Wakayama Castle

和歌山城

Information

Address
3 Ichibancho, Wakayama City
〒640-8146 和歌山県和歌山市一番丁3
Access
A short walk from the KOENMAE bus stop
Open Hours
9:00-17:00
Phone Number
+81-73-422-8979
Website
http://wakayamajo.jp/

The white-as-chalk castle tower rises above Mt. Torafusu which is thick with greenery and has a stateliness worthy of the dignity of the three houses of the Tokugawa clan. Construction began on Wakayama Castle in the 13th year of the Tensho Period (1585) under the supervision of Hidenaga, the younger brother of Hideyoshi Toyotomi who subjugated Kishu.

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He've been to Wakayama City, from 29 June to 1st July in 2018.

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Lording over the city center, Wakayama Castle (Admission: 400 Yen) originates from the 16th century and has been ransacked and destroyed several times – the most recent during World War 2. The historic site has since been rebuilt and now houses a number of other attractions within its grounds including the Momijidani Garden and the Ohashirouka Bridge.

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In the beginning of August, 2017, he took a trip to Wakayama City.
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You can’t go to Wakayama and not visit the castle. Built in 1585 under the instructions of the powerful warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi the castle looks out over all of Wakayama city. Old swords, spears and armour from the years of civil war are on display inside the castle and the view from the top of the main tower is pretty impressive.

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In the beginning of November , 2017, she took a trip to Wakayama City.
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Full and satisfied, we continued our day of exploring. The next stop? Wakayama Castle. Commissioned by Hideyoshi Toyotomi in 1585, this historic castle is now surrounded by traditional Japanese gardens and public parks (including a zoo).

At this time of year, the area is completely aflame with reds and oranges and yellows – the autumn leaves are quite spectacular and make the castle look even more like the image you conjure up when someone mentions Japan!

We spent a couple of hours strolling around the grounds, taking in the natural beauty, the dramatic castle atop a steep hill, the Ohashi Roka bridge that provides a perfect photo opportunity, and exploring the castle itself. The view from the top is well worth the short climb, and the displays of old Japanese warriors’ armour, letters and weapons is fascinating.

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In the beginning of November , 2017, she took a trip to Wakayama City.
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First up was a wander around the epic Wakayama Castle. Call me ignorant but I’d never imagined Japan to have such autumnal vibes, so I was a wee bit blown away when I caught sight of the shock of Japanese maple leaves. The cherry reds, browns and golden hues were a perfect backdrop to such an ornate castle.

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Wakayama Castle built in 1585 sits on a hill overlooking the city of Wakayama, surrounded by a traditional Japanese garden, a zoo and a variety of different tall stone walls. We visited just as the leaves were turning to the bright oranges, yellows and reds of Autumn and couldn’t stop snapping away photos of the contrasting colours.

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Lattraction la plus populaire à visiter à Wakayama cest son château. Situé sur une colline en plein milieu de la ville, il a été, comme la plupart des châteaux japonais, plusieurs fois détruit et reconstruit. Lédifice actuel date de 1958. Lintérieur est transformé en musée avec des objets dépoque et des armures de samouraï. Il faut monter tout en haut pour profiter dune vue magnifique sur Wakayama.

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Vue sur le château côté sud avec les torii et côté nord avec le pont Ohashiroka
Vue sur le château de Wakayama depuis la porte Okaguchi-mon
Le château de Wakayama

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The gleaming white Wakayama Castle has sat proudly in the centre of downtown Wakayama since the 1500s. Peaceful gardens and regal gates, which contrast starkly with the present day buildings, surround the three-tiered castle tower.

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Wakayama Castle was established in 1585
Enjoy 360 degree views of Wakayama if you dare to step out onto the platform!
The castle sits in the heart of downtown Wakayama

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En voyage, et plus particulièrement au Japon, j’adore me promener au hasard des rues d’une ville, laissant la ville me surprendre et mes pas me guider vers de nouvelles découvertes. C’est un excellent moyen d’apprendre à connaître une ville, de la ressentir et de la vivre. Les rues de Wakayama sont très calmes tout au long de la journée et il est certain que j’étais la seule touriste occidentale à se balader sous le ciel gris du mois de décembre.

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Wakayama castle
View of Wakayama castle
Ohashi roka

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Inside the castle is an interesting museum, and some amazing views of the city – but the real highlights for me were the castle grounds, which are stunning, and the architecture of the castle itself. One of the prettiest sites in Wakayama!

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Wakayama Castle and Ohashi Roka Bridge
Wakayama Castle

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The Wakayama Castle. It’s the staple icon of the entire area. You really can’t miss it once you get there, and it may be hard not to stare at it for a while.

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Wakayama Castle
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Wakayama Castle View
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Wakayama Castle Entrance

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