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Nagoya-City Nagoya Castle and Hommaru Palace

  • Nagoya Castle and Hommaru Palace
  • Nagoya Castle and Hommaru Palace
  • Nagoya Castle and Hommaru Palace
  • Nagoya Castle and Hommaru Palace
  • Nagoya Castle and Hommaru Palace
  • Nagoya Castle and Hommaru Palace
  • Nagoya Castle and Hommaru Palace
  • Nagoya Castle and Hommaru Palace

Majestic Nagoya Castle, a Symbol of the Samurai City

During the Edo Period, (1603-1868) Nagoya was one of the most important castle towns. Seat of the Owari Tokugawa Clan, one of the three branches of the Tokugawa family from which the Shogun could be chosen, Nagoya Castle was the first line of defense against rival Osaka.

Topped with impressive two-meter tall glittering 18 Karat gold dolphin-like roof ornaments, Nagoya Castle boasted the nations biggest keep. Work on the imposing fortress began in 1610, and was completed two years later.

The crafty shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu, had the castle built at next to no personal cost by ordering 20 former enemy warlords to complete the massive construction. Sourcing and transporting the many tons of huge stones, construction materials, and labor costs placed considerable financial strain on the various lords, preventing them from spending on arms, armor and armies, thus lessening any potential for insurrection.
Anyone refusing to comply would be destroyed, and so to show compliance, many would carve crests in the stones they supplied to prove their allegiance. These crests can still be seen along the stone walls and makes for an enjoyable side attraction, looking for the many varied marks made.


  • Multipurpose toilet
  • Souvenirs
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi
Location : 〒460-0031
1-1 Hommaru, Naka-Ward, Nagoya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Adults 500 yen
Junior High School students and younger free of charge
Nagoya City Senior residents (ages 65 and older) 100 yen
*: Identification and proof of residence may be required for guests of age 65 or older (health insurance card, driver's license, passport, etc.).
days / hours
: 9:00 to 4:30 PM (Admission to Hommaru Palace until 4:00 PM)
*: The main tower keep is currently closed.
Parking : Available, paid *: Available from January 2nd to December 28th
[Main Gate Parking Lot] cap. 308 cars
Hours: 8:45 AM-9:30 PM (until 10:00 PM during Yoi Matsuri Festival period)
-Cars: 180 yen/30 minutes
-Motorcycle/Moped: 100 yen/30 minutes
[Ninomaru East Parking Lot] cap. 123 cars
Hours: 8:30 AM-10:30 PM
-Car: 180 yen/30 minutes

*: Inquiries
Nagoya Castle Promotion Association (052-231-1655)
Restrooms : Available
Holidays : December 29 to January 1
*: Except for New Year events.
Phone number : 052-231-1700 (Nagoya Castle Administration)

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.


  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    • 5 min. westwards walk from Exit 7 of Shiyakusho Station of the subway Meijo Line (board the clockwise train from Sakae Station, in turn reachable from Nagoya Station using the subway Higashiyama Line bound for Sakae and Fujigaoka).
    • From Nagoya Station Bus Terminal, take the Me-guru Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus to Nagoya Castle (ride takes approx. 20 min.).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    • Approx. 8 min. southwestwards from Kurokawa Exit of the Nagoya Expressway R1 Kusunoki Route, or;
    • Approx. 5 min. northwards from Marunouchi Exit of the Nagoya Expressway Ring Route.

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