Discover Wakayama

Wakayama is home to the famous Wakayama Castle. and a handful of other impressive temples that are definitely worth a visit. 

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Getting around in Wakayama

The easiest way to get around in Wakayama is by car, since many of the major sights and attractions are not accessible by public transportation.
If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from one of the bigger cities in the vicinity. You can check-out our listings for car rentals nearby, in the FAQ menu below. 

Getting to Wakayama

How long to stay in Wakayama

We recommend staying here between one and two days.
 

Hotels in Wakayama

Flights to Wakayama

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Day trips from Wakayama

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Distance, km: 39.31

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This island is known for its traditional puppet theater. The Akashi-Kaikyō Bridge connects Awaji to Kobe and offers breathtaking views.
 

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Distance, km: 45.10

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The town is situated on the island of Konshu and has many splendid views of the ocean. The town is mainly famous for the natural whirlpool in the surrounding waters, ...

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Distance, km: 48.46

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Kobe is a city deeply rooted in history and tradition, which can be easily explored during your stay here for there is an abundance of cultural locations that one has ...

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Distance, km: 54.71

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Shirahama is a coastal town, famous for its many hot springs as well as its sandy beaches and many beautiful seaside cliffs. Come and spend some leisurely days at Wakayama ...

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Distance, km: 57.70

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Tokushima is a small city but still has a lot to offer for people of all ages. Whether you want to relax in  a hot spring, marvel at the animals ...

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Distance, km: 58.24

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Osaka is one of the biggest metropolises in the world and the second largest city in Japan. A perfect place to do some quality shopping as eery street has something ...

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Distance, km: 61.38

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Yoshino in Nara is a quaint, small village, famous for its yearly cherry blossoms.  The village also feautures some world-class temples and a ropeway that will lead you to some ...

Travel time:

Distance, km: 67.04

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Kawayu Onsen, located right next to the Kumano River, is the ideal place those who enjoy hot springs, for Kawayu Onsen has them in abundance. Not only that, the village ...

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Distance, km: 68.59

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