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 Hours

  • 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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David #TeamCyborg@bfield999 - 2021/10/25 18:03
'Nagoya Castle on foot from the hotel. I walked 6 km from the morning. Aichi is a familiar area, but I've never bee…
稲垣高広(仮面次郎)@kamenjiro - 2021/10/24 19:58
@Yuta97156498 I bought it at a souvenir shop in Kinshachi Yokocho near Nagoya Castle.
Rhode Islander@rhodeislander - 2021/10/24 11:59
@hizaga Nagoya is sort of the Japanese version of New Jersey: perfectly fine place to live, but why would you want…
tomoko@tomokodesu1 - 2021/10/23 08:02
@thesmasherboi Oh, there is the free wifi around Nagoya castle. I should change my phone setting first. Thank you! 😃
LoneStarAvenger@LoneStarAvenge1 - 2021/10/22 22:39
Nagoya Castle's Honmaru Palace Walls
Painted onto the gold-leaf covered walls and sliding doors of Nagoya Castles'…
aditya bangkit@aditwirya - 2021/10/22 06:52
@BaldwinRE Inuyama castle is located in Inuyama-city, 30 minutes from Nagoya. One of only few castles in Japan still in its original form.
Mongolian@mongoldamon - 2021/10/20 09:55
Japanese castle
Nagoya Castle
S. Y. Affolee@syaffolee - 2021/10/19 13:46
Postcard #989 is now up. It's a photograph of Nagoya Castle, sent from Japan.
inga@bmr_inga - 2021/10/18 13:26
🏯 @ Nagoya Castle
˚✧₊⁎ Kawaii ALi⁎⁺˳✧༚@TheStarLi - 2021/10/17 12:09
Hello, Komaki Castle!

We’re driving into Nagoya today because Dude wants oharai (a blessing) from Atsuta Jingu. I…
POLKA DOT 🔴@republic_chic - 2021/10/17 02:35
Nagoya Castle, October 2021
Mike T@Janny_Nash - 2021/10/16 18:20
@SubaruKanoe Well, this time it’s primarily for visiting my wife’s parents and grandparents 😂

BUT when I used to l…
IwannaBeNice@JustaHuman0000 - 2021/10/16 07:20
@WHYDavid Go to the lower floor of The Nagoya Castle Hotel and get some of the Otoro from the small 8 seat sushi ba…
Kimberly “Legendary 🥐 Icon” Tierney@lilyproJP - 2021/10/15 23:44
Holy cow!! This loooks a~mazing?!I love Nagoya…delicious wings, Legoland, Nagoya Castle!! Nagoya is not boring Octo…
Taichi🌿@ta1k_jp - 2021/10/15 21:41
@Nashi_no_Ana I recommend Nagoya Castle and Sakae!
Valeli ヴァレリ@mutokuten - 2021/10/15 19:49
Akira Kurosawa (left) and Mikio Naruse (right) on the set of Avalanche (1937). In the background, Nagoya Castle.
乙原 淋(壁チケ当たりました)@Mi365Na - 2021/10/15 15:36
Nagoya Castle in the clear sky!!!
But now It could not enter on the castle tower(TENSHUKAKU).
Because It is proceed…
愛愛愛 .☕.@eshlieeeeee_24 - 2021/10/14 12:30
John@johnqjn - 2021/10/13 19:01
The seat <--> The view

Nagoya Castle grounds and Nagoya Station skyline with moon amidst clouds.

Heaven. Especia…
John@johnqjn - 2021/10/13 17:18
Good evening from Nagoya Castle 🏯
Journoexpat@newshen857 - 2021/10/13 16:30
Japanese castle, don't know if its Himeji or Nagoya he he he
Arief Maulana@Ariefmaulana_26 - 2021/10/13 11:36
@NAttahillah @ClariS_Staff hmmm..'if i had chance to japan' kah ??
maybe i'll go to nagoya city science museum..go…
Learner English@LearnerEnglish5 - 2021/10/12 01:43
''Shachihoko'' is an imaginary creature, and people worship it. Castle owner placed it on the roof as a guardian de…
Sho Ikemoto|いけもとしょう@ikemotodir - 2021/10/11 14:20
【NEW NFT Listed】
『Nagoya Castle × Patti the Spook』

Check out this artwork by @ikemotodir
on @withFND! 🌐

Tokyoreviews@tokyoreviews - 2021/10/10 21:42
Nagoya Castle #japan #japanpics
Stevie Spencer@SSBloodRabbit - 2021/10/10 07:41
Stevie Spencer@SSBloodRabbit - 2021/10/10 07:40
Perfect shot Nagoya Castle
Japan walk countryside🇯🇵@MACLO_038 - 2021/10/10 07:06
Japan Nagoya castle Honma place!
Danny Phantom👻🎃@orellavac - 2021/10/10 01:26
@eddyrivas I've always wanted to go to Japan and see and do a bunch of stuff. Shibuya, Kyoto, Nagoya castle, Mt. Fu…
MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON@moshi_moshi_glb - 2021/10/09 14:00
【FASHION】Nagoya Castle “O.SHIRO Collection” Fashion Show Streaming Online

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Elly@smeLLyphant37 - 2021/10/09 07:18
@rionishida6 Take that back, Nagoya Castle 😊
John Qjn Photo@JohnQjnPhoto - 2021/10/08 21:02

Day 5.
Lot 1.

A quick late afternoon walk in Nagoya.
In chronological order.

#Japan #photography #Nagoya…
Mayumi Terada@mymterada - 2021/10/08 10:07
Sweet white plum flowers at the Nagoya castle on the next morning of the QAL 2020 concert, where Tyler showed aweso…
Travel Japan@Travel21JPN - 2021/10/08 09:57
【Day Trip from Nagoya: Inuyama Castle】
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