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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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  • Wakayama Castle listed hyakumeizan (百名山) Castle in Japan. Can Tiger reflected on Tower and Tower is visible from the town. Would be destroyed in air raids during the war was a wooden castle Tara Reba and timber were better, too.
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  • Gravel and stone stairs to walk around the Castle just well, Tiger ambush of statues can enjoy history and the Castle.
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  • Castle small taste there is. Because the area is Castle Park play in the family. Photos of castles across the country displayed in the corridor. The Castle has seen Firefly memories. In the Castle overlooking the city, gotae.
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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