Wakayama Castle is a stunning historical landmark in Japan that dates back to the 16th century. It was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, one of the most influential warlords in Japanese history, and served as the headquarters of the Kishu Tokugawa clan for over 250 years. The castle is surrounded by a moat and stone walls, and features a five-story main tower that offers a panoramic view of the city and the sea. Wakayama Castle is a must-see for anyone who loves Japanese culture and history, as it showcases the architectural and artistic achievements of the feudal era. The castle also hosts various events and festivals throughout the year, such as cherry blossom viewing, tea ceremonies, and samurai performances. Wakayama Castle is a place where you can immerse yourself in the rich and fascinating past of Japan, and feel the spirit of its people.
Koyasan is a sacred mountain in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. It is the headquarters of the Shingon sect of Buddhism, founded by Kobo Daishi in the 9th century. Koyasan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with over 100 temples and monasteries, and a vast cemetery where many famous people are buried. Koyasan is a popular destination for pilgrims and tourists, who can experience the spiritual atmosphere, the rich culture, and the stunning nature of this holy place. Koyasan offers various activities, such as meditation, chanting, vegetarian cuisine, and overnight stays at temple lodgings. Koyasan is a place of peace and harmony, where you can feel the history and wisdom of Buddhism.
For more information, please visit Koyasan Website.
*The departure time depends on your ship's arrival time and date. Sample Itinerary.
9:00 am: Visit Wakayama Castle.
12:00 pm: Tour the Koyasan
4:00 pm: Return to Himeji Port.
Wakayama Cruise Terminal
We highly recommend that you book our shore excursions now if you will be taking a cruise in 2024. 2023 has already seen large crowds, and 2024 will see even more. We expect many tourists will be unable to book their shore excursions in 2024, so please make your plan as soon as possible.