Travel / Tourism Spots in Aichi Area

  • Atsuta Jingu (Atsuta Shrine)
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    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).

    A beautiful shrine set in splendid nature that is very well-maintained. Enjoyed the serene surroundings as I strolled through the forested path to the shrine. Theres a peaceful walking trail around...

  • Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nishi-ku Noritakeshinmachi 4-1-35
    This is the corporate museum of the Toyota Group, which transitioned into the automobile industry from the textile machinery industry and has now become a global automobile manufacturer. The museum uses the brick building that was the former Sako Plant of Toyoda Automatic Loom Works. The exhibits inside the museum are divided into the Textile Machinery Pavilion and the Automobile Pavilion, and in the Textile Machinery Pavilion visitors can learn about textile machinery and the evolution of technology. The Automobile Pavilion introduces the mechanism of automobiles and the exercise of developmental technology and production technology. There is also a monozukuri (Japanese craftsmanship) corner intended for children.

    We took a walk up to the Museum on a rainy day, it was a memorable experience on the two plus kilometres journey which was through some less commercialized area. The museum housed inside few...

  • A National Treasure, Inuyama Castle
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    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.

    We were staying in Nagoya for 5 nights and went for a visit to Inuyama Castle. We bought a combo ticket from the Meitetsu company which, for 1380 yen per person, included round trip on the train...

  • Museum Meiji-Mura
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    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).

    The museum can be reach by taking a bus from Inuyama Station. The bus from the station to the museum takes about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the traffic. This is the last stop of the line. From...

  • Tokugawa Art Museum
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Tokugawachou 1017
    This private art museum located within Tokugawaen in Nagoya City opened in 1935 to showcase items donated by the 19th lord of the Owari Tokugawa clan and his in-laws. The collection exceeds 10,000 items and is comprised of daimyo (feudal lord) implements passed down in the Owari Tokugawa clan such as relics related to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate, articles purchased from other daimyo families, and donations from wealthy merchants. The collection includes numerous National Treasures, Important Cultural Properties, and important works of art, and is famous for items such as Genji Monogatari Emaki (The Picture Scroll of the Tale of Genji)” and Hatsune no Chodo. Displays in the permanent section allow visitors to catch a glimpse of life in the Owari clan, and exhibitions are also held in accordance with the seasons as well as different themes.

    While the Tokugawa Art Museum doesnt have much in quantity of what is on display, it has nine items that are designated as national treasures which includes 12th century handscrolls. The items that...

  • Nagoya Castle
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    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.
  • Nittaiji Temple
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Chikusa-ku Hououchou 1-1
    Nittaiji Temple is located about 10 minutes on foot from Kakuozan Station. It was founded in 1904 to house the ashes of Buddha, which the Kingdom of Siam (now the Kingdom of Thailand) gave to Japan. It is the only temple in Japan that does not belong to any specific sect but represents all the sects. In the main hall is the gold-bronze statue of Shaka Nyorai (Tathagata), which was a national treasure of Thailand, and the ashes of Buddha are kept in the holy tower. On the 21st of every month approximately 100 stalls and throngs of people flock to the path leading up to the temple. It is also well-known as a place to see cherry blossom and azaleas.

    They have market on 21th every month. Lots of food carts on side of street from the kakuozan subway station. Try little bit each as one portion is small and cheap!

  • Cape Irago Lighthouse
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    Aichi Pref. Taharashi Iragochou Koyama
    A lighthouse which stands on the tip of the Atsumi Peninsula which has been selected as one of the 50 most scenic lighthouses in Japan. From the area of the lighthouse, you can get a sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean, Ise Bay, and Mikawa Bay. The lighthouse serves a valuable role as a marker for ships coming into and leaving port. The medium-sized, white-walled lighthouse stands out against the blue of the ocean and sky. Visitors may only explore the area around the lighthouse; the interior is closed to the general public.

    塔高15m程と小さいながら、海岸に位置し入出港の要、日本の灯台50選の一つです。 駐車場から道路を少し上がって下がると灯台がありました。海岸線の平らな游歩道から行けばよかったと、後で気付きました。

  • Toyota Museum
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    Aichi Pref. Nagakuteshi Yokomichi 41-100
    Opened in 1989 for the 50th anniversary of Toyota Motor, the museum has a main building and annex. You can easily learn about the history of the evolution of automobiles. There is a library inside where you can deepen your knowledge of automobiles. In addition, there is also a library for children with picture books of vehicles. The museum shop has plenty of original goods, and the restaurant has a menu centered on Western-style dishes. There are car-related reading materials even in the cafe, so you can spend a relaxing time there.

    After some hours at museum, this was a nice break. Decent, basic food on nice price and friendly service. Gives boost to study some more rooms full of car history.

  • Kanefuku Mentai Park Tokoname
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    Aichi Pref. Tokonameshi Rinkuchou 1-25-4
    A mentaiko (Pollock roe) theme park operated by Kanefuku, a veteran company in the Mentaiko industry. The building’s exterior, topped with a giant smiling mentaiko, creates quite an impression. Inside, visitors, can view how mentaiko is made. The facility also sells mentaiko products direct from Kanefuku offered no place else. In the food corner, you can enjoy extra big mentaiko onigiri rice balls and mentaiko soft serve ice cream. There’s also a museum where you can learn about the history of mentaiko and how it is made. From children to adults, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Kanefuku Mentai Park.

    i went there in sept 2017 during weekday afternoon. You have to pay money if you want to particpate the mentaiko tour. I did not join the tour because I missed the timming. There is serveral...

  • Korankei
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    Aichi Pref. Toyotashi Asukechou Imori
    A mountain stream just in front of the point where the Yahagi River, its tributaries the Tomoe River and Asuke River meet. Here you can experience a naturally beautiful landscape whose appearance changes with the seasons. In spring, the area is carpeted with the elegant, pink blossoms of wild Asian fawnlilies. In summer, you can enjoy boating on the river and caressing summer breezes surrounded by new greenery. In fall, 11 varieties of maple show their autumn colors, said to be the most beautiful fall foliage in the Tokai region. In winter, falling snow creates an elegant atmosphere.
  • Higashiyama Sky Tower
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Chikusa-ku Tashirochou Kameiri 1-8
    An observatory tower adjoining Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Kameiri Tashiro-cho, Chikusa Ward, Nagoya City. The tower was erected in 1989 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the creation of Nagoya City. 134 meters tall, the tower's observation deck 100 meters above the ground offers visitors a sweeping view of Nagoya. There is also an observatory restaurant on the top floor.

    It is standing on a hill and provides a great panoramic views of Nagoya. Compared to the zoo side, it was rather quiet and comfortably providing space for relax for small additions to zoo...

  • Sanko Inari Shrine
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    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Inuyama Kitakoken 65-18
    A Shinto shrine standing at the foot of Inuyama Castle in Inuyama Kitakoken, Inuyama City. Although uncertain, according to legend, the temple was founded in 1586. The shrine was originally located in the adjoining Marunouchi Ryokuchi Park and was moved to its current location in 1964. The shrine was once frequented by Oda Nobuyasu, uncle of the mighty Oda Nobunaga, as well as the Naruse clan, whose members once served as the lords of Inuyama Castle.

    Pray for love and good couple life with heart-shape wooden plate. Don’t forget to make merit and ring the bell.

  • Masumida Shrine
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    Aichi Pref. Ichinomiyashi Masumida 1-2-1
    A Shinto shrine located in Ichinomiya City, Aichi Prefecture dedicated to Amenohoakari no Mikoto. The shrine's primary festival, the Tokasai festival , also known as the Uma Matsuri, is held each year on April 3, and attendees can view a variety of events, such as the Uma no To decorated horse parade, horseback archery, and children's parade.

    尾張の国の一の宮。桜まつりの時期に一宮に行きました。ついでに真清田神社にも立ち寄りましたが、訪問時の4月3日はちょうど桜花祭という祭の日で、武者や飾り馬などの行列を見ることができ幸運でした。境内には馬糞がいっぱい落ちていました。

  • Irago Crystal Port
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    Aichi Pref. Taharashi Iragochou Miyashita 3000-65
    A roadside station standing along the Tahara Highway in Miyashita Irago-cho, Tahara City. The facility has a shop selling muskmelon, Irago nori seaweed sheets, and other local specialty products; and a restaurant serving food made with local ingredients like Irago Japanese littleneck clams and shirasu whitebait. The facility is also adjoined by the Yashinomi Museum, a science museum dedicated to coconuts based on a poem by Toson Shimazaki. The facility also serves as a passenger terminal connecting land to ocean and has counters selling tickets for the Ise-wan Ferry and Meitetsu ocean tour boats.

    We passed through in April wanting to stay a few nights after coming from Toba área, however when we arrived at the terminal we had to walk off with the cars and head off into the unknown. There was...

  • Roadside Station Akabane Loco Station
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    Aichi Pref. Taharashi Akabanechou Onishi 32-4
    A roadside station standing along National Route 42 in Tahara City, Aichi Prefecture. Here you can buy fresh, seasonal agricultural products, kamaage shirasu boiled and dried whitebait (a local specialty product), and more. The Pacific Ocean sprawls into the distance nearby, and from the second floor observation deck and restaurant visitors can get a sweeping view of the sea. The station also has a surf shop and is a popular destination for surfers.

    緊急事態宣言下、2月の土曜日に行きましたが、駐車場は満車。凄い人で溢れていました。野菜や果物が安くて、レジには大行列。野菜、果物以外の地の名産品、お土産類も沢山揃っています。レストランも完備しているし、キッチンカーも。とっても楽しく、美味しく、買い物にも便利な道の駅です。

  • Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Higashisakura 1-13-2 Aichi Arts Center, 10th Floor
    This art museum in Nagoya City's Higashi Ward is located on the 10th floor of the Aichi Arts Center, and is the successor to the Aichi Prefectural Culture Hall and Museum of Art which opened in 1955. Primarily featuring 20th century art from Japan and abroad, the museum is home to many masterpieces including works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Ryuzaburo Umehara, and Sotaro Yasui. In particular, there is a complete collection of works leaning towards German Expressionism and Surrealism, and also postwar art of the USA. The special collection donated by Nagoya art collector Teizo Kimura has more than 3,000 works including modern Japanese-style paintings, Chinaware, and Buddhist images, and these works are displayed in the Teizo Kimura Collection Room and in some of the special exhibitions.

    Was impressed by the way the park has been redeveloped into both a recreational area and shopping maal with conne tion to the metro station

  • Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Aoi 1-19-30
    The art museum is directly connected to Exit 1 of Shinsakaemachi Station. On display are the pieces of art collected by the late Yamazaki Teruyuki, former president of the Yamazaki Mazak Corporation. The collection focusses on French art from the 18th to 20th centuries. Along with paintings are art nouveau works by artists such as Emile Galle including glass pieces and furniture. Relax and enjoy French fine art in the exhibition halls decorated with chandeliers and other adornments giving them the feeling of classical salons.

    The receptionist had peremptory manners and it made me unpleasant. Its not busy at all even at weekend.

  • Nagoya Congress Center
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    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.
  • Nagoya City Archives
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Shirakabe 1-3
    This public archives building built in 1922 was used as the site for the former courthouse, and in addition to exhibiting materials concerning Nagoya’s municipal government, items connected to the courthouse are regularly on display. Inside the spectacular Neo-Baroque-style building made of brick and granite sights such as the stairwell with its beautiful stained-glass windows and the magnificent restored conference hall are not to be missed. Visitors can also tour a reproduced courtroom under the old Meiji Constitution and a prisoner lock-up area. The guided tours of the building provided by the staff are also popular. The building is a five-minute walk from Higashi Ote Station on the Meitetsu Seto Line.

    Nagoya City Archives and Museum was a nice surprise as we made a quick stop on the way to the Nagoya Castle area. Its a former courthouse building that has been preserved after the court moved to...

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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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