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Nagoya Castle to Tokugawa Area

Nagoya Castle to Tokugawa Area
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3.Shikemichi and Endoji shopping street area

Shikemichi is a town of merchants built along the progress of construction of original Nagoya Castle, of which warehouses with thick motor demonstrate what the castle town used to look to us at present day. Narrow alleys are lined closely with terrace houses, or the like. People can indulge in the friendly atmosphere of traditional commercial and working-class neighborhoods, which will be very rare experience one can expect at the center of city. Some restaurants and street shops are operating in renovated old buildings. It is a spot ideal for a leisurely town walk.

Shikemichi

Built by Tokugawa Ieyasu, this castle is a symbol of the city and was hailed as "the key to controlling Owari-Nagoya". Several of the castle's highlights are its castle tower crowned with golden shachihoko statues; the Hommaru Goten palace (currently undergoing restoration); and the interior castle gardens, whose flowers and trees demonstrate the beauty of the four seasons. While many of the castle's original buildings burned down during World War II, restoration work continues, with the Hommaru Goten palace portion scheduled to be completed and opened to the public by June 8, 2018. The "Entrance hall and main hall" opened to the public in May 2013, followed by the "Meeting spaces and dining hall", among others, in June 2016.
*Admission to the present castle tower is discontinued (closed) from May 7 (Mon), 2018, for the project to restore it as a wooden structure.

Nagoya Castle
Sr. high school students and above:¥500→¥400
Jr. high school and younger students: Free
+81-52-231-1700
9:00-16:30 (Last entry to the castle donjon and Hommaru Palace at 16:00)
Closed: Dec. 29th - Jan. 1st

A Japanese garden with walkways winding around a central pond symbolizing the ocean. The waterfall and steams utilize the differences in elevation to create an enjoyable, dynamic landscape. The park was once a residence of the old samurai manor can still be seen in the black gate at the en-trance. Mid- to late April is the best time to view peonies; June for Japanese iries, and late November for autumn leaves.

Tokugawaen, The Tokugawa Art Museum, Hosa Library
Sr. high school students and above:¥300→¥240
Jr. high school and younger students: Free
+81-52-935-8988
9:30-17:30(Last entry at 17:00)
Closed: Every Monday (or the following day if a national or substitute holiday falls on a Monday), Dec. 29th - Jan. 1st (According to the season, the garden will sometimes be open at night or on Mondays.)

The Tokugawa Art Museum has permanent exhibits of thetools used by the Owari Tokugawa feudal lords, with a focuson the belongings of Tokugawa Ieyasu. Over 10,000 items arehoused in the museum, including nine National Treasures, suchas the Tale of Genji picture scrolls, and 59 registered ImportantCultural Properties, which are exhibited on a rotating basis.The Hosa Library is centered around the Owari Tokugawaclan's former collection of books, housing and displayingapproximately 110,000 of Japan and China's old masterworks.

Tokugawaen, The Tokugawa Art Museum, Hosa Library
Adults: ¥1,400→¥1,200
College and Sr. high school students: ¥700→¥600
Jr. high and elementary sehool students: ¥500→¥400
※Saturdays: Free for all elementary school ,Jr and Sr. high school students.
※Fees will vary depending on the exhibition content.
The Tokugawa Art Museum:+81-52-935-6262
Hosa Library:+81-52-935-2173
10:00-17:00(Last entry at 16:30)
Closed: Every Monday (or the following day if a national or substitute holiday falls on a Monday), mid-December to the New Year

This museum features the world's largest gold coin, the "Tensho Omodaka Oban".The production of this gold coin was ordered by Hideyoshi Toyotomi, and only 3 of the coins currently exist in the world. The museum collection also features silver coins stamped with the figure of Cleopatra and 10,000 rare coins and bank notes from around the world. This extensive collection is regarded as one of Japan's finest. The museum also exhibits "The 53 Stations of the Tokai Highway" and other ukiyo-eprints of Hiroshige Utagawa.

Tokugawaen, The Tokugawa Art Museum, Hosa Library
Free
+81-52-933-5151
9:00-16:00(Last entry at 15:30)
Closed: Every Monday,national hoiidays, year-end and New Year's holidays

The residence of Sadayakko Kawakami, "Japan's first actress," and Momosuke Fukuzawa, "the king of electric power." This Taisho-era manor built in a semi-European style was called Futaba Palace, and the restored grounds are quite resplendent. In addition to the displays of Sadayakko's personal effects and literary materials, the stained glass windows in the main hall are a must-see!

Cultural Path Futaba Museum
Sr. high school students and above:¥200→¥160
Jr. high school and younger students: Free
+81-52-936-3836
10:00-17:00
Closed: Every Monday (or the following day if a national or substitute holiday falls on a Monday), year-end and New Year's holidays

9.Cultural Path Area

The Cultural Path area extends continuously from Nagoya Castle to the Tokugawaen. In this area, historical streetscapes of the Edo, Meiji, Taisho, and Showa periods can still be seen. Visit one of the many stately Taisho-era residences which are now being used as restaurants and open to the pubulic.

Cultural Path Futaba Museum
Sr. high school students and above:¥200→¥160
Jr. high school and younger students: Free
+81-52-939-2850
10:00-17:00
Closed: Mondays (or the following weekday, if Mon. falls on a national holiday or a substitute holiday), 12/29-1/3
Free
+81-52-972-2780 (Nagoya City Housing & City Planning Bureau Historical Community Planning Promotion Office)
10:00-15:30
Closed: Mondays (and the following weekday, if Mon. falls on a national holiday or a subsutitute holiday), 12/29-1/3
Free
+81-52-972-2780 (Nagoya City Housing & City Planning Bureau Historical Community Planning Promotion Office)
10:00--15:30
Closed: Mondays (and the following weekday, if Mon. falls on a national holiday or a subsutitute holiday), 12/29-1/3
Sr. high school students and above:¥500
Jr. high and elementary school students:¥200
+81-52-931-1036
10:00-16:00
Closed: Every Monday, Tuesday, and Sunday
Adults:¥1000→¥800
Students:¥500→¥300
+81-52-979-5717
12:30-17:00 (Last entry at 16:30)
Closed: Weekdays (excluding national holidays), archive sorting days/ the year-end and New-year's holidays.

Built in 1922, this former Nagoya district courthouse is a brick building in the neo-Baroque style. It has been designated as an Important Japanese Cultural property. It is currently home to the Nagoya City public archives, and government-related documents are stored and displayed here. In addition to the detention cell and other displays related to the judiciary, the furnishings which include stained glass and chandeliers are worth a look.

Nagoya City Archives South
Free
+81-52-953-0051
9:00-17:00
Closed: Every Monday (or the following weekday if a national holiday falls on a Monday), the 3rd Thursday of every month (or the 4th Thursday if a national holiday falls on the 3rd Thursday), year-end and New Year's holidays
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