Meijō Park

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Meijō Park
Meijō Park from above
Meijō Park from above
TypeUrban park
LocationKita-ku, Nagoya, Japan
Coordinates35°11′10″N 136°54′00″E / 35.186°N 136.900°E / 35.186; 136.900Coordinates: 35°11′10″N 136°54′00″E / 35.186°N 136.900°E / 35.186; 136.900
Area76 hectares (190 acres)[1][2]
Created1931 (1931) [2]
Operated byNagoya City, Parks Department
Nagoya Castle and Ofuse Pond at Meijō Park

Meijō Park (名城公園, meijō kōen) is a public park surrounding Nagoya Castle in Kita-ku, Nagoya, Japan[3]


The name Meijō derives itself from the abbreviated kanji form of Nagoya Castle (名古屋城, Nagoya-jō). So in effect the park's name translated means "Nagoya Castle Park", since it lies to the north of the castle and used to be a part of its wider compound.

In addition to the castle, after which the park is named, the park includes Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium and Nagoya City Archives, as well as other facilities.[4] Periodically, flower exhibits are held in this park.[3] In addition, the park itself has many flowers being cultivated inside, including famously its wisteria, which usually bloom at the end of April and beginning of May, and especially its cherry blossoms, which usually bloom at the beginning of April.[1]


Shiyakusho Station and Meijō Kōen Station provide access to the park. Meijō Kōen Station is named after this park, and the subway line it is on, namely the Meijō Line, is named after Nagoya Castle which is inside the park.[5]

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  1. ^ a b 名城公園 [Meijō Park] (in Japanese). Nagoya City. 23 August 2006. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b 公園編 [Compilation of Parks] (PDF) (in Japanese). National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management. 20 June 2008. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Meijo Park". Nagoya Convention & Visitor's Bureau. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
  4. ^ アクセス [Access] (in Japanese). Aichi Sports Society. Archived from the original on 1 January 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
  5. ^ "Meijo Park". 2008. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2011.

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