Built in: 1585 by Toyotomi Hidenaga.
Wakayama Castle is the symbol of Wakayama city. It is a hill top castle constructed in 1585 by Toyotomi Hidenaga, the brother of Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
In 1585, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Hidenaga conquered Kisyu. Hidenaga was give two lands after the war. Kii and Izumi. Hidenaga built a new castle on Mt Torafuse (49m high) and named this land Wakayama.
After the battle of Sekigahara in 1600, Asano Yukignaga became the lord of Wakayama. In 1619, the son of Tokugawa Ieyasu who is the first Shogun of Tokugawa, Tokugawa Yorinobu became the lord of Kisyu.
Kisyu Tokugawa clan was one of the Shogun family that had many Tokugawa Shogun during Edo period.
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It was built in 1621.
It was built in the early Edo period. It was used to be the retirement house for the lord of Wakayama. Because it has a beautiful Koyo, it is called Koyo Valley Garden.