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Nagoya Castle
Nagoya Castle

Nagoya Castle

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Castle or Palace
Ranked #1 in Nagoya things to do
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1-1 Honmaru, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 460-0031, Japan
+81 52-231-1700
http://www.nagoyajo.city.nagoya.jp/
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See the popular landmark that is featured on many picture postcards of Japan and get refreshed by the gorgeous surroundings at Nagoya Castle. Nestled in the lush greenery of Meijo Koen park where a ... Read more
number of deer reside, the structure dates back to the 1600s and represents the grand-scale power of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. Residence of the Owari Tokugawa family in the 1800s, the castle and moat are home to a host of aquatic birds. Rebuilt in 1959 after the World War II bombing, Nagoya Castle houses a museum. Golden dolphins (shachi), the castle’s premier showpiece and city symbol for the Grampus soccer team, grace the roof.

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Chicago, Illinois, USA

This is one of the prettiest castles in Japan. Unfortunately it's not original as it was destroyed during the air raids in the 40s, but it's still really cool to see. They were building the palace as well during our visit, so hopefully the rest is open to the public soon. This is a lovely place for cherry blossom viewing as well.

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New York City, New York State, USA

Golden dolphins (kinshachi), believed to be able to summon water, spring from the roof of Nagoya Castle, built in 1612 on the orders of general Ieyasu Tokugawa to ward off attacks from Osaka. It flourished until the late 1800s, even serving as a temporary residence for the Emperor of Japan. During World War II, many of the buildings were burned down in air raids; the iconic main tower was reconstructed in 1959. Hommaru Palace’s entrance hall, adorned with black lacquer and ornate metal fixtures, and main hall, with tiger screen paintings, reopened to the public in 2013; restoration work continues.

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Klang, Malaysia

Nagoya Castle was constructed on the orders of leyasu Tokugawa in order to secure an important position on the Tokaido road and to ward off attacks from the direction of Osaka.

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San Jose, California, USA

The bottom floors of the Main Castle Tower are mostly deconstructed samurai swords and long-range guns. The higher up you go, the more interesting the displays get -- samurai costumes, tools and weapons, coin chests, etc. The topmost floor is a 360-degree panorama of the city. When you're done with the golden dolphins back downstairs, check out the newly reconstructed (and still under construction) Hommaru Palace - you'll have to take your shoes off to see the beautiful walls. If you're in luck and have a bit of time, you can take photos with some live samurai too, out in the gardens.

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Encinitas, California
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Largest castle on flat land in Japan. I did not get to do the tour but it is impressive even from outside. Especially at night.

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São José Do Rio Prêto, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Go there in the Sakura (cherry tree) season! It's awesome!

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Soka, Japan

Nagoya Castle maintained the surroundings of Nagano Castle Ruins that Mr. Imagawa built, Tokugawa Ieyasu built a castle by popularity under the heavens. In the Edo period, one Oga Tokugawa family of the Tokugawa priests' house was a fortress for seventeen generations. At Ise Ondo you will be told that "Ise is in Tsu, Tsu with Ise, Owari Nagoya in a castle." Kimono decorating the large castle tower is loved by citizens as a symbol of the city of Nagoya as well as Nagoya castle. Honmaru Goten reconstructed on the south side of the main castor tower is said to be the best masterpiece of the modern Castle Gate.

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Local from Nagoya, Japan

I went to see the inside of the Honmaru Gotemba. More exciting than you expected! Although it is splendid and spectacular, it passed a "gorgeous character" and laughed a bit as "When it got here so cheap?" It was fun to take a photo across the replica of Kim's Shachi-Hokko at 'Sayaka Yoko' on the upper floor. The background is a blue sky wallpaper. Adults by all means!

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Monterrey

Hermoso lugar para turistear y diferente a todo los castillos en la zona oriente

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