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Address: 1527 Kemi, Wakayama 641-0014, Wakayama Prefecture
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Marina City

Nothing much to see . It is just like any seaside city around the world. For tourist traveling thousands of miles, it is not worth the trip.

Reviewed 26 April 2016
Wong S
Penang, Malaysia
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Singapore, Singapore
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103 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

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 !!!!!!!!

Thank kktengkkteng
Penang, Malaysia
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17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Nothing much to see . It is just like any seaside city around the world. For tourist traveling thousands of miles, it is not worth the trip.

Thank Wong S
Singapore, null, Singapore
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62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Not much things to do except watching the tuna cutting show. Bought some Otoro to try. Had lunch at one of the restaurant. After lunch when to the theme park for a walk. There is dolphin in the park but the rides is very little. When to the fruits store to purchase some fruits which is expensive. Bought some strawberry... More 

Thank Tracy T
Hong Kong, China
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40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

One single stop for multiple purposes. The Marina City consists of a fish market, a theme park, hot spring, fruit market and a hotel. I only visited the fish market, which is clean with good air conditioning.

Thank 22CHAN135
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Made a big trek to go to the market here and it was just OK. What was fun was going through the market and watching the tuna cutting show, picking up all the fresh fish you wanted then going to the patio to BBQ your food by the water. Then going for an onsen bath after across the street. Other... More 

Thank David T
Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

This is the place where everyone can have fun, Onsen , food, food & more food. Yes, one can literally spend the whole day here. Bring their family and have a day or even stay a night there. But the hotel, always fully booked. There are buses from Wakayama JR. Station going there. Renting a car to drive there would... More 

Thank Audrey A
Osaka, Japan
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43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

Went there on golden week , many families there but it wasn't a big deal .. There are many things to do such as fish market ( live tuna cutting ) Port Europa , and picnic areas , fishing , Went there as a couple . Getting there wasn't hard at all . After getting to JR wakayama station you... More 

Thank Maxdukez
Hong Kong, China
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

It was a nice surprise when we discovered that we could bring our dogs into the theme park and we could even bring our dogs in the Ferris Wheel in the park. Nice place to relax and walk around.

Thank Komiumiu
Vladivostok, Russia
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120 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2013

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.

4 Thank Oleg S
Kobe, Japan
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2012

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.

1 Thank James L

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