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Nagoya Castle Ruins

Travel Guide - Nagoya Castle Ruins


Nagoya Castle was built in 1591 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi as the base for his invasions of Korea. It is said that it was the Japan's second largest castle behind Osaka Castle at that time, and over 100,000 people lived in the castle town at the height of its prosperity. After the death of Hideyoshi, the invasion project was abruptly abandoned and the castle was demolished in 1598. The building materials of Nagoya Castle were later used to build Karatsu Castle. Today, only some basements and stone walls of the castle are still left here.
The castle tower foundation provides a fine view of Iki and Tsushima Islands. Cherry trees planted along the stone walls are in full bloom in late March, providing a good spot for Hanami (flower viewing).

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 - 17:00


  • December 30 - January 3

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 100 yen

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 30 minutes taxi ride from JR Karatsu Station
  • 45 minutes from JR Karatsu Station or Ote-guchi Bus Center by the bus bound for Nagoya-jo Hakubutsukan. Get off at Nagoya-jo Hakubutsukan-iriguchi Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • Chinzeimachi Nagoya, Karatsu-shi, Saga, 847-0401


Stephan Nance (スティーブン・ナンス) @HelloStephan - 2019-12-03
I had a nice time walking around the Nagoya Castle ruins at dusk. Here I am being distracted by a Carrion Crow. https://t.co/doXufNKttQ
革本ちゃん公式 Kawahon-chan official @kawahonchan - 2019-06-24
@YouForGame8484 No, this is a picture of a stuffed Kawahon-chan. Photographed at the ruins of Nagoya Castle in Kara… https://t.co/e8f2MuZprm
i-love-japan @i_love_japan39 - 2017-12-14
Saga tour!Rice Terraces of Hamanoura,Hado Cape,Nagoya Castle Ruins
I will introduce Hamanou… https://t.co/r212AfZU6C
Noelle Santiago @noelle_santiago - 2017-10-29
October 21, 2017, Saturday
Spirited away again in the Nagoya Castle Ruins
Photo cred: Neri

WIP:… https://t.co/PForyhQtcU
JAPAN DISCOVERY @jdkyushu - 2017-03-18
The end of March is the perfect time to visit the cherry blossoms of Nagoya Castle Ruins, where Filipino stars... https://t.co/IRIhNaufPQ
lechugas @lechugas22 - 2016-12-13
Jadine in Nagoya Castle Ruins


#TIMYWeddingGift https://t.co/wq6Eas6z8I
Japan Top News @JapanTopNws - 2016-08-13
Philippine Movie 'This Time' Filming Location in Saga: Cherry blossoms in Nagoya Castle Ruins https://t.co/90OYeJb5H8 via @SolidNaddicts
JCVD @jcvd2000 - 2016-07-04
The gate-ruins of Yamazato enclosure at #Hizen-Nagoya #castle (Japan's Top 100 Castles: No. 87). Great stone-works! https://t.co/m2SPSCngHA
JCVD @jcvd2000 - 2016-07-04
The second enclosure at #Hizen-Nagoya #castle (Japan's Top 100 Castles: No. 87). Great ruins and beautiful views! https://t.co/7d9K6i0ne4
写真で見る日本の歴史 @picthistory - 2016-01-19
Ruins of Hizen-Nagoya castle #saga #kyushu #japan #japon #japanlandscape this castle was the… https://t.co/GRKLKicRin


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