Wakayama Marina City

Wakayama Marina City: Address, Phone Number, Wakayama Marina City Reviews: 3.5/5

Wakayama Marina City
3.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
Read more
Write a review

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

3.5
124 reviews
Excellent
18
Very good
49
Average
39
Poor
10
Terrible
8

Oleg S
Vladivostok, Russia824 contributions
Jan 2013 • Couples
We visited WMC in winter. The wether was not so warm so there were not many visitors. It takes 70 min to reach Wakayama JR station from Osaka. Then you need to take bus #42 to final stop (40 min, 510 yen). Do not forget visiting fish market (Kuroshio) in WMC as well as Porto Europa.
Written January 17, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

EHK2012
Hong Kong, China42 contributions
May 2012 • Solo
I went during a week day, taking a bus from Wakayama JR Station. The whole of Marina City was very deserted. Spent some time near the entrance to Porto Europa Theme Park and in the 20mins I was there I could only see the ticketing staff, no one went in or out and there were very few visitors already inside. The European buildings outside were quite pretty for photo taking though.

So I decided to skip the theme park and instead headed to the Kuroshio Market for lunch. There were a few more people here (probably around 10). To be honest, the food stalls sold very average food for above average prices. There were stalls selling sushi, sashimi, Japanese noodles and sashimi rice and another place selling meats and seafood for you to take outside and BBQ them yourself. I had a Salmon Sashimi Rice with some Salmon roe. This wasn't cheap, but when it came there were only 3 paper thin slices of Salmon and maybe a dozen salmon roes.

I then watched the Tuna Preparation Show with the other 9 people. They were true to their word and cut a whole Tuna in front of us, worth seeing if you have not seen it before.

I then visited the Hot Spring next door, which was pleasant and enjoyable. There were indoor and outdoor springs all with a good view of the Marina (though not much privacy). This was the highlight of my day.
Written August 1, 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ronaldet
587 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Marina city with many resort for boating . A theme park with a fisherman wharf market . Daily auction of tuna at fisherman market
Written January 18, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mom Oh Moms
Singapore, Singapore98 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Nice place where people think that you're in Europe. There's also amusement park for the kids to play
Written February 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

James L
Kobe, Japan6 contributions
Dec 2012 • Solo
The buffet (viking restaurant) on the second floor had plenty of sushi and sashimi as well as pasta, sweets, fried fish and other things. The Tuna carving show was not as interesting as I had hoped. No real special skill or performance, just cutting a big fish with a knife.
Written December 31, 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Orasacho
Nonthaburi, Thailand53 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
With Wakayama one day bus pass, after visited Wakayama castle, we were back to the station and headed to Marina city. It was the last bus stop. We enjoyed our picking with so many food choices and had a delicious barbecue seafood lunch there. Fruit market with cheap fresh fruits was near.
Written January 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

japanibabe
Kobe, Japan74 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
I had read that there was going to be a New Year's Eve celebration so we made the trip there from Kobe. There is a Tully's coffee shop and a fish market. You can buy food to barbecue if you want to dine there. I'm vegetarian so we bought mostly vegetable to grill. Was quite expensive. Better to bring your own veggies to cook if you can smuggle it in.
The Onsen there was nice and relaxing. Spent about an hour and a half soaking.
There is also a tatami room where you can relax. Spent another hour killing time as we wanted to go for the countdown concert and fireworks at midnight.
The concert was sponsored by FM 802. Not bad. But because this was Japan, there was not much excitement, didn't even feel like it was New Years. Everyone was so calm and subdued.
The Port Europa can be avoided. It's an extra cost for the entrance just to see some lights.
Ok to go once. Won't be going again.
Because it was NYE, had to pay 1500 yen for parking.
Written January 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kktengkkteng
Singapore, Singapore239 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
The Marina city is just a little port whereby some sailing boats are parked there.

The Theme Park is a failure! Old and torn European structures !!!!!!!!
Written November 20, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CrystalMak
Macau, China45 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
I think it is a good idea to stay in this hotel as you may visit the fresh fish market, fruit store, Europa park and even hot spring during the day. By staying in the room, it got a balcony facing the Marina scenery and the room is well decorated too. It offers lots of car parking space too. I have spent some time for fishing on the next day. Overall, I think the destination is good.
Written May 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ann K
Sydney, Australia255 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
We went to the seafood market, and the place is quite touristy, and most stalls selling fresh seafood, souvenirs and seafood products. There are many fresh seafood restaurants too. We had lunch here and the salmons, tuna and most of the seafood are quite fresh though. The highlight of the seafood market is the tuna cutting show which is presented 3 times a day, 11:00, 12:30 and 15:00.
Other than visiting the markets, there's not much things to do other than going for onsen nearby, so just half a day visit is more than enough.
Written March 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 19
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Wakayama Marina City


Restaurants near Wakayama Marina City: View all restaurants near Wakayama Marina City on Tripadvisor