Holidays in Nagoya Castle

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Nagoya Castle which includes heritage architecture

Originally just a castle town, Nagoya has grown to be one the largest cities in Japan. See where it all began at this impressive downtown attraction.

Nagoya Castle is one of the city’s finest historical attractions. Nagoya itself originated as a castle town, growing up around this vast impressive complex, which was originally built to house one wing of Japan’s ruling family. Now Nagoya is Japan’s fourth-largest city, a truly modern urban centre, but you can still head downtown and see where everything began.

Take some time to explore the castle’s expansive grounds on your way in. There you will find some old stone walls and turrets, which were used to defend the castle, as well as two circles of protective moats. Observe the castle’s elegant design, which is realised at an imposing scale in the seven-storey building. The corners of its roof are adorned with large golden dolphins, an icon of the castle.

Nagoya Castle has been witness to centuries of engrossing local history. First built in the 17th century, the castle was the residence of one branch of Japan’s ruling Tokugawa family. As Nagoya Castle grew to be one of the most important castles in Japan, thanks in part to its location in the centre of the country, the town of Nagoya too rose in influence. Head to the castle museum for an insight into life at the castle in its halcyon days and into its fate throughout the centuries since then.

The castle suffered serious damage during the air raids of 1945, but most of it has been rebuilt since. Learn more about the restoration effort and future reconstruction plans at the castle museum. Tours of the repair site may also be available, offering a rare view of Japanese architectural methods.

Japan’s famous cherry blossoms burst into life every year in late March and early April. At this time, the Nagoya Castle grounds are home to great explosion of colour and liveliness. Locals and visitors gather there to carry out the traditional pastime of hanami, a custom which includes enjoying an outdoor picnic under the blossoms and relishing the transient beauty of this gorgeous seasonal display.

Nagoya Castle is open every day of the week but is closed from December 29 to January 1. Reach the castle with a 20-minute train ride from Nagoya Station, or take a car and park for a fee in the adjacent parking lot.

448 Cheap Hotels Near Nagoya Castle

Daiwa Royal Hotel Nagoya Nayabashi
Daiwa Royal Hotel Nagoya Nayabashi
3.5 out of 5
The price is AU$91 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
Located in Naka Ward, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Shirakawa Park, Osu and Oasis 21. Nagoya Castle and Nagoya City Science Museum are also within 2 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,008 reviews)
"It was clean and comfy❤️ I recommend😍"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2022

Daiwa Royal Hotel Nagoya Nayabashi
Mitsui Garden Hotel Nagoya Premier
Mitsui Garden Hotel Nagoya Premier
4 out of 5
The price is AU$164 per night from 4 Feb. to 5 Feb.
Located in Nakamura, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Winc Aichi and Osu. Nagoya Castle and Shirakawa Park are also within 2 miles (3 km). Kokusai Center ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (958 reviews)
"Good location. Nice premium feel. Breakfast restaurant was a bit pokey. Great view from my room on the station side. Staff were quick and efficient. Seems well-managed. Overall excellent."

Reviewed on 11 Dec. 2021

Mitsui Garden Hotel Nagoya Premier
Dormy Inn Premium Nagoya Sakae Natural Hot Spring
Dormy Inn Premium Nagoya Sakae Natural Hot Spring
3.5 out of 5
2-20-1 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi-ken
The price is AU$103 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
Located in Naka Ward, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sunshine Sakae and Oasis 21. Osu and Nagoya TV Tower are also within 15 minutes. Fushimi Station ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (978 reviews)
"Conveniently located between Fushimi and Sakae stations. Incredible range of amenities including a hot spring, relaxation room with free soft drinks, ice pops, late-night noodles and even free canned beverages (including beer) at reception. Excellent value for money."

Reviewed on 26 Jan. 2022

Dormy Inn Premium Nagoya Sakae Natural Hot Spring
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Top Nagoya Castle Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Kuretake Inn Nagoya Hisayaodori
Kuretake Inn Nagoya Hisayaodori
3 out of 5
The price is AU$48 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
Kuretake Inn Nagoya Hisayaodori
Daiwa Royal Hotel Nagoya Nayabashi
Daiwa Royal Hotel Nagoya Nayabashi
3.5 out of 5
The price is AU$91 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
Daiwa Royal Hotel Nagoya Nayabashi
Mitsui Garden Hotel Nagoya Premier
Mitsui Garden Hotel Nagoya Premier
4 out of 5
The price is AU$164 per night from 4 Feb. to 5 Feb.
Mitsui Garden Hotel Nagoya Premier
Dormy Inn Premium Nagoya Sakae Natural Hot Spring
Dormy Inn Premium Nagoya Sakae Natural Hot Spring
3.5 out of 5
2-20-1 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi-ken
The price is AU$103 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
Dormy Inn Premium Nagoya Sakae Natural Hot Spring
ibis Styles Nagoya
ibis Styles Nagoya
3 out of 5
The price is AU$74 per night from 20 Feb. to 21 Feb.
ibis Styles Nagoya
Meitetsu Grand Hotel
Meitetsu Grand Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1-2-4 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi-ken
The price is AU$129 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
Meitetsu Grand Hotel
ACCESS by LOISIR HOTEL Nagoya
ACCESS by LOISIR HOTEL Nagoya
3 out of 5
The price is AU$59 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
ACCESS by LOISIR HOTEL Nagoya
Nagoya Tokyu Hotel
Nagoya Tokyu Hotel
4.5 out of 5
4-6-8 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi-ken
The price is AU$157 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
Nagoya Tokyu Hotel
Daiwa Royal Hotel D - City Nagoya Fushimi
Daiwa Royal Hotel D - City Nagoya Fushimi
3 out of 5
The price is AU$74 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Daiwa Royal Hotel D - City Nagoya Fushimi
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