About 350,000 people call Wakayama in Wakayama home.
From Wakayama, Kobe is 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the north from here while Osaka is about 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the northeast.
Don’t miss the chance to visit the exciting castles in the region. The Wakayama Castle, a unique local landmark, reflects how rulers once lived and protected their townships from invaders.
Set aside a day to browse the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, one of Wakayama’s most inspiring modern art museums. Book a tour to learn about the contemporary art that is permanently on display or spend your time at the temporary exhibitions.
Before you leave Wakayama, do try to see the Awashima Shrine and the Nichizengu Shrine; two more places which help make this city such a great vacation choice.