1527 Kemi, Wakayama City (Wakayama Marina City)
〒641-0014 和歌山県和歌山市毛見1527 (和歌山マリーナシティ)
- A short walk from the MARINA CITY bus stop
- Open Hours
- 10:00-17:00 (Depends on the season)
A medieval Europe-themed leisure facility with an atmosphere of the exotic. The park has attractions and restaurants, as well as seasonal events.
Travel Blogger's Review
- Romina Banu
- Romina is originally Romanian and a real travel enthusiast. She is a photographer, videographer and writer who likes to help people find out more about traveling.
Her blog is "Miss Tourist".
Wakayama Marina City and Porto Europe were some of the most special and unique things I saw during my Japan vacation!
Marina City is an island resort and a very special experience in Wakayama. The island includes Porto Europa (amusement park), a fish market, a fresh fruit market, a stunning hotel and an onsen (hot communal baths that are super popular in Japan)!
Porto Europa is an amusement park with different attractions such as roller coasters for kids, a ferry wheel, a water slide, carousel and more! The entire area is made to resemble Italian, French and Portuguese streets and they made a really good job! You won’t even feel you’re in Japan anymore with the stunning ocean views and the pleasant breeze.
There are also some European-style restaurants and cafes there where you can enjoy a nice meal. If you are not fond of the amusement park attractions, I suggest simply walking around the place and admire the architecture. You will get many great photo opportunities on those cute little streets, especially if you are going in the afternoon!
How to get there: From Wakayama Station you can take the bus no. 42 (Platform 1) or 121, 22, 122 (Platform 2) for Marina City and get down at the last station (Marina City). Price of the ticket is 520¥. You will see Porto Europa right from the start. It is only a short walk from the bus station.
Price: The entrance fee to Porto Europa is 3.500¥ for adults and 2.900¥ for children. There are some rides that you have to pay individually for. It is free to walk on the streets.
- Jayne Gorman
- She is travel blogger based in Sydney.
In the beginning of March, 2017, she took a trip to Wakayama City.
Her blog is "GIRL TWEETS WORLD". http://www.girltweetsworld.com/
Another free attraction in Marina City is Porto Europa – a European themed amusement park with rides, restaurants and themed souvenir shops.
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- Alyssa Ramos
- She is a travel blogger. She is good at Solo Adventure Travel.
In the beginning of October, 2016, she took a trip to Wakayama City.
Her blog is "My Life's A Movie". http://mylifesamovie.com/
All of you Europeans may get a kick out of this (and Americans will probably love it), there’s a Europe-themed amusement park in an area of Wakayama called Marina City! The actual park is called Porto Europa, and it really only consists of a few little rides, a ferris wheel, a giant Pokemon, and adorable little furry animal-carts you can insert 200 yen into to ride around on.
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