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Wakayama Castle, Wakayama

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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. With our international travel planner, Wakayama attractions like Wakayama Castle can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Until the foot of the mountain walk from Nankai railway Wakayama-Shi station, visited the 15 minutes? Being one of the Tokugawa Castle, Castle is beautiful excellent presence and chalky. I think overall, very very good and also the location is spectacular.
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  • 作為御三家之一的城郭,雖然面積不像大阪城、名古屋城那樣大,但卻是佔據優越地理位置的山城,在天守可以鳥瞰整個和歌山,相當值得到此一遊。記得買門票時一併買和歌山歷史館的票。另外,出入口有兩邊,在和歌山公園一邊比較難走多梯級,可以從馬路停車場那邊走,會平坦易走點  more »
  • We visited the place in mid-March 2017. We spend around 90 minutes there, visiting the main castle tower, and the gardens (the park). There are artifacts displayed in the castle tower which are very i...  more »
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  • Reat Walk on the castlegrounds, worth visiting although the castle was closed when i went. I went in the Evening, Nice atmosphere.
  • A beautful Wakayama Castle. You can learn the knowledge of JAPAN castle. No many people to bother you. You can enjoy it comfortably.
  • Great view of the city from the top of the castle, along with relics inside for viewing (descriptions in Japanese only). There is a mild incline walk to get to the entrance of the castle but is well worth the visit. Entrance ticket also includes a voucher to the relatively new Wakayama history museum nearby, which is worth a visit as well (English descriptions available there).
  • Excellent view if good timing. Better reach there before 9am.
  • Beautiful castle with a nice garden