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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


Daniel Lai Kei Mok @dmok80 - 2019-02-23
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赤月静夜(あかつき せいや) @doletnot - 2019-02-23
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Franco Rulloda @francorulloda - 2019-02-22
After years of trying to figure out what this small trench is called finally saw it at Nagoya Castle.

A stroke… https://t.co/rwOZKQdkAG
届かないほど、近くのぴらす @pira720 - 2019-02-22
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Junko 純子 @ NINTH 3/11 3/14 3/20 5/6 5/9 @ichigo_trauma - 2019-02-20
akira no 707 @monangesaeran - 2019-02-20
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Alba Cantú @albacantu - 2019-02-19
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Jennifer Wu @funnyyun - 2019-02-19
Nagoya Castle. Beautifully maintained grounds and interiors, a smidge of plum blossoms, and shachihoko (tiger head/… https://t.co/qHKQuVtinS
おおすが みな @37_mi___ - 2019-02-19
-Oasis21 and Nagoya Castle- https://t.co/YkdfDIcVey
buttercupsyrup @BMPS2015 - 2019-02-18
this castle is just one of the 12 orginal japanese castles... I want to visit all someday and I've only been to two… https://t.co/LMjhZn7w9z
Mr. Conehead @Conehead_ - 2019-02-17
@akidearest I'll never forget the time I went to Nagoya castle, hope you had a fun time going there as well!
pakanun94 @thepakja - 2019-02-17
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pakanun94 @thepakja - 2019-02-17
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ⴵⵟⵙ @zntznt - 2019-02-17
The more I look at this photo, the more I like it. Took it on a castle garden, I think it was in Nagoya. https://t.co/D7DVjXM8nF
宁缺 [🍍] @DidiDoULuvMe - 2019-02-17
@thumbekil Himeji is my favorite castle 😍 Did you go to Kobe? If you’re in Nagoya at night, you can go to Sakae and stroll around the area.
宁缺 [🍍] @DidiDoULuvMe - 2019-02-17
@thumbekil Is this your first time in Nagoya, Fel? If it is, the Nagoya Castle’s a pretty good bet. The view from the top’s nice.
Aditya @adtyx - 2019-02-16
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EVA_igreen @IgreenEva - 2019-02-16
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jyuppi @MaskingTae - 2019-02-14
Ok theres a guy I didnt take a pic of. He was at nagoya castle, huge tourism spot, and trying to pics of himself in… https://t.co/XFDgGvN4RZ
4Kオンエア @4K_ONAIR - 2019-02-13
Time-Lapse 4K Nikon D500 Nagoya Castle and starry sky
Anvordrak @ArmoredWarlord - 2019-02-13
Where would you like to travel to one day? — Canada or on Nagoya Castle.

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Adam @Aj6970 - 2019-02-12
Found this place that sells white ice with syrup outside Nagoya Castle https://t.co/1iCSiOoSFo
Danny Bivens ❄️☃️ @dannybiv - 2019-02-11
Last day in Nagoya today. Went to Nagoya Castle and had a look. They’re having some work done on it, but it was sti… https://t.co/W6EROipOHd
YOSHIHIRO @tkhs1975 - 2019-02-11
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YesNomads @yesnomads - 2019-02-11
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blacko muiri @blackomuiri - 2019-02-11
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coco2842 @coco2842 - 2019-02-10
Cherry Blossom in February. @ Nagoya Castle https://t.co/ZUQEyt819G
iammunmun @munmunlim - 2019-02-10
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ユキムラ @aaa_gagaga - 2019-02-10
I was in Nagoya Castle Hommaru Palace.
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鵺餅 @Nuemochi - 2019-02-10
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