Kiyosu Castle

Southern end of the city you’ll find Nagoya, the towering Kiyosu Castle sitting just outside the city center in the northern pocket of Nagoya.
Originally built sometime between the late 1300s and early 1400s, the building you see today is largely a recreation built from the Meiji period onwards, a majority of which was actually built as recently as 1989.

Inside the castle you’ll find a fascinating local history museum worth exploring to get a little more context on the city.
Once you’re done and you head outside to explore the grounds you’ll find Kiyosu Armor Factory located next door.
Here you can learn all about the history of medieval armor and learn a few trade skills from local artisans.

The most picturesque time to visit is during dusk when the sky transforms into shades of orange, blue and purple.