Visiting Spots in Wakayama City

Info on Wakayama Castle

Photo Collection of Wakayama Castle

Tenshu Tower-1
The north front of the castle. It was a beautiful day in November.
Tenshu Tower-2
The north front of the tenshu tower
Tenshu Tower-3
The east front of the castle.
Tenshu Tower-4
Okaguchi-mon Gate and the tenshu tower.
Tenshu Tower-3
Ichinohashi-mon Gate. The main gate of the castle.
The backside of Ichinohashi-mon Gate. A traditional castle gate.
Castle Garden-1
The fishing cabin in the castle garden.
Stone foundation-1
A stone foundation of yagura turret.

These are photos I took in late March, 2023.

Cherry Blossom-6
Cherry Blossom-7
Cherry Blossom-8
Cherry Blossom-9

Info on Wakayama Castle


  • The castle is situated in the center of the city.
  • The distance from JR Wakayama Station is around 1.6 kilometer (1 mile).
  • The distance from Nankai Wakayama-shi Station is around 1 kilometer (0.6 miles).
  • Bus services are frequently operated from the two railway stations. Please get off your bus at Wakayama-jo-mae Bus Stop.


  • The first castle tower called "tenshu" in Japanese was built in the 16th century.
  • The second one was rebuilt in the 19th century was destroyed in the air raid during the World War II in 1945.
  • The present one was rebuit with reinforced concrete in 1958. The external appearance is precisely the same as the second one.


  • You can go up to the top of the tenshu tower and enjoy a great view there. The tower has a museum inside it. (410 yen.)
  • The stone walls of the castle are highly evaluated because at least three different styles are seen there.