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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  • My wife and 100 people move around the Castle. It is the castle of Tokugawa. It was built from Hideyoshi's ages, stone can see is how to load a wide variety. I felt that is impressive castle destroyed in air raids away and the turret is reconstructed with reinforced concrete structure. 100 Castle ticket office was meijo stamp.
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  • Wakayama Castle is in Langfang General abarenn in the Kishu-Han Kishu Tokugawa residence one of the Tokugawa Shogun, Tokugawa yoshimune, the familiar was born. It is available on foot about 20 minutes walking distance from JR Wakayama station.
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  • 1 Yuan and 5 years (1619), the Tokugawa family of 10 male rely on the 55萬5千 stone into the city, became the first Defan of the royal family of three states. The Tokugawa family, known as the "Town of the South China Sea", was worried about the task of watching western Japan. 2 few people, the green tree into a shade, but to climb a small hillside to reach the Sukaka; 3 Sukaka The exhibits are very good, boarded the top layer, Hegeshan a browse.
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  • 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!
  • Reconstructed castle, a few interesting artifacts inside. Not a lot of tourists. Good view from the top.
  • ¥410 admission to main castle Great views walk around outside deck for taking video or photos 👍
  • Peaceful place,for sitting back and relax in cold breeze at the top of the castle.
  • One of the most extensive castle without restricted zones. This 6-storey castle offers a wonderful panoromic view of Wakayama city. Interesting detailed Japanese paintings and artifacts of the Tokugawa era, including weapons, full body armours, etc. Nice!

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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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