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Map of Wakayama Prefecture.
 is a prefecture of Japanmarker located on the Kii Peninsulamarker in the Kansaimarker region on Honshūmarker island. The capital is the city of Wakayama.


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



Nine cities are located in Wakayama Prefecture:

Towns and villages

These are the towns and villages in each district:



Wakayama supplies most of Japan with its high production of mikans (Mandarin Oranges) in October of every year.



 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 site of pilgrimage 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 Kumano Shrines are located on the southern tip of the prefecture.

Sister relationships

Wakayama Prefecture has friendship and sister relationships with five places outside Japan. These are Shandongmarker, People's Republic of Chinamarker; Pyrénées-Orientales, Francemarker; Floridamarker, United Statesmarker; Sinaloamarker, Mexicomarker; and Galiciamarker, Spainmarker.


File:Shadow picture of Wakayama prefecture.png|Prefecture outlineFile:Saikazaki Wakaura01bs4272.jpg|Saikazaki, WakanouraFile:Wakayama castle02s3200.jpg|Wakayama CastlemarkerFile:The museum of modern art, wakayama02s3200.jpg|The Museum of Modern Art, WakayamaFile:KonponDaido.jpg|Konpon Daido

(Mount Koyamarker)
File:Onsen in Nachikatsuura, Japan.jpg|Onsen in NachikatsuuramarkerFile:NachiNoTaki.jpg|Nachi waterfallFile:Daimonzaka28-640.jpg|Daimonzaka

(Kumano Kodō)


  1. 友好・姉妹提携 Wakayama Prefecture official Web site retrieved May 16, 2008

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