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Wakayama Castle (和歌山城)


Castle / Ruins of Castle

This famous castle belonged to the Kishu Tokugawa family, one of the “Tokugawa Gosanke” families. It has been beloved by many as a symbol of Wakayama for ages. The Okaguchi Gate, which was made a Nationally Designated Important Cultural Property, as well as the stone wall constructed with Kishu-specialty blue stone (chlorite-schist) in the Nozura-zumi style, still maintain their original structures. From the castle tower constructed by citizens in 1958 after the war, you can see the Kinokawa River, the Wakayama cityscape, and more. Many visitors come during the cherry blossom and fall foliage seasons as well. Inside the castle tower, many items associated with the Tokugawa family are on display.


Wakayama prefecture Wakayama city 1-3 (Wakayama / KinokawaArea)

phone 0734228979

9:00-17:30 (Admission is until 17:00)

Review of Wakayama Castle

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Reviewed:2021/05/22 Beautiful castle on a huge sight. Really big park. Will take a long time if you want to see it all.
Beautiful castle on a huge sight. Really big park. Will take a long time if you want to see it all.
Actually, the best spot to take a photo of the castle is from down in the city.
While you are in...
Reviewed:2020/02/12 The Castle on the hill surrounded by a park and mini zoo
The Edo period castle is full of valuable antique items and surrounded by city walls, towers, moats, bridge, gate, garden and city viewpoints. When the leaves change color or cherry blossoms, it is...
Reviewed:2020/02/07 Okayama Castle
Nice place to be. Theres a park beside the Castle and a restaurant with a significant view of the lake & castle

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Wakayama prefecture Wakayama city 1-3 [map]
Wakayama / KinokawaArea
9:00-17:30 (Admission is until 17:00)
[Admission fee]
[Adult] 410yen
[Children (Elementary and Junior High School Students)] 200yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
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Available(Wakayama FREE WIFI)
English Menu
Temporary suspension:Currently closed (information as of May 8, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country's most delicious ramen noodles.