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Wakayama

Trip Planner Asia  /  Japan  /  Kinki  /  Wakayama Prefecture  /  Wakayama
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Split into two parts by the Kinokawa River, the city of Wakayama stands nestled in the eponymous plain, overlooked by a historic hilltop castle that was rebuilt after World War II. On a tour of Wakayama, you'll have the chance to take day trips to the prefecture's numerous natural and historic sights, as the town has good connections and also provides easy access to Osaka and Nara. Besides visiting and enjoying the view from the castle keep, you can check out the local restaurants, stroll the port area and its fish markets, and sample Wakayama's famous "umeboshi," or salted plums. Our Japan tourist route planner allows you to plan your trip to Wakayama and a wealth of other destinations big and small.
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Where to stay in Wakayama

You can find plenty of accommodation choices for your stay in Wakayama, ranging from affordable guesthouses and traditional ryokans, to numerous mid-range options with tatami floors, onsen resorts, and luxury establishments. Lodgings mostly cluster in three major city areas, with the largest concentration in the town center near the historic castle. The Kada area, near two famous shrines, and the southern Wakanoura neighborhood also boast a solid selection of lodgings.
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