Tourist Offices

Wakayama City Tourist Information

和歌山市観光案内所

Located beside Wakayama Castle’s tour bus parking lot, Wakayama City Tourist Information is on the ground floor and in the same building as the Wakayama Historical Center. It is a short taxi ride from either Nankai Wakayama-shi Station or JR Wakayama Station, or you can catch a bus (73 or 273) and alight at "Shiyakusho-mae”. For assistance with buses, head to the tourist information kiosks located in front of the main turnstiles at JR Wakayama station, or in front of the bus stop at Nankai Wakayama-shi Station.

Address 3-6 Ichibancho, Wakayama City
和歌山市 一番丁 3-6
Tel 073-435-1185
Hours 8:30-17:15
Free Wi-Fi Available
Internet PC Not Available
Language Supported English / Chinese
JNTO URL English
Website English
Wakayama City Tourist Information

JR Wakayama Station Tourist Information

JR和歌山駅観光案内所

Located within JR Wakayama Station, the Tourist Information provides information on the surrounding area including pamphlets on places to go, where to stay and what to eat. A fixed time left luggage service is available.

Address 61-5 Misonocho, Wakayama City
和歌山市美園町五丁目61
Tel 073-422-5831
Hours Mon-Sat: 8:30-19:00 Sun, National Holidays: 8:30-17:15
Holidays Open All Year Round

Nankai Wakayama-shi Station Tourist Information

南海和歌山市駅観光案内所

Exit the Nankai Wakayama-shi Station ticket gates and head down the steps. The office is located in front of the bus stop. Find detailed maps and guides of the Wakayama area written in English, Chinese and Korean.

Address 3-1 Nishikuramae, Wakayama City
和歌山市西蔵前3-1
Tel 073-422-5091
Hours 8:30-17:00
Holidays Closed during the New Year holiday
Nankai Wakayama-shi Station Tourist Information

TIC Wakayama

わかやま旅案内所

Located on the second floor of the Daiwa Roynet Hotel, across from Wakayama Castle’s main entrance and gardens (also on Keyaki Odori Road). It is a short taxi ride from either Nankai Wakayama-shi Station or JR Wakayama Station, or you can catch a bus (73 or 273) and alight at “Koen-mae”. For assistance with buses head to the tourist information kiosks located in front of the main turnstiles at JR Wakayama station, or in front of the bus stop at Nankai Wakayama-shi Station.

Address 2F 26-1 Nanabancho Daiwa Roynet Hotel, Wakayama City
和歌山市 七番丁26-1 大和ロイネットホテル 2F
Tel 073-422-0048
Hours 10:00-19:00
Holidays Open All Year Around
Free Wi-Fi Available
Internet PC Available
Language Supported English / Chinese (Part-time) / Korean (Part-time)
JNTO URL English
Website English

Kinokawa Service Area Down Lanes Information Hanwa Expressway

阪和自動車道 紀ノ川サービスエリア 下り線インフォメーション

Located off the tolled Hanwa Expressway, the Kinokawa Service Area is between Izumisano JCT and Wakayama IC. The information kiosk is inside the complex which also has a food hall and souvenir shops along with restroom facilities and a gas service station.

Address 744-5 Kitano, Wakayama City
和歌山市 北野 744-5
Tel 0734-62-0395
Hours 8:00-17:00 (Weekdays) 7:00-17:00 (Holidays)
Free Wi-Fi Available
Internet PC Not Available
Language Supported English (Part-time)
JNTO URL English
Kinokawa Service Area Down Lanes Information Hanwa Expressway

Koyasan Shukubo Association Central Office

高野山宿坊協会 中央案内所

Is a 12 min bus ride from Koyasan Station. All Nankai Rinkan buses except #34, will take you to Senjuin-bashi, the 5th stop. The Koyasan Shukubo Association Central Office is located on the north east corner of Senjuin-bashi intersection.

Address 600 Koyasan Koyacho, Ito District
伊都郡 高野町高野山 600
Tel 0736-56-2616
Hours 8:30-17:00 (Mar-Nov) 9:00-16:30 (Dec-Feb)
Free Wi-Fi Available
Internet PC Available
Language Supported English
JNTO URL English
Website English

Sunset Bay

サンセット・ベイ

The newest tourist information center in the area, Sunset Bay is right in front of Engetsuto Island and provides details on the surrounding sites of interest such as Banshoyama Park, the Minakata Kumagusu Museum, and information on glass boat tours and other activities. Drinks are also on sale.

Address Engetsuto Island, Shirahama Town
白浜町円月島
Tel 0739-34-5518
Hours 10:00-17:00
Holidays Closed Tuesday to Thursday
Sunset Bay

Kii Hanto Tourist Information Center

紀伊半島観光情報ステーション

Located within the JR Kii Honsen Station of Shirahama, exit the ticket gates and take a left. There are pamphlets full of information about local hotels and tourist spots, as well as information on the surrounding areas. There are phones connecting directly with hotels and Shirahama Adventure World available for use. The center is wheelchair accessible.

Address 1475 Katata, Shirahama Town
白浜町堅田1475
Tel 0739-42-2900
Hours 9:30-18:00
Holidays Open All Year Round

Kushimoto Town Tourism Association

串本町観光協会

Located within the building of JR Kushimoto Station, the Kushimoto Town Tourism Association offers information about the surrounding area including places to stay, events, boat tours and other activities. Bicycles are available to rent and a luggage delivery service is offered for visitors staying in one of the town’s hotels.

Address 33, Kushimoto, Higashimuro
東牟婁郡串本町串本33 (JR串本駅構内)
Tel 0735-62-3171
Hours 8:30-17:00
Holidays Open All Year Round

Machinaka General Information Center Shirasuna

まちなか総合案内所 しらすな

It is located just steps away from Shirarahama Beach and across from the “Hamano Yado Minshuku Shirasuna Niwa” inn. Catch any of the Meiko buses heading for “Shirarahama” from JR Shirahama Station. Tickets can be purchased at the Meiko Bus counter in the station. The “Shirarahama” stop is located between the “Hashiriyu” and “Shirahama Bus Center” stops.

Address 1384-57 Shirahamacho, Nishimuro District
西牟婁郡 白浜町 1384-57
Tel 0739-43-1618
Hours 10:00-17:00
Free Wi-Fi Available
Internet PC Not Available
Language Supported English
JNTO URL English
Website Japanese only
Machinaka General Information Center Shirasuna

Tsubaki Hana-no-yu Roadside Station

道の駅 椿はなの湯

This road side station and rest stop is located 3 min by car from JR Tsubaki Station. Situated on Route 42, it is right next-door to Tsubaki Onsen, and is only moments away from the beachfront.

Address 1058-1 Tsubaki, Shirahama Town
白浜町 椿 1058-1
Tel 0739-46-0617
Hours 9:00-21:00 (Mar-Oct) 9:00-20:00 (Nov-Feb)
Holidays Tuesdays (Next day if Tuesday is a national holiday)
Free Wi-Fi Not Available
Internet PC Not Available
Language Supported No full-time English-Speaking staff
JNTO URL English
Website Japanese only
Tsubaki Hana-no-yu Roadside Station

Yuasa Station Plaza

湯浅駅前多目的広場

Located just in front of the station, you will find information leaflets about the Kumano Kodo and maps of the area—pick one up before heading off to explore the town. There is a place to sit down and relax and rental bicycles for use around the town are available.

Address 1077-6 Yuasa, Yuasa Town
湯浅町湯浅1077-6
Tel 0737-63-4123
Hours 8:30-17:00
Holidays Closed during the New Year holiday

Kumano Travel

熊野トラベル  KUMANO TRAVEL

Kumano Travel is a community based initiative offering a comprehensive travel service to visitors to the area. Local and informed staff can help customize tours, book accommodation, arrange nature tours and activities, and provide travel support. Advanced booking is required. Use the online reservation system for all inquiries.

Address 14-6 Minato, Tanabe City
和歌山県田辺市湊14-6
Tel 0739-22-2180
Hours 9:00-18:00
Holidays Open All Year Round

Kumano Kodo Kan Pilgrimage Center

熊野古道館

Located near the bus stop of Takijiri, the Kumano Kodo Kan Pilgrimage Center houses an information center, exhibitions related to the pilgrimage route, a coffee shop, changing rooms, water cooler and coin lockers. It also stocks essential equipment for your trek. It is a dedicated support center for hikers and pilgrims.

Address 1222-1 Kurisugawa, Nakanobe-cho, Tanabe City
田辺市中辺路町栗栖川1222-1
Tel 0739-64-1470
Hours 8:30-17:15
Holidays Closed during the New Year holiday

Nachi-Katsuura Information Center

那智勝浦町観光協会

The Information Center is located on the 1st floor of JR Kii Katsuura Station. Rental bicycles are available for up to three hours to explore the beach, temples and hot springs in the immediate area.

Address 6-1-1 Tsukiji, Nachi Katsuura Town
那智勝浦町築地6丁目1番地1
Tel 0735-52-5311
Hours 8:30-18:00
Holidays Open All Year Round

Tanabe Tourist Information Center

田辺市観光センター

The two-story standalone building is conveniently located next to JR Kii-Tanabe Station. Exit the station building, turn left and you will find it a few paces away, in front of the bus stop area.

Address 1-20 Minato, Tanabe City
田辺市 湊 1-20
Tel 0739-34-5599
Hours 9:00-18:00
Holidays Open All Year Around
Free Wi-Fi Available
Internet PC Available
Language Supported English
JNTO URL English
Website Japanese only

Kumano Hongu Tourist Association

熊野本宮観光協会(熊野本宮館)

Located across from the Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine, the Kumano Hongu Tourist Association is inside the Kumano Hongu Heritage Center. It is accessible by Ryujin, Meiko, Nara Kotsu and Kumano Bus lines: alight at "Hongu Taisha-mae" bus stop.

Address 100-1 Hongu Hongucho, Tanabe City
田辺市 本宮町本宮 100-1
Tel 0735-42-0735
Hours 8:30-17:00
Free Wi-Fi Available
Internet PC Available
Language Supported English
JNTO URL English
Website English
Kumano Hongu Tourist Association

Shingu City Tourist Information Center

新宮市観光案内所

Located close to JR Shingu Station, the center provides maps and guides highlighting the Shingu area and information on seasonal events, local hotels and where to find the best local food. A small number of bikes are available to rent for use around the Shingu area.

Address 2-1-11 Jofuku, Shingu City
新宮市徐福2-1-11
Tel 0735-22-2840
Hours 9:00-17:30
Holidays Open All Year Around
Free Wi-Fi Available
Internet PC Available
Language Supported English / Korean (Part-time)
JNTO URL English
Website English

Kishu Binchotan Kinen-koen Roadside Station

道の駅 紀州備長炭記念公園

Located on Route Tanabe Ryujin, the Michi-no-Eki Kishu Binchotan Kinen-koen rest stop and roadside station is situated next to Kishu Binchotan Hakkenkan (Kishu White Charcoal Discovery Centre). It is a 1-minute walk from Binchotan-koen bus stop, serviced by the Ryujin #18 bus operating between JR Kii-Tanabe Station and Kamiakizu, Kizetsu-kyo and Binchotan-koen.

Address 1491-1 Akitsugawa, Tanabe City
田辺市 秋津川 1491-1
Tel 0739-36-0226
Hours 9:00-17:00 (Apr-Nov) 9:00-16:00 (Dec-Mar)
Holidays Wednesdays
Free Wi-Fi Not Available
Internet PC Not Available
Language Supported No full-time English-Speaking staff
JNTO URL English
Kishu Binchotan Kinen-koen Roadside Station

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