The Nagoya Castle is actually a large complex of buildings and gardens that were mostly destroyed by bombing during WWII. While, as an American, I view the Japanese as perhaps reaping consequences for the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the damage inflicted on their far longer history remains. The current Nagoya Castle was rebuilt in the 1950's and is filled with fantastic artifacts from the 1600's forward. The architecture is spectacular and the palace re-build is currently underway - stop by, ask for a hard hard, and you'll be guided to a viewing area where wonderfully talented craftsmen labor with love to rebuild a lost national treasure. A combination ticket may be purchased which will allow you to take a bus after touring the grounds to Tokugawa gardens which - also damaged heavily by bombing - are a spectacular sight, especially in the fall.
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