Wakayama Travel Guide

  • Wakayama
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  • Wakayama
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  • Wakayama Castle
    Wakayama Castle
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Wakayama Things to Do

  • Wakayama Castle

    Wakayama Castle was originally constructed in in the 16th century, but it was destroyed in WWII, so the current castle was built in 1954. It was one of the Tokugawa castles. Yorinobu Tokugawa was dispatched here and developed the castle further, along with the surrounding city. Inside the castle there are many artifacts from the Edo Period...

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  • Kimii-dera

    Kimii-dera is the second temple of the Saigoku 33 Kannon Temple Pilgrimage. It's probably the most famous temple in the city. It was originally built by a monk from China's Tang Dynasty in 770. The original buildings do not remain, but historic structures include gate built in 1509 and the pagoda built in 1449.The temple is built on the side of a...

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  • Kataonami beach

    Kataonami has wide white sand beach and blue-green water. with a fully modern beach house, equipped with changing rooms, coin lockers, showers, and toilets.

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  • Yosuien

    Yosuien is park from Tokugawa era (1818). This chisen-kaiyu (many pleasures around a central pond) and the stone-made Mitsu-bashi Bridge, which was modeled on the one at Lake Xihu in China, give a special style of the garden.

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  • Wakayama Castle

    Castle was in the middle of park. The park itself is wide and green (big trees).Admission: 350 yen / Open 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closes at 4:00 p.m. December - February)

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  • Wakayama castle

    Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to go inside, as we had to catch a ferry to Tokushima, but we were at least able to get some photos from outside.

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Wakayama Hotels

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  • Qkamura Kishukada

    483 Miyama, Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture, 640-0102, Japan

    Good for: Families

  • Wakayama Urban Hotel

    80-1 Kuroda, Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture, 640-8341, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Daiwa Roynet Hotel Wakayama

    26-1 Shichibancho, Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture, 640-8156, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Wakayama Restaurants

  • Great Ramen

    Wakayama style Ramen(shoyu - soy sauce) Really first rate ramen, best I've had in a long time. If you like Ramen, and you are in Wakayama you have to go here, the staff don't speak English but just order the chuka soba, or you could just order the shoya ramen (they are the same thing but in Wakayama they call it chuka soba).

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  • miwahome314's Restaurant Tip

    You can eat fresh raw fishes, red breams, tunas, flat fishes,cuttlefishes, and others. Sushi is one of my favorite Japanese food!MIWA

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Wakayama Transportation

  • By train from Osaka

    Nankai Railway get´s a little closer to the castle then Japan Rail. from Namba station very frequent to Wakayamashi Station, about 1 hour. Kansai Thru Pass is valid on this line.

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  • Getting to Wakayama

    Wakayama is located south of Osaka, so most people come to Wakayama via Osaka. From Shin-Osaka Station there are Limited Express Trains that take you to Wakayama Station in one hour.If you are on the Loop Line, the Limited Express Trains stop at Tennoji Station on their way to Wakayama. Hineno Station is also a popular point of transfer to reach...

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    by luciano Updated Apr 17, 2003

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    Fondest memory: The campus is wonderfully located on the top of a hill, from where all the city and the sea can be seen. Also, the buildings are very new and modern.

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