Wakayama prefecture of Japan located in the on the Kii Peninsula in the Kansai region on Honshū island. The capital is the city of Wakayama.
Area is 1,825 sq mi. The population is 989,000.
Wakayama Prefecture has hot springs such as Shirahama, Kawayu, and Yunomine Onsen.
Kōya-san is the name of mountains in Wakayama Prefecture to the south of Osaka. Also, Kōya-san is a modifying word for Kongōbu-ji.
First settled in 819 by the monk Kūkai, Mt. Kōya is primarily known as the world headquarters of the Kōyasan Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism.