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
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
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）
- 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.
|Schedule||Mar 21,2023 ～ May 7,2023|
|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)
|Cost||Adults: 500 yen *Junior high school students and younger free|
|Contact||Nagoya Castle Management Office|