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The Scenic Splendor Series – Mountains
Higashikishu is a region where the mountains and the sea converge, offering a plethora of breathtaking natural wonders to explore—Mt. Each of these relaxing scenic spots offers a sense of exhilaration upon reaching the summit, accompanied by breathtaking views. Let’s introduce you to these scenic spots.
The Higashikishu region has strong connections with the sea, with its beautiful Kumano-nada and intricate ria coastline providing a rich fishing ground. From the many seafoods, we will introduce unique items that are exclusive to Higashikishu.
The Scenic Splendor Series – Rivers
Flowing from the heart of the Odaiyama mountain, the river of Higashikishu cascades down the valley as a stream—occasionally transforming into a waterfall—before finally emptying into the Kumano-nada. The pristine waters of this river are an important source of drinking water for local residents and also serve as a playground for leisure activities. We will introduce distinct river spots, each with its own unique history and features.
The Special Product Series – Citrus Fruits
Higashikishu is known for its citrus fruits that are bathed in sea breeze and sunlight. We will introduce the unique citrus fruits of Higashikishu.
The region of Higashikishu is blessed with abundant seafood and mountain produce, making it a treasure trove of local sushi. Traditional local sushi dishes have been popular in the area for a long time. there are unique sushi dishes not found in other regions. We will introduce beloved sushi dishes that have deeply rooted in the lives of the locals.
In 2018, Kumano-zakura cherry tree was announced as a new species of cherry blossom in 103 years. We will introduce the characteristics of Kumanozakura and points of appreciation in Higashikjishu.
There are many hot springs in the southern part of the Kii Peninsula, including Higashikishu. Outdoor activities such as hiking in the mountains, exploring the Kumano Kodo, and enjoying river and sea leisure activities are other popular pursuits in Higashikishu. Unwind in a hot spring to relax and wash away fatigue after a long day of adventure.
The Scenic Splendor Series – Villages
A village’s way of life is intertwined with the vast and stunning natural landscape of the sea, mountains, and rivers, as well as its timeless history. In Higashikishu, one can sense the “essence of Japan” through the abundance of seasonal blessings and the hospitality of its people, nurtured by such an environment.
If you’re visiting Higashikishu, we suggest renting a bicycle for sightseeing!It's a great way to experience firsthand the ambiance and vibe of your destination. Give the cycling adventure a try!
Bounty of the mountains and villages
There are numerous producers in Higashi-kishu who are deeply dedicated to pursuing superior quality or preserving traditional tastes. Let's introduce you to the “three major meats of Higashikishu" that rely on abundant natural resources and pristine water sources to craft exceptional flavors
The Scenic Splendor Series – Seas
The Higashikishu coastline boasts two distinct features—a ria coast with intricate coves and a gently curving beach. Spanning a linear distance of 70km between Kihoku-cho and Kiho-cho,
Higashikishu with its majestic and rich natural environment, is home to a multitude of attractions and experiences, including breathtaking scenery and soothing retreats. We will introduce you to these exciting experiences.