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Wakayama Marina City - Wakayama

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Wakayama Marina City ( 和歌山マリーナシティ ) is an artificial island in Wakayama Prefecture that is popular with tourists due to its fish market and theme park. It is located at 1527 Kemi, Wakayama City. Wakayama Marina City Wakayama Marina City Details Construction of the artificial island began in April 1989. The island was finally completed and opened to the public in 1994. The island was originally developed by Matsushita Kosan (Matsushita Investment and Development Company Ltd.) and Wakayama Prefecture to coincide with the World Resort Expo of 1994.  Welcome to Wakayama Marina City Wakayama Marina City - Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture Wakayama Marina City has a total land area of 49 hectares. Today, the island is known for its theme park (Porto Europa), hot spring (Kishu Kuroshio Onsen), hotel (Wakayama Marina City Hotel), and market (Kurushio Market). Entering Porto Europa Wakayama Porto Europa Map It is currently one of the most popular sightseeing destinations in Wakayama City.

Japan Diaries 4: Day 70

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Day 70: January 10, 202 2 Monday - A Trip to Wakayama Good morning everyone! Today, Mr. Toshi had a lunch reservation at Kominka Cafe Restaurant Hatsuhana in Iwade City, Wakayama. Mr. Toshi's other daughter, Akiko, her son, and her friend Kumi-san joined us for this trip.  However, before we headed out, Mr. Toshi and Ms. Taeko brought the family dog Yomo to the vet as he was limping after our stroll in Rinku Park two days ago.  My breakfast for today While waiting for them to return, Akiko and company arrived sometime around 10AM. Kumi-san and I got to chat about various topics as she can speak English fluently. Mr. Toshi and Ms. Taeko returned a little before 11AM. We found out that it was Yomo's weight that was the leading cause of the issue. I'm thankful it wasn't something grave.  I rode with Akiko-san and Kumi-san going to Iwade City. Kominka Cafe Restaurant Hatsuhana We left the Kamiyama residence in a two-car convoy bound for Iwade City. I rode with Akiko and

Japan Diaries 4: Week 11

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Week 11: January 10-14, 2022 Winter Vacation Week 3 Since this week is jam-packed with travel, most of the days here have their own special article. Please click on the links to read more about each article.  Day 70: January 10, 2022 Monday - A Trip to Wakayama Hey guys! Today, my Japanese family and I are heading to Wakayama Prefecture. Mr. Toshi's daughter Akiko and her friend Ms. Kumi will be joining us on this trip.  Wakayama City Manhole Cover We visited the following places in Wakayama: Kominka Cafe Restaurant Hatsuhana  at Iwade City Marina City  - Wakayama City Kominka Cafe Restaurant Hatsuhana with Mr. Toshi and family Wakayama Marina City - Porto Europa  AEON Mall Wakayama - Wakayama City Before going home, we drove to AEON Mall Wakayama to buy some groceries and omiyage. From there, we drove back to Tsubasagaoka in Sennan City, Osaka but before we did, we bid farewell to Ms. Akiko and her friend as they drive back to Suita City. You can read more about this trip 👉 <

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