Wakayama Castle, Icon of Wakayama City

Wakayama Castle

Wakayama Castle, towering in front of Wakayama City Hall, is the symbol of this prefectural capital. This castle was built by order of Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1585. After several lords ruled, the castle became the home of the Kishu Tokugawa family. But the buidlings were destroyed by fire during World War II. Shortly after the war, the castle was rebuilt using reinforced concrete at the ardent request of the citizens in 1957.

Map of Wakayama Castle Park

From "Historical Stories of Wakayama Castle" by Shigeki Matsuda

Pictures of Wakayama Castle in Famous Places in Kii Province

Otemon Gate of Wakayama Castle from Famous Places of Kii Province

View around Fukiage-gom Gate from Famous Places of Kii Province

Garden and Buildings

Nishino-maru Garden

Okaguchi-mon Gate

Oite-mon Gate