List of Historic Sites of Japan (Wakayama)

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This list is of the Historic Sites of Japan located within the Prefecture of Wakayama.[1]

National Historic Sites[edit]

Twenty-five sites have been designated as being of national significance (including one *Special Historic Site); Kumano Sanzan spans the prefectural borders with Mie, Ōmine Okugakemichi spans the prefectural borders with Nara, and Kumano Sankeimichi spans the prefectural borders with both Mie and Nara.[2][3]

Site Municipality Comments Image Coordinates Type Ref.
Isomaiwakage Site
磯間岩陰遺跡
Isomaiwakage iseki
Tanabe 33°43′17″N 135°23′00″E / 33.72127783°N 135.3832557°E / 33.72127783; 135.3832557 (Isomaiwakage Site) 1 [1]
Shimosato Kofun
下里古墳
Shimosato kofun
Nachikatsuura 33°35′03″N 135°55′22″E / 33.58415868°N 135.92264581°E / 33.58415868; 135.92264581 (Shimosato Kofun) 1 [2]
*Iwasesenzuka Kofun Cluster
岩橋千塚古墳群
Iwasesenzuka kofun-gun
Wakayama Dainichiyama No35-20080830.JPG 34°13′31″N 135°13′35″E / 34.22535457°N 135.22650145°E / 34.22535457; 135.22650145 (Iwasesenzuka Kofun Cluster) 1 [3]
Kii Kokubun-ji Site
紀伊国分寺
Kii Kokubunji ato
Kinokawa provincial temple of Kii Province 34°16′08″N 135°20′22″E / 34.26881215°N 135.33937812°E / 34.26881215; 135.33937812 (Kii Kokubunji Site) 3 [4]
Former Nate-juku Honjin
旧名手宿本陣
Kyū-Nate-juku honjin
Kinokawa Natejuku honjin05s3872.jpg 34°16′33″N 135°26′09″E / 34.27596902°N 135.43572635°E / 34.27596902; 135.43572635 (Former Nate-juku Honjin) 6 [5]
Kongōbu-ji Precinct
金剛峯寺境内
Kongōbuji keidai
Kōya head temple of Koyasan Shingon Buddhism with multiple National Treasures; inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range[4][5] Kongobuji Koyasan07n3200.jpg 34°12′47″N 135°34′47″E / 34.21309528°N 135.57971061°E / 34.21309528; 135.57971061 (Kongōbuji Precinct) 3 [6]
Hiromura Dike
広村堤防
Hiromura teibō
Hirogawa 34°01′35″N 135°10′14″E / 34.02628096°N 135.17054705°E / 34.02628096; 135.17054705 (Hiromura Dike) 6 [7]
Kōzanji Shell Mound
高山寺貝塚
Kōzanji kaizuka
Tanabe 33°44′24″N 135°22′42″E / 33.73992211°N 135.37828182°E / 33.73992211; 135.37828182 (Kōzanji Shell Mound) 1 [8]
Kōyasan Chōishi
高野山町石
Kōyasan chōishi
Kōya, Katsuragi, Kudoyama inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range[4][5] Koyasan Choishi.JPG 34°13′34″N 135°32′16″E / 34.22604038°N 135.53779234°E / 34.22604038; 135.53779234 (Kōyasan Chōishi) 3, 6 [9]
Negoro-ji Precinct
根来寺境内
Negoroji keidai
Iwade Negoroji Kogyodaishi Mausoleum.jpg 34°17′15″N 135°19′04″E / 34.28744537°N 135.31780333°E / 34.28744537; 135.31780333 (Negoroji Precinct) 3 [10]
Misu Haiji Pagoda Site
三栖廃寺塔跡
Misu Haiji tō ato
Tanabe 33°44′14″N 135°25′00″E / 33.73711595°N 135.41653021°E / 33.73711595; 135.41653021 (Misu Haiji Pagoda Site) 3 [11]
Shikagō Ichirizuka
四箇郷一里塚
Shikagō ichirizuka
Wakayama 34°14′42″N 135°12′03″E / 34.24498517°N 135.20078714°E / 34.24498517; 135.20078714 (Shikagō Ichirizuka) 6 [12]
Ueno Haiji Site
上野廃寺跡
Ueno Haiji ato
Wakayama 34°16′29″N 135°15′15″E / 34.27460766°N 135.25430508°E / 34.27460766; 135.25430508 (Ueno Haiji Site) 3 [13]
Shingū Castle Site and Mizuno Clan Graves
新宮城跡附水野家墓所
Shingū-jō ato tsuketari Mizuno-ke bosho
Shingū 33°43′05″N 135°59′08″E / 33.71793361°N 135.98564486°E / 33.71793361; 135.98564486 (Shingū Castle Site and Mizuno Clan Graves) 2, 7 [14]
Nishi Kokubun Pagoda Site
西国分塔跡
Nishi Kokubun tō ato
Iwade 34°15′57″N 135°19′53″E / 34.26596199°N 135.33145028°E / 34.26596199; 135.33145028 (Nishi Kokubun Pagoda Site) 3 [15]
Ōtani Kofun
大谷古墳
Ōtani kofun
Wakayama 34°15′42″N 135°10′35″E / 34.26161825°N 135.17634967°E / 34.26161825; 135.17634967 (Ōtani Kofun) 1 [16]
Niutsuhime Jinja Precinct
丹生都比売神社境内
Nyūtsuhime Jinja keidai
Katsuragi inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range[4][5] Niutsuhimejinja 03.JPG 34°15′30″N 135°31′27″E / 34.25833976°N 135.52425715°E / 34.25833976; 135.52425715 (Niutsuhime Jinja Precinct) 3 [17]
Hamaguchi Goryō Grave
浜口梧陵墓
Hamaguchi Goryō no haka
Hirogawa 34°01′16″N 135°10′05″E / 34.02102815°N 135.16814668°E / 34.02102815; 135.16814668 (Hamaguchi Goryō Grave) 7 [18]
Myōe Kishū Sites and Tōba
明恵紀州遺跡率都婆
Myōe Kishū iseki sotsu tōba
Arida, Yuasa, Aridagawa 34°04′18″N 135°09′35″E / 34.07174983°N 135.15972962°E / 34.07174983; 135.15972962 (Myōe Kishū Sites and Tōba) 3, 7 [19]
Narugami Shell Mound
鳴神貝塚
Narugami kaizuka
Wakayama 34°13′50″N 135°12′42″E / 34.23057523°N 135.21179749°E / 34.23057523; 135.21179749 (Narugami Shell Mound) 1 [20]
Wakayama Castle
和歌山城
Wakayama-jō
Wakayama Wakayama castle09s3200.jpg 34°13′39″N 135°10′16″E / 34.22753836°N 135.17109892°E / 34.22753836; 135.17109892 (Wakayama Castle) 2 [21]
Wakayama Domain Tokugawa Clan Graves
和歌山藩主徳川家墓所
Wakayama-han-shu Tokugawa-ke bosho
Kainan 34°06′32″N 135°10′01″E / 34.10895802°N 135.16707259°E / 34.10895802; 135.16707259 (Wakayama Domain Tokugawa Clan Graves) 7 [22]
Kumano Sanzan
熊野三山
Kumano sanzan
Shingū, Tanabe, Nachikatsuura designation includes an area of Kihō in Mie Prefecture Kumanonachitaisha8452.jpg 33°43′37″N 135°58′55″E / 33.72693148°N 135.98189923°E / 33.72693148; 135.98189923 (Kumano Sanzan) 3 [23]
Ōmine Okugakemichi
大峯奥駈道
Ōmine okugakemichi
Tanabe, Shingū trail inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range;[4][5] designation includes areas of Yoshino, Kurotaki, Kawakami, Tenkawa, Kamikitayama, Shimokitayama, Totsukawa, and Gojō in Nara Prefecture 34°13′26″N 135°57′19″E / 34.22400209°N 135.95521982°E / 34.22400209; 135.95521982 (Ōmine Okugakemichi) 3, 6 [24]
Kumano Sankeimichi
熊野参詣道
Kumano sankeimichi
Shingū, Tanabe, Nachikatsuura, Shirahama, Susami, Kōya trails inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List among the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range;[4][5] designation includes the Nakahechi (中辺路?), Ōhechi (大辺路?), Kohechi (小辺路?), Iseji (伊勢路?), Kumano River (熊野川?), Shichirimi-hama (七里御浜?), and Hano-no-Iwa (花の窟?) and areas of Nosegawa and Totsukawa in Nara Prefecture and Kumano, Owase, Taiki, Kihoku, Mihama, and Kihō in Mie Prefecture Daimonzaka28-640.jpg 33°54′06″N 135°48′11″E / 33.90166772°N 135.80310716°E / 33.90166772; 135.80310716 (Kumano Sankeimichi) 3, 6 [25]
This list is complete and up-to-date as of 11 July 2012.

Prefectural Historic Sites[edit]

A further one hundred sites have been designated as being of prefectural importance.[6][7]

See also[edit]

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