Nightlife in Wakayama City

Wakayama City is a great jumping-off point for a lot of famous areas in Japan. If you’re traveling around Nara, Osaka, or Tokushima, it’s well worth stopping in to see what Wakayama has to offer. As with any unfamiliar city, things can get boring at night if you’re not really sure where to go. Check out some of these suggestions to get some ideas before heading out for a night on the town.

Berber Café

Berber Café
Berber Café

Before any night out, it’s always a good idea to have a good hearty meal before heading out. The wonderfully decorated Berber Cafe is a great place to start if you enjoy delicious soups and curries. The cafe specializes in Moroccan cuisine, so it’s unlikely that you’ll find food like this anywhere else in the area. This is a nice change from Japanese dining, as the flavors are brighter and less subdued than many dishes you’ll probably be eating on your trip.

Berber Café

Along with their unique food options, this restaurant has all-you-can-drink courses ranging from around 3,000-4,000 yen and hookah pipes available if you want to get the party started a little early. You can enjoy various drinks and dishes in their pink room that looks like it’s straight out of a Middle Eastern palace. The easiest way to get to Cafe Berber is to just take a 10-minute walk south from Kiwa Station.

Sanadabori Dori

Sanadabori Dori
Sanadabori Dori

The area around the Berber Cafe runs along the river and is a hotbed of international cuisine. The Sanadabori Street is a great place to look for authentic Chinese and Southeast Asian restaurants. You’ll be able to find an extensive variety of restaurants and pubs. From izakaya pubs to soup curry restaurants, this area has become known as a foreigner hangout. If you’re not sure exactly what you’re looking for, walking along the Wakayama River and exploring this area is a sure way to find something interesting.

Iroha Gekijo

Iroha Gekijo
Iroha Gekijo

Another good starting place for a lighter meal would be Iroha Gekijo. This restaurant specializes in sashimi and eel dishes, but also has an extensive list of Japanese sake and shochu available if Japanese spirits are your cup of tea. Their selection of Japanese liquor is not the common stuff you would find in a liquor store, and some of their selections are quite rare. If you want to try something but aren’t familiar with the selections, you can ask for a recommendation and the bartender will be more than happy to oblige. Space at this location is limited, so it’s best not to attempt going here if you’re in a large group.

Bar No. 11- Numero Once

Bar No. 11- Numero Once
Bar No. 11- Numero Once

If you’re wanting to head to a relaxed bar with a lot of interesting options, try out Bar No. 11-Numero Once. This inconspicuous bar opens up once you enter and can be described a Spanish-Italian bar. The rustic, homey interior of this bar is a great environment for having a few drinks with friends. Along with their extensive menu of light tapas, this bar also serves espresso-based drinks, various beers, and cocktails. During the day, this bar doubles as a normal cafe that serves coffee and lunch. To get here, it’s just a short walk from Wakayamashi Station.

Facility Name
Wakayama
Address
Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Misonochou 5 chome
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Facility Name
Berber cafe
Address
Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Motoderamachi 3-20
Phone
0734886985
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Facility Name
Kiwa(Wakayama)
Address
Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Nakanoshima
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Facility Name
proyect g oficina
Address
Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Juichibanchou 16
Phone
0734251222
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Facility Name
Wakayamashi
Address
Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Higashikuramaechou
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