A site set up by a local guide to provide information about places of interest in Wakayama City.
Nice Places in Wakayama City
Especially for Long-stay Travelers and Long-term Residents in Kansai
Please be sure to check the latest information including transportation you need for yourself.

Call me Rio!

  • Thank you very much for visiting my website.
  • My name is Ryoji Shibahara, and I use my guide name "Rio" as a guide in English.
  • I live in Wakayama City.
  • I became a professional guide in English after retirement.
  • I am certified as a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter.
  • I am a member of Wakayama Local Guide Association and I have experienced guiding my guests along Kumano Kodo routes (a part of World Heritage, Sacred Sites and Ancient Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range).
  • I would like more visitors to come to Wakayama City and enjoy relaxing time here.