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  • Chubu Centrair International Airport
    Aichi Pref. Tokonameshi Centrair 1-chome
    An airport in Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture which opened in 2005 and which serves as the gateway to the skies in the Chubu area. Both international and domestic flights operate here, making transfers convenient. The airport’s restaurants and shops open early and close late to serve passengers taking early morning and late night flights. The Meihinkan shop sells an abundant variety of Nagoya products with a focus on goods perfect for souvenirs. You can also find restaurants offering a variety of cuisine genres as well as Nagoya specialties. Or you can enjoy a bath while watching the planes take off and land in Centrair’s own Fu no Yu bathhouse. With so many shops and facilities on offer, Chubu Centrair is almost like a theme park.
  • Nagoya Dome
    369 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Daikouminami 1-1-1
    This domed stadium, which opened in 1997, is widely known as the home of the Chunichi Dragons. In addition to holding baseball games, it can also host a wide variety of other events such as concerts and exhibitions. It is equipped with a 106 meter-wide video screen, LED lighting, and other facilities that allow a diverse range of productions that leverage its massive scale. Other facilities include concession stands and restaurants on each level, shops that sell original merchandise, and a nursery.

    Been to a few Japanese baseball stadiums. This one is well designed in most things except parking. We were on the 3rd base side, about 15 rows up in the first section. We had great sight lines...

  • Atsuta Jingu (Atsuta Shrine)
    1552 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Atsuta-ku Jingu 1-1-1
    This shrine located in Nagoya City’s Atsuta Ward has been known familiarly as “Atsuta Sama” since long ago. Reported to have been established in 113, it is revered as a Great Shrine ranking second only to Ise Jingu Shrine. The shrine is famous as a place that enshrines the sacred sword Kusanagi-no-tsurugi, one of the three sacred treasures that symbolize the Imperial throne. The approximately 190,000-square meter premises are thick with kusunoki (camphor trees) that have been living for more than one thousand years, and are scattered with numerous setsumatsu-sha (smaller shrines managed under the shrine). There are numerous events and festivals held at the shrine including Hatsu Ebisu on January 5, and it is constantly bustling with visitors for Shichi-Go-San (shrine visit by children aged 7, 5 and 3), omiya-mairi (the first shrine visits by babies) and even Hatsu Mode (the first shrine visit of New Year).

    On the weekend there are lots of young couples with their children coming for their birthday blessings. Traditional costume dress is beautiful

  • Nagoya Castle
    3212 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Honmaru 1-1
    Nagoya Castle was built in 1612 as the castle of the feudal lord, Yoshinao who was the ninth son of Tokugawa Ieyasu. The large donjon and the small donjon with their characteristic golden dolphins were destroyed during the air raids of Nagoya in 1945, but they were rebuilt in 1959. The pictures on room partitions which are Important Cultural Properties and historical materials are on display in the large donjon, in addition, you can also observe a “full-scale replica of the Golden Dolphin” and you can experience stone pulling and palanquin riding. Nagoya Castle was selected as one of Japan’s 100 Great Castles, and it has also been designated as a Special Historic Site of Japan.

    We stayed in the Nagoya Castle Hotel in a castle view room. We arrived at 4 pm and saw the changing colour of the castle during sunset. Then the castle lighted up when the sun was down. The most...

  • Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Minato-ku Minatomachi 1-3
    This large aquarium is located in Minato Ward, Nagoya City. It is comprised of two buildings; the North Building and the South Building. The South Building is notable for exhibits that recreate five parts of the world's oceans, namely Japan, Australia, the Equator, Antarctica, and the deep sea. Check out the ''sardine tornado'' in its large tank as well. The North Building, which is themed around Cetacea classified marine mammals, displays species including the common bottlenose dolphin and beluga whales. Its biggest attraction is the dolphin shows held in its main pool, which happens to be Japan's largest. The dynamic performances are popular with people of all ages.
  • Nagoya Congress Center
    5 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Atsuta-ku Atsutanishimachi 1-1
    A convention center located in Shiratori Park in Atsuta Ward, Nagoya City. Facilities include the 3,000 seat Century Hall, international conference rooms, event halls, and more. The center holds regular events such as classical music competitions and concerts and is used by many locals and visitors from far and wide.

    2018年11月11日の段階で、口コミ1件に20マイルが付くということから分かるように人気がないのだと思います。 まず、値段が内容に伴ってなく、高い。 しかも昼時に行ったら、ランチメニューしかなく、コーヒーやデザートのみの注文は受け付けないという殿様商売。 周りに飲食店が少なく、他に時間を潰すところがないのをいいことにあまりにひどいです。

  • A National Treasure, Inuyama Castle
    926 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Inuyama Kitakoken 65-2
    Inuyama Castle which was founded by Oda Nobuyasu, Oda Nobunaga’s uncle in 1537 during the Muromachi period. It is the oldest wooden donjon in existence in Japan and is one of “the 12 Castles with Existing Castle Towers”. The top floor of the watchtower style donjon overlooks Kiso River, Gifu Castle and Nagoya town, and it must surely be a superb view. I guess you will be able to get a sense of what it was like to be a feudal lord. The castle was designated as a National Treasure in 1952 based on the Cultural Property Protection Act.

    Just a train ride from Meitutsu to Inuyama station. Then a 10min walk where you will also pass a old town with many small restaurants and shops. The walk up to the castle entrance is very beautiful...

  • Matsuzakaya Nagoya
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Sakae 3-16-1
    This department store was originally founded in 1611 as the dry goods and sundries shop Ito Gofukuten. Its brand strength is especially strong in the Nagoya region. Comprised of three buildings, a North Building, Main Building, and South Building, its vast sales floor space hosts a large number of shops including fashion, foreign brand-name goods, jewelry, watches, cosmetics, food, and more. In addition to large stores including H&M and Yodobashi Camera, the department store also features facilities such as a Pokemon Center and an art museum. It is connected directly to Yabacho Station.
  • Aichi Prefectural Arts Theater
    39 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Higashisakura 1-13-2 Aichi Arts Center
    A performing arts theater standing along Nishiki-dori Avenue in Higashisakura, Higashi Ward, Nagoya City. The theater has a large hall complete with stage mechanisms able to be used for fully fledged opera performances, a concert hall equipped with a pipe organ, a small hall which can be used for a variety of performing arts, and one medium sized and one large rehearsal room.

    オアシス21から直径、芸術センター内にはレストランがあるかも・・・ 序でに見学でもと入館。館内は、美術館ホール共に改修工事中・・・なのでエレベーターで10階に。全体的に人も少なく寂しい感じ。レストランは、披露宴?で貸切、11階の天望回廊からオアシス21とテレビ塔、観覧車、ノスタルジックな屋上看板と、なんだか懐かしくなる景色でした。

  • Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Chikusa-ku Higashiyamamotomachi 3-70
    The Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens are located within Higashiyama Park in Nagoya City, and are divided up into three zones comprised of a zoo, botanical gardens, and an amusement park. The zoo is home to approximately 500 types of animals ranging from popular creatures such as elephants, giraffes and koalas to killifish. Complete with a corner to enjoy feeding and petting of animals, the zoo attracted attention in 2015 for its very handsome gorilla, Shabani, who was said to be “too ikemen” (a colloquial phrase for “hot guy”). The botanical gardens which display approximately 7,000 types of plants allows visitors to come in contact with nature in the large greenhouse and around the gentle walking course. The amusement park is popular among families with many attractions costing between 100 and 300 yen.
  • Zepp Nagoya
    4 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nakamura-ku Hiraikechou 4-60-7
    A live performance and concert hall. Accommodating up to 1,864 people when standing, the facility is one of the largest concert halls in the Tokai region. There is a drink shop on-site as well as lockers. Limited edition original merchandise is also frequently sold here. Concerts and events are held at Zepp Nagoya monthly. The facility is also conveniently located a five minute walk from Sasashima-raibu Station on the Aonami Line.


  • LEGOLAND Japan Resort
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Minato-ku Kinjofuto 2-2-1
    This large outdoor theme park based on the popular children’s toy of Lego(R) opened in April of 2017. The park is divided up into seven areas including attractions and roller coasters where visitors can have adventures in a mysterious world, an area that recreates Japan’s famous places in Lego(R), and an area where guests can play freely with Lego(R) blocks. At the largest Lego(R) shop in Asia, they also sell products that are limited to the park. From small children to adults, this is a popular spot that the entire family can enjoy together. The closest station is Kinjo-futo Station.
  • Nagoya Parco
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Sakae 3-29-1
    A shopping mall hosting fashionable shops and restaurants. In addition to the East, West, and South Buildings, there is a centrally located, compact building called Midi. Many of the shops are making their Nagoya debut here and offer stylish and superbly crafted items. Floors 9 through 11 of the West Building are occupied by the Nagoya Creston Hotel. Conveniently accessible, floor B1 of the East Building is connected directly to Yabacho Station.
  • Nagoya City Science Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Sakae 2-17-1 Forest of art and science/In Shirakawa park
    This is a comprehensive science museum located in Nagoya City. The building is characteristic for its unique external appearance which seems to be embracing a giant sphere. The museum is largely composed of three main buildings, the Life Science Building, which features exhibits about the human body and life on earth, the Astronomy Building, which features astronomy and the mysteries of space, and the Science and Technology Building featuring exhibits related to science and physics. The sphere is actually the Brother Earth planetarium, the world’s largest which projects a large starry sky on the dome. There are also large exhibits popular with both children and adults such as a room with a temperature of -30 degrees Celsius where visitors can experience an aurora and a corner to experience an artificial tornado.
  • Kariya Highway Oasis
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Kariyashi Higashizakaichou Yoshino 55
    This parking area is located between the Toyoake and Toyota Minami interchanges of the Isewangan Expressway. It has many facilities such as a natural hot spring, park, Ferris wheel, shops and food court. In the fresh produce market, there is an extensive lineup of specialty products from the Tokai region and local fresh ingredients. Kariya Highway Oasis exhibits items related to celebrities born there, and warrior dolls from the local Mando Festival, an Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Aichi Prefecture. It can be accessed from both the highway and regular roads.
  • Midland Square
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nakamura-ku Meieki 4-7-1
    This high-rise building in Nagoya is the tallest in the Chubu region at 247 meters. In the office section are the offices of world-famous companies such as Toyota Motor, and a double deck two-story elevator is in operation there. Sky Promenade, the outside observatory on the highest floor, offers a 360-degree panoramic view of Nagoya and is popular spot to enjoy the cityscape. The commercial tower houses shops belonging to the world’s top brands, as well as fashion and lifestyle boutique shops, restaurants and a cinema complex.
  • Oasis 21
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Higashisakura 1-11-1
    Oasis 21 which has a direct connection to Nagoya’s business district Sakae Station is a multi-complex facility with parks, bus terminals and commercial facilities. Enjoy the seasonal flowers on the field of green where the lawn stretches out, and events are often held in the Galaxy Platform. The “Spaceship-Aqua” fills the space above the blowout space. It is a large roof of glass which floats in the air. A thin veil of water flows on the glass surface, and it is beautifully illuminated in vivid colors. A garden path surrounds the outer circumference of the glass roof, allowing people to enjoy a stroll in the air 14 meters above ground.
  • Museum Meiji-Mura
    12 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Uchiyama 1
    This outdoor museum is located in Inuyama City. It displays a number of buildings from the Meiji period, the era that created the foundation for modern Japan, that have been transplanted from across the country. Located on a large hilly area facing Lake Iruka, the museum's numerous exhibits include buildings designed as national important cultural properties such as the former residence of Saigo Judo and the St. John's Church from Kyoto, railway monuments, and modern industrial heritages. The museum also features a number of hands-on facilities including one where visitors can ride on steam locomotives or a Kyoto street car and another where visitors can take commemorative photos dressed in fashionable Meiji era-style garb. Fees are required for some activities. Groups of 20 or more can play a real-world ''Game of Life'' that takes place over the entire village (reservation required).

    I got here late so couldn’t take my time to look at everything properly but the buildings were interesting and you could probably spend quite a few hours wandering around. Probably go on a weekend as...

  • Airport Walk Nagoya
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nishikasugaiguntoyoyamachou Toyoba Hayashizaki 1-8
    A shopping mall housed inside the former Nagoya Airport International Terminal building. The mall has a movie theater and shopping center building and also retains many features of the original airport, including check-in counters and an observation deck. A variety of airport-related events are held here regularly and the mall is frequented by families and others.
  • SCMAGLEV and Railway Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Minato-ku Kinjoufutou 3-2-2
    This railroad museum located in the Minato Ward of Naogya City is based around the Tokaido Shinkansen yet also introduces high-speed rail technology in use from conventional trains to superconducting magnetic levitating trains (SCMaglev). The museum has 39 real train cars on display including the MLX01-type linear motor car that was displayed at Expo 2005 Aichi Japan, and visitors can even enter some of them. There is a railroad diorama and also numerous display corners where visitors can learn about train history and technology through exhibits. The Shinkansen and conventional train simulators (chosen by lottery) are very popular. There is also a very dynamic mini theater where visitors can experience a simulated world of a SCMaglev train cruising at a speed of 500 kilometers/hour.

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Aichi is a prefecture of great natural beauty with Nagoya city at its heart, a busy hub home to a labyrinth of underground shops and the 17th-century Nagoya Castle. Castles are easy to find in this history-rich prefecture, but the highlight for history buffs has to be the Museum Meiji-mura, where preserved buildings from the turn of the 20th century are displayed in all their grandeur in an outdoor museum.

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