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  • 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.

    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...

  • 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.

    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...

  • St. Francis Xavier Memorial Church
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    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Uchiyama 1 Meiji-mura in
    This impressive church with its white outer walls was built in 1890 in memory of the missionary Francis Xavier, who shared the message of Christianity in Japan. A Catholic Church with quintessential Gothic architecture, it features a large rose window with a diameter exceeding 3.6 meters on the front side. The delicately constructed stained glass windows that cast an abundance of colorful light into the interior of the church are a must-see.
  • Former Isobe Residence
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    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Inuyama Higashikoken 72
    Comprised of a main building, rear tatami room, two earthen storehouses, and a display warehouse, all of the structures of the Former Isobe Residence are registered as Tangible Cultural Properties. The residence was donated to the city by the Isobe family in 2004. From the Edo period, the Kashiwa-ya dry goods company operated out of the residence. Later, the residence was used for making and selling tea. Laden with history, the residence is filled with fascinating sights. A 10 minute walk from Inuyama Station on the Meitetsu Komaki Line.

    This traditional old merchant's house has been restored and is free to view. It offers a look at past life but there is little in the way of explanation and not much in the way of artefacts of the...

  • Yokiso
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Chikusa-ku Hououchou 2-5-17
    Yokiso is a representative work of a suburban vacation home close to Nagoya built on large premises of approximately 33,100 square meters that utilizes the terrain and surrounding nature. The villa was built by Ito Jirozaemon Suketami, the first president of Matsuzakaya Company, over a period spanning from the Taisho period to the Showa period, and five buildings that are designated as cultural assets and a garden remain today. Here one can sense the history of Nagoya as it was used as a reception hall and a place for social gatherings in the past. It is approximately 10 minutes on foot from Kakuozan Station on the subway’s Higashiyama Line.
  • Nobori-gama (Climbing Kiln)
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    Aichi Pref. Tokonameshi Sakaemachi 6
    This is one of six of Japan’s oldest nobori-gama (climbing kilns) famously know as a “Tokoname kiln” in Tokoname, Aichi. It was first built around 1887. This kiln boasts the largest scale among remaining climbing kilns in Japan and was used as recently as 1974. It is an Important Tangible Folk Cultural Property of Japan. It has eight burning chambers built on sloping ground and is characterized by its 10 chimneys reaching up towards the sky. The interior of the kiln is open to the public. There is also an adjacent Exhibition Studio where you can view items related to Tokoname ware and participate in painting workshops.
  • Former Residence of Honda Tadatsugu
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    Aichi Pref. Okazakishi Kakemachi Ashinobe 40-1
    The house and part of the water fountain built by Honda Tadatsugu, the second son of the viscount family, in 1932 has been relocated and restored to Kake Town, Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture. Tadatsugu is a descendant of the former Okazaki daimyo (feudal lord) Honda clan who descended from the samurai general, Honda Tadakatsu, who was once said to be one of the Tokugawa-shitenno (four generals serving Tokugawa Ieyasu). He was also at the cutting edge of academia at the time. The house is a wooden Western-style building based on the Spanish style that was fashionable at the time. Inside are both modern Western-style rooms and purely Japanese-style rooms. There’s plenty to see such as furniture, stained glass and mosaic tiles, etc. Exhibitions are occasionally held throughout the year.

    旧岡崎藩主本多家の末裔にあたる本多忠次が、昭和7年に世田谷に建てた邸宅を移築したもの。 一見洒落た洋館ですが、外から見た印象ほど内部のインパクトはなし。もしかしたら、本多忠次のセンスもイマイチだったかもしれません。一方で、展示は岡崎城主だった本多家の関係です。

  • Former Residence of Sasuke Toyoda
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Chikaramachi 3-8
    The Former Residence of Sasuke Toyoda is located 15 minutes’ walk from Takaoka Station on the Sakuradori Subway Line, and was built in 1923. Sasuke, a younger brother of Sakichi Toyoda, a master inventor, was a businessman who supported his brother. It consists of a white tiled wooden European style building and a two-story wooden Japanese style building, and it communicates the Taisho period (1912-1926) architectural style to the present. On the first floor of the European style building, you can see ornaments including lights shaped like lotus buds and hanging decorations as well as ventilation ducts with the Toyoda characters designed on a crane. A building guided tour is carried out by volunteers every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

    時代を感じる館でした。こんな素晴らしいのが対象時代に建てられたとはすごいな。中に入るのはタダです。リヴィングにある通気口がすごかった。

  • Nakano Hanroku House
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    Aichi Pref. Handashi Nakamurachou 1-7
    A half-timber Western-style structure which was built as a villa for Hanroku Nakano. Today, the building has been designated a National Important Cultural Property. A market is held in the garden every month which serves as a popular gathering space for locals and tourists.
  • Takita Family Residence (Old Shipping Family)
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    Aichi Pref. Tokonameshi Sakaemachi 4-75
    This large Japanese manor located in Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture was built as a residence for the Takita family around 1856. The home was later remodeled and designated a Tangible Cultural Property by the city of Tokoname. The home's main building, detached residence, and storehouse are open to viewing by the public. The home is also used as a museum dedicated to the area's long-gone wealthy cargo vessel wholesalers, a rarity in Aichi Prefecture, and visitors can view items that were used as part of daily life in the manner as well as materials concerning and connected to the cargo vessel culture of the time.

    常滑さんぽ道に位置しており、常滑を代表する廻船主のひとりが瀧田家です。 常滑の船は、伊勢湾周辺の地域と江戸方面を結んでいました。

  • Former Konoe Residence
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    Aichi Nishio-shi Kinjocho 231-1 Nishio-shi History Park
    Nishio City History Park was made by restoring a portion of the Nishio Castle grounds. This building on the premises is part of the former Konoe family residence, a Kuge (court noble) of Kyoto. It passes on the traditions of the tea ceremony. Structures consist of a library and a tea house built by the Shimazu family in the late Edo period when a daughter of their members married into the Konoe family. The elegant hanakugi nails and hana-akari window befit the tea house of such nobility. The library offers a seasonal Japanese sweet and matcha green tea set service. It's a good place to spend some tranquil time while gazing out at the lovely Japanese garden.
  • Nagoya City Hall
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    Aichi Nagoya-shi Naka-ku Sannomaru 3-1-1
    A historic building in 3 Chome, Sannomaru, Naka Ward, Nagoya City. The three times rebuilt government building currently used was built in 1933 as part of the projects to commemorate Emperor Showa's enthronement, and features a Western-style building combined with a Japanese tiled roof. It has a 50-meter clock tower at the center, and it's been designated a national Important Cultural Property.
  • Cultural Path Hyakka Hyakuso
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    Aichi Nagoya-shi Higashi-ku Shirakabe 4-91
    A historic structure situated on the Shirakabesuji in Shirakabe 4 Chome, Higashi Ward, Nagoya City. Built in 1920, the structure's study, tearoom, and storehouse have been remodeled and opened as a multipurpose hall. Inside, visitors can drink self-service coffee and tea and enjoy live piano music. In addition, the structure is adjoined by a garden modeled after a folding screen painting in the collection of the Tokugawa Art Museum.

    訪問時は花の季節ではなかったので残念でしたが、重要文化財百花百草図屏風にちなんだ庭園がありました。入園料が500円かかりますが、ホールからはお茶を飲みながら庭園を眺められます。文化のみちの散策の途中に休憩がてら立ち寄られるといいと思います。

  • Shichiri-no-Watashi
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    Aichi Nagoya-shi Atsuta-ku Godocho
    This historic site is in Godo-cho Town, Atsuta Ward, Nagoya City. It's located at Miya-juku, which was the 41st post town on the historic Tokaido Highway. The distance to the next post town, shichiri (28km) that had to be covered by boat gave it its name. Today the area has been incorporated into Miya-no-Watashi Park. The site of the boat landing has an Edo period feel with reproductions of old town lanterns, a bell, etc.
  • Matushigekoumon
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nakagawa-ku Sannou 1-chome , Nishi-Nippon Town, Matsushige Town
  • Italy Alberobello Noie
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    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Imai Narisawa 90-48 in the Little World
  • Germany Bavaria Shunomura
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    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Imai Narisawa 90-48 in the Little World
  • India Kerala Shunomura
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    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Imai Narisawa 90-48 in the Little World
  • Indonesia Toba Batak Noie
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    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Imai Narisawa 90-48 in the Little World
  • Indonesia Bari Shimakizokunoie
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    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Imai Narisawa 90-48 in the Little World

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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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