• Nagoya Castle New Year‘s Event

Nagoya-City Nagoya Castle New Year‘s Event

Date : 12/31/2016 - 01/03/2017

  • Nagoya Castle New Year‘s Event

A New Year countdown event under the majestic sights of Nagoya Castle with the Nagoya Omotenashi Busho-Tai and Princess Samurai of Japan as welcoming hosts! Both Tenshu-Kaku Tower (Donjon) and Honmaru Palace will be open the whole day, with the interior especially decorated with Japanese lanterns, creating a fantastic mood. On January 1st, 9:00 AM at the Main Gate, a traditional comedy stage of Owari-Manzai, followed by performances of the Samurai Teams, will celebrate the New Year's first opening of Nagoya Castle for the public. Adding to all this, on January 1st and 2nd, each day's earliest 500 visitors will be greeted with a decorative piece of the Chinese Zodiac, and on each day from January 1st to 3rd the first 400 visitors to get to the Kaya tree (Japanese nutmeg-yew) at Nishi-no-Maru will get a small baked sweet, the "Hissho! Kaya-no-Ki"("Certain Victory!" Nutmeg Tree) , believed to be a token for good fortune.
Step into both amazing Nagoya Castle and a prosperous New Year at once!


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Date : From December 31st, 2016 (Saturday) to January 3rd (Tuesday), 2017
Holding time : Continuously from Dec. 31st (Sat) 11:00 AM to Jan. 1st (Sun) 8:00 AM (Last admission 7:30 AM)
Opens again on Jan 1st (Sun) 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Last admission 4:30 PM)
Jan. 2nd (Mon - transferred holiday) and 3rd (Tue) 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Regular hours)
Place : Nagoya Castle and Nagoya Castle Honmaru Palace
Location : 〒460-0031
1-1, Honmaru, Naka-Ward, Nagoya-City, Aichi
Fee : Adults 500 yen
Senior Nagoya citizens (65 years old or older) 100 yen
Junior High School students or younger, admission free of charge
*: Admission may change without prior notice
Parking : Available, paid (cap. 520 cars and 28 buses)
Phone number : 052-231-1700

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    5min walk from Exit 7 of Shiyakusho Station of the subway Meijo Line (from Nagoya Station: subway Higashiyama Line then change trains in Sakae Station)
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    8min from Kurokawa Exit of the Nagoya Expressway #1 Kusunoki Line
    5min from Marunouchi Exit of the Nagoya Expressway Ring Route

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