Wakayama Marina City is an artificial island in Wakayama City Bay. On the island there are Porto Europa Theme Park, Kuroshio Fish Market, a hotel with a beautiful view of a harbor, Kishu Kuroshio Hot Spring and a fishing park. Both couples and families with children can enjoy the park.
Popular park among families with children
Porto Europa is modeled after Mediterranean French and Spanish fishing villages. The park has merry-go-rounds, Ferris wheel, costers, water slides and many other attractions. The fee is 300-600 yen. There is also Dolphin Park, where you can actually touch the dolphins.They organize "dolphin holding" event where you can ride in a small boat and touch the dolphins. The fee is 3600 yen, children - 3100 yen.
The entrance fee to Porto Europa is 1500 yen for adults and 900 yen for children. The attraction fees are not included, so if you want to try every attraction, show and event at the park, it might be a good idea to buy a premium pass. It costs 5900 for adults and 5000 for children.
Enjoy the seafood and hot spring
The seafood from Wakayama waters is sold in Kuroshio fish market. You can eat sushi, seafood barbecue and crabs right on the spot. Tuna fish cutting shows are also very popular. They are held three times a day at 11:00, 12:30 and 15:00.
Kishu-Kuroshio hot spring uses water from 1500m underground and has indoor bath and open-air bath facilities. Apart from the moisturizing effect, its waters are also helpful for detoxication, poor circulation and diet. Rental towels are available: adults - 1000 yen, children - 600 yen. Shampoo, rinse, body soap, cosmetics, dryer etc. are available for free.
Kishu-Kuroshio hot spring also has sauna and rock bath. You can also get facial and feet massage here. This is a place to get utmost relaxation here. Entrance fee is 830 yen, children - 520 yen. Entrance fee for rock bath is 830 yen, relaxation parlor - 1700 to 9200 yen, depending on the treatment you choose.
Apart from this, try locally grown fruits and vegetables at Kinokuni Village. There are a lot of shops, selling Wakayama specialties, such as pickled plum, soy sauce. Marina facility nearby is a highly popular spot during summer.
From Kainan Station on JR Kisei Line, take a bus bound for Marina City.
Car: 10 minutes from Kainan IC on Hanwa Expressway. A parking lot for 3500 vehicles is available, 1 day - 1000 yen.
Image Gallery: Wakayama Marina City
Description: Wakayama Marina City
|Sights||Wakayama Marina City (和歌山マリーナシティ)|
Kemi, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 0570-064-358|
|Closed dates||Irregular closed dates|
|Admission Fee||Pay admission: 1,500yen|
Spring (March - May)Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
|Recommended target||Family Couples Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|
Map: Wakayama Marina City