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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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  • From JR Wakayama station walked around. It is a castle of the Kishu Tokugawa 550000 stone. And climbing tower on top of Mt. Tiger, so the scenery is nice. It was a 410 yen. The exhibited of the Tokugawa House.
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  • Visited Wakayama Castle. We walked from Nankai Wakayama-Shi station. Stairs to climb the Tower goes up to where it is not. Appearance was a beautiful White Castle. In armor, etc., is displayed, the Interior is contemporary and not old so a little disappointed. Top floor of the tower can go outside, guests can enjoy a superb view overlooking the city of Wakayama. Once inside the Castle takes 410 yen per person (adult).
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  • 這是重建後的城,外觀上保有歷史感,但裡面頗為普通. 建議可花一次錢進去看看,我是不會在花錢進去了,因為免費的區域就很有歷史感了.  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