Wakayama Castle


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Wakayama Castle was built in 1585 under the command of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. In the Edo period it flourished as an important base for the Tokugawa Clan, which turned out great numbers of generals. Now it serves as a symbol of Wakayama City, and its tower offers great views of the whole town. With approximately 600 famous cherry blossom trees, the castle is also a popular cherry blossom viewing spot in spring.



Access Ride the Wakayama Bus from JR Wakayama Station and get off at "Koen-mae"
Access by Car From the Wakayama Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway, take National Route 24 towards Wakayama Castle for approximately 6 km.

Name/address in local language

  • 和歌山城(天守閣) Wakayama Castle
  • Address 和歌山県和歌山市一番丁3 1-3
  • Name/address in local language
Contact Wakayama Castle Administrative Office
Tel +81-(0)73-435-1044
Fax +81-(0)73-426-3905
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