2016-06-16 7:56 am
Completed in 1612, Nagoya Castle was designed to solidify the Tokugawa family’s authority in the Owari region, which includes both present Nagoya and its surrounding area. With time, the surrounding village of Nagoya Castle grew to be Japan’s fourth largest city : Nagoya.
While the castle suffered from major damage during the second world war, extensive works were made to fully restore this beautiful castle, including its main “palace” where construction will end around 2018.
Finally, Nagoya Castle is also famous for its two golden ‘shachihoko’, an animal from Japanese folklore with the head of a tiger and the body of a carp, sitting atop of the castle’s main keep.