About Nagoya Castle
Nagoya Castle is the symbol of Nagoya and the first stop for travellers arriving in the city. The castle was built in 1612 and it is surrounded by a large park with small tea rooms and traditional Japanese gardens. The most distinctive feature of the castle is the two golden dolphins that adorn the eaves. The castle was burned down in World War II and rebuilt in 1959. It is now a museum of works of art. In spring more than 2,000 cherry trees are in full bloom and the trees are lush. This is when Nagoya Castle is at its most beautiful.
How to get there
5 minutes walk from Ichiyakusho Station on the Meishiro Subway Line
Nagoya, the capital of Aichi Prefecture, is the fourth largest industrial city in Japan after Tokyo, Osaka and Yokohama. The city’s Nagoya Castle is famous for its golden animal-headed tiles on the roofs, and the hotspots include Hota Jingu Shrine and Inuyama Castle on the nearby Inuyama Mountain.
Aichi has a warm and pleasant climate and has flourished from ancient times as a place where east meets west and north meets south. Aichi is surrounded by mountains and the sea, and is home to many historical and cultural monuments. Not only can you enjoy the unique folk art and traditional festivals of the prefecture, but you can also enjoy delicious local cuisine.