Nagoya Castle① | Nagoya


Speaking of “Nagoya Castle”, it is a gorgeous castle with “Golden Shachihoko” on the roof.
This time, I will introduce “Nagoya Castle”!

Resurrection of “Nagoya Castle”

During the Second World War, “Nagoya Castle” was burnt down.
“Nagoya Castle” had many historical buildings such as “Honmaru Goten”, the residence of the lord, and “Tenshukaku” in the photo above.
However, they were also destroyed by air raids.

But now, in “Nagoya Castle”, A project is underway to restore the historic architecture that was burnt down during the air raids.
Currently, about 2/3 of the restoration work has been completed.
Although it is under construction, admission to Nagoya Castle is possible except for the castle tower.

No reservation is required for the tour!
You can visit only with an admission fee to “Nagoya Castle”, so please come!

“Nagoya Castle” was built to compete with “Osaka Castle”! ?

“Nagoya Castle” is a castle built by “Ieyasu Tokugawa” for the war.

After winning the Sekigahara Battle, “Ieyasu Tokugawa” becomes a general and opens the shogunate.
At the same time, he began preparing for an armed conflict with “Toyotomi family” in Osaka.
Geographically, “Ieyasu”, who decided that Nagoya would be an important base, built “Nagoya Castle” to put pressure on Osaka.

“Nagoya Castle” lost due to war

source: 4travel

This is “Nagoya Castle” before World War II.
“Nagoya Castle” was the largest building in Japan throughout the Edo period.
However, due to the Nagoya air raid in 1945, “Nagoya Castle” including “Tenshukaku” and “Honmaru Goten” were burnt down.

This is inside of “Honmaru Goten”.

After the war, “Nagoya Castle” including “Tenshukaku” and “Honmaru Goten” has been restored.
The total construction cost is 15 billion yen!
Although construction is still ongoing, admission to ”Honmaru Goten” is possible.
“Tenshukaku” has been restored from concrete to wooden construction, so it cannot be entered now. But it is possible to see the appearance from the outside.

Next time, I will introduce inside of “Honmaru Goten”!
Next article → Nagoya Castle② | Nagoya【Japan Introduction】

Gourmet information around “Nagoya Castle” is introduced on the following site!
Please see here too!
Kinshati Yokocho① | Nagoya【Japan Introduction】
Kinshati Yokocho② | Nagoya【Japan Introduction】


Access from Nagoya station

By Subway

Subway Higashiyama Line “Nagoya” station
→→→ Subway Higashiyama “Sakae” Station Transfer to Meijo Line
→→→ Subway Meijo Line “City Hall” Station

Subway Sakuradori Line “Nagoya” Station
→→→ Subway Sakuradori / Meijo Line “Kuya Odori” Station Transfer to Meijo Line
→→→ Subway Meijo Line “City Hall” Station

Subway Sakura-dori Line “Nagoya” Station
→→→ Subway Sakura-dori / Tsurumai Line “Marunouchi” Station Transfer to Tsurumai Line
→→→ Subway Tsurumai Line “Asamacho” Station

By bus

・ Main gate area Yoshinao Zone
Nagoya City Bus “Nagoya Station Bus Terminal” Sakae Line 13 (Sakae-Yasuicho Nishi)
→→→ “Nagoya Castle Main Gate” stop

Nagoya City Bus “Nagoya Station Bus Terminal” Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus Meguru
→→→ “Nagoya Castle” stop

・ East Gate Area Muneharu Zone
Nagoya City Bus “Nagoya Station Bus Terminal” Main Line2
→→→ City Hall ” stop 10 minutes on foot

Access from Chubu International Airport

Meitetsu Tokoname Line “Chubu International Airport” station
→→→ Subway Meijo Line “Kanayama” station
→→→ Subway Meijo Line “City Hall” station

The next article is “Nagoya Castle② | Nagoya” !


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