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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Nagoya-jo Castle

Nagoya-jo Castle

Nagoya-jo Castle was built by Tokugawa Iyasu on the site of an older castle from 1610-14. The castle is open from 9 am to 4.30 pm and costs 500 yen to enter. The original castle was destroyed during World War 2 and replaced in 1959 with the current replica. The castle is a 5 minute walk from Shiyakusho station on the Meijo subway line. The castle is famous for its 3m long shachi-hoko, a dolphin-like sea creatures that stand at either end of the roof. The interior houses a museum with armour and family treasures.


  1. I Googled Nagoya-jo after reading your comment at my blog, and found this post! ^^ I didn't know about this castle. (I've never been to Nagoya; just passed through by train.) OK, let me continue Googling ...

    1. Thanks Rurousha, Almost forgot I posted this it was so long ago now :) It is must see when in the area and I can highly recommend it :)


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