How to access Taiji Town, Wakayama Prefecture

By car

■From Osaka area Approximately 3 hours and half.

Matsubara JCT - Hanwa expressway- Kisei Expressway(Free section) - Susami Minami IC- National Highway Route 42- Prefectural Highway Route 240⇒ Octagonal roof house

■From Nagoya area Approximately 3 hours and half

Nagoya- Higashi Meihan Expressway, Ise expressway - SeiwaTaki IC- Kumano Odomari IC - National Highway Route 42- Prefectural Highway Route 240

⇒ Octagonal roof house

By train

■From Osaka area Approximately 3 hours 50 minutes

Limited Express of JR Kisei line “Kuroshio” Shin Osaka ⇒Taiji


■From Nagoya area Approximately 3 hours 30 minutes.

Limited Express of JR Kisei line "Wide view Nanki" Nagoya ⇒Kii Katsuura

 Kii Katsuura Station is the last station for wide view from Nagoya. To Taiji you need a transit at JR, bus, or taxi.

From Taiji station


Adult ¥100





■Taiji Town Round Bus(5 minutes)

Bus timetable Taiji Station → Kujirahama pier front

9:10 10:10 11:15 11:45 12:32         
13:00 13:55 14:35 15:15 15:55 16:25

■Taxi(Approximately ¥900、5minutes)


The nearest station is "Taiji Station", but Taiji Station is an unmanned station, there is no taxi always in front of the station. Taiji Tourist Information Center also sometimes has no people. When using a taxi, it is safe to access from Kii Katsuura Station.

Kumano Kotsu 0735-52-2525


Take east direction(left) Route 42.

Turn right at Moriura (intersection) and enter the prefectural highway 240.

Our facility is on the front right side.

From JR Kii Katsuura station

■Taxi (Approximately¥2,000, 10 min)

The taxi always waits in front of the station.

■Kino Matsushima Islands Cruise(40 minutes)


Get on it from Katsuura Tourist Pier which is 9 minutes on foot from JR Kii Katsuura station and get off at Taiji Whale Beach Park. You can reach our facility in 1 minutes on foot from there.

CostAdult¥1,250 /Child ¥630 ※Trip may be canceled in bad weather.

Cruise timetable

Katsuura Tourist Pier→ Taiji Whale Beach Park

 8:30 9:40 10:50 13:00 14:10 15:20

6 minutes walk from Kii Katsuura station to Katsuura sightseeing pier

Proceed north east and head for prefectural road No. 238. → Turn right and head towards Route 236. → Turn left into the Route 236. → Turn right at the intersection with Route 46.

■JR Rent-A-Car


A rent-a-car company located on the firstfloor of Kii-Katsuura Station.

Rent-a-car which shortens traveling time is recommended for the surrounding sightseeing.

When you reach your destination, you can park your car and enjoy a walk slowly.

Access the Eki Rent-A-Car website to make a reservation.

八角屋根の家 太地 Octagonal Roof House in Taiji


           2902-57 Taiji,Higashimuro-District,,Wakayama