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Nagoya Castle
名古屋城

4.6/5
1,006 Reviews
Ranked No. 2 in Nagoya Can't Miss Attractions
Ancient Settlement
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Recommended sightseeing time: 1-2 hours
Address: 1-1 Honmaru, Naka Ward, Nagoya
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Phone: +81-52-2311700

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Nagoya Castle was constructed by the Owari Domain in 1612 during the Edo period on the site of an earlier castle of the Oda clan in the Sengoku period. Nagoya Castle was the heart of one of the most important castle towns in Japan, Nagoya-juku, a post station on the Minoji road linking two of the important Edo Five Routes, the Tōkaidō and the Nakasendō. Nagoya Castle became the core of the modern Nagoya and ownership was transferred to the city by the Imperial Household Ministry in 1930. Nagoya Castle was destroyed in 1945 during the bombing of Nagoya in World War II and the reconstruction and repair of the castle has been undergoing since 1957.

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Also known as Kinjo, Nagoya Castle is a landmark of Nagoya which joins Osaka Castle and Kumamoto Castle as one of the "Three Famous Castles" in Japan. Visitors can take an elevator up to the top floor of the main keep for views over the surrounding streets. In addition to a large variety of historical relics, the castle also features a large number of models, scenes, and games to entertain visitors.
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