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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. Put Nagoya Castle into our Nagoya road trip planning site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Never went sightseeing in Nagoya for this year for the first time went. G... W... In was crowded because it was in the first half, but got away. Money killer whale alley, feel free to eat, the castle is spectacular, was that while time passes, Nice.
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  • 5/5 visits last Castle is another long time ago, but cannot put in at that time, but this time just in time not during, but nice at night. I thought it is taken from the hotel Nagoya Castle is on the West side to shoot at night I moved images record Smartphone that fact with any DSLR, so good. But heard something Nagoya Castle renovation plans. Environment or just walking around Nagoya Castle and we would envy.
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  • In the history books is not mentioned much about WWII Japan, but for that the allies would achieve its goals, brandbombades several cities quite hard during the war. It meant that much of the buildings is the reconstruction, also part of the art objects. You can think what you want and I make no opinion on this, however, it is amazing that you managed to restore and display their art treasures again. Next to the castle there is a new "Gallery" with the most famous murals by Kanoskolan (1600-tal) which became iconic for the Japanese art with paintings on a gold background. The Gallery building (completed in 2017) is a copy of the old House which was used to at receiving guests and Envoy. A form of security when you don't want to let the invaders in the Castle. All paintings are original from 16-1700 century, newly restored. The castle is rebuilt and was completed at the end of the 1960 's. It is modern inside with lift and stairs between etagen. It's a good exhibition which gives an overall picture of Japan's history. A must if you are interested in armor and weapons, there is a large collection of helmets and Samurai armor from the various clans (Shougunaten).
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  • Lovely park with superb scenery. The castle itself aside, it’s nice just to walk around the grounds, which have ample photo and picnic opportunities. In early April, the cherry blossom trees bloom to create a gorgeous vista. The castle and adjoining palace are fairly interesting, the castle being a post-war reconstruction with original artefacts on display inside and a good view of the city from the top floor. The palace is a much more modern reconstruction, having opened in 2018 and has some splendorous paintings. And it’s just 500 yen to enter and free for kids, so no excuse not to visit, really.
  • I Highly recommend this as a place to visit. For those who do not know, they have an English speaking tour guide available for Free at the East Gate at 1300 hrs (1pm) everyday. Cost to get into the grounds was approximately 600 yen (I don't recall exactly - but it was very very reasonable. We very much enjoyed the interaction with them. They carried a binder with them with other pictures and more details on the history of the Castle and its grounds. There was also a Tea House on the grounds where we participated in a typical Japanese Tea Ceremony. The Match Tea was really really tasty (obviously a higher quality) and the treat that went with it was delicious. If I recall correctly, it was only about 550 Yen. We also saw a typical Japanese garden that was within the grounds as well. Overall, we spent almost 3.5 hours there and I cannot recommend the visit enough.
  • I absolutely love this castle. It is a great representation of Nagoya history and I love the museum part of the castle. There is a great small cafe, gift shops, and tea houses. Keep out for events too because they are always going on and fun to go to!
  • Nice castle, worth to see even for the gardens. The moment I went many parts of the surroundings were in construction and no waterfalls working (gardens). But I can imagine that in spring/summer it will be beautiful.
  • A stunning landmark. Visitors can take the train or bus to get there. The museum inside exhibit a good collection, some exhibitions are interactive. There's a new exhibit on the castle grounds. Visitors can get in without any additional fee.
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