5 Great Spots To Grab Lunch Around Charming Wakayama Castle
Wakayama Castle is an impressive and beautiful castle which will definitely be on your to-do list while you are in the Kansai region. Here's some information on the castle and on the best places for lunch in the area. Japanese kaiseki, curry, ramen, or even French, here are the best spots to have lunch!
Most of the castle was destroyed during the Second World War, however, the Okaguchi Gate and the stone walls are from the original construction. In fact, most of the current construction dates post WW2.
While visiting the castle, you can see some samurai weaponry and armoury from Japan's Edo Period.
The surrounding environment is also impressively beautiful and is also a popular spot for cherry blossom viewing in the Spring.
It is most recommended to go in the morning, and eat lunch nearby so that you have enough time to tour around the rest of the city in the afternoon. However, you can also go towards the closing hour, and eat dinner nearby the closest station. Here are some recommended restaurants nearby the castle that you can go for either lunch or dinner, as these restaurants are located close to the castle and to the Wakayama Station).
Agura Honten 安愚楽 本店
The rooms are Japanese style, but you can choose between sitting on the floor or at Western-style tables.
Joy Mimura JOY味村
Isola Bella イゾラベーラ
Ramen Marui ラーメンまるイ
A bowl of ramen is between 750-850 yen. Enjoy!
Za Watami (Daiwa Roynet Hotel) 坐 和民
- Lili Wanderlust
- I love traveling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.