Nagoya Castle

Sightseeing information about Nagoya Castle in Japan.

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Nagoya Castle is a symbol of Nagoya city, it was constructed on the orders of Ieyasu TOKUGAWA in order to secure an important position on the Tokaido road. Construction was completed in 1612, and the castle is typical of those built on flatlands. Until the Meiji Restoration in 1868, Nagoya Castle flourished as the castle in which the Owari lineage of the Tokugawa family, the foremost of the family’s three lineages, resided.

In May 1945, during the air raids on Nagoya in the Second World War, most of the buildings including the main and small donjons, and the Hommaru Palace, were burned down. The main donjon was rebuild in 1959, unfortunately it was built with reinforced concrete and quite different from the original donjon.

But Nagoya city office started reconstruction of Hommaru Palace in 2009 about 150 million dollars budget, and main entrance and part of Palace was completed in May 2013, and opened to the public. This new building was built with basically same material and construction method, and we can see the original paintings on the sliding doors and walls. I sincerely recommend everyone to visit now the original Japanese Castle style building and construction site. I am really excited and it is a great pleasure to show you!

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You can see the construction site of Honmaru-Palace(Honmaru-Goten) on Mondays,Wednesdays,Fridays,and Saturdays. It could be a good experience when you see how they are constructing the building!

You can see the construction site of Honmaru-Palace(Honmaru-Goten) on Mondays,Wednesdays,Fridays,and Saturdays. It could be a good experience when you see how they are constructing the building!

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Who When Why the castel was buit here in Nagoya? You can find the secrets of one of the biggest castels made by Tokugawa Ieyasu the founder of Tkugawa samurai shogun.Now we can see the main Palace and how powerful The Tokugawa clan was.

Who When Why the castel was buit here in Nagoya? You can find the secrets of one of the biggest castels made by Tokugawa Ieyasu the founder of Tkugawa samurai shogun.Now we can see the main Palace and how powerful The Tokugawa clan was.

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