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 city, the main keep of the castle was reconstructed in 1958, by which the façade and the features of the original main keep have been restored again. This year (2018) is the 60th anniversary of reconstruction. You can enjoy a panoramic view of Wakayama city from the main keep of the castle.
If you are lucky, you may come across Ninja assisting visitors and may have a chance to take photos with them.