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Encyclopedia > Wakayama Prefecture
Wakayama Prefecture (和歌山県 Wakayama-ken)
Map of Japan with Wakayama highlighted
Capital Wakayama (city)
Region Kinki
Island Honshū
Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka
Area 4,725.67 km² (30th)
 - % water 0.04%
Population  (October 1, 2005)
 - Population 1,036,061 (39th)
 - Density 219 /km²
Districts 6
Municipalities 31
ISO 3166-2 JP-30
Website www.wakayama.lg.jp/
english/
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Ume blossom (Prunus mume)
 - Tree Ubame oak (Quercus phillyraeoides)
 - Bird Japanese white-eye (Zosterops japonica)
Symbol of Wakayama Prefecture
Symbol of Wakayama Prefecture

Wakayama Prefecture (和歌山県 Wakayama-ken?) is part of the Kii Peninsula in the Kinki region on Honshū island, Japan. The capital is the city of Wakayama. Small map of Wakayama prefecture Map outline from public domain maps at http://aoki2. ... Wakayama Castle Wakayama (和歌山市 -shi) is the capital city of Wakayama Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan. ... Map of the regions of Japan. ... The Kansai region (関西) of Japan, also known as the Kinki region (近畿地方; Kinki-chihō), lies in the middle of Japans main island, Honshu. ... The four main islands of Japan are: Hokkaido Honshu Kyushu Shikoku Okinawa is the fifth largest island except the disputed northern territories, and is the smallest island which has a prefectural capital. ... HonshÅ« (本州 Literally Main State) is the largest island of Japan, called the Mainland; it is south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Strait. ... Notes: 1 km² References National Governers Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures by population ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Notes: ¹ as of 2000 References National Governors Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures ranked by area ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan cover 47 prefectures. ... Binomial name Prunus mume Siebold & Zucc. ... Species See List of Quercus species The term oak can be used as part of the common name of any of several hundred species of trees and shrubs in the genus Quercus, and some related genera, notably Cyclobalanopsis and Lithocarpus. ... Genera Speirops Zosterops Rukia Cleptornis Tephrozosterops Madanga Lophozosterops Oculocincta Heleia Woodfordia Megazosterops Hypocryptadius The white-eyes are small passerine birds native to tropical and sub-tropical Africa, southern Asia and Australasia. ... Wakayama prefectural symbol (source: ja. ... The Kii Peninsula is one of the largest peninsulas on the island of Honshu in Japan. ... The Kansai region (関西) of Japan, also known as the Kinki region (近畿地方; Kinki-chihō), lies in the middle of Japans main island, Honshu. ... HonshÅ« (本州 Literally Main State) is the largest island of Japan, called the Mainland; it is south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Strait. ... Wakayama Castle Wakayama (和歌山市 -shi) is the capital city of Wakayama Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan. ...

Contents

History

Geography

Map of Wakayama Prefecture.
Map of Wakayama Prefecture.

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1281x801, 43 KB) Summary Map of Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1281x801, 43 KB) Summary Map of Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. ...

Cities

Nine cities are located in Wakayama Prefecture:

Arida (有田市; -shi) is a city located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Gobō (御坊市; -shi) is a city located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Hashimoto (橋本市; -shi) is a city located in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. ... Iwade (岩出町; -cho) is a town located in Naga District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Kainan (海南市; -shi) is a city located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Kinokawa (紀の川市; -shi) is a city located in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. ... Shingū (新宮市; -shi) is a city located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Wakayama Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Wakayama Castle Wakayama (和歌山市 -shi) is the capital city of Wakayama Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan. ...

Towns and villages

These are the towns and villages in each district: The district (郡; gun) was most recently used as an administrative unit in Japan between 1878 and 1921 and is roughly equivalent to the county of the United States. ...

Arida (有田郡; -gun) is a district located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Hirogawa (広川町; -cho) is a town located in Arida District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Yuasa (湯浅町; -cho) is a town located in Arida District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Hidaka (日高郡; -gun) is a district located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Hidaka (日高町; -cho) is a town located in Hidaka District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Inami (印南町; -cho) is a town located in Hidaka District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Mihama (美浜町; -cho) is a town located in Hidaka District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Minabe (南部町; -cho) is a town located in Hidaka District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Yura (由良町; -cho) is a town located in Hidaka District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Higashimuro (東牟婁郡; -gun) is a district located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Kitayama (北山村; -mura) is an enclave village that belongs to Higashimuro District, Wakayama, Japan, but is located on the border between Mie and Nara prefectures. ... Kozagawa (古座川町; -cho) is a town located in Higashimuro District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Kushimoto (串本町; -cho) is a town located in Nishimuro District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Categories: Towns in Wakayama Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Taiji (太地町; -cho) is a town located in Higashimuro District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Ito (伊都郡; -gun) is a district located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Katsuragi (かつらぎ町; -cho) is a town located in Ito District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Koya (高野町; -cho) is a town located on a plateau atop Mt. ... Kudoyama (九度山町; -cho) is a town located in Ito District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Kaiso (海草郡; Kaisō-gun) is a district located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Nishimuro (西牟婁郡; -gun) is a district located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Location of Kamitonda in Wakayama Prefecture. ... Shiraha beach, Shirahama, Wakayama-ken, Japan Shirahama (白浜町; -cho) is a town located in Nishimuro District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Susami (すさみ町; -cho) is a town located in Nishimuro District, Wakayama, Japan. ...

Mergers

(as of April 1, 2006)

October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Minabegawa (南部川村; -mura) was a village located in Hidaka District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Minabe (南部町; -cho) is a town located in Hidaka District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Hidaka (日高郡; -gun) is a district located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Minabe (南部町; -cho) is a town located in Hidaka District, Wakayama, Japan. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kushimoto (串本町; -cho) is a town located in Nishimuro District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Nishimuro (西牟婁郡; -gun) is a district located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Koza (古座町; -cho) is a town located in Higashimuro District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Higashimuro (東牟婁郡; -gun) is a district located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Kushimoto (串本町; -cho) is a town located in Nishimuro District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Higashimuro (東牟婁郡; -gun) is a district located in Wakayama, Japan. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kainan (海南市; -shi) is a city located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Shimotsu (下津町; -cho) is a town located in Kaiso District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Kaiso (海草郡; Kaisō-gun) is a district located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Kainan (海南市; -shi) is a city located in Wakayama, Japan. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kawabe (川辺町; -cho) is a town located in Hidaka District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Nakatsu (中津村; -mura) is a village located in Hidaka District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Miyama (美山村; -mura) is a village located in Hidaka District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Hidaka (日高郡; -gun) is a district located in Wakayama, Japan. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Categories: Cities in Wakayama Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Ryujin (龍神村; -mura) is a village located in Hidaka District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Hidaka (日高郡; -gun) is a district located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Nakahechi (中辺路町; -cho) is a town located in Nishimuro District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Nishimuro (西牟婁郡; -gun) is a district located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Hongu (本宮町; -cho) is a town located in Higashimuro District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Higashimuro (東牟婁郡; -gun) is a district located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Wakayama Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hanazono (花園村; -mura) is a village located in Ito District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Ito (伊都郡; -gun) is a district located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Katsuragi (かつらぎ町; -cho) is a town located in Ito District, Wakayama, Japan. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shingū (新宮市; -shi) is a city located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Kumanogawa (熊野川町; -cho) is an enclave town that belongs to Higashimuro District, Wakayama, Japan, but is located on the border between Mie and Nara prefectures. ... Higashimuro (東牟婁郡; -gun) is a district located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Shingū (新宮市; -shi) is a city located in Wakayama, Japan. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Uchita (打田町; -cho) is a town located in Naga District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Kokawa (粉河町; -cho) is a town located in Naga District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Naga (那賀町; -cho) is a town located in Naga District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Momoyama (桃山町; -cho) is a town located in Naga District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Kishigawa (貴志川町; -cho) is a town located in Naga District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Naga (那賀郡; -gun) is a district located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Kinokawa (紀の川市; -shi) is a city located in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Kanaya (金屋町; -cho) is a town located in Arida District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Kibi (吉備町; -cho) is a town located in Arida District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Shimizu (清水町; -cho) is a town located in Arida District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Arida (有田郡; -gun) is a district located in Wakayama, Japan. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Misato (美里町; -cho) is a town located in Kaiso District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Nokami (野上町; -cho) is a town located in Kaiso District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Kaiso (海草郡; Kaisō-gun) is a district located in Wakayama, Japan. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Hashimoto (橋本市; -shi) is a city located in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. ... Koyaguchi (高野口町; -cho) is a town located in Ito District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Ito (伊都郡; -gun) is a district located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Hashimoto (橋本市; -shi) is a city located in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Hikigawa (Japanese: 日置川町) is a town located in Nishimuro District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Shiraha beach, Shirahama, Wakayama-ken, Japan Shirahama (白浜町; -cho) is a town located in Nishimuro District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Nishimuro (西牟婁郡; -gun) is a district located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Shiraha beach, Shirahama, Wakayama-ken, Japan Shirahama (白浜町; -cho) is a town located in Nishimuro District, Wakayama, Japan. ...

Other changes

April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Iwade (岩出町; -cho) is a town located in Naga District, Wakayama, Japan. ... Naga (那賀郡; -gun) is a district located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Naga (那賀郡; -gun) is a district located in Wakayama, Japan. ...

Economy

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


Demographics

Culture

Mount Koya (高野山; -san) 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. Konpon Daito, the central point of Mt. ... Ito (伊都郡; -gun) is a district located in Wakayama, Japan. ... Shingon (真言宗) is a major school of Japanese Buddhism, and the most important school of Vajrayana Buddhism outside of the Himalayan region. ... Japanese Buddhist priest c. ...


The Kumano Shrines are located on the southern tip of the prefecture.


Tourism

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
Wakayama prefecture
  • Official Wakayama Prefecture homepage
  • Wakayama Tourist Guide
  • Nanki Sightseeing Guide
  • Wakayama Prefecture JET Participants (WAJET) website
Shadow picture of Wakayama Prefecture Wakayama Prefecture Symbol of Wakayama Prefecture
Cities
Arida | Gobo | Hashimoto | Iwade | Kainan | Kinokawa | Shingu | Tanabe | Wakayama (capital)
Districts
Arida | Hidaka | Higashimuro | Ito | Kaiso | Nishimuro
  See also: Towns and villages by district edit

Coordinates: 34°3′N 135°21′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Wakayama Prefecture (121 words)
Wakayama Prefecture (和歌山県; Wakayama-ken) is part of the Kii Peninsula in the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan.
Wakayama Prefecture is bordered by Osaka Prefecture, Nara Prefecture, and Mie Prefecture.
The Kumano Shrines are located in the southern tip of the prefecture.
Morihei Ueshiba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (765 words)
Morihei Ueshiba was born in Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan on December 14, 1883.
During his childhood, the Ueshiba family lived in Maizuru (Kyoto Prefecture).
In 1942 he left Tokyo and moved to Iwama in the Ibaraki Prefecture where the term aikido was first used as a name for his art.
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