Originally built in 1615 by the first Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, the Nagoya Castle Hommaru Palace was the residence and formal audience hall for his son, the Lord of the Owari Domain.
Nagoya’s palace was regarded as a masterpiece, the finest example of Samurai-styled Shoin-zukuri castle architecture, and became the first castle to be designated a National Treasure. It was the most elegant and gorgeous palace of all, richly decorated with gold covered walls and stunning paintings by the famed Kano School, the finest artists of the day.
Destroyed by fire during WWII, it is being faithfully reconstructed by traditional craftsmen and artisans using detailed records and authentic materials. Do not miss the breathtaking beauty of the Hommaru palace.