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Ogigahama Beach attracts summer visitors

Wakayama Prefecture is known locally for its rugged coast line pocketed with beaches.  The Shirarahama beach is the most well known, with its beautiful white sand and diversity of resort hotels.  




The Ogigahama beach in Tanabe also draws visitors, especially those looking for a smaller, quieter setting.  It is a short 10 minute walk from JR Kii-Tanabe station and has good change and shower facilities.  Parking is close and cheap as well.


During the summer months a beach house, which serves drinks and simple foods, is open.  Enjoying a drink while taking in the sunset is a fun and relaxing way to spend a summer evening in Tanabe.


If you are in Tanabe, for example, on your way to the hot springs in Hongu, or the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes, a refreshing swim at Ogigahama is an excellent option to make the most of summer in Japan.

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NEW Ise-Kumano-Wakayama Area Tourist Pass

NEW Ise-Kumano-Wakayama Area Tourist Pass
This is an easy way to do a loop of the Kii Peninsula.

From July 15, 2016 (Friday)
PRICE Adult 11,000 yen Children 5,500 yen (Children 6 to 11 years old)
NOTE: This pass is not available for purchase in Japan.
VALIDITY PERIOD Five consecutive days
AREA ●JR conventional lines: Nagoya-Shingu-within Osaka City (via lse Tetsudo Line or Kameyama, via Kisei Main Line/Hanwa Line) ●Nagoya-Kameyama-Nara-within Osaka City (via Kansai Main Line) Taki Toba (Sangu Line) ●Kansai International Airport-Hineno (Kansai Airport Line) ●Bus routes for accessing Kumano Kodo, Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Nachi Taisha (Only Kumano Kotsu Bus); and Select bus routes
TRAIN TYPES ●Unlimited use of non-reserved seats on ordinary cars on all JR conventional line trains in the subject section. ●Reserved seats can be used up to four times on ordinary cars of limited express and rapid trains. ●Only non-reserved seats can be used on the limited express "Haruka' between the Kansai Inte…