Nagoya Castle in Nagoya, Japan

Nagoya Castle (名古屋城 / Nagoya-jō) is located at Nagoya, Japan and address is Aichi Prefecture Nagoya 1-1 Hommaru, Naka-ku.  Nagoya Castle was build during the Edo period and was the heart of the most important castle towns in Japan. Nagoya Castle is one of Japan’s most prominent castles, and is designated a National Historic Site, considered the equivalent of being a National Treasure. The Castle was completed in 1615 by the Shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu.

Topped with golden shachihoko, votive tiger-fish roof devices, and boasting the largest floor space of any tower keep, Nagoya Castle and its magnificent Hommaru Palace were operated as a military facility. Nagoya Castle was Japan’s first castle to be designated a National Treasure. Even after wartime air raid destruction, it was deemed historically important enough to be designated a National Historic Site. Restoration work being carried out is returning Nagoya Castle to original condition. This castle has entrance fee at adult ¥500 and child is free. The castle open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

How to get there: 

By Train

  • Get off at the “Shiyakusho (City Hall)” or M07 stop of the Meijo Line.
  • Get off at the “Sengencho” or T05 stop of the Tsurumai Line.
  • Get off at the “Higashi-ote” stop of the Meitetsu Seto Line

By Bus

  • Get off at the “Nagoyajo Seimon-Mae” stop of Sakae No. 13.
  • Take a Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus called “Me-guru”.
  • Get off at the “Shiyakusho” stop of the Key Route Bus No. 2.

By Car

  • 8 min south of the Nagoya Express Way Route No. 1 Kusunoki-line “Kurokawa” exit.
  • 5 min north of the Nagoya Express Way Ring Route “Marunouchi” exit.