12 Sights in Wakayama, Japan (with Map and Images)

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1. Wakayama City Museum

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Wakayama City Museum KENPEI / CC BY-SA 3.0

Wakayama City Museum is a local history museum located in the city of Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. It opened in November 1985 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the construction of Wakayama Castle. The facility is adjacent to the Wakayama Civic Library. In the permanent exhibition room, there are exhibits related to the cultural history of Wakayama city from the prehistoric period through the postwar reconstruction period, as well as many materials pertaining to the Kishū Tokugawa clan, who ruled as daimyō of Kishū Domain under the Edo Period Tokugawa Shogunate.

Wikipedia: Wakayama City Museum (EN), Website

2. 和歌山公園

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Wakayama Castle is a Japanese castle located in the city Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. For most of the Edo Period, it was the administrative center of Kishū Domain, which was controlled by a cadet branch of the Tokugawa clan. Due to its size and status, Wakayama Castle was ranked as one of the most important castles under the Tokugawa shogunate. The castle was designated a National Historic Site in 1931, and its Nishi-no-Maru Garden was designated a National Place of Scenic Beauty in 1987.

Wikipedia: Wakayama Castle (EN)

3. 和歌浦天満宮

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Wakaura Tenmangu (和歌浦天mangu) is a Shinto shrine located in Wakaura Nishi, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. The name of the corporation is "Tenma Shrine". Located in the middle of Wakaura Tenjinyama (about 93m above sea level), it enshrines Sugawara no Michizane and is revered as the clan god of Wakaura. Many students visit every year because they worship the god of learning. Japan one of the three shrines.

Wikipedia: 和歌浦天満宮 (JA)

4. 紀三井寺

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Kimiidera (紀三井寺, Kimiidera) is a temple of the head temple of the Guzekannon sect located in Kimiidera, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Mt. Kimitsui. The name of the hospital is Gokokuin. The main statue is the Eleven-Faced Kannon Bodhisattva (十1面Kannon). The temple name is Kongobaoji, but it is known by the name of Kimiidera. Nishikoku Sanjusansho No. 2.

Wikipedia: 紀三井寺 (JA), Website

5. 紅葉渓庭園

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Wakayama Castle Nishinomaru Garden (Wakayama Castle Nishinomaru Teien) is a Japan garden located in Wakayama Castle, a national historic site in Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. It is commonly known as Momijidani Garden, and as the name suggests, autumn leaves flourish in the garden. It is designated as a National Place of Scenic Beauty.

Wikipedia: 和歌山城西之丸庭園 (JA)

6. Iyato-jinja Shrine

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Iyato-jinja Shrine

Iyato Jinja Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Musota, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. The character Shinde of the Arimoto district on the south bank of the Rokujuya and Kinokawa River, the local god of the character shipyard. There is a huge camphor tree behind the main shrine. Former village shrine.

Wikipedia: 射矢止神社 (JA)

7. 伊太祁曽神社

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Itakiso Shrine (伊太祁曽神社) is a Shinto shrine in the Itakiso neighborhood of the city of Wakayama in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. It is one of the three shrines claiming the title of ichinomiya of former Kii Province. The main festival of the shrine is held annually on October 15.

Wikipedia: Itakiso shrine (EN)

8. 無量光寺

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Muryokoji Temple is a Jodo sect temple located in Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Mount Satomiya. The main statue is Amitabha Buddha. The temple of the Tokumoto Jojin Daimyo Pagoda. It is known as the "Temple of the Great Buddha of the Neck".

Wikipedia: 無量光寺 (和歌山市) (JA)

9. ポルトヨーロッパ

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Porto Europa is a theme park located in Wakayama Marina City, an artificial island in Kemi, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture. The park is designed in the image of the Mediterranean Sea and is divided into two districts: the Porto Europa Zone and the Amusement Park Zone.

Wikipedia: ポルトヨーロッパ (JA), Website

10. 紀州東照宮

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紀州東照宮 KENPEI / CC BY-SA 3.0

Kishū Tōshō-gū (紀州東照宮) is a Shinto shrine located in the city of Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. It enshrines the deified first Shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate, Tokugawa Ieyasu. It is also known as the Wakayama Tōshō-gū (和歌山東照宮)

Wikipedia: Kishū Tōshō-gū (EN)

11. 恵運寺

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Eunji Temple (恵運寺, Eunji) is a temple of the Soto sect in Fukiage, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. Founded by the Yamamoto family of Yamamoto Kansuke. It is also known as a temple of prayers for good luck.

Wikipedia: 恵運寺 (JA)

12. saika castle

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saika castle

Saikajo Castle (Saikajō) is a Japan castle (hill castle) that existed near Wakauranaka 3-chome, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture during the Sengoku period. It was also called Myōmi Mountain Castle.

Wikipedia: 雑賀城 (JA)


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