Nagoya Castle Travel Guide

Nagoya Castle
A beacon of culture and tradition in the industrial capital of Japan, Nagoya Castle rises from the center of the city as a historical landmark and popular cherry blossom viewing spot.

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Hiro Nagoya

Elite doesn't begin to describe the service and menu of this top yakitori restaurant.
Dinner: ¥60,000-80,000


The twists and turns of this internationalist chef’s menu make for an amazingly entertaining meal.
Dinner: ¥15,000-19,999


This top Nagoya kaiseki restaurant is one of the city’s only Michelin-rated restaurants with three stars.
Dinner: ¥30,000-40,000


The oldest restaurant in Nagoya, a meal at Kawabun is a cultural experience in its own right. Enjoy fine traditional dining in the surroundings of a ryōtei which has entertained the Nagoya elite for over 400 years.
Lunch: ¥25,000-30,000
Dinner: ¥25,000-30,000
Also known as Nagoyajo, the 7 stories of Nagoya Castle rise from the center of Nagoya City, a fine reconstruction of the 17th-century original. Nagoya Castle was initially built in the Edo Period by a branch of the powerful Tokugawa Clan, but was destroyed in the bombings of 1945. Today, Nagoya Castle serves as a traditional icon in a city that’s at the forefront of Japan’s progressive business industry and new technologies. Two moats and major walls remain supporting a number of reconstructed buildings, with an ongoing reconstruction process. Ancient feudal lords called Honmaru Palace their home, glistening with golden interiors of gold-leaf fusuma decorating the walls. Nagoya Castle is the city’s number one cherry blossom viewing spot, with over 100 cherry trees in and around the grounds as well as other unusual Japanese flowers including quince, witch hazel, plum, and crape myrtle. Ninomaru Gardens in the castle grounds also offer scenic views which change throughout the year. Take a break from learning about Nagoya’s rich history and rest at the tea house with traditional refreshments.
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