TanabeWakayama Prefecture. This article covers the main beachside city; the distant mountain district of Hongu is treated in a separate article.
Tanabe Tourist Information CenterThe office can provide lots of informations about all the area. The staff is friendly and speaks very good English.
- Hot springs
Hike on the Kumano Kodo TrailThis ancient pilgrimage route offers several possibilities. A popular 2 days trip starts from Takijiri (40 minutes bus ride from Tanabe) and goes to Hongu. From here you can either continue to Nachi or head north to the Koyasan. The tourist office will give you a free map and all the informations you need.
phone: +81 739-24-7660address: 948 MinatoSmall guest house with shared tatami rooms only.