Marvel at the varied and interesting history of Wakayama Castle, a landmark central to the town's cultural lineage. Built in 1586 as the castle of a feudal lord, the building was heavily contested during the reconstruction of Japan, changing hands and uses regularly. The castle's current appearance--a chalky white exterior with three stories towering above the center of the city--owes much to renovations during the 17th century. Observe the cityscape below from this mountaintop seat of history and power, admiring the top-down view that so many rulers have cherished throughout the castle's complicated history. Use our Wakayama trip itinerary site to arrange your visit to Wakayama Castle and other attractions in Wakayama.
Wakayama Castle Reviews
和歌山城入り口には忍者の方がおり、子どもが喜んでいました。お城への階段や道を上っていくと、ちょうどお休み処があり、かき氷など楽しめます。とても見晴らしがよく、和歌山市内を一望できます。 more »There was a ninja at the entrance of Wakayama Castle, and the children were happy. If you go up the stairs and the road to the castle, you can enjoy shaved ice. The view is very good and you can see wakayama city.
It is located at the peak of Mt. Torafusu,48.9m. The castle living quarters occupies the Eastern area of the peak and the castle tower complex occupies the West. Visitors entered through the main entr... more »
Beautiful castle on the top of a little mountain, you must to climb through a nice comfortable and not high pathway to reach the top. You must to pay an ammount to enter the Castle and can see antique weapons and samurai suits, has 3 or 4 levels, but you must to walk carefully inside because the floor is very slippery. The view through the windows are awseome and you can see almost all the Wakayama City. Is a Beautiful place, i recommend it.
Quaint castle for a quaint town. Ticket price was 420yen (Feb 2019), to visit a mini museum, look out at town view from highest tower. Surrounding area (free admission) has some generic sceneries to look at, nothing special. If weather is good, could make a good outing.
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