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Nagoya Castle

Travel Guide - Nagoya Castle

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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

ClosedClosed

  • 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

TweetsTweets

L 🌻 GA 📌 @hooniedesu - 2018-12-15
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Thanks Japan.com @thxjpn - 2018-12-15
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AwanoYumito_ot @Yumito_ot - 2018-12-14
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Viz @VizzzOw - 2018-12-14
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Mel 「める」 @LuxVesperis - 2018-12-13
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S. J. Pajonas @spajonas - 2018-12-13
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Mel 「める」 @LuxVesperis - 2018-12-12
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Thanks Japan.com @thxjpn - 2018-12-12
I think many Japanese people imagine Himeji castle when they get asked about Japanese castles. However, Osaka castl… https://t.co/WhNvGGlnAG
Masterpiece of Japan @JapanTraCul - 2018-12-10
'Nagoya Castle' by Takahashi Shotei (1871-1945) https://t.co/oKUM9Z8C7N
Thanks Japan.com @thxjpn - 2018-12-10
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Marc Trahand @trah - 2018-12-09
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syaqillolz @syaqillolz - 2018-12-09
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幻日 @genjitsu_ - 2018-12-09
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Jason Jones @jjonesy73 - 2018-12-08
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Junko 純子 @ NINTH 3/11 3/14 3/20 @ichigo_trauma - 2018-12-08
I might not get a JR pass but at least I have a perfect excuse to go see a castle since theres one in Nagoya 🕺🏻
Junko 純子 @ NINTH 3/11 3/14 3/20 @ichigo_trauma - 2018-12-08
I might not get a JR pass but at least I have a perfect excuse to go see a castle since theres one in Nagoya 🕺🏻
Skye Keenan @Skye_Keenan - 2018-12-08
I added a video to a @YouTube playlist https://t.co/2CWSDKCTp5 JAPAN: Nagoya Castle 名古屋城 || Autumn OCT 2018 || Kiyoshi Toji
seikongo2017 @seikongo2017 - 2018-12-08
nagoya castle at night
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Kaitlin Young @kaitlin_young - 2018-12-07
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Philbert Ono @philbertono - 2018-12-07
Nagoya Castle in Aichi Prefecture is being dismantled to make way for a totally reconstructed tenshu tower. Meanwhi… https://t.co/GSmbmBRik0
it's katie!! @bonesmakenoise - 2018-12-07
@lbtreiman @shoomlah @yoshisquared I think this was the same exhibit that came to Nagoya last year. I actually don’… https://t.co/hjSazOuUoE
Imran Harrison @BeatleImran - 2018-12-06
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S. J. Pajonas @spajonas - 2018-12-06
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🌙 @k_moonsick - 2018-12-06
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Thanks Japan.com @thxjpn - 2018-12-05
I think many Japanese people imagine Himeji castle when they get asked about Japanese castles. However, Osaka castl… https://t.co/9tPhs8vNlO

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