Wakayama City

Wakayama City

Prefectural capital city


Wakayama City, the capital of Wakayama Prefecture, is located in the northern part of the prefecture and borders Osaka Prefecture. While there are historical buildings such as Wakayama Castle, the symbol of the city, modern public facilities and restaurants are springing up every day.
Despite being a large city, Wakayama City has a somewhat laid-back atmosphere, and is blessed with scenic coastal areas such as Kada and Wakanoura a short distance away.


By Lincun


Located in the northern part of Wakayama Prefecture, the Kino River flows through the central area of this city, and the central urban area is formed on the left bank.

The city borders Osaka Prefecture in the north, Iwade City and Kinokawa City in the east, and Kainan City and Kimino Town in the south.

Access from Osaka to Wakayama City

  • Shin-Osaka Station – Wakayama Station

Shin-Osaka-<JR Kyoto Line>-Osaka-<JR Kishuji Line>-Wakayama

  • Shin-Osaka Station – Wakayama City Station

Shin-Osaka-<JR Kyoto Line>-Osaka-<Nankai Electric Railway>-Shin-Imamiya-Wakayama City

  • Kansai Airport-<Nankai Electric Railway>-Izumisano-Wakayama City

Where to see? Tourism and Sightseeing

  • Wakayama Castle
  • Kimiidera Temple
  • Kada
  • Tomogashima Islands
  • Waka no ura
  • Kishu Toshogu Shrine
  • Wakaura Tenmangu Shrine
  • Kino River
  • Burakuri-cho
  • Saikazaki
  • The Museum of Modern Art Wakayama
  • The Wakayama Prefectural Museum


  • Wakayama Ramen
  • Sea Foods
  • Karaage
  • Wagashi
  • Fruits
  • Sweets


  • Fishing
  • Wearing kimono
  • Making wagashi confectionery
  • copying Buddhist sutras