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Nagoya Castle

This castle, a symbol of Nagoya was residence of the 620,000-koku Owari Tokugawa household. It was built by the order of Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1612, and it symbolizes Nagoya's pride and power. There are exhibits describing the lifestyle of the local lords in the castle tower (main donjon). Restoration of Hommaru Palace is currently underway, which was registered as Japan's National Treasure but the original building was tragically burnt down during World War II. City of Nagoya has started the restoration project in 2010 and is scheduled to be completed in 2018. Tours of the construction site are available (Closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays) where you can see the traditional Japanese architecture method. The long-awaited main gate and the front drawing room is now open to the public.

[ Hommaru Palace Special Site ]


AreaNagoya Castle / Tokugawa
Adress1-1 Honmaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya
Accsess MethodSubway Meijo-Line "Shiyakusho" sta. Exit 7
Sightseeing Route Bus ME-GURU "Nagoya Castle" sta.
Opening Hours9:00-16:30 (Castle Tower entry by 16:00)
ClosedDec. 29th - Jan. 1st
FaresAdults: 500 yen
Junior High students and under: free
ParkingParking lot for 520 regular cars
Parking lot for 28 buses
Websitehttp://www.nagoyajo.city.nagoya.jp/13_english/index.htmlExternal Link

Me~guru Discount

100 yen discount from Adult entrance ticket 500 yen

Volunteer tour guide

Japanese speaking volunteer guide are available on every weekends and national holidays from 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM

No reservation required, show up at main gate and east gate on the time above.
Time Required: 60-90 minutes

Access Map

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