Wakayama Castle - Wakayama, Japan


Wakayama Castle (Wakayama-jo 和歌山城) is located at center of Wakayama. It is one of popular sightseeing places in Wakayama. You can study the history and architecture, also enjoy the beautiful gardens. Garden at Wakayama is one of recommended for autumn leaves spot. 


Access

Wakayama Castle is a 20 minute walk from JR Wakayama Station or a 10 minute walk from Nankai Wakayami-shi Station. If you take the bus, get off the bus at Koen-mae. The bus stop is in front of entrance gate. If you would like to go back JR Wakayama Station, just cross the road. The bus stop is opposite side.



Bus Timetable

JR Wakayama Station - Koen Mae Timetable 

Bus no. 121, 24, 23 (Bus Stop no.2) 


Time Weekday Weekend
Bus no. 121 24 23 121 24
7 52 19
8 08  50 16
9 18 34 50 14  34 25
10 18 34 50 14  34  25
11 18 34 50 14  34 25
12 18 34 50 14  34 25
13 18 34 50 14  34 25
14 18 34 50 14  34 25
15 18 34 50 14  34 24
16 18 34 50 14  34 25
17 18 34 50 14  34 25
18 19 34 50 14  34 25
19 18 50
Bus no.25,26, 27 (Bus Stop no.2)


Time Weekday Weekend
6 24  41  57 54
7 11  27  35 40  44  48  54  58 10 27 43 54
8 00 02  04 06 10  15 20 22 24 26 29 32 34 36 38 42 58 04 25 44 55
9 10 26 42 58 44 55
10 10 26 42 58 44 55
11 10 26 42 58 44 55
12 10 26 42 58 44 55
13 10 26 42 58 44 55
14 10 26 42 58 44 55
15 10 26 42 58 44 55
16 10 26 42 58 44 55
17 10 26 42 58 44 55
18 10 26 42 58 44 55
19 10 27 34 43 59 00 20 25 38 46 55
20 07 16 32 41 50 58 04 25 37 46 58
21 08 15 40 57 05 18 26 46 58
22 20 42 59 17 39 59
23 20

When I got off the bus, I saw the Otemon Gate (Main Entrance Gate).


Admission Fee

Adult  410 yen
Child 200 yen (Elementary - Middle School students)
Free entrance to castle tower for children (200 yen) every Saturday. Get discount at Wakayama History Center 2nd Floor. 


Opening Hours: 09:00-17:30 (Entry until 17:00)

As I mentioned earlier, there is Nishi no Maru Garden (Momijidani) here. There is pond, waterfall and good for autumn leave spot. 



I spent 15 minutes approximately to climb up to the castle. It's peaceful. I saw few tourists when I went there. I think mostly the visitors come here on weekend.  


If you are tired, you can take a break. There are seats provided at some areas.


Finally, I arrived here but I did not go to inside the castle.


On the way back, you can enjoy the view.




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