakayama Prefecture
Published: 2012/10/08
Channel: EnchantingJapan
Shirahama , wakayama prefecture
Shirahama , wakayama prefecture
Published: 2017/08/12
Channel: andreea mirea
Kumano Hayatama Taisha (熊野速玉大社)Grand Shrine, Shingu City, Wakayama Prefecture
Kumano Hayatama Taisha (熊野速玉大社)Grand Shrine, Shingu City, Wakayama Prefecture
Published: 2012/10/10
Channel: EnchantingJapan
Kongobuji Temple, Koyasan Mountain Area, Wakayama Prefecture
Kongobuji Temple, Koyasan Mountain Area, Wakayama Prefecture
Published: 2013/04/03
Channel: EnchantingJapan
Riding a Limited Express Train "Ocean Arrow" to Kii Katsuura, Wakayama Prefecture
Riding a Limited Express Train "Ocean Arrow" to Kii Katsuura, Wakayama Prefecture
Published: 2011/12/02
Channel: EnchantingJapan
Seigantoji Temple (青岸渡寺), Nachi Katsuura Town, Wakayama Prefecture
Seigantoji Temple (青岸渡寺), Nachi Katsuura Town, Wakayama Prefecture
Published: 2012/10/05
Channel: EnchantingJapan
Sacred Grounds of Okunoin (奥の院) in Koyasan (高野山), Wakayama Prefecture
Sacred Grounds of Okunoin (奥の院) in Koyasan (高野山), Wakayama Prefecture
Published: 2012/01/07
Channel: EnchantingJapan
2015/08/26 WAKAYAMA Session.
2015/08/26 WAKAYAMA Session.
Published: 2015/09/01
Channel: NISHIGAWA SURREAL!!! にしがわしゅ〜る
Wakayama Prefecture, Japan (Gobo, Dojoji Temple, Shirasaki, Engetsu Island, and Taiko Drumming)
Wakayama Prefecture, Japan (Gobo, Dojoji Temple, Shirasaki, Engetsu Island, and Taiko Drumming)
Published: 2017/01/08
Channel: Big Small_Travel
Motorcycle touring in Wakayama prefecture by Jan 1,2 and 3 of 2017
Motorcycle touring in Wakayama prefecture by Jan 1,2 and 3 of 2017
Published: 2017/01/11
Channel: JKoiti Tomotani
Tama the Stationmaster Cat! Wakayama Prefecture- Osaka Vlog 2
Tama the Stationmaster Cat! Wakayama Prefecture- Osaka Vlog 2
Published: 2014/08/06
Channel: Phoenyx 787
Tomogashima Island (Wakayama Prefecture) #1 友ヶ島(和歌山県)
Tomogashima Island (Wakayama Prefecture) #1 友ヶ島(和歌山県)
Published: 2015/11/05
Channel: WASA-Video Channel(J-PRODUCE Inc.)
Japan Trip:  Culture, History, Spirituality and More in Wakayama Prefecture 29
Japan Trip: Culture, History, Spirituality and More in Wakayama Prefecture 29
Published: 2015/02/19
Channel: Moochan English
Bolt C spec on Wakayama Prefecture Road 29
Bolt C spec on Wakayama Prefecture Road 29
Published: 2017/07/30
Channel: Falke Eisenstein
Wakayama Prefecture Kishi Station
Wakayama Prefecture Kishi Station
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: NinoxScutulata
Visit Wakayama Japan - Video 9
Visit Wakayama Japan - Video 9
Published: 2017/07/05
Channel: Antony Cummins
Visit Wakayama Japan - Video 7
Visit Wakayama Japan - Video 7
Published: 2017/07/05
Channel: Antony Cummins
Visit Wakayama Japan - Video 2
Visit Wakayama Japan - Video 2
Published: 2017/07/03
Channel: Antony Cummins
Visit Wakayama Japan - Video 8
Visit Wakayama Japan - Video 8
Published: 2017/07/05
Channel: Antony Cummins
Koyasan Forest in Wakayama Prefecture
Koyasan Forest in Wakayama Prefecture
Published: 2009/05/29
Channel: portablecats
和歌山城ブラリ一周(Video around the Wakayama Castle Wakayama Prefecture of Japan)
和歌山城ブラリ一周(Video around the Wakayama Castle Wakayama Prefecture of Japan)
Published: 2012/07/22
Channel: HighSpecHolder
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Wakayama Prefecture
和歌山県
Prefecture
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese 和歌山県
 • Rōmaji Wakayama-ken
Flag of Wakayama Prefecture
Flag
Official logo of Wakayama Prefecture
Symbol
Location of Wakayama Prefecture
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Island Honshū
Capital Wakayama (city)
Government
 • Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka
Area
 • Total 4,725.67 km2 (1,824.59 sq mi)
Area rank 30th
Population (April 1, 2012)
 • Total 989,983
 • Rank 39th
 • Density 209.49/km2 (542.6/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code JP-30
Districts 6
Municipalities 30
Flower Ume blossom (Prunus mume)
Tree Ubame oak (Quercus phillyraeoides)
Bird Japanese white-eye (Zosterops japonica)
Website www.wakayama.lg.jp/
english/

Wakayama Prefecture (和歌山県, Wakayama-ken) is a prefecture of Japan on the Kii Peninsula in the Kansai region on Honshū island.[1] The capital is the city of Wakayama.[2]

History[edit]

Present-day Wakayama is mostly the western part of the province of Kii.[3]

1953 flood disaster[edit]

On July 17–18, 1953, a torrential heavy rain occurred, followed by collapse of levees, river flooding and landslides in a wide area. Many bridges and houses were destroyed. According to an officially confirmed Japanese Government report, 1,015 people died, with 5,709 injured and 7,115 houses lost.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Map of Wakayama Prefecture.

Cities[edit]

Nine cities are in Wakayama Prefecture:

Towns and villages[edit]

These are the towns and villages in each district:

Mergers[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Wakayama is ranked 39th by population in Japan with a population of 989,983. It is the least populated prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan.

Its population is declining.

Culture[edit]

Mount Kōya (高野山, Kōya-san) in the Ito District is the headquarters of the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism. It is home to one of the first Japanese style Buddhist temples in Japan and remains a pilgrimage site and an increasingly popular tourist destination as people flock to see its ancient temples set amidst the towering cedar trees at the top of the mountain. The Sacred sites and pilgrimage routes in the Kii Mountain Range extend for miles throughout the prefecture and together have been recognized as Japan's 11th UNESCO World Heritage site.[4]

The Kumano Shrines are on the southern tip of the prefecture. Tomogashima (a cluster of four islands) is part of the prefecture.

Agriculture[edit]

Orange[edit]

Wakayama Prefecture ranks first in the production of oranges in Japan. Wakayama has its own brand of oranges, which is produced in Arida District and called 'Arida-Orange'. Arida District, where oranges have been produced for more than 400 years[5], yields about half of the orange crops in Wakayama today[6]. Furthermore, the yield of Arida-Oranges accounts for about 10 percent of Japanese domestic production of oranges.[7]

Japanese apricot (Ume)[edit]

According to the survey by The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan, Wakayama stands first in the production of Japanese apricots in Japan. As of 2016, Wakayama made up about 70 percent of Japanese domestic production of Japanese apricots.[8]

Sister relationships[edit]

Wakayama Prefecture has friendship and sister relationships with six places outside Japan:[9] Richmond, Canada; Shandong, People's Republic of China; Pyrénées-Orientales, France; Florida, United States; Sinaloa, Mexico; and Galicia, Spain.

Tourism[edit]

Wakayama Prefecture has hot springs such as Shirahama, Kawayu, and Yunomine Onsen.

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Road[edit]

Expressway[edit]

  • Hanwa Expressway
  • Keinawa Expressway
  • Yuasa Gobo Road
  • Nachi Katsuura Road

National Highway[edit]

Ferry[edit]

Airport[edit]

Education[edit]

Universities[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Wakayama prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 1026, p. 1026, at Google Books; "Kansai" in p. 477, p. 477, at Google Books.
  2. ^ Nussbaum, "Wakayama" in p. 1025, p. 1025, at Google Books.
  3. ^ Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" in p. 780, p. 780, at Google Books.
  4. ^ UNESCO.org
  5. ^ 今月の旬 Wakayama Prefecture website, acessed May 31, 2017
  6. ^ 農林水産 特産品 Wakayama Prefecture website, acccessed May 31, 2017
  7. ^ 有田みかんについて JA Arida website, accessed May 31, 2017
  8. ^ 作況調査(果樹): 農林水産省 The Ministory of Agriculture, Foresty and Fisheries website, accessed June 1, 2017
  9. ^ 友好・姉妹提携 Wakayama Prefecture website, retrieved May 16, 2008

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°3′N 135°21′E / 34.050°N 135.350°E / 34.050; 135.350

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