(Nagoya-City) The Tenshu Tower of Nagoya Castle will have its access restricted (closed) for visitation due to preparative investigation and subsequent construction works related to the Tenshu Tower Wooden Reconstruction Project, from May 7th of 2018 to the completion of the new tower. During the above mentioned closing period, areas within the Nagoya Castle complex that are not related to the Tenshu Tower sections will remain operating normally and open for public visitation. As such, visitors will continue to be able to enjoy the current sight of the Tower until demolition works begin.
The Kinshachi Yokocho galleries of Owari-Nagoya delicacies are scheduled to start operation near Nagoya Castle's Seimon Main Gate and Higashimon East Gate on March 29th, 2018. Also, the Honmaru Goten Palace reconstruction works that have steadily progressed during the past ten years will reach their eagerly awaited conclusion, expected for June 8th, 2018, with inauguration of the most luxurious sections Jorakuden, which served as refined dormitory quarters for the shogun, and Yudono-Shoin, the shogun's exclusive Ofuro bath.
-Nagoya Castle Tenshu Tower Access Restriction Period:
From May 7th of 2018 until completion of the rebuilding works.
Nagoya Castle Tenshu Tower (including Main and Minor towers)
-Major Inaugurations Planned:
March 29th, 2018 - Kinshachi Yokocho Gourmet Galleries open.
June 8th, 2018 - Completion of the Honmaru Goten Palace reconstruction works.
May 7th of 2018 - Admission of visitors to the Tenshu Tower becomes prohibited.