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Tourist attraction



The sea kayaking Suhara, Wakayama shore

At River Adventure Club, we have taught over 70,000 people in our canoe (kayak) school, and even children of elementary school age who are going canoeing (kayaking) for the first time can safely experience this fun pastime.
It is a great idea for family fun time. You’ve got to try it at least once!

●The sea kayaking Suhara, Wakayama shore
●Google map

TEL 072-840-5644



Island stream

The islands of Japan are the westernmost islands of the Pacific Rim Kuroshio current cultural sphere. The biggest peninsula in this region is the Kii Peninsula. Enjoy the most beautiful ocean in Kansai at the Kii Peninsula on the Wakayama/Yuasa Bay Sea Kayak Tour, open all year. Experience the feel of the Kuroshio Current that circles the Pacific, opening your heart and senses to trip over the unknown ocean riding this island stream!!

●Island stream  Gulf of Yuasa field

TEL 0737-63-3221



Hirokawa beach

The Nishihiro Coast features wide and shallow sandy beaches so you will feel safe swimming even with young children. Shower, toilet and locker facilities are close by.

●Hirogawa-cho homepage
●Yahoo! loco



Wasiga peak cosmos park

At the top of 586-meter Mt. Washigamine bloom a profusion of over 1 million cosmos flowers. A scenic spot where on clear days you can see all the way to Awaji Island and Shikoku. ? Kaze no Yakata: Please check on the Aridagawa town website for scheduled open days.

244-2, Nagatani, Aridagawa-cho, Arida-gun, Wakayama
●Aridagawa-cho tourist association
●Aridagawa-cho photo album
●Google map

Hanwa motorway Arita IC get off, and north of the city roads under Hanwa motorway overpass,
Aridagawa (Tadono Bridge) over the left 300m away turn right.
In about 15km car about 30 minutes from IC (large vehicles impassable. Until microbus)



Aragi island

The symbol of Shimizu, selected as one of Japan’s Hundred Best Terraced Rice Fields. The 54 rice paddies built in the early Edo period are still cultivated by neighboring farming households. The beautiful landscape that changes with the four seasons is remarkable.

Shimizu, Aridagawa-cho, Arida-gun, Wakayama
●Aridagawa-cho tourist association
●Aridagawa-cho photo album
●Google map

Hanwa motorway Arita prefectural road No. 22 ? R480 via from IC, about 50 minutes by car 33km to Shimizu direction.



Oishi Heights

870 meters above sea level, the Oishi Kogen plateau features panoramic views and flowering plants in every season. It is especially famous for the susuki silver grass that flowers in the fall. A world of silver spreads out before you. Many people visit from all areas of Kansai for hiking and other pursuits.

Oishi, Aridagawa-cho, Arida-gun, Wakayama
●Aridagawa-cho tourist association
●Aridagawa-cho photo album
●Google map

Hanwa motorway Arita IC get off, and through the No. 22, National Highway 480 No. prefectural road, about 50 minutes by car.



Hall of the fire of the Inamura

Goryo Hamaguchi who became known for the Inamura no Hi (The Fire of Rice Sheaves) incident, was born in 1820 in the Hiromura village in Ki Province (today’s Hirogawa-cho). His achievement of saving many villagers during the Great Ansei earthquake & tsunami iby setting “fires of life” using rice sheaves to light the way continues to be talked about widely as a symbol of tsunami disaster prevention still relevant today. The Inamura no Hi no Yakata museum consisting of the Goryo Hamaguchi Archives and the Tsunami Educational Center was established in April 2007 in order to learn from and hand down the achievements and spirit of Goryo.

671, Hiro, Hirogawa-cho, Arida-gun, Wakayama
●Hirogawa-cho homepage
●Hamaguchi Goryo and the walk map which walks

Yuasa Gobo road Hirokawa IC get off, about a 10-minute drive north-west.



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