Kushimoto City 串 本 町
Kushimoto (串 本 町), is a coastal city located in Higashimuro District, Wakayama Province in western Japan.
With a total area of 135.78 km², and a population of 15.530, including about 63 foreigners, 1 Brazilian, 3 Americans, 15 Koreans, 8 Chinese, 23 Vietnam, 7 Philippines, and others…
Due to its location on the Kii Peninsula, and the path of many typhoons and wet Kuroshio Current winds, Kushimoto has a very humid climate, with September being the wettest month. The highest temperatures in Kushimoto are between July and August, reaching almost 37°C, and the lowest in December around -2°C.
The ancient city of Kushimoto was once part of the Nishimuro district, but the city has strong ties to the city of Shingu and the district of Higashimuro, for political and economic reasons. So, with this merger the city became part of the Higashimuro district. In April 2005, Kushimoto incorporated Koza City from Higashimuro District to become the new city of Kushimoto.
Kushimoto is an area of scenic beauty both above and underwater and famous for its many coastal rock formations, including Hashigui-Iwa and Umikongo.
The island of Oshima is connected to the main city by the Great Bridge of Kushimoto, and is home to two museums of foreign origin, the Turkish Memorial and Museum and the United States Museum of Friendship.
And while the waves at Kushimoto’s beaches are relatively weak by world standards, it’s considered a popular surfing spot and prime spot for diving, with warm waters that are home to a diversity of marine life, there are several diving establishments along the way. from National Highway 42.
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