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Nagoya Castle

Travel Guide - Nagoya Castle


Nagoya Castle was built on the site of an older castle owned by the Imagawa and Oda clan by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1612 for his ninth son Yoshinao. Reduced to ashes during World War II, the castle was rebuilt in its original form in 1959. Today's Nagoya Castle features a replica of 48 meters tall ferroconcrete Tenshukaku main donjon with a pair of famous three meters long golden Shachi-hoko, dolphin-like sea creatures that stand at either end of the roof.
The interior of the castle houses a museum and observatory. The rooms on the first through the fifth floors are exhibition rooms to display armor and art treasures that escaped from fires during the war, while the seventh floor serves as a scenic observatory. In the exhibition rooms are displayed some pieces of Fusuma-e (paintings on sliding doors) and ceiling-panel paintings, which were formerly used in the lord’s mansion on the castle grounds. The castle houses a total of 1,047 such paintings, all of which are registered as Important Cultural Properties.
There is also a beautiful Karesansui-style Japanese garden called "Ninomaru Teien" on the east side of the castle grounds. The garden has a teahouse in an attractive setting.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 - 16:30
  • Tenshukaku main donjon: 9:00 - 16:00


  • December 29 - January 1

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 500 yen (General, Adult)
  • Admission Free (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • Main gate: 12 minutes walk from Sengen-cho Station on the Nagoya Municipal Subway Tsurumai Line (T05)
  • East gate: 5 minutes walk from Shiyakusho Station on the Nagoya Municipal Subway Meijo Line (M07)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1-1, Hommaru, Naka-ku Nagoya-shi, Aichi, 460-0031


Aichi Now @AichiNow_en - 2020-07-09
Take a trip to see Nagoya Castle's authentically restored Hommaru Palace! 🏯 The lavish wall and screen paintings ma… https://t.co/NiRPOKVNwu
Dr. George Yagi Jr. @gyagi_jr - 2020-07-09
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Dr. George Yagi Jr. @gyagi_jr - 2020-07-09
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Dr. George Yagi Jr. @gyagi_jr - 2020-07-09
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Nanoblock Pokemon @PokeNanoblock - 2020-07-09
November release announcement

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BDM @BDMtheFirst - 2020-07-08
@mayu_ronne Will you be doing any pictures at the Nagoya castle, Mayu? I would love to see you in that setting.
rtcmanga @rtcmanga - 2020-07-08
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rtcmanga @rtcmanga - 2020-07-08
💯 酔生夢死 💯 @Karl_Itou - 2020-07-08
This proposal requests the addition of the Nagoya flag emoji as a ZWJ sequence consisting of the two emoji: White F… https://t.co/B3VoaLUPGs
toshiki @shake0098 - 2020-07-07
I made a video of Meijo Park near Nagoya Castle in about 80 seconds. Check it if you are interested!

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Onigiro Pocket Japan @onigiro_travel - 2020-07-04
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Alliana Alejandro 😈 @LianaAlejandro - 2020-07-03
I nearly cried when I saw this Kabuto statues in Nagoya Castle . 😥😥😥😢 https://t.co/xtpTe7E7Bx https://t.co/58WkmyZ3KF
Japan This! @JapanThis - 2020-07-02
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Matt Mabborang マット @matishereforyou - 2020-07-02
名古屋城 - Nagoya Castle 🏯. This photo was taken from my iPad 3 years ago when Fall Season was about to start. 💕… https://t.co/9nQOPkuftd
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ジュリア @ ファンタとの七夕🎋 @mikkanba - 2020-07-02
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ジュリア @ 今日はRMPGと拳を高く上げていこう👊 @mikkanba - 2020-07-02
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aлисa у вондeрлeнд @IamAliceMadness - 2020-06-29
“Built 400 years ago along Nagoya Highway that connect Karatsu and Nagoya Castle there’s a rest area - Ichirizuka.… https://t.co/5XoXMw2jeH
Daisuke Saito @nikuokue - 2020-06-28
Almost 400 years ago,Along Nagoya Highway that connects Karatsu and Nagoya Castle, There is a rest area c… https://t.co/mIbcJGdTxt
ExecutiveOtaku @ExecutiveOtaku - 2020-06-28
Didn't post the last two days so I'm doing double photos per tweet, with a four seasons theme.

Winter - South shor… https://t.co/38dRzPHw3s
βNa(べーたな) @mirukokoquest - 2020-06-28
I went Kinshachi Yokocho to get LOGet!CARD. I got two cards, day and night of Nagoya Castle.
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TheJapanChannel @TheJapanChannel - 2020-06-27
Driving Nagoya to Hikone Castle Japan https://t.co/BxNNL3egXt via @YouTube
Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya @maikoya_japan - 2020-06-26
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tsunagu Japan @tsunagu_Japan - 2020-06-25
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Tamara Swift @_TamaraSwift - 2020-06-23
@Captain__Sinbad This was certainly going to be a day of days. A day of dejavu

Nagoya Castle.

This is where it al… https://t.co/pxEjb2v82a
stormy1990 2.0 @shinsekaiStormy - 2020-06-23
I paid money for the Nagoya castle just be told AFTER I paid and entered that the castle is closed and you can't en… https://t.co/YyLtUNMhRf
stormy1990 2.0 @shinsekaiStormy - 2020-06-22
On the bus to Meiji mura! After that off to Inuyama castle and if I still have time to the Nagoya castle and then somewhere for dinner :D
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รเภ๒ค๔ @Captain__Sinbad - 2020-06-22
he had decided to visit Nagoya Castle...
He didn't expect, however, a tourist tour of the place, complete with a gu… https://t.co/vmS1t6l7vK
Azure @LordazureART - 2020-06-19
Oda Nobunaga is at Nagoya castle and will resume the dance. I wonder if it is the same dance that was performed in… https://t.co/egLDdAPHY8
Spring @iSpringxd - 2020-06-19
@MayuraVtuber I really wanna taste the authentic Ramen and Sushi at Tokyo.

Also for the place... There's so much t… https://t.co/OjUlwNKwa2
Mike 🕹👀Ⓐ @3Dprint_Seattle - 2020-06-18
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