model course Kihoku Wakayama cycling
Required Time Estimate:
7 hours and 15 minutes
A one-stop-shop for filling up before getting started! A good starting point for visiting Kudoyama. Here, you will find “Sekai Isan Joho Center,” a place to get information on world heritage sites and Yukimura Sanada, “Nosanbutsu Chokubaijo,” a farmer’s market featuring items grown in Wakayama Prefecture, and the “Bakery Café,” where you can enjoy a variety of unique bread items. Be careful not to have too much fun here or you will have a delayed start! Business hours: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
|Address||5-5 entrance to Kutsuyama cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama prefecture|
|Opening Hours||9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m
(Restrooms and the parking lot are open 24 hours.)
(125 vehicles: 3 large vehicles, 119 passenger cars, 3 handicap spots)
The official name of this temple is Zenmyosho-in and it was built where the Yukimura Sanada’s residence used to stand. It is known for the beautiful peonies and as the goal for the Samurai procession (Musha Gyoretsu) during Sanada festival. Dosha-do, Kaizan-do, and Sanada Homotsu Shiryokan (Sanada Museum) are located within the temple premises. The Sanada family crest of Rokumonsen (coins) can be found on various spots including the doors and roof tiles.
|Address||Wakayama prefecture Ito-gun Kuyutayama cho Kuyutama|
|Holiday||open all year round|
|Admission fee||¥200(Sanada treasure reference library)|
While there are many shops selling Yakimochi on Mt. Koya, this is the place to go for Yakimochi in Hanasaka. Operating together with the nearby Kake Shoten, it has bike racks to accommodate cyclists wanting to take a break. If you choose to eat-in, you can enjoy some famous tea and if you so desire, you can opt to see the inside of the store. You can buy some to take home with you as a souvenir, too. You are sure to be captivated by the traditional flavors of Yadachi Chaya.
|Address||Wakayama Prefecture Ito-gun Koyano-cho, Osamu Hanasaka 618-1|
You do not want to miss this famous store. Misato Miroku Bokujo is a pop-up shop offering a variety of items. Their soft-serve ice cream is not too sweet and goes down easily, which makes it perfect when you are in the middle of a physical activity. If you are hungry, try the Handsome Burger or a hotdog featuring the special bread baked by a local bakery, Dooshel.
|Address||Wakayama prefecture Seagusa County Mino Town Shinano Market 230|
|Address||Wakayama prefecture Kinookawa city Kishikawa Town Kobe|
|Telephone Number||None （Please contact the Itakiso station for any questions.
|Opening Hours||Tama Café (9:15 a.m. – 5:15 pm）
Store（10:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.）
|Holidays||Tama Café（Monthly 3rd Wednesday regular holiday）|
The store is filled with cute pandas! You will forget how tired you are when you have some Panda Crepe surrounded by the cute panda bears♪ Seasonal crepes are also very delicious! In addition to the Panda Crepe, the café offers a wide variety of drinks. In particular, the Sunrise Sunset is very pretty to look at and perfect for quenching your thirst after a long day of riding a bicycle.
|Address||Wakayama prefecture Hashimoto-shi Konoguchi-cho Mukojima 45-17|
|Opening Hours||Tuesday-Saturday 13:00～18:00|
|Holiday||Sunday and Monday|
|Parking||Available for 8 cars|