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Nagoya Station 

[The Nagoya Castle Donjon]

Symbol of Nagoya, the glittering Kinshachi (Golden dolphin)

Nagoya Castle was built by Ieyasu Tokugawa as the final base for unifying his empire and flourished as the Owari Tokugawa family residence and seat of government. The majestic five-layered, seven-storied the Main Donjon was regrettably destroyed during the World War II, but was rebuilt in 1959. The Honmarugoten that was also burned down during the war is now under restoration and is scheduled to be completed on June 8th, 2018. The Genkan and Omote-shoin (drawing room) have been open to the public since 2013, and the Taimenjo and Shimogozensho have been open from June 2016.
* Entry to the current Nagoya Castle Donjon will be prohibited (the Main Donjon will be closed) from May 7th (Mon), 2018, for wood reconstruction work.
Address 1-1 Honmaru, Naka Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi
Phone +81-52-231-1700 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Main Donjon and Honmarugoten closes at 4:00 p.m.)
Holidays December 29th to January 1st
Admission fee Adults 500 yen, free for aged 16 years and under
Access Take the Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus Me-guru from "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 22 minutes and alight at "Nagoya-jo".
* The Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus Me-guru is not in service on every Monday (or the next weekday if Monday is a holiday), year-end and New Year (December 29th to January 3rd).

updated on Mar 30, 2018

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