- Momijidani garden is noted for its maples
- Bridge and autumn leaves
- Engyokaku on a pond
- You can look at the beautiful pond and autumn leaves +5
3 Ichibancho, Wakayama City (in the grounds of Wakayama Castle)
〒640-8146 和歌山県和歌山市一番丁3 (和歌山城 敷地内)
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A exquisite garden in the grounds of Wakayama Castle. Walk briskly down the hill behind the tower to the north and along the lane enclosed by a white earth wall and a bluestone (chlorite schist) wall and the rustic thatched gate will come into view. When you pass through the gate, a calm space show up to you and let you almost forget that you are in the city.
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- Nishinomaru Garden (Red Leaf Creek Garden)
鳶魚閣 is the center of 西之丸庭. Strolling the bridge, listening to the soft and graceful embellishment of the waterfall, the carp is clear in the pond, and the I likes to look at the lake from this angle of the bridge; it is as if the lord in the past liked to look up at the castle from here.
In the Nishinomaru Garden, there is a “紅松庵” tea room donated by 松下幸之. You can taste authentic Japanese matcha and experience the tea ceremony. Every day in Wakayama, I feel so slow and beautiful.
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Wakayama Castle and Momiji Garden
Wakayama has also a castle like the one in Osaka surrounded by a lovely garden, most beautiful at Koyo season.
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After you are done visiting Wakayama Castle, you can keep walking and you will get to Momijidani Garden. It is a very small garden with a pond, a wooden bridge, and many trees. I was simply mesmerized by the color of the water and the way the sun was reflecting through the leaves!
How to get there: Go down from the castle using the Back Path. Turn left and you will find the garden with the pond. It is kind of hard to miss it, as it is so close to the castle.
Price: The access to Momijidani Garden is free. The tea ceremony is 460¥ (includes matcha and sweets)
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Located also within the castle grounds is the Momijidani Gardens. With part of the castle moats as its center, the gardens are a beautiful sight even under the punishing heat of summer. Make sure to catch the view from opposite the gardens near the Ohashirouka Bridge to see the main pavilion against the stunning foliage. It is said to look its best during autumn with reds and yellows contrasting against the pavilion’s wooden construct.
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The castle itself is a museum filled with old Japanese warrior costumes, letters and swords, and my favourite item, a huge chest, that I could easily fit in, that was used to store tea. That’s my kind of tea chest!
It costs about 400 yen to go inside the castle, though you can visit the Japanese Garden and walk around the walls for free. It’s worth going in to walk to the top and see the views across the city though.
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If you’re going to see the Wakayama Castle, chances are your going to walk through the massive park that surrounds it, so you might as well stop at the cute Momijidani Gardens as well. There’s a cute pond, with an even cuter little tea house looking thing that sits atop of it, and the historic Ohashi Roka bridge over it.
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