Wakayama Prefecture is located in the southern part of the Kinki region and is a prefecture looking into the Pacific Ocean.
In the deep Kii mountains, there are sacred sites of Koyasan and Kumano Sanzan, and on the long shoreline where the Kuroshio flows off the coast, there are scenic spots such as Shirahama Onsen and Katsuura Onsen.
It is close to the Hanshin industrial area, and heavy chemical industries are also located in the seaside areas such as Wakayama City and Kainan City.
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