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Nagoya Castle
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Nagoya Castle which includes heritage architecture
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. 

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.

439 Cheap Hotels Near Nagoya Castle

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HOTEL UNIZO Nagoya Ekimae
3 out of 5
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Mitsui Garden Hotel Nagoya Premier
Mitsui Garden Hotel Nagoya Premier
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$170 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
Located in Nakamura, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Winc Aichi and Nagoya Station Tourist Information Center. Osu and Nagoya City Science Museum are ...
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ibis Styles Nagoya
ibis Styles Nagoya
3 out of 5
The price is NZ$76 per night from 23 Jun. to 23 Jun.
Located in Nakamura, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Winc Aichi and Nagoya Station Tourist Information Center. Osu and Nagoya City Science Museum are ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (35 reviews)
"Very clean and new! Amazing bed and pillows! Worth the cost."

Reviewed on 17 Apr. 2021

ibis Styles Nagoya
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Red Planet Nishiki Nagoya
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