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Wakayama Castle

  • Spectacular Landscapes
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This is one of the best 100 castles in Japan. Cherry blossoms and the views from Tenshukaku, castle tower, are extraordinarily beautiful.

The castle tower that remained even after the Edo period was burnt down during an air raid in 1945, and rebuilt with reinforced concrete in 1958.


Address3 Ichibancho, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture 640-8146
AccessGet off at "Wakayamajo mae" stop from both JR Wakayama Station and Nankai Wakayamashi Station
HoursWakayama Castle Tower 9 AM~5:30 PM (last entry at 5 PM),
Wakayama Historic Centre (Historic Exhibition Hall) 9 AM~5:30 PM (last entry at 5 PM)
Regular holidayClosed on Dec.29-31
Fee[Tenshukaku] Adult 410 yen, Child (Elementary school and
junior high school students) 200 yen
[Momijidani Teien Garden] Free
[Wakayama History Museum] High school students and above 100 yen
(free for junior high school students and younger)