Wakayama Station is a hub station for Wakayama City in the prefectural capital of Wakayama. The Kisei Main Line, the Hanwa Line, the Wakayama Line and the Kishigawa Line are available. Wakayama station is distant from the Nankai Electric Railway's Wakayamashi Station.
Although the surrounding areas of Wakayama Station are thriving as many commercial facilities, it is ideal to travel by rental car if you are planning to go sightseeing. There is a car rental service office located 30m toward the left from the Chuo-guchi exit.
The Porto Europe is a theme park which is the duplicate of the port city in Medieval Europe. It is about 24 minutes drive from Wakayama Station to the southwest along Kokutai-doro (road). Additionally, the Spa Kishu Kuroshio and the Marina City Sea Fishing Park are located right next to the Porto Europe. The Spa Kishu Kuroshio is a hot spring formed 100 million years ago. This area is one of the popular sights in Wakayama.