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Nagoya Castle (名古屋城, Nagoyajō) was built in the beginning of the Edo Period (1603-1868) as the seat of one of the three branches of the ruling Tokugawa family, the Owari branch. As such, it was one of the largest castles in the country, and the castle town around it ultimately grew to become Japan's fourth largest city.

Most castle buildings were destroyed in the air raids of 1945, including the castle keep and the palace buildings. The current ferro-concrete reconstruction of the castle keep dates from 1959 and - before its closure in May 2018 - contained a museum about the castle's history. The park surrounding the castle keep features two circles of moats and impressive walls with corner turrets. It becomes an attractive hanami spot during the cherry blossom season which usually peaks in late March or early April.

The castle's palace (Honmaru Goten) was recently rebuilt and fully opened to the public in June 2018. Half a century after its destruction in the war, the palace was rebuilt using traditional construction materials and techniques. It contains entrance and reception halls as well as rooms reserved for the visiting shogun with beautiful, replicated paintings on the sliding doors (fusuma). The palace has been considered one of the finest examples of Shoin architecture in all of Japan.

In another ambitious project, the city is planning to reconstruct Nagoya Castle's main keep in wood by 2028. The current, ferro-concrete main keep was closed to the public in May 2018 and is scheduled to be demolished in 2024. Construction on the new, wooden main keep is scheduled to start in 2026 and end in October 2028.

Getting there and around

From Nagoya Station, take the Sakuradori Subway Line to Hisayaodori Station (5 minutes) and change to the Meijo Subway Line to Nagoyajo Station (2 minutes). The total one way journey takes about ten minutes and costs 240 yen. From the nearest exit, it is a three minute walk to the castle's east gate.

Alternatively, the castle's main gate can be reached from Nagoya Station by the Meguru tourist loop bus in about 25 minutes. The fare is 210 yen per ride or 500 yen for a day pass.

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    • Glocal Nagoya Backpackers Hostel
      Budget-friendly
      Open from June 2015, Glocal Nagoya Backpackers Hostel offers modern accommodation, just a 7-minute walk from JR Nagoya Station. Guests can enjoy various beverages at the on-site bar or cafe. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Guests can choose to stay in private rooms or in dormitory rooms. Dormitory rooms feature custom-made wooden bunk beds. Each bed has a plug and a small reading light by the head of the bed, and also privacy curtains. Bathroom facilities are shared with other guests. Shampoo and body soap are provided. There is a fully equipped shared kitchen and dining tables. Luggage storage, lockers and a coin launderette are also on offer at Nagoya Backpackers Hostel Glocal. English-speaking staff are readily available to help.
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    • The Tower Hotel Nagoya
      Luxury
      Featuring a fitness centre, a restaurant as well as a bar, The Tower Hotel Nagoya is located in the centre of Nagoya, 200 metres from Oasis 21. With free WiFi, this 5-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and a concierge service. Guests can have a drink at the snack bar. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a wardrobe, a coffee machine, a fridge, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. The rooms have a kettle, while some rooms are equipped with a terrace and others also offer garden views. At The Tower Hotel Nagoya each room is equipped with bed linen and towels. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy an Asian breakfast. Nagoya Castle is 2.7 km from The Tower Hotel Nagoya, while Nagoya Station is 3 km away. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airport, 10 km from the hotel.
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    • Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower
      Luxury
      Located at 13-minute walk from Nagoya Station, Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower offers free WiFi throughout the hotel. Shared parking is available on site for a fee. The 24 hour front desk offers free luggage storage service as well as concierge service for guests' convenience. This hotel features a fitness centre and business centre on site, while currency exchange service is offered at this property. There is a designated smoking area. Guests can relax with a massage service for a fee. All rooms have a TV, fridge and coffee machine. Guests will find nightwear and electric sockets near the bed. A closet is fitted in each room as well as a safety deposit box and iron. Private bathrooms are equipped with a bathrobe, hairdryer, and free toiletries. Extras include toothbrushes and slippers. Items for rent includes trouser press and DVD players. A bar and restaurant are available on site. Guests can find drinks at vending machine at this hotel. A variety of restaurants and cafes are accessible within a 10-minute walk from this hotel. Nagoya Castle is a 15-minute car ride away from Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower. Nippon Gaishi Hall is 35 minutes by train. Chubu Airport is 45 minutes by train from this hotel.
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    • GRAND BASE Nagoya Ekinishi
      Mid-range
      GRAND BASE Nagoya Ekinishi is located in the Nakamura Ward district of Nagoya, 3.6 km from Oasis 21, 4.3 km from Nagoya Castle and 6.5 km from Aeon Mall Atsuta. This 3-star aparthotel offers a lift and full-day security. The property is 1.8 km from the city centre and 1.2 km from Nagoya Station. The units are equipped with air conditioning, a microwave, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, a hair dryer and a desk. With a private bathroom equipped with a hot tub and slippers, units at the aparthotel also offer free WiFi, while certain rooms include a balcony. At the aparthotel, each unit is equipped with a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV. Nippon Gaishi Hall is 11 km from the aparthotel, while Nagashima Spa Land is 27 km away. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airport, 13 km from GRAND BASE Nagoya Ekinishi.
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    • Nikko Style Nagoya
      Luxury
      Located in Nagoya, 1 km from Nagoya Station, Nikko Style Nagoya provides accommodation with a fitness centre, private parking, a restaurant and a bar. Located around 1.9 km from Oasis 21, the hotel with free WiFi is also 3.2 km away from Nagoya Castle. The accommodation features nightclub and a 24-hour front desk. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. Guest rooms include a wardrobe. Guests at Nikko Style Nagoya can enjoy an American breakfast. Aeon Mall Atsuta is 5.4 km from the accommodation, while Nippon Gaishi Hall is 10 km away. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airport, 12 km from Nikko Style Nagoya.
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    • GOLD STAY Nagoya Sakae ゴールドステイ名古屋栄
      Luxury
      Attractively situated in the Naka Ward district of Nagoya, GOLD STAY Nagoya Sakae ゴールドステイ名古屋栄 is situated 3.7 km from Nagoya Castle, 4.1 km from Nagoya Station and 4.7 km from Aeon Mall Atsuta. This 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi. The property is 1.6 km from the city centre and less than 1 km from Oasis 21. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a coffee machine, a fridge, a microwave, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At GOLD STAY Nagoya Sakae ゴールドステイ名古屋栄 rooms include bed linen and towels. Nippon Gaishi Hall is 9 km from the accommodation, while Toyota Stadium is 28 km from the property. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airport, 10 km from GOLD STAY Nagoya Sakae ゴールドステイ名古屋栄.
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    • GRAND BASE Osu
      Mid-range
      Ideally set in the Naka Ward district of Nagoya, GRAND BASE Osu is set 1.7 km from Oasis 21, 2.6 km from Nagoya Station and 3.8 km from Nagoya Castle. This 3-star aparthotel offers a 24-hour front desk and a lift. The aparthotel has family rooms. All units in the aparthotel are equipped with a kettle. With a private bathroom fitted with a bidet and a hair dryer, units at the aparthotel also feature free WiFi. At the aparthotel, units are fitted with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. Aeon Mall Atsuta is 4 km from the aparthotel, while Nippon Gaishi Hall is 8.6 km from the property. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airport, 12 km from GRAND BASE Osu.
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    • LAMP LIGHT BOOKS HOTEL nagoya
      Mid-range
      Offering free WiFi, LAMP LIGHT BOOKS HOTEL nagoya is located a 3-minute walk from Exit 10 of Fushimi Subway Station. The property is 1.4 km from Oasis 21 and 1.8 km from Nagoya Castle. The ground floor features a 24-hour bookstore and cafe for guests to enjoy. All units are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, electric kettle, a high-tech toilet, free toiletries and a desk. The rooms include air conditioning, and some units at the economy hotel have a balcony. Each room features an armchair with a footrest. Private bathrooms feature a hairdryer, toothbrushes and free toiletries. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Coin-operated washing machines are available. Guests can enjoy breakfast at the on-site cafe or in their room. Nippon Gaishi Hall is 9 km from LAMP LIGHT BOOKS HOTEL nagoya, while Nagoya Congress Center is 4.2 km away. The nearest airport is Chubu Airport, 35 km from the accommodation.
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    • Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel
      Luxury
      Directly connected to JR Nagoya Station, the Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel offers an on-site restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. There is a 24-hour fitness room at this property and is equipped with treadmills and exercise bikes. Guest rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV, refrigerator and safety deposit box. An iron is provided in all rooms. The private bathrooms include a hairdryer and toiletries. Guests will find complimentary green tea in their rooms. Dry cleaning services are provided on site for an additional fee. There is a currency exchange service and free luggage storage on site. The entire property is a non-smoking building but there is a designated smoking area. There is an on-site restaurant where guests can enjoy breakfast that uses local ingredients while enjoying the city view of Nagoya and the rooftop garden. Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel is located 10-minutes away from Nagoya Castle via car. Osu Kannon Temple is a 20-minute train ride away from the property on Higashiyama Line. In addition, guests can reach Nagoya Dome in 34-minutes on Chuo Line.
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    • hotel androoms Nagoya Sakae
      Mid-range
      Hotel androoms Nagoya Sakae is located in Nagoya. The property is around 700 metres from Oasis 21 and a 10-minute drive or 15-minute walk from Nagoya Castle. Free WiFi is at guest's disposal. Guests can find a bakery on the ground floor, featuring breakfast delivery to the room upon request. Public baths is available on the top floor. Hisayaodori Station (Exit 2A) is just a 5-minute walk away from the hotel. The units in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The private bathroom comes with a bath and free toiletries. All rooms at hotel androoms Nagoya Sakae include air conditioning and a desk. 24-hour front desk assistance is available at the reception, where staff speak English and Japanese. Coin-operated washing machines are available. Iron and trouser press rentals are available upon request. Nippon Gaishi Hall is 9 km from the accommodation. The nearest airport is Chubu Airport, 36 km from the property.
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