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Nagoya-City Nagoya Castle Winter Festival

Date : 01/01/2023 - 01/09/2023

  • Nagoya Castle Winter Festival
  • Nagoya Castle Winter Festival
  • Nagoya Castle Winter Festival
  • Nagoya Castle Winter Festival

Lots of events and attractions are held, including the opening of the castle gates for the first time in the new year, the distribution of a Chinese zodiac gift, and a stamp rally for kids.
Enjoy the start of the new year at Nagoya Castle.

Event Information

New Year First Nagoya Castle Opening

◆Nagoya Castle First Opening
[Date] January 1, 2022 (Sunday - holiday)
[Time] 9:00 AM
[Venue] Main Gate (inside the castle)
Nagoya Castle 2023, the beginning of the new year, and welcome event with performances by the famous Samurai Teams of Aichi Prefecture.

◆Free Finacier snacks for the first 200 visitors
[Date] January 1, 2023 (Sunday - holiday)
[Time] From 9:00
[Venue] Main Gate/East Gate
Ends as soon as stocks run out.

◆Free Chinese Zodiac Gift for the first 1,000 visitors
[Date] January 1, 2023 (Sunday/holiday) [Time] From 9:00 [Venue] Main gate/East gate
Win this year's zodiac rabbit figurine. Ends as soon as stocks run out.

◆Kinshachi-Za Stage
[Date] January 1, 2023 (Sun/Holiday) to 3 (Tue), 7 (Sat) to 9 (Mon/Holiday)
[Time] 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
[Venue] Nishinomaru
At the venue decorated with the theme "Eating, Playing, Learning", have some New Year entertainment!

◆Important Cultural Property Southeast Sumiyagura Tower Special Opening
[Date] January 2 (Monday) to 9 (Monday - holiday), 2023
[Time] 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM (Last admission 4:00 PM)
[Venue] Southeast Corner Tower
Of the three corner turrets remaining from the Edo period, the Southeast Sumiyagura will be open to the public for a limited time.

Many other exciting events will take place! Please see the official event web site for details.


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Date : January 1 (Sunday - holiday) to January 9 (Monday - holiday), 2023
Holding time : Nagoya Castle: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Gates close at 5:00 PM)
Last admission to Hommaru Palace: 4:00 PM
*: Main Tower Keep currently off limits for visitation.
Place : Nagoya Castle
Location : 〒460-0031
1-1 Hommaru, Naka-Ward, Nagoya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Adults 500 yen
Junior high school students and younger free of charge
Nagoya City senior residents (ages 65 and older) 100 yen
Free of charge for those presenting a disability certificate (and up to 2 accompanying attendants.)
Parking : -Main Gate Parking Lot
Capacity: 308 cars
Hours: 8:45 AM - 9:30 PM
Fee: 180 yen/30 minutes
[January 1st Only] 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Fee: 700 yen/car
-Ninomaru East Parking Lot
Capacity: 123 cars
Hours: 8:30 AM to 10:30 PM
Fee: 180 yen/30 minutes
[Not available on January 1st.]
*: Please see the official web site for details.
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 052-231-1700 (Nagoya Castle Administration)

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.


  • 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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