- Wakayama Prefecture
Infobox Prefecture Japan
Name = Wakayama
JapaneseName = 和歌山県
Rōmaji = Wakayama-ken
Symbol = PrefSymbol-Wakayama.png
Capital = Wakayama
Region = Kansai
TotalArea = 4,725.67
AreaRank = 30th
PCWater = 0.04
October 1, 2005
Population = 1,036,061
PopRank = 39th
Density = 219
Districts = 6
Municipalities = 30
ISOCode = JP-30
Umeblossom ("Prunus mume")
Tree = Ubame
Bird = Japanese white-eye (
Website = [http://www.pref.wakayama.lg.jp/english/ www.wakayama.lg.jp/ english/]
Yoshinobu Nisakanihongo|Wakayama Prefecture|和歌山県|Wakayama-ken is a prefecture of Japanlocated on the Kii Peninsulain the Kansairegion on Honshū island. The capital is the city of Wakayama.
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.
Mount Kōya|高野山|Kōya-san in the Ito Districtis the headquarters of the Shingonsect 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.
Wakayama Prefecture has friendship and sister relationships with five places outside Japan [ [http://www.pref.wakayama.lg.jp/prefg/022100/kokusaikouryu/yuko.html 友好・姉妹提携] Wakayama Prefecture official Web site retrieved
May 16, 2008] . These are Shandong, People's Republic of China; Pyrénées-Orientales, France; Florida, United States; Sinaloa, Mexico; and Galicia, Spain.
* [http://www.pref.wakayama.lg.jp/english/ Official Wakayama Prefecture homepage]
* [http://wiwi.co.jp/kanko/world/english/ Wakayama Tourist Guide]
* [http://www.wakayama-nanki.jp/english/ Nanki Sightseeing Guide]
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