Wakayama is the capital city of Wakayama Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan. Wakayama City has a rich history as a famous sightseeing destination of the Kansai region. In Wakayama you can see ancient shrines, visit the majestic Wakayama Castle, swim at the beach, and go to an amusement park all in one place.
Wakayama is best known for its castle. Like many castles in Japan, this is a partial reconstruction, as it suffered bomb damage during the war. Walking around the castle is usually very peaceful, and you get a good view of the city. There are some small exhibits inside, showing some of the castle's understated history.
Things to See & Do
* Wakayama Castle
* Shrines and Temples
* Marina City
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Yen (JPY)
Language - Japanese
Population - 370,000 approx
Land Area - 210.25 km2
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus hours nine hours
International Country Telephone Code - 81
Port Location - The port at Wakayama is located adjacent to the Wakyamako station.
Travel Links - Flights are available to and from Kansai International Airport, located approximately one hour from Wakayama.
Wakayama can be accessed on the JR Hanwa Line and the private Nankai Main Line, both of which run south from Osaka City.
An overnight bus service operated by Narita Kuko Kotsu runs daily from Keisei-Ueno station in Tokyo and Yokohama station in Kanagawa to JR Wakayama and Nankai Wakayamashi stations.