What to Do in Wakayama City

What to Do in Wakayama City


2018.04.10

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

What to Do in Wakayama City

If you had one day to visit Wakayama City, how would you spend it? We’ve got some options laid out for you. You can spend all your time focused solely on soaking up the green spaces. Or check out the small shops focused on balancing lifestyle with sustainability. Whatever you choose, you’ll walk away from the city with a lingering taste of nature on your palette.

  • 01

    Head to Wakaura Bay

    Head to Wakaura Bay

    Head to Wakaura Bay

    Second Sunday of every month, Wakayama City has a small dose of paradise. Wakaura Bay combines island-like ocean views with the boats running the fishing business moving throughout its waters. Drop by here to melt the stress away and take in the small islands in the distance.

    和歌浦湾
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    和歌山県
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  • 02

    Organic Food at Organic Restaurant Poporo

    Organic Food at Organic Restaurant Poporo

    Organic Food at Organic Restaurant Poporo

    After taking in the stunning views of Wakaura Bay, you must be getting hungry. Great timing too, because our next spot has organic food ready to satisfy your appetite while remaining healthy. Poporo offers pizza cooked in a stone kiln, along with pasta and salads made of local vegetables according to the season. Above the first floor farm restaurant, is a space where one can host banquets and even arrange accommodations. Trust me, after you eat here you’ll be stuffed enough to want to fall into a deep sleep.

    石窯ポポロ
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    和歌山県和歌山市本町1-27-1
    phone
    0734994354
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  • 03

    Popolohaus Market

    Popolohaus Market

    Popolohaus Market

    Held twice a week, this farmers market of sorts, focuses on the theme of “handmade” and “lifestyle of health and sustainability” (LOHAS). The name is a combination of “poporo” and “LOHAS”. Poporo is Italian for “the people”.

    Using these two focuses, this event brings creative lifestyles the natural sustenance they crave. You can find organic vegetables and foods here along crafts made in the homes of creative people from all over Wakayama. Their dedication to living a healthy life of balance can be seen in the dedication to their craft and their interactions with others.

  • 04

    Shopping at Norm

    Shopping at Norm

    Shopping at Norm

    While respecting the past, one can still create the future. This is the philosophy craft shop, Norm, hopes to express to its customers. Here you can find handmade accessories, quality clothes, and wooden crafts to decorate your personal abode with a nice wave of natural.

    Inside, from time to time, Norm also offers events. Among the minimalist design and heavy emphasis on plywood objects, some avant-garde music or performance art will take you to another world. And that is one thing the owners want all visitors to feel: the history of the building is just as important as the obejcts inside.

  • 05

    Wakayama Castle

    Wakayama Castle

    Wakayama Castle

    While many visitors to Japan long for the old-time castles and temples from long ago, sometimes the surrounding areas are more worthwhile than the actual structures. This is the case with Wakayama Castle.

    Wakayama Castle

    Wakayama Castle

    The castle itself is beautiful to look at, but spending time in the bountiful gardens is much more fulfilling. The locals agree as well, as you can see many taking their morning run or walk in between the trees and open spaces.

    ปราสาทวากายามะ
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    จังหวัดวาคายามะเมืองวาคายามะ1-3
  • 06

    Wakayama Prefectural Museum

    Wakayama Prefectural Museum

    Wakayama Prefectural Museum

    Nearby the castle is Wakayama Prefectural Museum. Here you can taste the culture of Wakayama stretching back 30,000 years in history. The museum takes it’s responsibility of educating its visitors of Wakayama’s history seriously with an annual review of its quality. This self-reflection follows along with the worldwide known Japanese philsophy of “kaizen” or incremental improvement.

    You now have some options for spending your time in Wakayama. Take in the sights and enjoy the natural focus of the city. Whether it’s through the crafts or green spaces, you’ll return to your home country with a new affinity for spending time outdoors.

    พิพิธภัณฑ์ประจำจังหวัดวากายามะ
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    4.0

    รีวิว 16
    place
    จังหวัดวาคายามะเมืองวาคายามะฟุกิอะเกะ1-4-14
    phone
    0734368670

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