"Nagoya Castle" Nagoya Castle Tip by akikonomu

Nagoya Castle, Nagoya: 46 reviews and 100 photos


If you have visited Osaka castle, you'd get the sense of deja vu making your way through the main gate to the castle. Osaka castle shimmers in black and gold, Nagoya castle in blue-green and gold. Both blind you in the sun.

Hideyoshi Toyotomi built and used Osaka castle to attack and defend against Ieyasu Tokugawa's Nagoya castle pre Tokugawa-era. Both were bombed and razed and the current castles are reproductions of the originals. So it was interesting to make a comparison against these 2 rather similar castles and imagine how it would have been during its inital years.

Inside the castle, brief explanations of the castle's history and exhibits of samurai armour, swords and palanquin increase the interest-factor of the castle. You can ascend to the peak of the castle but the view of industrial Nagoya isn't exactly appealing.

An ongoing project to restore the villa in the castle grounds will definitely increase the sights within the castle ground, but not in the short term.

Phone: 052-231-1700
Website: http://www.nagoyajo.city.nagoya.jp/

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  • Written Oct 1, 2007
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