Kinshachi Yokocho is a restaurant and a shopping centre located in Nagoya, in the east gate area of Nagoya Castle. Here you can find limited-edition souvenirs and enjoy traditional Nagoya-Meshi dishes, also known as “Samurai Cuisine”!
The building structures are very modern and they reflect the 7th Lord Tokugawa Muneharu’s innovative thinking.
You can enjoy a lively atmosphere at noon and have a relaxing stroll under the lights in the evening, as well.
How to arrive
Take the Meijo Line of the Subway and get off at “Shiyakusho-Mae”. Kinshachi Yokocho is in front of exit 7.
“Shiyakusho-Mae” is the nearest subway station to Nagoya Castle.
Here you can refill your water bottle for free!
The Golden Carp is a mythical animal with the head of a tiger and the body of a fish, it is one of the symbols of Nagoya. As they are known for shooting water out of their mouth during a fire, they are considered the guardians of buildings and houses.
From this Golden Carp, you can refill your water bottle for free and drink the tasteful water of Nagoya-City!
About Tokugawa Muneharu
The seventh Lord Tokugawa Muneharu was born in Nagoya in 1696, he encouraged public works. In 1731 he published the book called “Onchiseiyou” in order to criticize the budget-minded Tokugawa Yoshimune.
The controversy ended in 1739 when the offended Shogun confined Muneharu to Nagoya Castle for his unscrupulous behavior.
Muneharu died in 1764.
While I was strolling the streets of Nagoya, I was very surprised on seeing so many elements of reference to Tokugawa Muneharu!
As you can see from this building screen, Muneharu used to ride a white cow when visiting ancestor graves.
Moreover, this flashy golden Muneharu mailbox reminds us of his flamboyant personality.
+ Muneharu Karakuri (mechanical wooden puppet clock)