Nachikatsuura is situated about 260 miles (418 kilometers) southwest of the national capital Tokyo, and 80 miles (129 kilometers) south of Osaka.
Be sure to see the sights while you are in Nachikatsuura. Start with a visit to the Fudarakusanji Temple.
While it can be a temptation to limit yourself to just the local sights when visiting Nachikatsuura, keep in mind that Wakayama 's abundance of scenic wonders await. Interesting places within a relatively short distance of Nachikatsuura are Tanabe, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the east, and Shirahama, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the east.
Authentic traveling encompasses so much more than just the scenery, it's also about the poetry, song and story of a region. Your stay in Wakayama will become much more meaningful if you take the time to practice some common phrases and sayings in Japanese. "Isshoni odorimasenka?" is the Japanese way to say "Would you like to dance with me?" "Where's the toilet?" is also useful, so practice saying "Benjo wa doko desu ka?"
Much of Wakayama celebrates Birthday of Emperor Akihito on the 23rd of December, so be prepared for changes to business hours and increased demand for transport.
As your adventures here draw to a close, spend your last yen on last-minute keepsakes and say Sayōnara to the new friends you've made and the spots you've enjoyed.