Wakayama Castle, a symbol of Wakayama city, is located on the top of Mt. Torafusu at the center of Wakayama city. The graceful interconnected building style is similar to that of Himeji Castle (UNESCO world heritage). It used to be a national treasure, but unfortunately it was burned down to the ground during the WWII. However, the castle was reconstructed in 1958 with the passion of Wakayama citizens. As a result, the façade and the features of the original castle have been restored again. You can enjoy a panoramic view of Wakayama city from the main keep of the castle.
If you are lucky, you may come across Ninjas helping tourists and may have a chance to take photos with them.
Also, you can experience the Japanese tea ceremony at the tea house in beautiful Nishinomaru-Teien Garden of Wakayama castle.
Fee: ￥16,000 for a group of 2 to 5 persons
- 20% discount for a single person (￥12,800)
- For a group of over 6 persons, additional charge, ￥2,500 per person, is required.
- Admission fees, Transportations, Eating and Drinking are not included.
Try on Samurai armored costume (for free) at the tourist information office.[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]