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A pair of golden shachihoko (statues of mythical dolphin), roof ornaments, that stand on top of the donjon are the symbols of Nagoya. In 1609, Tokugawa Ieyasu (who founded the Edo government) built this castle. This castle is the 2nd largest in the country after the Edo Castle. Recently, a group of handsome guys called ”Nagoya Omotenashi Bushotai” has become popular as a part of tourism PR. They entertain tourists by performing dances and short plays during the weekends.
1-1 Hommaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi
Adults (including high school students) 500Under junior high school students is free
9:00-16:30 (Entrance to the donjon and Hommaru Palace until 16:00)
December 29 - January 1
The Hommaru Palace is currently under construction for restoration. The entire restoration project is scheduled to be completed in 2018.
- Five minutes walk from the exit 7 of "Shiyakusho (City Hall)" of the Meijo Line- Twelve minutes walk from the exit 1 of "Sengencho" of the Tsurumai Line
- In front of "Nagoyajo Seimon-mae" stop of Sakae No.13 (Sakae to Yasuicho-nishi)- In front of "Nagoya-jo" stop of a Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus called "Meguru"- Five minutes walk from the "Shiyakusho" stop of the Key Route Bus No.2
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