Tourist Offices

Jnto informationWakayama’s tourist information centers are staffed by friendly and knowledgeable employees, happy to impart their local knowledge and provide you with the best travel experience in Wakayama. Many centers offer a variety of useful services including rental bicycles, luggage storage, and luggage delivery services, and plenty of sightseeing information. Multi-language support is often available, either through bilingual staff or telephone-interpreting services. Find your nearest tourist information center in Wakayama.

Wakayama City Tourist Information (Wakayama Castle)

和歌山市観光案内所(和歌山城)

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
Holidays Closed during the New Year holiday
Free Wi-Fi Available
Language Supported English / Chinese
Luggage Storage Not Available
Delivery Service Not Available
JNTO URL English
Website English
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Tourist Exchange Center

観光交流センター

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 5-13-2 Misonocho, Wakayama City
和歌山市美園町五丁目13-2
Tel 073-422-5831
Hours Mon-Sat: 8:30-19:00, Sun & National Holidays: 8:30-17:15
Holidays Open All Year Around
Language Supported English
Luggage Storage Available
Delivery Service Not Available

Wakayama City Tourist Information (Nankai Wakayama-shi Station)

和歌山市観光案内所(南海和歌山市駅)

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 3-6 Higashikuramae, Wakayama City
和歌山市東蔵前丁3-6
Tel 073-422-5091
Hours 8:30-17:00
Holidays Closed during the New Year holiday
Luggage Storage Not Available
Delivery Service Not Available
Wakayama City Tourist Information (Nankai Wakayama-shi Station)

TIC WAKAYAMA

ゆたか旅案内所

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 1F 26-1 Nanabancho Daiwa Roynet Hotel, Wakayama City
和歌山市七番町26-1ダイワロイネットホテル1F
Tel 073-422-0048
Hours 10:00-19:00
Holidays Open All Year Around
Free Wi-Fi Available
Internet PC Available
Language Supported English
Luggage Storage Not Available
Delivery Service Not Available
JNTO URL English
Website English

Kinokawa Service Area Down Lanes Information Hanwa Expressway

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)
Holidays Open All Year Around
Free Wi-Fi Available
Language Supported English (Part-time)
Luggage Storage Not Available
Delivery Service Not Available
JNTO URL English

Kuroshio Market Information

黒潮市場 案内所

This tourist information center in Wakayama City forms part of the larger Kuroshio Market complex. Friendly staff can deal with queries in both English and Chinese. If you are traveling with lots of luggage, the center can store it for you while you explore the city. The center also offers a luggage delivery service.

Address 1527 Kemi, Wakayama City
和歌山市毛見1527
Tel 073-448-0008
Hours 10:00-18:00 (summer time), 10:00-17:00 (winter time)
Holidays Two unplanned holidays per year
Free Wi-Fi Available
Language Supported English / Chinese
Luggage Storage Available
Delivery Service Available
JNTO URL English

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-Dec), 9:00-17:00 (Jan-Feb)
Holidays 12/27 - 12/30
Free Wi-Fi Available
Internet PC Available
Language Supported English
Luggage Storage Not Available
Delivery Service Not Available
JNTO URL English
Website English

Kaki-no-Sato Kudoyama Roadside Station Koya area World Heritage Information Center

道の駅柿の郷くどやま 高野地域世界遺産情報センター

This large roadside station is a 20-minute walk from Kudoyama Station. Share your Wakayama adventure with the world by using the free WiFi and get the latest information on local tourism and accommodation in the area. The center operates a telephone-interpreting service for non-Japanese speaking visitors.

Address 5-5,Nyugo, Kudoyama
九度山町入郷5番5
Tel 0736-54-9966
Hours 9:00-18:30
Holidays 1/1 - 1/3
Free Wi-Fi Available
Internet PC Not Available
Luggage Storage Not Available
Delivery Service Not Available
JNTO URL English

Koyasan Shukubo Association Nakanohashi Information Center

高野山宿坊協会 中の橋案内所

Have you ever wanted to experience life as a monk? Book a shukubo overnight temple experience from this center, or simply get information about the Koyasan area and use the free WiFi. English speaking staff can help you with any queries and there are lockers for your luggage next to the center.

Address 49-3 Koyasan, Koyacho
高野町高野山49-3
Tel 0736-56-2653
Hours 8:30-17:00 (Mar - Dec), 9:00-17:00 (Jan・Feb)
Holidays 12/27 - 1/4
Language Supported English
Luggage Storage Not Available
Delivery Service Not Available
JNTO URL English

Koyasan Tourist Information Center

高野山観光情報センター

This information center is a base for tourism and culture in Koyasan. Discover more about this deeply spiritual area through the maps and pamphlets and by talking to the English-speaking staff. You can rent bicycles here—including electric types—to explore the area further and wider.

Address 357 Koyasan
高野町高野山357
Tel 0736-56-2780
Hours 9:00-17:00
Holidays Closed during the New Year holiday
Free Wi-Fi Available
Language Supported English
Luggage Storage Not Available
Delivery Service Available
JNTO URL English
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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
和歌山県西牟婁郡 白浜町3593-10
Tel 0739-34-5518
Hours 10:00-17:00
Holidays Closed Tuesday to Thursday
Language Supported Not Available
Luggage Storage Not Available
Delivery Service Not Available

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 Around
Luggage Storage Not Available
Delivery Service Not Available
JNTO URL English

Nanki Kushimoto Tourism Association

南紀串本観光協会

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 8:30-17:30
Holidays 1/1
Free Wi-Fi Available
Language Supported English
JNTO URL English

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 08:30-18:00
Holidays Open All Year Around
Free Wi-Fi Available
Internet PC Not Available
Language Supported English / Chinese
Luggage Storage Available / Paid
Delivery Service Not Available
JNTO URL English
Website Japanese only

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 1/1
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
Luggage Storage Not Available
Delivery Service Not Available
JNTO URL English
Website Japanese only

Hashimoto Tourist Information Center

はしもと広域観光案内所

This center is conveniently located across the street from Nankai Hashimoto Station. The center stocks local crafts that make ideal souvenirs, and there are plenty of pamphlets and maps of the local area. Knowledgeable English-speaking staff are on hand to help.

Address Kosada 1-chome 5-9, Hashimoto
橋本市古佐田1丁目5-9
Tel 0736-33-3552
Hours 9:00-17-00
Holidays Wednesday / Closed during the New Year holiday
Free Wi-Fi Available
Language Supported English
Luggage Storage Available
Delivery Service Available
JNTO URL English

Susami Tourism Association

すさみ町観光協会観光案内所

This tourist association office forms part of the larger Susami Michi no Eki roadside stop. It is located on the coast and is an ideal stop off on a road trip around the Wakayama peninsula. Pick up information on the local area or rent a bicycle and explore the area on two wheels.

Address Esumi 808-1, Susami Town
西牟婁郡すさみ町江住808-1
Tel 0739-34-3200
Hours 8:30-17:30
Holidays Open All Year Around
Free Wi-Fi Available
Luggage Storage Not Available
Delivery Service Not Available
JNTO URL English

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 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 12/29 - 12/31
Language Supported English
Luggage Storage Not Available
Delivery Service Not Available

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 Around
Language Supported English
Luggage Storage Not Available
Delivery Service Not Available
JNTO URL English

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
Luggage Storage Not Available
Delivery Service Not Available
JNTO URL English
Website Japanese only

Kumano Hongu Tourist Association

熊野本宮観光協会 (世界遺産熊野本宮館内)

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 9:00-17:00
Holidays Open All Year Around
Free Wi-Fi Available
Internet PC Available
Language Supported English
Luggage Storage Not Available
Delivery Service Not Available
JNTO URL English
Website English

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(熊野交通1階)
Tel 0735-22-2840
Hours 9:00-17:00
Holidays Open All Year Around
Free Wi-Fi Available
Internet PC Available
Language Supported English
Luggage Storage Available / Paid
Delivery Service Not Available
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 12/31 - 1/2
Holidays Wednesdays
Free Wi-Fi Available
Internet PC Not Available
Language Supported English
Luggage Storage Not Available
Delivery Service Not Available
JNTO URL English

Hidaka Travel Information

日高観光案内所

This travel information center is conveniently located one-minute walk away from Gobo Station. Rent a bicycle and explore the area on two wheels—it takes around 20 minutes to reach the coast. Make use of the free WiFi, luggage storage, and chat to the English-speaking staff about their sightseeing recommendations.

Address Komatsubara 410-1
御坊市湯川町小松原410-1
Tel 0738-22-0281
Hours 8:00-19:00
Holidays Open All Year Around
Free Wi-Fi Available
Language Supported English
Luggage Storage Available
Delivery Service Available
JNTO URL English

Tanabe Pocket Park

街なかポケットパーク

Tanabe Pocket Park is a five-minute walk from Kii Tanabe Station and next to Tokei-jinja Shrine—the latest addition to the UNESCO World Heritage list of Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range. Get information about the local area from the English-speaking staff.

Address 27-37 Minato, Tanabe City
田辺市湊27番37号
Tel 0739-33-9030
Hours 9:00-17:00
Holidays Open All Year Around
Free Wi-Fi Available
Language Supported English
Luggage Storage Not Available
Delivery Service Not Available
JNTO URL English

Kitayamamura Tourist Center

北山村観光センター

This tourist center is located on the banks of the Kitayama River. Get information about the local area and find out how to join a log-rafting trip down the rapid river—an activity unique to the area. English-speaking staff can help you with any queries.

Address 335 Shimooi, Higashimuro, Kitayama Village
東牟婁郡北山村下尾井335
Tel 0735-49-2324
Hours 9:00-17:00
Holidays 12/31 - 1/3
Free Wi-Fi Available
Language Supported English
Luggage Storage Not Available
Delivery Service Not Available
JNTO URL English

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