First Time Tourists Guide in Wakayama

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Wakayama is a city located in the south of Osaka and amazing first destination for international tourists coming to Japan.

Dominated with parks, temples, and castles such as Negoroji, Kimiidera, Wakayama Marina City, and Wakayama Castle as the recommended destination in Wakayama.

The best accommodation in Wakayama is Dormy Inn Premium Wakayama and Hotel New Awaji to stay in.

Don't forget to try Kobe Beef as the authentic food in Wakayama.

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SIGHTSEEING

Take a walk along Saikazaki is a scenic view in Wakayama. This place is the best place to see a lot of this city from the top. Then, you can see the beautiful sunset from here with a nice view. Here, you can visit and enjoy the scenery with your family or friends. The activity that you can do are walking around, sightseeing and other activity. So, you enjoy the amazing scenery by taking some photos here.

Saikazaki

Take a walk along Saikazaki is a scenic view in Wakayama. This place is the best place to see a lot of this city from the top.

Address : 809-2 Saikazaki, Wakayama, 641-0062, Japan

DOWNTOWN

The city is famous for Porto Europe. Porto Europe is a theme park in Wakayama. This park is really great park to hang out. Then, this park has a full-scale replica European street. So, you can take some photos to feel like in Europe. On the other hand, you will find a very good fish market nearby and also try the seafood restaurant.

Porto Europe

Quaint European-style streets, in full-scale replica, are featured at this enchanting theme park.

Address : 1527 Kemi, Wakayama, 641-0014, Japan

SHOPPING

You can find numerous gift shops with interesting items to bring home. Wakayama City Sightseeing Gifts Center is a souvenir store in Wakayama. This souvenir store offers a variety of food, displays, costume anime, and others. Kuroshio Market is a seafood market in Wakayama. This seafood market provides much various seafood that you can buy.

Wakayama City Sightseeing Gifts Center

Wakayama City Sightseeing Gifts Center is a souvenir store in Wakayama. This souvenir store offers a variety of food, displays, costume anime, and others.

Address : 3−番地 Ichibancho, Wakayama, 640-8146, Japan

Kuroshio Market

Kuroshio Market is a seafood market in Wakayama. This seafood market provides much various seafood that you can buy.

Address : 1527 Kemi, Wakayama, 641-0014, Japan

FOOD & DRINK

The authentic food in Wakayama is Kobe Beef. Kobe Beef serves with Kobe beef, Himalayan salt, eggs, grapeseed oil, seasoning salt, and others. Amazake is the typical drink that famous in Japan. This drink made from Rice porridge, rice koji, sake lees, short-grain rice, and others.

CULTURE

Wakayama culture has a rich culture with its history, habit, and festivals. Wakayama's long cultural traditions have been handed down from generation to generation. Then, this city has a famous fine arts tradition with great quality.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Wakayama is from May until October. These months, the weather is really great with a pleasant temperature on vacation in Wakayama.

HOTEL

Stay in Dormy Inn Premium Wakayama is the three stars hotel located 2 km from the Wakayama Park Zoo. This hotel offers free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs; DVD players are on loan. The public facilities are a business center, laundry facilities, and massage services. Hotel New Awaji is an upscale hotel with five stars hotel. This hotel located 2 km from the historic Sumoto Castle. Then, this hotel provides flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as terraces; some have open-air soaking tubs with geothermal water. Other amenities are a spa, a rooftop patio, and multiple hot spring bathhouses, plus a bar, an outdoor pool, and a colorful game room for kids.

Dormy Inn Premium Wakayama

Stay in Dormy Inn Premium Wakayama is the three stars hotel located 2 km from the Wakayama Park Zoo.

Address : Japan, 〒640-8331 Wakayama, Misonocho, 3 Chome−36

Hotel New Awaji

Hotel New Awaji is an upscale hotel with five stars hotel. This hotel located 2 km from the historic Sumoto Castle.

Address : Japan, 〒656-0023 Hyogo, Sumoto, Orodani, 20 古茂江海岸

RESTAURANT

Try the famous food with a visit to Ginpei Wakayama Sta.-ten. Ginpei Wakayama Sta.-ten is a Japanese restaurant in Wakayama. This restaurant has a great quality of food and drinks such as sashimi, miso soup, tofu as the recommended menu here. Then, this restaurant has an authentic Japanese building concept. Yamatame Shokudo Ramen is another recommended restaurant in Wakayama. Yamatame Shokudo Ramen is the famous ramen restaurant in Wakayama. This restaurant has Wakayama ramen as the main menu here. This restaurant has a homey style authentic to Japan.

Ginpei Wakayama Sta.-ten

Ginpei Wakayama Sta.-ten is a Japanese restaurant in Wakayama.

Address : Japan, 〒640-8342 Wakayama, Tomodacho, 4 Chome−88

Yamatame Shokudo Ramen

Yamatame Shokudo Ramen is the famous ramen restaurant in Wakayama.

Address : Japan, 〒640-8043 Wakayama, Fukumachi, 12

CAFE

Hangout in Wakayama, Shojin Cafe Foi is a casual cafe with a classic concept. This cafe offers much various coffee and also snacks. Don't worry about those people that vegetarian, this cafe also serve vegetarian menu. Plus cafe is another option cafe in Wakayama. Plus cafe has an industrial and casual concept. Then, this cafe famous for its pasta and delicious dessert. So, you can enjoy the food after walking around this city.

Shojin Cafe Foi

Shojin Cafe Foi is a casual cafe with a classic concept. This cafe offers much various coffee and also snacks.

Address : Japan, 〒640-8111 Wakayama, Shintori, 3 Chome−3−1

Plus cafe

Plus cafe is another option cafe in Wakayama. Plus cafe has an industrial and casual concept.

Address : 636 Kurusu, Wakayama, 640-8305, Japan

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Spend your time with a visit to BAR NO.11-BAR NUMERO ONCE is a nice bar in Wakayama. This bar has an industrial concept. Then, this bar serves the great selection of beer and wine that you can order. Another famous bar in Wakayama is Dans' Bar. Dans' Bar is a classic bar with a good selection of alcoholic drinks. Not only alcohol drink that you can find here but you can find the delicious burger that really recommended.

BAR NO.11-BAR NUMERO ONCE

Spend your time with a visit to BAR NO.11-BAR NUMERO ONCE is a nice bar in Wakayama. This bar has an industrial concept.

Address : 16 Juichibancho, Wakayama, 640-8159, Japan

Dans' Bar

Dans' Bar is a classic bar with a good selection of alcoholic drinks

Address : Takashima Building, 2F, 3-52, Tomodacho, Wakayama, 640-8342, Japan

INTERESTING PLACE

The interesting place that you should visit in Wakayama Marina City. Wakayama Marina City is a theme park in Wakayama. This park has area of ​​49 hectares built on an artificial island. Here, you can walk around, play games, and take some photos. Kimiidera is a Buddhist temple with beautiful architecture. If you want to visit here, you must make sure your body in the fit condition because must get through 200 steps. But, the stunning landscapes make tired paid off.

Wakayama Marina City

Port area with a fish market, local fruits & vegetables for sale, a theme park & hot springs.

Address : 1527 Kemi, 和歌山市 和歌山県 641-0014, Japan

Kimiidera

Kimiidera is a Buddhist temple with beautiful architecture. If you want to visit here, you must make sure your body in the fit condition because must get through 200 steps.

Address : 1201 Kimiidera, Wakayama, 641-0012, Japan

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

If you want to search the Instagram spots in Wakayama are Wakayama Castle. Wakayama Castle is a hilltop castle and park in Wakayama. The castle is surrounding by a beautiful park. The great architecture makes you love to take some photos to upload on your feed. Negoroji is a Buddhist temple surrounded by the holy peak of the Katsuragi Mountains. This temple is really great to take your moment to upload on your Instagram.

Wakayama Castle

Restored hilltop castle & park offering sweeping views, cherry blossoms & samurai weaponry exhibits.

Address : 3 Ichibancho, Wakayama, 640-8146, Japan

Negoroji

Negoroji is a Buddhist temple surrounded by the holy peak of the Katsuragi Mountains.

Address : 2286 Negoro, Iwade, Wakayama 649-6202, Japan