''Nagoya Castle was built in the beginning of the Edo Period for one of the three Tokugawa family branches, the Owari. Consequently, Nagoya developed into an important castle town and ultimately Japan's fourth largest city.
The castle was almost completely destroyed in the air raids of 1945. The current ferro-concrete reconstruction dates from 1959.
The interior of the castle is now a modern museum displaying the castle's history. The castle park becomes a popular hanami spot during the cherry blossom season''(*)
It's the 1st Hanami for Danish & Damia.... also the 1st visit 4 us to Nagoya Castle . Unfortunately we couldn't complete the full course as we arrived there a bit late..
On the gable there are two gilded dolphins or also known as golden shachihoko the symbol of nagoya, but we forgot to snap it (so busy wif damia n danish)
We also missed to get inside the castle which now houses a museum containing art treasures from the castle.
>>wait till we make our 2nd trip