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Nagoya-City Nagoya Castle Spring Festival
(Nagoya-jo Haru Matsuri)

Date : 03/21/2023 - 05/07/2023

  • Nagoya Castle Spring Festival (Nagoya-jo Haru Matsuri)
  • Nagoya Castle Spring Festival (Nagoya-jo Haru Matsuri)
  • Nagoya Castle Spring Festival (Nagoya-jo Haru Matsuri)
  • Nagoya Castle Spring Festival (Nagoya-jo Haru Matsuri)
  • Nagoya Castle Spring Festival (Nagoya-jo Haru Matsuri)

Enjoy cherry blossoms at Nagoya Castle in spring

Around 1,000 cherry trees such as Somei-Yoshino and weeping cherry bloom beautifully at Nagoya Castle. Attempting to capture photos of the cherry blossoms with Nagoya Castle in the background is recommended! During the Cherry Blossoms Festival period, annual illumination also takes place. The nighttime cherry blossoms appear out of the darkness, creating enchanting scenery which is only visible this time of year. Lots of other festival events and attractions are held. Come visit Nagoya Castle in spring!

*: Main Tower Keep currently closed to visitors.

Nagoya Castle Sakura Cherry Blossoms Festival

About 1,000 cherry trees of 10 species, mainly Somei-Yoshino and weeping cherry trees. Take the opportunity to walk around the castle during this popular event. In addition, evening illumination also planned to take place. Along with the magical nighttime cherry blossoms, you can enjoy the majestic view of Nagoya Castle that you can't usually see.
[Period] March 24 (Friday) to April 9 (Sunday), 2023
[Hours] 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM (* Gate closes at 8:00 PM)

Other concurrent events

Kinshachi-za Stage
We will entertain you in a space with the theme of "Eating, Playing, Learning".
[Period] March 21, 2023 (Tuesday - holiday) to April 9 (Sunday), April 29 (Saturday - holiday) to May 7 (Sunday)

Special Exhibition "Ieyasu and his Bride: Nagoya Castle and Haruhime's Passage"
Materials related to the Haruhime wedding will be exhibited, including the partition paintings of the important cultural property Nagoya Castle Honmaru Palace.
[Period] March 18 (Saturday) to June 18 (Sunday), 2023
[Time] 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Last admission 4:00 PM)
[Place] Nishinomaru Okura Johokan Treasure Museum

Mystery Solving Game
An experience-based event where participants actually become players themselves and solve mysteries around the castle. If you clear it, you will receive a gift on a first-come, first-served basis! (Japanese language-only)
[Date and time] March 25 (Saturday) and 26 (Sunday), 2023
Participation reception 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (required time: about 1 hour)
[Price] Free
[Reception] Special tent near the main gate

Important Cultural Property Seinan-sumi Yagura Special Exhibition
Of the three corner watchtowers remaining from the Edo period, the southwest corner one will be open to the public for a limited time. Please take a look at this opportunity.
[Period] March 25 (Saturday) to 31 (Friday), 2023
[Time] 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM (Last admission 4:00 PM)
[Place] Seinan-sumi yagura, Southwest corner watchtower

Tea Ceremony Special Exhibition
The tea room located in Ofukaimaru on the north side of the castle tower will be open to the public. After the war, the tea ceremony was restored in a pioneering move towards rebuilding of the castle tower, and is now used for tea ceremonies and poetry gatherings. As you can observe free during period, please see by all means at this opportunity.
[Period] May 1 (Monday) to 5 (Friday - holiday), 2023
[Time] 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Last admission 3:45 PM)

Matchlock Gun Demonstration
We will reproduce and demonstrate the "Owari Tatsuke style gunnery" that has been handed down in the Owari clan. Please enjoy a powerful demonstration of traditional matchlock guns.
[Date and time] May 3, 2023 (Wednesday - holiday) at 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM
[Place] Ninomaru Square
[Appearance] Nagoya Castle Gun Corps (Owari Tatsuke School Traditional Gunnery Preservation Study Group)

Horikawa Cruise
A route that connects the boarding areas of Nagoya Castle (Asahibashi) and Nayabashi. There is also a planned departure on which the Nagoya Omotenashi Warlord Corps board!
[Period] Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from March 18 to May 28, 2023
[Time] 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
*: Operating hours extended during Cherry Blossom Festival etc.
Please check the Nagoya Horikawa Cruise official website for details. >> (Japanese)

Castle Town Tour
3 courses of town walking tours where you can touch the story of Nagoya Castle!
(1) Special viewing of ceiling paintings at Nagoya Toshogu Shrine! Walking around the castle town "Ryoguchiya Korekiyo's spring sweets included"
[Date and Time] March 25 (Saturday), 2023 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
(2) Two Lost Palaces and The Forbidden Owari Feudal Lord's Garden
[Date and Time] April 15 (Saturday), 2023 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
(3) Read from old maps and old town names! Trajectory of development of Nagoya Castle "Nishiteramachi"
[Date and time] April 29 (Saturday), 2023 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Please check the Dai-Nagoya Tours official website for details. >> (Japanese)

Various events will be held during the period, so please come to Nagoya Castle in the spring!


  • Multipurpose toilet
  • Souvenirs
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
Date : March 21 (Tuesday - holiday) to May 7 (Sunday), 2023
Holding time : 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Gate closes 5:00 PM)
*: Last admission to Hommaru Goten Palace 4:00 PM
[Spring Festival Period]
-March 24 (Friday) to April 9 (Sunday)
9:00 AM to 7:30 PM (Gates close 8:00 PM)
-April 29 (Saturday - holiday) to May 7 (Sunday)
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (Gates close 6:00 PM)
Place : Nagoya Castle
Location : 〒460-0031
1-1 Hommaru, Naka-Ward, Nagoya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Adults 500 yen
Parking : Available (cap. 431 cars).
*: Parking lot expected to be constantly full, please use public transportation as best as possible to help alleviate traffic jams and congestion.
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 052-231-1700 (Nagoya Castle Administration)

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    5 min. westwards walk from Exit 7 of Shiyakusho Station of the subway Meijo Line (board the clockwise train from Sakae Station, in turn reachable from Nagoya Station using the subway Higashiyama Line bound for Sakae and Fujigaoka).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 8 min. southwestwards from Kurokawa Exit of the Nagoya Expressway R1 Kusunoki Route, or;
    Approx. 5 min. northwards from Marunouchi Exit of the Nagoya Expressway Ring Route.

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