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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The castle is very well-preserved externally, though on the inside you'll find that it is more a museum of overall warfare than a history of the castle. The grounds are stunning, too. It's well worth.... more »
It was early November when we travelled to Osaka, and we did a day trip to Wakayama. We went to see Wakayama Castle and the Fish Market. We used the stairs going up to Wakayama Castle (not senior... more »
Beautiful castle on the top of a little mountain, you must to climb through a nice comfortable and not high pathway to reach the top. You must to pay an ammount to enter the Castle and can see antique weapons and samurai suits, has 3 or 4 levels, but you must to walk carefully inside because the floor is very slippery. The view through the windows are awseome and you can see almost all the Wakayama City. Is a Beautiful place, i recommend it.
Quaint castle for a quaint town. Ticket price was 420yen (Feb 2019), to visit a mini museum, look out at town view from highest tower. Surrounding area (free admission) has some generic sceneries to look at, nothing special. If weather is good, could make a good outing.
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