city in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan

Tanabe (田辺市 Tanabe-shi) is a city in Wakayama Prefecture. This article covers the main beachside city; the distant mountain district of Hongu is treated in a separate article.

Hongu Taisha's Torii Gate


  • 1 Tanabe Tourist Information Center (田辺市観光センター) (the next building on your left side when going out of the train station). The office can provide lots of informations about all the area. The staff is friendly and speaks very good English.

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Map of Tanabe


  • 1 Ogigahama Beach (田辺扇ヶ浜海水浴場) (follow the main street in front of the train station).
  • 2 Tenjinzaki Cape (天神崎).
  • Hot springs


  • Hike on the Kumano Kodo Trail. This ancient pilgrimage route offers several possibilities. A popular 2-day 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.






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Routes through Tanabe
WakayamaKainan  W   E  ShirahamaKushimotoNachi Katsu'ura
WakayamaKainan  N   E  → in to  Nanki Shirahama
Kōya  N   S  END

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