Wakayama Marina City - Wakayama, Japan


Wakayama Marina City is an island resort, consists of Porto Europa Theme Park, Kuroshio Fish Market, Fruits Village and Onsen. Wakayama is 40 minutes approximately from Kansai Airport. The visitors can enjoy the ocean view, food especially seafood, theme park and feel relaxing with onsen.


*This photo is Porto Europa 
Access

From Kansai Airport

 - Take the bus to JR Wakayama Station (40 minutes, adult 1150 yen / child 580 yen). Take Wakayama bus no. 42/43, 121/122 to Wakayama Marina City (30 minutes, adult 510 yen  child 260 yen). Kansai Thru Pass covers bus fare.

Bus stop at Kansai Airport: Terminal 1, 1st floor, bus stop no.3.

                                            Terminal 2, bus stop no.7.

Bus Timetable at Kansai Airport to Wakayama, click here

 - Take Nankai Airport Line for Namba to Izumisano Station, change to Nankai Main Line Local to Wakayama-shi station (60 minutes, 870 yen). Take bus no. 42, 116/117 to Wakayama Marina City (30 minutes, adult 510 yen  child 260 yen).

From Namba Station


 - Take Nankai Limited Express from Nankai Namba Station to Wakayama-shi Station (60 minutes, unreserved seat 920 yen  reserved seat 1,430 yen).  



Wakayama Bus Timetable  Update 1 April 2017

Please check the timetable because there are only 1-2 buses per hour. In case missing the bus, need to wait for the next bus for 1 hour. You can also take taxi from JR Kainan Station to Marina City as well. Taxi fare is ¥1,330 - ¥1,890 (10 minutes).

JR Wakayama Station - Marina City Timetable

Bus no. 42 , 43

JR Wakayama Station to Marina City             /              Marina City to JR Wakayama Station
            (Bus Stop no. 1)                                                                 (Bus Stop no.3)

Time Weekday Sat-Sun/Holiday Time Weekday Sat-Sun/Holiday
8 18  48  8 58 58 
9 48  48  9 58  58 
10 48  48  10 58 58
11 48  48  11 58 58 
12 48  48  12 58 58
13 48  48  13 58 58 
14 48  48  14 58  58
15 48  48  15 58  58 
16 48  48  16 56  58 
17 50  48  17 56 58 
18 50  48  18 58 58
19 48  19 58  58
20 32

Bus no. 121, 122

JR Wakayama Station to Marina City             /              Marina City to JR Wakayama Station

            (Bus Stop no. 2)                                                                 (Bus Stop no.2)


Time Weekday Sat-Sun/Holiday Time Weekday Sat-Sun/Holiday
7 52  8 19
8 16  9 17  21 
9 18  14   34  10 17  21  53 
10 18  14   34  11 17  22  53 
11 18  14   34  12 17  21  53
12 18  14   34  13 17 21  53 
13 18  14   34  14 17  21  53 
14 18  14   34  15 17 21  53 
15 18  14   34  16 17  22  53 
16 18   14   34   17 17  22  53
17 18  14   34  18 19  22  53 
18 19  14   34  19 21 20 53 
19 18  20 18  19 

Wakayama-shi Station (Nankai) - Marina City Timetable

I took the bus in front of Wakayama-shi station. Bus stop is next to information center.



Bus no. 42

Wakayama-shi Station to Marina City                    /      Marina City to Wakayama-shi Station  
            (Bus Stop no.8)                                                                          (Bus Stop no.3)

Time Weekday Sat-Sun/Holiday Time Weekday Sat-Sun/Holiday
8 30  8 58 58 
9 30  30   9 58  58 
10 30  30  10 58 58
11 30  30  11 58 58 
12 30  30  12 58 58
13 30  30  13 58 58 
14 30  30  14 58  58
15 30  30  15 58  58 
16 30  30  16 56  58 
17 32  30  17 56 58 
18 32  30  18 58 58
19 30  19 58  58
20 32


Bus no. 117

Wakayama-shi Station to Marina City                    /      Marina City to Wakayama-shi Station  
(Bus Stop no. 9)                                                                             (Bus Stop no. 2)

Time Weekday Sat-Sun/Holiday Time Weekday Sat-Sun/Holiday
8 14  59  51 8 42  38 
9 58  58  9 39  42 
10 58  58  10 39  39 
11 58  11 39 
12 58  12 39 
13 58  13 39 
14 58  14 39 
15 58  58  15 39  39 
16 58  58 16 39  39 
17 58 58 17 40  39 
18 58  58  18 42  41 
19 52 58  19 43  39 
20 36 

Timetable: Wakayama Bus
Translated by: Blue Moon

Get off the bus, you will see this map. The map introduces the location of attractions in Marina City. 




1. The Kuroshio Ichiba (Market) 



Opening Hours: 10:00-17:00

Kuroshio Ichiba is well-known seafood market. Many tourists go to see Tuna Preparation Show: 11:00, 12:30, 15:00. There are Chinese speakers in the Kuroshio Market’s information.You can buy the local products, souvenirs. There are coin lockers (near the toilet), starts from 300 yen. 


2. Porto Europa 


Porto Europa is theme park in Marina City. I wonder why there were less people in this zone. I visited there on weekday. I think there should have more people on weekends. This theme park seems for the children in stead of adult. It is free admission except the attractions. You can take photo freely. 

Opening Hours: 10:00-17:00

Buy the ticket at vending machine for attractions.

Standard Pass: 
Adult 2,700 yen
Child (3-11 years old, elementary school and younger) 2,300 yen

In case not buying the standard pass, you can also buy the ticket separately. The ticket stars from 300 yen. 



If you don't the ticket, you can take photo freely. There are camera stands at some area. The sign shows "Photo Spot" You can put your camera on it and set the time automatically for selfie.  


3. Kinokuni Fruits Village

You can buy fresh fruits, local products, ice -cream, juice and etc.
I think the fresh fruits are not expensive and really fresh.

Opening Hours: 10:00-17:00



4. Hot Spring / Onsen

I did not visit the hot spring. These are some information. There are large bath, open-air bath, sauna and bedrock bath.

Opening Hours
Hot spring 10:00 - 0:00 (last entrance 23:00)
Bedrock bathing 11:00 - 23:00 (last entrance 21:00)

Bathing Fee
Adult (over 13 years old): 830 yen (bathing fee only)
Child (over 3 years old): 520 yen (bathing fee only)

Rental Towel Fee
Adult (over 13 years old): 1,000 yen (rental bath towel, face towel)
Child (over 3 years old): 600 yen (rental towel)

When you want to go back to Wakayama station, please see the below map:

To JR Wakayama Station / Nankai Wakayama Station
Bus no.42, 43  -> Bus Stop no.3
Bus no. 121,122, 117 -> Bus Stop no.2



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