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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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  • At first glance, it looked like the Osaka Castle from afar but when get closer and inside, its a bit different. Inside the castle, you can see a lot of things too and can also climb up to the top to s...  more »
  • Tourist attractions in Nagoya can visit on Monday. Restoring a part was lost during the war seems to have taken the climax time. Exhibit was spectacular.
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  • And because there is talk of timber to be wondering now what I went thinking. You go because it has been reproduced yet seems to talk ahead of the honmaru Palace, now the right answer
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  • 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.
  • Wonderful place to visit. Amazing attention to detail in restoration of the Nagoya Castle and Palace. Cost is 500 yen for an Adult. Enter via the east entrance and there are free tour guides. Some tour guides speak good english, ours was a very lovely lady who gave us deeper insight into the castle.
  • Well renovated castle sharing parkland location with Noh theatre and recently renovated palace. The exterior of the castle is historically accurate, including the Nagoya golden dolphins - except for an emergency exit structure - but the interior is modern. It houses a great display of weapons, armour and period buildings and living.
  • A beautifully restored castle in the center of Nagoya. Holds a fair amount of the local history. I highly recommend a free tour for English speakers, which can be arranged at the front gate. Please check for the 'free tour' times online.
  • Good to visit if you have spare time but not a must see. Details of most of the exhibits are only in Japanese. We missed the samurai demo. Please check the demo timing and plan accordingly.

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