Agura opened its doors in Kouyaguchi, Wakayama in 1890 as a traditional Japanese inn (ryokan) to house travelers on the sacred pilgrimage to Koya-san.
Over 70 years later, in 1966, Agura moved to Wakayama-city as a Japanese restaurant. Along with its sister branch, it is currently located in front of Wakayama Castle, home to Kisyu-Tokugawa, one of the three leading families of the Tokugawa clan.
Through many years of training, research, and experimentation, Agura’s current owner has developed a truly unique Kisyu( Wakayama) Kaiseki cuisine, showcasing the fresh ingredients available in the mountains and waters surrounding Wakayama. Furtheremore, Agura’s delicate and splendid dishes serve to represent Wakayama’s nature, history, and culture.
In recent years, we have seen a rise in overseas visitors to Wakayama as Koya-san and the Kumana Kodo pilgrimage route were registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We hope Agura’s exquisite cuisine and our “Omotenashi” service will captivate and add to your wonderful experiences in Japan.
We look forward to welcoming you at Agura very soon!