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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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  • Cherry blossom season went in dressed in a kimono. Kimono appearance and becomes 500 yen discount. It was very beautiful, such as weeping cherry tree.
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  • It is one of the hotels most beautiful that I've visited. Rooms are huge, breakfast is very good, the lobby is majestic and more beautiful it is the view of the Castle from the bedroom
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  • Similar to other provinces where the donjon by creating the above the roof close, you can see the fish models sitting on top of a model can take photo fun
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  • I went Institute with the expectation that it's an old castle, but in reality it's just a museum that was rebuilt to look like a castle from the outside. Inside of it there are just some showcases about how the castle looked like before it was bombed by America. You actually see nothing about how the castle looked like from the inside except from a few pictures... There's even an elevator inside the castle and lamps, must have been a really modern castle... (irony!!!)
  • I am a Nagoya native but only visited the castle after I had moved abroad. There is a lot of history here and it is a nice castle. I am proud of this castle representing Nagoya. There are t shirts, keychains and towels here. Would go again because there is so much to see. The inside of the castle has been turned into an interesting museum to showcase Nagoya's history. The outside is also very aesthetic.
  • This is one of the more impressive castles in Japan. The size of the grounds its located in is massive. The museum inside this castle also provides an interesting insights for history buffs regarding the Tokugawa Shogunate or more recent war history regarding the bombing of Nagoya. Overall this is one of the main attractions in Nagoya and should be visited if you're in town!
  • Spent hours here. Could have spent longer but it was closing. Beautiful gardens and lots of history. Wooden constructions mostly basically new due to reconstruction but walls, history and area amazing. Almost mini museum inside.
  • I stopped by here for my castle hunting purposes. Unfortunately for me, I couldn't go inside the castle. However, I did manage to read about the castle and checked out the surroundings. It seemed pretty legit. I also got a rad shot of myself in front of the castle, so not bad at all.

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Where to stay in Nagoya

The central district, just south from the castle and its gardens, houses the bulk of accommodations in Nagoya. You'll find a good range of standard hotels, with onsite restaurants, simple rooms, and perhaps a pool in this area. Look slightly to the west, or closer to the castle,to find more luxurious accommodations. Across the surrounding residential areas, take a look close to the metro stations to find some of the most conveniently located, but budget-friendly hostels and guesthouses.
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