Wakayama Castle, a symbol of Wakayama city, is located on the top of Mt. Torafusu at the center of Wakayama city. The graceful interconnected building style is similar to that of Himeji Castle (UNESCO world heritage). It used to be a national treasure, but unfortunately it was burned down to the ground during the WWII. With the strong passion of the citizens of Wakayama, the castle was reconstructed in 1958, by which the façade and the features of the original castle have been restored again. You can enjoy a panoramic view of Wakayama city from the main keep of the castle.
Also, you can experience the Japanese tea ceremony at the tea house in the beautiful Nishinomaru-Teien Garden located in Wakayama Castle Park.
If you are lucky, you may come across Ninjas assisting visitors and may have a chance to take photos with them.