Nagoya Castle

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At this famous castle, visitors can wander through cherry blossom-covered grounds, admire the castle’s spectacular architecture and learn about its rich history.

Nagoya Castle is one of the city’s most remarkable and historically important buildings. The impressive structure attracts visitors from around the globe, who come to wander through the castle’s spectacular grounds, to learn about its history, but most of all, to admire its amazing architecture.

The Owaris, a branch of the powerful Tokugawa family, constructed Nagoya Castle in the early 17th century. The palace's strategic location within central Japan made it one of the most important castles in the country. As the castle's importance increased, so too did the size of the surrounding town, which became one of the largest in central Japan. The castle was badly damaged during World War II, but extensive restoration has returned it to its former glory.

In late March and early April, the castle’s grounds are awash with pink and white from the flowering cherry trees. Japan’s cherry blossom season is stunning and Nagoya Castle is one of the best places to admire the blossoms. Eat a picnic beneath the boughs of the vibrant trees and join locals in a hanami celebration. Take a tour of the castle grounds to see the historic walls, the moat and the turrets, which were used to defend the castle from assault.

Before entering the castle, stop and admire the architecture of the seven-storey structure. Notice the giant golden tiger-headed dolphins, which are known as kinsachi, that sit atop the highest roof. These unique creatures were a symbol of the feudal lord’s authority.

Visit the castle museum to discover Nagoya Castle’s rich past. Learn about the castle’s role in Japanese history and the families that lived in the castle. Look at photographs of the castle taken prior to the 1945 damage, and see the plans for further reconstruction.

Nagoya Castle is open daily but is closed between December 29 and January 1. The castle, which is situated in the downtown area, is only a 20-minute train ride from Nagoya Station. For drivers, parking is available for a fee at the main gate. There is an entrance fee for the castle.

461 Cheap Hotels Near Nagoya Castle

KOKO HOTEL Nagoya Sakae
KOKO HOTEL Nagoya Sakae
3 out of 5
3-chome-15-21 Nishiki Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi, 460-0003
The price is NZ$52 per night from 5 Sep. to 6 Sep.
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Nagoya. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Nagoya Castle and Port of Nagoya Aquarium ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (18 reviews)
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Reviewed on 4 Aug. 2022

KOKO HOTEL Nagoya Sakae
Mitsui Garden Hotel Nagoya Premier
Mitsui Garden Hotel Nagoya Premier
4 out of 5
Nakamura-ku, Meieki 4-11-27, Symphony Toyota Building, Nagoya, Aichi, 450-0002
The price is NZ$143 per night from 12 Sep. to 13 Sep.
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Nagoya. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and in-room massages. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the property condition in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,005 reviews)
"Good location. Nice premium feel. Breakfast restaurant was a bit pokey. Great view from my room on the station side. Staff were quick and efficient. Seems well-managed. Overall excellent."

Reviewed on 11 Dec. 2021

Mitsui Garden Hotel Nagoya Premier
Meitetsu Grand Hotel
Meitetsu Grand Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Meieki 1-2-4, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi-ken, 4500002
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The price is NZ$122 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Nagoya. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,005 reviews)
"Very easily accessible place to stay near several different stations (JR, Meitetsu, and one other I can't remember). Room was typical Japanese hotel room with little spare space in the room, but it was good for a place to stay while visiting Nagoya. I'd stay there again."

Reviewed on 15 Aug. 2022

Meitetsu Grand Hotel
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Hotel MyStays Nagoya - Sakae
Hotel MyStays Nagoya - Sakae
3 out of 5
2-23-22 Higashi-Sakura Naka-Ku, Nagoya, Aichi-ken, 460-0005
The price is NZ$50 per night from 29 Aug. to 30 Aug.
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Mitsui Garden Hotel Nagoya Premier
Mitsui Garden Hotel Nagoya Premier
4 out of 5
Nakamura-ku, Meieki 4-11-27, Symphony Toyota Building, Nagoya, Aichi, 450-0002
The price is NZ$143 per night from 12 Sep. to 13 Sep.
Mitsui Garden Hotel Nagoya Premier
KOKO HOTEL Nagoya Sakae
KOKO HOTEL Nagoya Sakae
3 out of 5
3-chome-15-21 Nishiki Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi, 460-0003
The price is NZ$52 per night from 5 Sep. to 6 Sep.
KOKO HOTEL Nagoya Sakae
Meitetsu Grand Hotel
Meitetsu Grand Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Meieki 1-2-4, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi-ken, 4500002
The price is NZ$122 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
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Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel
Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1-1-4 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi-ken, 450-6002
The price is NZ$261 per night from 12 Sep. to 13 Sep.
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Hilton Nagoya
Hilton Nagoya
4 out of 5
1-3-3 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi-ken, 460-0008
The price is NZ$253 per night from 29 Aug. to 30 Aug.
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Nagoya Tokyu Hotel
Nagoya Tokyu Hotel
4.5 out of 5
4-6-8 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi-ken, 460-0008
The price is NZ$146 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Nagoya Tokyu Hotel
Hotel Oriental Express Nagoya Sakae
Hotel Oriental Express Nagoya Sakae
3 out of 5
3-16-30 Nishiki, Nagoya, Aichi, 460-0003
The price is NZ$69 per night from 1 Sep. to 2 Sep.
Hotel Oriental Express Nagoya Sakae
2ND by hotel androoms Nagoya
2ND by hotel androoms Nagoya
3 out of 5
3-chome-1-22 Nishiki Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi, 460-0003
The price is NZ$68 per night from 15 Sep. to 16 Sep.
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