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Nagoya Castle Spring Festival

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  • Nagoya Castle Spring Festival

Around 1,000 cherry trees such as Somei-Yoshino, weeping cherry, and other varieties reach peak viewing around late March at Nagoya Castle. During the festival period many events are held including illumination of the cherry blossoms in the evening and limited-time special openings to the public.

Special Openings to the Public

Important Cultural Property Seinan-sumi Yagura (Southwest Corner Watchtower) and the tea ceremony houses located north of the main tower keep in the Ofuke-maru area are open to the public for a limited time. Take advantage of this opportunity to see the inside for yourself.

 Seinan-sumi Yagura, Southwest Corner Watchtower: Saturday, March 26-Sunday, April 3, 2022
 Tounan-sumi Yagura, Southeast Corner Watchtower: Friday, April 29-Thursday, May 5, 2022
 Tea Ceremony Houses: Monday, May 2-May 5, 2022

Cherry Blossom Festival *Tentative

During the Cherry Blossom Festival period, the cherry blossoms within the castle grounds are lit up at night. Delight in the collaboration between the extraordinary nighttime cherry blossoms and the magnificent Nagoya Castle.

Schedule: Friday, March 25-Sunday, April 10, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM-7:30 PM (*Gates close at 8:00 PM)
(*Admission until 7:00 PM for Hommaru Palace)
Nagoya Castle

Nagoya Castle

In 1610, Tokugawa Ieyasu began the construction of Nagoya Castle, as a residence for his son Yoshinao. The castle burned down in the war, but in 1959, the five-story main tower keep (approx. 48 meters), with its golden shachi ornaments, and the sub tower keep (approx. 24 meters) were reconstructed.
The Nagoya Omotenashi Bushotai greet visitors every day at the main gate, and were the reason behind the bushotai boom across the nation. They also put on an omotenashi performance on weekends and national holidays.
In addition, Hommaru Palace was fully opened to the public on June 8, 2018, after the completion of reconstruction work that had taken over 10 years.
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Schedule Mar 20,2024 ~ May 6,2024
Time 9:00 AM-4:30 PM (Gates close 5:00 PM)
*Admission until 4:00 PM for Hommaru Palace
*During the Cherry Blossoms Festival period (March 27-April 12) 9:00 AM-7:30 PM (Gates close 8:00 PM)
Venue Nagoya Castle
Cost Adults: 500 yen *Junior high school students and younger free
Contact Nagoya Castle Management Office
TEL +81-52-231-1700



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