Embracing the landscapes of ancient waka poetry
Wakanoura, a treasure house of scenic beauty,
is home to a quaint landscape that lets you feel
the same sense of excitement that inspired
Man’yo era poets and Edo period painters.
Scenic beauty that enchanted the lords of the Kishu domain
Wakanoura was important to the house of Kishu Tokugawa, which ruled the Kishu domain.
The area’s development was spurred by the construction of Tosho-gu Shrine, Furo-bashi Bridge,
and a number of famous gardens that took advantage of the scenic beauty of the surrounding landscape.