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RYOGONJI, IROKAWA

A GUARDIAN WATCHING OVER A LAND REBORN

RYOGONJI,
IROKAWA

A GUARDIAN WATCHING
OVER A LAND REBORN

About location

Wakayama

Nachi-Katsuura in Wakayama Prefecture seamlessly combines natural beauty with rich history, featuring UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Nachi Falls and the Kumano pilgrimage route. It also boasts stunning coastal vistas and serves as a prominent tuna port. Irokawa, a village within Nachi-Katsuura with a population of 300, more than half of whom are newcomers, is known for its organic farming and picturesque stone wall landscapes, appealing to those in search of tranquility.

Ryogonji temple property

Ryogonji temple is an untended property, perched atop the mountains and overlooking the quaint village of Irokawa. It exudes a maternal presence, akin to a guardian watching over a land reborn.

Since its establishment in 1857, it has been a spiritual haven for the community.

The temple, along with its distinctive stone stair construction technique, has been recognized as an important cultural heritage site. Perched on a hill, it offers breathtaking panoramic views and, alongside Irokawa village, holds the potential to become a vibrant cultural hub within the Nachi-Katsuura region.

Activities

One of the highlights of Irokawa is its thriving organic farming community, which has enticed numerous settlers. Explore unique experiences such as tea leaf picking, mochi pounding, and guided trail walks with experienced wild game hunters. In Nachi-Katsuura, immerse yourself in a spiritual pilgrimage and unwind in a riverside tent sauna. Engaging with the local community promises to enhance your stay and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

One of the highlights of Irokawa is its thriving organic farming community, which has enticed numerous settlers. Explore unique experiences such as tea leaf picking, mochi pounding, and guided trail walks with experienced wild game hunters. In Nachi-Katsuura, immerse yourself in a spiritual pilgrimage and unwind in a riverside tent sauna. Engaging with the local community promises to enhance your stay and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Local community

The Irokawa community is comprised of Buddhist priests, experienced farmers, skilled artisans and hunters united in their commitment to sustainability and heritage preservation.

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EXPECTED ROI

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