Nagoya City Archives
Built in 1922 this grand Taisho-era Court of Appeal now houses the city archives. Whilst the archives themselves are difficult to...
Nagoya TV Tower
Nagoya's much-loved TV tower, completed in 1954, was the first of its kind in Japan. The tower's central location makes its 100m-high...
The pleasant Noritake Gallery, in Noritake Garden, exhibits paintings, sculptures and ceramic works.
Coat of Arms
This fresh and fun pub created by a bunch of booze-loving expats has an excellent outdoor patio (smoking permitted), two non-smoking...
Sōhonke Ebisuya Honten
The massive noodle bowls at this, the head branch of one of Nagoya's best-known kishimen chains, are toasty, tasty and cheap. You can...
1-1 Honmaru · interesting places nearby
The original structure, built between 1610 to 1614 by Tokugawa Ieyasu for his ninth son, was levelled in WWII. Today's castle is a concrete replica (with elevator) completed in 1959. Renovations are ongoing. On the roof, look for the 3m-long gilded shachi-hoko – legendary creatures possessing a tiger's head and carp's body. Inside, find treasures, an armour collection and the histories of the Oda, Toyotomi and Tokugawa families. The beautiful year-round garden, Ninomaru-en (二の丸園) has a number of pretty teahouses.
Painstaking reconstruction of the Honmaru Palace (1624–44) using traditional materials and methods commenced in 2009. The project is scheduled for completion in 2018.