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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


S. J. Pajonas @spajonas - 2019-04-19
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Chirassy @nagasawa_d - 2019-04-18
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Stephen Michael Co @stephen_co - 2019-04-18
Post-nup shoot 1

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Bakemono Ebooks @bakemonoBOTari - 2019-04-17
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Chirassy @nagasawa_d - 2019-04-17
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Joseph Joester @yhwhynot - 2019-04-17
Day 1 in Japan 2019, went to Nagoya Castle and ate some sushi bruhhh!!! Link to the full video is in the bio so do… https://t.co/GVXM934w0b
Joseph Joester @yhwhynot - 2019-04-17
Nagoya Castle + Sushi!! Link to full video in my bio!! https://t.co/PZn2nAj8xe
christian_gale @christian_gale - 2019-04-17
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viewout.ru @viewoutru - 2019-04-17
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Chad and Kisstopher @TheMusicks - 2019-04-16
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Gerry Olivo @gerskidude - 2019-04-16
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Binniekayy @binniekayy - 2019-04-15
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Gen @GiantRobot7 - 2019-04-15
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Gen @GiantRobot7 - 2019-04-15
moats at Nagoya Castle are waaay bigger than the moats at the Tower of London or Winterfell https://t.co/OovybTe0hK
Lusi:Plus Ultra!!! (::◉◒◉::) @lusiferchan - 2019-04-15
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Narcis Iustin Ianau @Narcis_music - 2019-04-15
So, so happy to be back in Japan! 😍
Our Hymn tour is back with the first show this evening, next to the Nagoya Cast… https://t.co/SwWhFN6Gdz
Suse @SuseSusa7 - 2019-04-15
The Guardian of Nagoya Castle
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Binniekayy @binniekayy - 2019-04-14
'Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times'

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HERLANDIアンディ @Mherlandy84 - 2019-04-14
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JM Casiño @Schwibble - 2019-04-14
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Jonathan Vargas Ruiz @JohnyVargasRuiz - 2019-04-14
Day 1 - Japan Trip 2019

Some highlights of our Nagoya Tour on the first day; Castle, Sakae, Maid Cafe and Seafood… https://t.co/Dhh4SNo5MC
Loraine Ranque @zozocracker - 2019-04-14
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TaekoAsano1949 @AmorNovus - 2019-04-14
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TaekoAsano1949 @AmorNovus - 2019-04-14
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hakuoux8 @hakuoux8 - 2019-04-14
And there are #HattoriHanzo and the Ninjas in Nagoya Castle!


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hakuoux8 @hakuoux8 - 2019-04-14
The Nagoya omotenashi busyotai !
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yuria @yuria_belly - 2019-04-14
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jonathan d phillips @taliesinian - 2019-04-13
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jonathan d phillips @taliesinian - 2019-04-13
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jonathan d phillips @taliesinian - 2019-04-13
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jonathan d phillips @taliesinian - 2019-04-13
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Sebastian Nummelin @s_nummelin - 2019-04-12
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V u D D y @songvud - 2019-04-12
Dolls Exhibition @ Nagoya Castle https://t.co/AWhPZuHdMz
hakuoux8 @hakuoux8 - 2019-04-12
The Nagoya omotenashi busyotai : )
They are Warriors who came to Nagoya castle in japan from the age of Warring Sta… https://t.co/CmaxfOyeXM
Dani @ post-trip sadness @ice_witch_13 - 2019-04-11
What did I do for my 14th day? Took a bullet train all the way to Nagoya! I got to visit Nagoya Castle (which had a… https://t.co/7x3sVsizds
hakuoux8 @hakuoux8 - 2019-04-11
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ngt0803 @IwaoNAGATA - 2019-04-11
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ミクやん @bakamiku - 2019-04-11
#throwback to last Friday at Nagoya Castle! It's so surreal that just a little less than a week ago I was wandering… https://t.co/5s5WRgjzVT
🌸 Dani 🇯🇵⛩🌸 @ice_witch_13 - 2019-04-11
What did I do for my 14th day? Took a bullet train all the way to Nagoya! I got to visit Nagoya Castle (which had a… https://t.co/7x3sVsizds
เบิ่มเบิ๊ม 🐕 @bbxxen - 2019-04-10
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