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Wakayama City

Old castle town turned industrial

About Wakayama City
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Things to do in Wakayama City

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Sky Lantern Festival

Sky Lantern Festival

Nov 19th - Dec 3rd

As the weather cools down, a wide variety of illumination events begin to pop up at various locations across Japan. One such event..

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Where to eat in Wakayama City

Kuroshio Market

Kuroshio Market

José Manuel Zardain

Kuroshio market is the highlight of Marina City in Wakayama. Watch the tuna cutting presentation and eat some maguro or blue fin..

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Places to stay in Wakayama City

Guesthouse Rico

Guesthouse Rico

José Manuel Zardain

Located at a former Yakuza (Japanese mafia) owned neighbourhood, owners Mari and Takashi, are changing the area with its vision..

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About Wakayama City

Wakayama is a city in Japan’s Kansai region. Overlooking the city, central Wakayama Castle has an original moat and stone wall. Nearby, the Museum of Modern Art displays Japanese prints, paintings and sculptures, as well as European works. To the south, Kimii-dera Temple is known for springtime cherry blossoms and views of Wakanoura Bay. Porto Europa is a theme park designed to resemble Mediterranean harbor towns.

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