Nagoya Castle is located in Aichi Prefecture and was built by Tokugawa Ieyasu.
Nagoya Castle’s main concrete keep is to be reconstructed until sometime in 2022 and cannot be entered anymore. Demolition of the keep is expected from autumn 2019.
The Hommaru Palace, completed in 1615, served as the official residence and administrative seat of the Owari-Tokugawa clan. Together with the tower walls, the Hommaru Palace was one of the first palace buildings to be declared a national treasure in 1930. In 1945, however, it was destroyed in the air raids of the war. Using existing architectural plans from the Edo period (1603-1868) and other historical resources, the palace was authentically rebuilt in 2018 and thus regained its former glory.
The adjacent Ni-no-maru garden, which was used both privately and officially by the successive lords of Nagoya Castle, was once Japan's largest garden that bordered the living quarters of a prince.
Any fans of Godzilla should immediately recognize the Nagoya TV Tower. The famous reptile destroyed the tower in the 1964 movie Mothra vs. Godzilla and it was again demolished in the 1992 remake, Godzilla vs. Mothra. When the TV tower isn’t being wrecked by kaiju monsters it serves as an observation tower with two decks—one at 90-meters high and the other at 100-meters up. There is also a restaurant and an art gallery at the 30-meter mark. Completed in 1954, Nagoya TV Tower is the oldest of its kind in Japan. It’s also known as the Thunder Tower, thanks to the nighttime illumination program. It’s easily admired from the water dome of nearby Oasis 21. The Tower will reopen on September 19, 2020, with hotel rooms available on the 4th and 5th floors.
Oasis 21, located above Shin-Sakae Station in Nagoya, is a place for shopping and eating. Opened in 2002, this modern facility is across from Nagoya TV Tower. Oasis 21 has a sleek, sci-fi shape and is housed under a glass roof covered with water. Visit restaurants, clothing shops, toy stores, and with easy access to the Sake Underground, Oasis 21 seems to have it all—even a bus terminal. With interesting events scattered throughout the year, Oasis 21 is also called Milky Way Square and houses dance competitions, festivals, and even a skating rink in winter.
The Nagoya City Science Museum is a museum located in Sakae, Nagoya, the center of Nagoya City, in central Japan. The museum houses the largest planetarium in the world and has three main sections on modern technology, life sciences and general science with a variety of hands-on exhibits. [Wikipedia]