Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Nagoya Castle

On my way to Kyushu, I took the train to Nagoya for an afternoon flight to Kagoshima.  I had time to visit Nagoya Castle before going to the airport. The Castle is just a short subway ride from the JR station and the entrance fee is 500 yen. I highly recommend visiting!

The Nagoya Castle Hommaru Palace restoration is fabulous.  The palace was originally built in 1615 and was used as a residence and government office of the Lord of the Owari Province. You have to remove your shoes and flash photos aren't permitted.

The original castle was built on the orders of Ieyasu Tokugawa to secure a position on the Tokaido road and to ward off attacks coming from the direction of Osaka.  It was completed in 1612. Most of it was destroyed in WWII. Three corner towers, three gates and most of the paintings on the sliding doors and walls in the Hommaru Palace survived and the rest was reconstructed. The inside of the castle (7 floors) is a big museum, with many exhibits and an observation area at the top.

You can find the English brochure about the castle here.


Anonymous said...

Hi Pamela wow what a beautiful castle so full of history,thasnkyou for sharing xx

kiwikid said...

That is a very interesting place, so good to see it has been restored.

Queeniepatch said...

This is on my Bucket List!

diamondc said...

Pamela: Wow beautiful, my Husband lived in Japan in Atsugi, he loved it there, we plan on visiting in the future.
Thank-you for sharing such beautiful photos and the history of the Castle, amazing.


Janie said...

What a treat to see beautiful architecture and interiors, the painted panels look amazing.
Good adventure.

Vireya said...

What a beautiful place to visit!

Brigitte said...

Great pictures of the interior of the castle. And wonderful architecture from the outside.

Leonore Winterer said...

That's a really beautiful castle, I'd definitly like to visit if I was in area!