Nagoya Castle

Nagoya Castle
- 名古屋城 -

  • Nagoya Castle was built in 1615.
  • The castle tower has golden Shachihoko shining on top as a symbol of Nagoya.
  • The residential area “Hommaru Goten (Palace)” is open to public after a decade’s restoration.
  • The night view of the castle is a must-see!

Nagoya Castle
Nagoya Castle – One of the Most Magnificent Castles in Japan

Nagoya Castle's beauty is worthy of world-wide recognition. The people of Nagoya are both proud and honored to have such a special and historic site in their city. In 1615 the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, one of the most famous samurai warriors at the time, had brought an end to the Sengoku period - the period of warring states. It was at this time that he built the castle as a military base. This marked the beginning of Edo Period - a time of peace that lasted about 265 years.

Hommaru Goten – Hommaru Palace
The Highlight of Nagoya Castle – the Restored Residential Area Open to Public

When you hear the word “castle” you might first picture a large tower, but that is not actually where the feudal lords lived. The “Goten”, otherwise known as the palace, is where they led their everyday lives. Unfortunately in 1945 the palace was bombed and destroyed during WW2 . Before the war some valuables and special items were set aside and safely stored, which spared them from being lost forever. Some of the sliding doors, screens, and panels were among the spared items from the original palace. It took 10 years to authentically restore the palace and it reopened to the public in 2018. It’s a masterpiece of architecture from the period and must not be missed when you visit the castle grounds.

Kinshachi Yokocho
Enjoy delicious “Nagoya Meshi” at Kinshachi Yokocho

Kinshachi Yokocho opened in 2018 adjacent to Nagoya Castle. The restaurant makes many wonderful dishes that originated in Nagoya, called “Nagoya meshi”. Authentic restaurants that serve the Nagoya meshi dishes are much loved by the local people and now you can enjoy them too at the foot of the Nagoya Castle!

Nagoya Castle at Night
The night view of the castle is a must-see!

Nagoya Castle looks even more splendid after the sunset. It’s lit up from the sunset until 23:00 every night. You cannot enter the site (Working hours are 9:00-16:30), but you can still enjoy the night view of the castle glowing in the dark from just outside the castle grounds. The castle tower displays some fabulous roof ornaments - the golden Shachihoko, - imaginary dolphin-like fish roof ornaments with a tiger head and a carp body. Come see for yourself and spot them shining in the night lights at the Nagoya Castle!

INFORMATION

Address〒460-0031
1-1 Hommaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya
Access● Just next to the Me~guru Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus "4 Nagoya Castle" Bus Stop
● 5-minute walk from Exit 7 of Shiyakusho Station on the Meijo subway line
CostAdults: 500 yen
*Junior high school students and younger: free
Opening Hours9:00~16:30(Last admission to Hommaru Palace is at 16:00)
Regular Holiday12/29~1/1(Subject to change due to events)
Parking431 passenger car parking spaces
28 passenger bus parking spaces
(Paid)
Paid parking: 180 yen per 30 minutes
Official Site https://www.nagoyajo.city.nagoya.jp/en/

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