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Nagoya Castle, Nagoya

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Like a dreamy image from a postcard, Nagoya Castle features picturesque gardens and iconic tile-covered slanting roofs. Constructed in the early 17th century, the spacious complex underwent major reconstruction after World War II. Explore the vast castle grounds to admire the structure's distinct architecture, or check out the exhibits at the onsite museum to acquaint yourself with the castle's history. Take a relaxing walk through the surrounding gardens and parks, especially stunning during cherry blossom season. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Nagoya Castle by using our Nagoya trip itinerary planner.
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  • If you are into castles this is a must see to add to your bucket list of castles in Japan. We travelled there on March 31, 2017 and the cherry blossoms were about to burst. Beautiful surrounding garde...  more »
  • Bags at the hotel after arriving in Nagoya, and immediately went out. Not even close from the nearest station, so little inconvenience thought. I think people who walk in are very comfortable and clean. Castle is very clean and not feeling "old Castle", but as felt it that Castle was so children.
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  • Walking from the APA Hotel located on the street Nagoya-Nishiki EXCELLENT Sakae. The street is a shopping area of the city of Nagoya. There are a whole lot of malls and shopping Hi end level walking far enough. Between the way you can stroll to the good Castle is similar to other nerves in Japan with a fish for the student, amassing medals have pump, pump is pretty good, but it must be a return visit to the bus back to the hotel.
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  • We really enjoyed our visit to the castle. They are doing a lot to make it a varied experience - with a new building replicating one previously destroyed - and many displays inside the castle as you climb the stairs to the top as well. The top floor gift shop is kitschy but this is Japan after all. The view from the top is beautiful. There are snack bars on the grounds.
  • Visited here during the cherry blossom season, so it was packed with people - on the grounds and also inside. There were some stands offering snacks and beer and you could sit under the Sakuras. The castle itself was repaired after the events of WW2, so inside is everything in concrete. There is a museum where you can try and touch a few things and see, how people loved few hundred years ago. The view from up there is splendid. I just don't recommend to visit during a festival or holidays - otherwise it'll be packed with people and you'll often have wait in a line
  • Newly-recreated building inside the complex which shows the courtrooms and personal spaces of shoguns and their family. Nice place to learn about the history, art, and architecture of the samurai era. Meet a local volunteer guide at the entrance of the Nagoya Castle so you can further enjoy and appreciate the complex.
  • Rebuilt castle, with elevator, morden water pipe and morden windows, the only reason to visit is because it is a city landmark. One more thing, don't get there their by subway train, you will get your feet broken when back to hotel. There is a bus to the front door from sakae station
  • Lots of sight seeing but most of it has been rebuilt and looks modern. The inside of the castle is a museum displaying different elements of that era. Still nice to see. Also, lots of construction so many parts of it was closed.