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.
- 9:00 - 16:30
- Tenshukaku main donjon: 9:00 - 16:00
- December 29 - January 1
Access / 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 / Location
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A quick late afternoon walk in Nagoya.
In chronological order.
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