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. Use our Wakayama trip itinerary site to arrange your visit to Wakayama Castle and other attractions in Wakayama.
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  • Wakayama Castle (wakayamajou) in Japan located in Wakayama Prefecture, Wakayama city, most Ding Castle (Castle). Of the Tokugawa feudal Lord of Kishu-Han Kishu Tokugawa family in the one. Ruins of a castle are listed in the national historic site. Younger brother of Toyotomi Hideyoshi and hidenaga and executives see as the Vice Captain's century in 1585 (0/1585), was added after the pacification of Kii, Izumi, two countries. Hideyoshi ordered the castle in this area at that time was called "Wakayama", their "peak of fukiage, [1] and selected Castle turf. Magistrate, tōdō Takatora, Assistant to Haneda Masachika, Yokohama better appointed, and was completed in one year. This Wakayama and has been renewed. On conucilor, 1586 (0/1586), to kuwayama shigeharu 30000 stone giving. Shigeharu did rework Center Castle. 1596 (0/1596) due to the heavy fine retirement and 1 great grandson succeeded conucilor.
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  • From the reconstruction of the Castle seems to be 60-year anniversary. From 4/28 10/31 period, with visitors limited green soft 180 yen and 150 yen.
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  • The Hegeshan will come to the scene. The coupon packs the next museum's entry and can be seen in time. There are many exhibits in the city, there are not many people, you can watch slowly.
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  • A serene spot to walk around and enjoy Japanese history. The pond is nice and taking a picture with the local ninja was the most enjoyable
  • No matter what Japan's castle will be awesome and get 5 star ratings. Even though this one doesn't have English descriptions for the museum exhibits inside the castle. Just kidding, it's not important because we can google all the info we need just about anything these days. Get up to the top of the castle and you've got yourself a nice view of Wakayama in the background for your selfies. Admission for adults cost 410 Yen. 200 Yen for middle school aged kids. This castle closes at 5:30pm but last admission is 5pm. I visited here on a weekday late afternoon time and it was not as busy as Himeji Castle or even Osaka Castle. Which could be one of the reasons why you'd want to visit Wakayama Castle. You pretty much have the whole thing to yourself during your visit. There's a park around the castle but because it was getting dark even though I know Japan is safe I decided to head back Osaka. Now that I know where this castle is I'd come back the next time for a more thorough exploring. One last tip, if you have IBS you might want to know that the toilets inside the castle are squat style.
  • Beautify place for relaxing, taking a breathe and learning Japanese old history.
  • Head to the top of the castle for a 360 degree view of the city of Wakayama. Don't forget to go in the historic Ohashi Roka Bridge (don't forget to remove your footwear first). Try dressing up as a warrior in the souvenir shop too!
  • A very beautiful castle.
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