Wakayama now foresees spring 2026 IR opening

The Wakayama Prefectural Government has acknowledged that there will be a delay in the national timeline for developing IRs, but the local government remains keen on opening Japan’s first IR, which they now envision may be possible in spring 2026.

県のIR開業、万博に間に合わず 手続きの日程延期で (Kii Minpo)

IR開業26年春ごろに 県が新スケジュール (Wakayama Shinpo)