Nagoya castle

Posted: April 24, 2013 in Japan
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It was a really wet day today so we were given the morning off to go to Nagoya castle. Nagoya castle was built-in the 16th century and has a long history. I’m not going to go into all of that because this post would take forever but, check it out in Wikipedia if your interested.

The castle

The castle

I’ve seen pictures of Japanese castles before and I thought it would be big but, I still couldn’t believe the size of it.

The moat

The moat


Massive stone in one of the walls

Massive stone in one of the walls


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Wisteria in the grounds

Wisteria in the grounds

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White camellia tree

White camellia tree

The castle was famous for a white camellia but at some point or another it was lost and this is the replacement.

A model of the castle and Nagoya back in it's hay day. It's changed a bit now!

A model of the castle and Nagoya back in its hay day. It’s changed a bit now!


Views from the top of the castle to prove it's changed!

Views from the top of the castle to prove it’s changed!


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Back during the war the castle and a lot of the surrounding builds got destroyed. The castle has been re-built and the rest is a work in progress.

Some foundation stones of a building that got destroyed.

Some foundation stones of a building that got destroyed.

A new section that has been re-built.

A new section that has been re-built.

Golden Dolphin

Golden Dolphin

And finally a replica of one of the golden dolphin’s that reside on the top of the Castle. They are pretty famous and were/are (?) made of gold. They have been melted down several times and made smaller in hard times in Japan.

Thanks for reading.

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