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Sightseeing in Wakayama!

This video, titled "Wakayama Sightseeing PR Video," was uploaded by "Wakayama City Official Channel."
It compiles the recommended sightseeing spots of Wakayama into one video.

As you can see in the video, cherry blossoms can be enjoyed in spring, sunflowers at Shiki-no-sato Park (Food Hunter Park) can be enjoyed in summer, and autumn leaves can be enjoyed at Momijidani Teien Garden in the fall.
There are other sightseeing spots in Wakayama as well, and it's definitely a place worth checking out.

Highlights of Wakayama Castle

Image of Wakayama Castle
Photo:Wakayama Castle

Wakayama used to be the domain of the Kishu Tokugawa family, one of the three great families of the Edo period (1603-1868 AD).
Wakayama Castle, the former residence of the Kishu Tokugawa family, measuring 555,000 koku (~125 acres), has many attractions, such as Ohashi Corridor and the castle town.
It is designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty and a Special Historic Site.
You can also try on armor at Wakayama Castle, which is shown from 1:10 in the video.

Historic Sightseeing Locations in Wakayama

Image of Itakiso Shrine, Wakayama Prefecture
Photo:Itakiso Shrine, Wakayama Prefecture

Itakiso Shrine and Tamatsushima Shrine, shown at 5:10 in the video, are places where you can feel the long history of Wakayama, and Kimiidera Temple, where a large statue of the Bodhisattva Kannon (eleven-faced Kannon) is enshrined, are must-visit places.
At Awashima Shrine, shown from 9:12 in the video, you can see "Hina Nagashi," and event held every spring in which dolls are floated down the river to pray for good health.

We also recommend checking out Furobashi Bridge, Sandankyo Bridge, Kankaikaku, Bandoko Garden and Yosuien as well.
From observatory in Kada, you can see Tomogashima. (Jinoshima, Kajima, Okinoshima and Torajima)
At Tomogashima, the former fortress shown from 11:59 in the video, there are ruins of the second weapon battery, the first weapon battery observation station, and the third weapon battery.
Also, be sure to check out Tomogashima Lighthouse and Kosukematsu Coast for some beautiful views.

Popular Spots and Delicious Food in Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

Image of Marina City Porto Europe, Wakayama Prefecture
Photo:Wakayama Prefecture, Marina City Porto Europe

Wakayama Marina City, shown from 3:37, is one of the best places in Wakayama to visit with children.
The city features attractions that resemble a European port town.
Kinokuni Fruit Village and the Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama are great places for families and couples to visit.
You can stay around Kishu Kuroshio Onsen (hot spring) and at Marina City Hotel.

We highly recommend trying some Wakayama Ramen, which can be seen from 1:47 in the video.
You can also enjoy various types of seafood dishes, including sushi, and seafood bowls, and even enjoy some seaside BBQ.
At Kuroshio Market, be sure to keep an eye out for the tuna cutting show and red sea bream ippon-zuri (pole and line fishing), which is shown at 9:34 in the video.

Summary of Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

Image of Awashima Shrine, Wakayama Prefecture
Photo:Awashima Shrine, Wakayama Prefecture

As you can see in the video, there are many scenic spots to visit in Wakayama.
Be sure to visit the Tourism Association in Wakayama for advice before visiting popular or out-of-the-way sightseeing spots in Wakayama.

【Official Website】Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture City Hall Website

【Tripadvisor】Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

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Last Updated : Jul. 6, 2022
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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From the Historic Wakayama Castle to the Beautiful View of the Sea, Wakayama City Is Home to a Number of Popular Sightseeing Spots! Before You Go Sightseeing in Wakayama, Check Out What You Should Visit With This Video!
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