Rental car branch at Kansai Airport, Osaka or Kyoto
The mileage for the day varies greatly from 210-260km, depending on whether the departure point is Kansai Airport, Osaka, or Kyoto.
Especially in the case of departures from Kyoto or Osaka, the mileage will be longer. So it is recommended to depart by 9 o’clock at the latest.
If your departure time is late, please adjust your schedule by taking the expressway or skipping some spots.
Mt. Koya Danjo Garan
Parking MAPCODE：205 460 009*34
The first destination is today’s biggest highlight, Mt. Koya. There is not much to see on the way to Mt. Koya, so move quickly on the expressway (E26).
At Mt. Koya, you will visit Daimon, Danjo Garan, Kongobuji Temple, and Okunoin in that order. Among them, Danjo Garan and Okunoin are especially recommended, so even if you don’t have time, please take a look at these two places.
If you don’t have time, first go to [Danjo Garan], the core of the whole area of Mt. Koya. Mt. Koya is very large, so please park in the parking lot near the Danjo Garan indicated by the MAPCODE.
Mt. Koya Okunoin
There are few attractions along the way to Shirahama, so take the expressway (E42) and drive for about 2 hours and 20 minutes. Please drive safely while taking breaks on the way.
Sandanbeki Rocks Cliff & Cave
Parking MAPCODE：953 580 473*72
After moving to Shirahama quickly, please go to [Sandanbeki Rocks Cliff & Cave]. First of all, please enjoy the view from the top of the cliffs. You can enjoy the dynamic scenery of the waves hitting the rock surface in a spectacular area with cliffs of about 50m in height extending 2km from north to south.
[Sandanbeki Cave] is located just below these cliffs and is said to have been a hiding place for the Kumano Pirates, which were proud of their power during the Heian period (710-1192). You can go down to the cave by elevator.
There is [Shirahama Olive & Gelato Kobo] just a short walk from Sandanbeki Cave, so if you get tired, stop by. The gelato you eat while sitting on the terrace and looking out at the sea is the best.
Inn in Shirahama
Parking MAPCODE：Please head to the hotel you reserved.
Shirahama Onsen, where you will stay tonight, is a hot spring with a long history and is one of the three ancient hot springs in Japan. Here, it is recommended to make a reservation at a hot spring inn with a plan that includes two meals. Make sure you arrive at the inn by 6 pm at the latest.
Accommodation in Shirahama
On this day, you will stay in Shirahama (白浜) town which is the Onsen with a long history.
- Inn Type
There are a variety of inns like 3-star western-style hotels and 5-star Japanese Ryokans. Please book at your preferred type of inn.
Most inns will offer free parking.
This town is famous for Onsen and most of the inns have one. Some inns provide open-air Onsen with ocean view.
- Meal Plan Reservations
There are many restaurants in and around the hotel for dinner, so please make reservations according to your preference.