Cruises from Wakayama
Wakayama is the capital city of Wakayama Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan. It is a shipping port and industrial city, located at the mouth of the Kinokawa River. The main attraction for tourists is the Wakayama Castle, built high on Mt. Torafusu, which also offers a good view of the city.
The castle was destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II, but was rebuilt in 1958 out of concrete and is open to the public as a symbol of the city and historical site. Wakayama is famous across Japan for its umeboshi (pickled apricot style fruits) and mikan (seedless mandarin).