Nagoya Castle was built after the Battle of Sekigahara as an important spot for the Tokugawa regime, which ruled over the Edo shogunate in the Tokkaido region of Japan. It then became the castle residence of the Owari House, one of the three noble families of Tokugawa.
Ever since, Nagoya Castle has become the landmark of Nagoya City, as well as a symbol of pride for the locals.
It is said that the saying 'Owari Nagoya waited in the castle' is symbolized by the gold shachihoko (an animal in Japanese folkfore with the head of tiger and body of carp) in the castle, thus becoming the symbol of the castle as well.
Nagoya Castle is one of the three most famous castles of Japan, and is also chosen as one of the 100 famous castles in Japan.
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
※Entrance to the castle tower and honmaru goten is until 4:00 PM
Holiday: December 29th - December 31st, January 1st (4 days)
Adult: 500 yen
Below junior high school student: free
Parking spot for cars: 520 spaces
Parking spot for bus: 28 spaces
(Parking fee applies)
・Via train: Get off Shiyakusho Station (Nagoya Castle Subway Line) and take exit no. 7, and walk for 5 minutes
・Via bus: City bus no. 13 (Sakae - Yasuichonishi) 'Nagoya-jou Seimon Mae'
・Via car: From Nagoya Expressway Kusonoki Line no. 1 exit from 'Kurogawa' to South for 8 minutes
・Via car: From Nagoya Inner Circular Route, take exit from 'Marunouchi' to North for 5 minutes