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Nagoya Castle名古屋城

Historical Monument

Nagoya Castle was built in 1612 as the castle of the feudal lord, Yoshinao who was the ninth son of Tokugawa Ieyasu. The large donjon and the small donjon with their characteristic golden dolphins were destroyed during the air raids of Nagoya in 1945, but they were rebuilt in 1959. The pictures on room partitions which are Important Cultural Properties and historical materials are on display in the large donjon, in addition, you can also observe a “full-scale replica of the Golden Dolphin” and you can experience stone pulling and palanquin riding. Nagoya Castle was selected as one of Japan’s 100 Great Castles, and it has also been designated as a Special Historic Site of Japan.


Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Honmaru 1-1 (NagoyaArea)

phone 0522311700

※ Castle tower/Honmaru palace entrance until 16:00

Review of Nagoya Castle

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/12/01 The sunset view is good
We stayed in the Nagoya Castle Hotel in a castle view room. We arrived at 4 pm and saw the changing colour of the castle during sunset. Then the castle lighted up when the sun was down. The most...
Reviewed:2018/12/01 A beautiful castle
This is amongst one of the most beautiful castle that was rebuild to original. It is on a very flat ground so reaching there is easy.

They also have rebuild the palace which is another great place...
Reviewed:2018/11/27 When in Nagoya - Visit the Castle!
While the castle is a reproduction made of concrete the workmanship is true to the original design and I understand plans are being made to tear this down and rebuild it of wood. The surrounding...

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Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Honmaru 1-1 [ map ]
※ Castle tower/Honmaru palace entrance until 16:00
12/29-31, 1/1
[Admission fee to view] Adults 500 Yen, Junior High School Students or less Free
Parking Lot
Available(Cars431spaces, Large-sized vehicles28spaces)
Credit Card
Not available (Introduction Scheduled)

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          Aichi is a prefecture of great natural beauty with Nagoya city at its heart, a busy hub home to a labyrinth of underground shops and the 17th-century Nagoya Castle. Castles are easy to find in this history-rich prefecture, but the highlight for history buffs has to be the Museum Meiji-mura, where preserved buildings from the turn of the 20th century are displayed in all their grandeur in an outdoor museum.

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