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Nagoya Castle

The castle tower (tenshukaku)has two shining Kinshachi, Golden Tiger-fish roof ornaments shining, and the majestic Hommaru palace is decorated with wall and screen paintings.

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Castle

One of the largest castles in Japan, built in the early Edo period on the orders of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Edo shogunate, the five-story castle tower is topped with shining two Kinshachi, one male and one female that has become a symbol of Nagoya.

The Hommaru Palace, built in 1615 as a residence for the feudal lord and a place for politics, is also worth seeing.
It was burnt down with the castle tower in the war in 1945, but the wooden reconstruction work started in 2009 and was completed and opened to the public in 2018.
The interior is beautifully decorated with wall and screen paintings by the “Kano School”, a group of painters active from the Muromachi to Edo periods.
In 1634, the most gorgeous and luxurious "Jorakuden" was added to the building, and it served as a lodging place for the shogun of Edo when heading to Kyoto.

※As of August 2021, the castle tower is being closed.

Highlights

  • The castle tower with Kinshachi shining on the roof, is a symbol of Nagoya.
  • "The Hommaru Palace, which is decorated with wall and screen paintings by the Kano School has great artistic value.
  • The castle was built on the orders of Tokugawa Ieyasu, who established the Edo shogunate.
  • The stone wall built with the leading act of Kato Kiyomasa is magnificent.

Photos

  • The cherry blossoms and the castle tower (tenshukaku).

    The cherry blossoms and the castle tower (tenshukaku).

  • The stone wall built with the leading act of Kato Kiyomasa is magnificent.

    The stone wall built with the leading act of Kato Kiyomasa is magnificent.

  • The Kinshachi shining on the roof is a symbol of Nagoya.

    The Kinshachi shining on the roof is a symbol of Nagoya.

  • It is also beautifully lit up at night.

    It is also beautifully lit up at night.

  • Hommaru Palace which was completed and opened to the public in 2018 after the wooden restoration work was completed.

    Hommaru Palace which was completed and opened to the public in 2018 after the wooden restoration work was completed.

  • "Ichigenkan (Entrance hall)" with pictures of tigers and leopards.

    "Ichigenkan (Entrance hall)" with pictures of tigers and leopards.

Reviews

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  • Rene Wang

    豪華又氣派的一座城。

  • 孫維昭

    天守閣尚在整修中無法上去,只能在廣場前拍照留念。

  • 高慧如

    原本的城廓已經在空襲中炸毁了,現在的城還不斷在修建中,但是和原本的樣貌以大為不同。

  • Yi Huang0901

    日本名城之一,來名古屋必定造訪此地。

  • Nats1000

    感覺一般般,除了兩隻金鯱還有一點特色。

  • Matthew

    外面的裝修工程和調色都讓我覺得驚訝,非常好看,值得來。

  • Scully

    來名古屋一定要拜訪的城堡,可以參觀很多特別的展示品。

  • 王悅芯

    日本三大名城之一,屋頂上的兩隻金鯱很具有特色,內部構造也相當豪華氣派,值得一遊!

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Details

Name in Japanese
名古屋城
Postal Code
460-0031
Address
1-1 Hommaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi
Tel
052-231-1700 (Nafoyajo Sogo Jimusho)
Closed
Year-end and New Year holidays (varies depending on the events.)
Hours
9:00am-4:30pm (Admission to Hommaru Palace is till 4:00pm.)
Admission
500yen for Adults, Free for junior high school students and younger,
<Combo ticket with Tokugawa-en> 640yen for Adults.
Directions
1) About 5 minutes walk from Shiyakusho (City Hall) Station on the Nagoya Municipal Subway.
2) About 22 minutes by the Me~guru, Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus service from Nagoya Station, only a few minutes walk after getting off at Nagoya Castle bus stop.
Credit Cards
Accepted (Visa, MasterCard, JCB, UnionPay, American Express, Diners Club, DISCOVER) * Cash is only accepted for the combo ticket with Tokugawa-en.
Official Website
Official Website (English)