Nagoya Castle

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.

Life / Culture
Address Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Honmaru 1-1
Hours 9:00-16:30 (Admission to Honmaru Palace and Nishinomaru Mikura Castle Treasure Museum is until 16:00)
Closed 12/29-12/31, 1/1
Fees 500yen (There are other discounts, etc.)
Parking Lot Available(431spaces)
Credit Card Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club, etc.)
Smoking Available
Wi-Fi Not available
English Menu Available
Note Temporary suspension:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 28, 2020)\* Information may be changed, so be sure to check the official information.
Average budget 30-120 minutes
Estimated stay time Available
Wheelchair accessible Available
Infant friendly Yes (dogs must be on a leash, etc. (not allowed inside the store))
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