Other Sightseeing Spots in Aichi Area

  • Tokugawaen
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Tokugawachou 1001
    This is a Japanese Chisen-kaiyushiki-teien style garden (a stroke-style garden around a big pond) in Nagoya City. The garden got its start in 1695 when Tokugawa Mitsutomo, the second feudal lord of the Owari clan, moved to the “Ozone Yashiki” retirement villa, the construction of which he had personally overseen. The garden is a condensed representation of Japan’s nature with clear streams flowing down into a central pond symbolizing the ocean, arranged with hills, a peony garden and iris patch that all combine to produce a beautiful landscape. There is also the Tokugawa Art Museum and a French restaurant that looks out over the garden filled with flowers in all four seasons and which is a lovely place to appreciate the new leaves in spring and the changing colors of the leaves in autumn.

    Tokugawa-en Garden can be visited for a few hundred yen more along with a visit to the museum. While the landscape doesnt measure up to some of Japans better known gardens, Its still quite...

  • Shirotori Garden
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Atsuta-ku Atsutanishimachi 2-5
    A garden located in Atsuta Nishi-machi, Atsuta Ward, Nagoya City. Modeled after geographical features in the Chubu region such as Mt. Ontake and the Kiso River, this traditional Japanese excursion garden built around a central pond is one of the largest in the Tokai region. Inside the garden, there is a teahouse built in the sukiya style, and a teahouse cafe which serves matcha powdered green tea, Japanese sweets, and lunch dishes.

    Over my time living in Nagoya, Ive come to consider Shirotori Garden to be my favorite place in Nagoya. Granted, that might not be saying much, as this is a city not exactly known for sightseeing...

  • 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...

  • Mt. Zao Observation Platform
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    Aichi Pref. Taharashi Urachou Zao 1-46
    A viewing platform located on the top of 250 meter tall Mt. Zao offering a 360 degree panoramic view. From the fourth floor viewing deck of the facility, visitors can get a sweeping view of Mikawa Bay and the Pacific Ocean, as well as Mt. Fuji on clear days. Cars can drive up to the viewing platform. A night, an outdoor illumination program represents the four seasons of Mt. Zao. You can enjoy the fairy tale-like sight from the star terrace on the second floor. The third floor has hands-on exhibits where you can play with light. The facility also has a café where you can take a break.

    We travelled by bicucle from Toyohashi to Tahara on the foot of the trail there is a map that you need to follow for 45 mins. And along the way up there is bit tiring but there were area for a short...

  • Hisaya-odori Garden Flarie
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Osu 4-4-1
    A garden situated along Wakamiya Odori Avenue in Osu, Naka Ward, Nagoya City. The facility has nine gardens, including the Crystal Garden, Harmony Garden, and Sakura no Komichi garden, and visitors can enjoy the sight of a variety of seasonal flowers blooming throughout the year. The facility also has an Italian restaurant, cafe, beer and wine garden, flower shop, boutique shop, and event space.

    Hisaya-Odori Garden is an urban oasis, a medium-sized park with walls around the perimeter to cut off the noise of the city. Its pleasant enough, with lawns where children can run about, a lake, a...

  • 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.
  • Sky Promenade
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nakamura-ku Meieki 4-7-1 Midland square 44F
    An outdoor observation area extending from floor 44 to 46 in the Midland Square skyscraper in front of Nagoya Station. Visitors can get a 360 degree panoramic view of Nagoya from 220 meters above the ground. At night, touches such as mist spraying and wall lighting are added to further enhance the surrounding nightscape. A model of Midland Square is also on display here.

    This place is same as any other viewing tower. Not too bad and you have to pay to go up. If you want to save ¥700, just go to 15F at JR Gate Tower, and buy a coffee at Starbucks. You get to sit...

  • Skyward Asahi
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    Aichi Pref. Owariasahishi Shiroyamachou Nagaikeshimo 4517-1
    This public facility is located in Shiroyama Park, Nagaikeshimo, Shiroyama-cho, Owariasahi City. Standing nine stories tall, it has a variety of different uses, from halls used for conferences and exhibitions, to a library corner, a folklore exhibition corner, a gallery for exhibitions of paintings, an astronomical observation room and an observatory. The Skyward restaurant on the seventh floor has a reception room which seats 48 people and can be used for group events such as parties.

    春、夏、秋、のお祭りの際は車の乗り入れが出来ませんが、お祭り以外でしたら大抵建物北の駐車場まで乗り入れ出来ます。 満車の場合は手前の公園隣り、野球場北に停めてもOK。 眺望も良いですが、歴史資料もあるので子どもの夏休み宿題にもオススメスポットです。

  • Nagoya Port Building
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Minato-ku Minatomachi 1-9
    A 63 meter tall local landmark situated inside Nagoya Port Garden Pier, this building is host to restaurants, a rest area, and other facilities, as well as the Nagoya Maritime Museum, a museum which presents the history of Nagoya Port. From the observation room on the top floor, visitors can get a sweeping view of Ise Bay and Mt. Ontake. The facility is a popular destination for tourists as well as locals.

    For 700 yen, you can buy a ticket that allows access (no re-entries) to the observation deck on the 7th floor, the Maritime Museum on the 3rd floor, and the Fuji Icebreaker, an Arctic Exploration...

  • Sky Street
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nakamura-ku Meieki 1-1-4 JR Central Towers 15F
    This aerial street is located in the JR Central Towers complex in Nagoya Station. It is 15 stories above ground level, giving a breathtaking nighttime view of the area in front of Nagoya Station from 70 meters up.
  • Mikawa Bay Skyline
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    Gamagori City, Aichi Prefecture
    This 17.6-kilometer sightseeing road runs from Fukozu, Kota-cho, along National Route 23 to Kunizaka Pass. It was made free of charge in 2006 and the official name was changed to Aichi Prefectural Road 525 Gamagori Loop Line. Visitors can also enjoy the view of Mikawa Bay as they pass over the ridges of Mt. Eboneyama and Mt. Goisan.
  • Sanganesan Skyline
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    Nishio City, Aichi Prefecture
    This 5.1-kilometer-long toll road runs between Nishio City and Gamagori City, Aichi Prefecture. From June to July, 70,000 hydrangea flowers bloom along the road, giving it the popular name of Hydrangea Line. At the end of the road, there is Katahara Spa, where 50,000 hydrangea also bloom in the Hydrangea Garden (Village), and where the Hydrangea Festival is held every year.
  • Noma Lighthouse
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    Aichi Chita-gun Mihamacho Onoura Iwanari 20-1
    Built in 1921, the Noma Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in the prefecture. Its official name is the Nomazaki Lighthouse. A symbol of the town of Mihama, the white of the lighthouse’s walls shines against the blue of the sea and sky. Serving as a marker for boats, the lighthouse is also famous for shining its light on lovers. Visitors who seek to deepen their bond with someone special will pledge their love by placing a padlock on a nearby rail. They then exchange vows of love by ringing the bell in front of the lighthouse facing Ise Bay. Known as a sanctuary for lovers, the lighthouse is visited by large numbers of people each year.
  • Morozaki Fishing Port Morning Market
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    Aichi Pref. Chitagunminamichitachou Morozaki Hayashizaki A landmark
    It depends on the weather, but in general the market opens around 8:00 am. The products sold here are offered at very reasonable prices. Each shop sells fresh seafood brought in that very day. You’ll also find an abundant variety of other ocean treats such as dried fish and nori. The jumbo deep fried shrimp, only offered on weekends, is also popular. Children can also have fun here; special events are held where the market’s mascot, Fugu-kichi, makes an appearance.
  • Shintoyone Dam
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    Aichi Pref. Kitashitaraguntoyonemura Komadate Month 1 - 3
    A dam 116.5 meters tall and 311 meters long located in Kitashitara County, Aichi Prefecture. This hydroelectric dam generates electricity by exchanging water with Sakuma dam located on the main stream of the Tenryu River. A Shinto shrine dedicated to the god Sogawa Oike Daimyojin was located in a village which was submerged with the building of the dam, and a Shinto ceremony is held at the dam twice a year.
  • Kinuura Bridge
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    Handa City, Aichi Prefecture, Takahama City
    This highway bridge is located along National Route 247, in Aomi-cho, Takahama City. The bridge was opened in 1956, and at the time of its opening was known as the bridge of dreams and also as the longest bridge in the Orient. The surrounding area is well-known as a fishing spot where goby and other fish can be caught.
  • Yamanami Observatory
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    Aichi Pref. Kitashitaraguntoyonemura Sakauba Goshodaira 70-185
    This observatory is located alongside the ChausuyamaKogenRoad in KitashitaraCounty, Aichi Prefecture. It is a famous scenic spot with a panoramic view of the magnificent mountain range which runs from the Southern Japan Alps to Shizuoka and Toyohashi. It is also gaining popularity as a rest spot for scenic drives and sightseeing.
  • Asahi Kogen Genki-Mura Astronomical Observatory Mirasse
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    Aichi Pref. Toyotashi Asahiyawatachou Neyama 68-1
    Mirasse Astronomical Observatory is located in Genki-Mura in the Aichi Asahi Kogen Quasi-National Park. It contains two telescopes, a computer-controlled 40-centimeter telescope and a 13-centimeter refracting telescope. The Kirameki Viewing Club holds meetings there every Saturday (and on Sundays during three-day weekends) from April to November. Since the meetings begin after sunset, the actual starting time varies. Those who want to participate must apply by 4 p.m. the same day. Individuals and groups can also rent exclusive short-term (30-minute minimum) use of the telescopes.
  • Hatcho Miso Storehouses
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    Aichi Pref. Okazakishi Hacchouchou
    "This historic townscape is located in Hatcho-cho, Okazaki City. It is also known as Hatcho Kuradori (warehouse street). Originally a settlement called Hatcho-mura, the name of the district stem from the fact that is eight ""cho"" (approximately 870 meters) away from Okazaki Castle. The miso (soy bean paste) produced here eventually became called Hatcho miso. Even now, two producers of this miso still operate here. The district is also tourist destination due to its preserved townscape."
  • Shikemichi
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    Aichi Nagoya-shi Nishi-ku Nagono
    "This former castle town merchant district developed alongside the construction of Nagoya Castle in the early Edo period. After a great fire occurred in the area in 1700, the width of the roads was expanded to four ""ken"" (about seven meters) to help prevent the spread of future fires, giving rise to the area's name, which literally means ""four 'ken' road town."" The area's distinctive townscape is comprised of groups of kura storehouses standing on stone basis, rows of merchant homes, and rooftop shrines. During Japan's period of rapid modernization, many of the kura storehouses in the area were demolished, but today those that remain are now being uses as-is to host cafes, restaurants, and bars."

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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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