Located nearby Nagoya Station, Nagoya Castle is one of the city’s most popular attractions. Once the heart of region, the story of Nagoya Castle is entwined with that of the city and its people. Constructed in the early Edo Period (1603-1868), the castle acted as the seat of power of the Owari branch of the ruling Tokugawa clan.
The original castle was largely destroyed during the Second World War, with the current structure being a post-war reconstruction. The castle has been thoughtfully and skillfully restored, with some original structures including moats, walls and turrets still remaining in the surrounding grounds.
Adjacent to the castle, Honmaru Goten is a more recent reconstruction of the original castle palace. Opened to the public in 2018, the palace is beautifully restored, with traditional materials and techniques used to ensure an accurate reproduction of what once stood in the heart of Nagoya.