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  • Cape Irago Lighthouse
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Shirotori Garden
    144 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    Feeding the fish was the best ¥50 I have ever spent! Such a beautiful and relaxing garden! Perfect for photos and enjoying the wonderful view!

  • Uni Mall
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nakamura-ku Meieki 4-5-26
    An underground mall which connects JR Nagoya Station and International Center Station on the Sakura-dori Line subway. Arranged as a single avenue, the mall is lined with a variety of interesting and convenient fashionable clothing stores, cosmetic shops, and restaurants.
  • Morozaki Fishing Port Morning Market
    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.
  • Noma Lighthouse
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Chitagunmihamachou 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.
  • Jozan-en
    17 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Anjoushi Izumichou Nakahongou 180-1
    Ishikawa Jozan was born in what is today Izumi Town, Anjo City. Ishikawa Jozan was an early Edo period samurai who was also a well-known poet. He spent last years of his life in the Shisen-do Jozanji Temple in Kyoto. The Jozan-en garden was modeled after the Shisen-do Jozanji Temple and built in the area where Jozan was born to reproduce and share his unique worldview. The elegant garden combines a Chinese garden, traditional circular garden built around a central pond, and garden modeled after the mythical Mt. Penglai. Near the Shisen-kaku hermitage stands a replica of a stone monument dedicated to 36 great points from the Shisen-do Jozanji Temple.

    This beautiful garden was established by Ishikawa Jozan, poet and buddhist scholar in the early Edo era. It is not easy to get there if you don't have a car. We travelled to Sakurai on the...

  • Mt. Zao Observation Platform
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Handa Waterway & Warehouses
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Handashi Nakamurachou Around
    There remain numerous historical buildings in an area of warehouses enclosed in black wooden walls along the Handa Waterway in Handa City, Aichi Prefecture. The area prospered in the Edo period with shipping and brewing industries such as sake and vinegar, and even today some of the warehouses along the canal are still in use. There is a strong smell of vinegar in the air which is why the place has been named as one of the 100 most fragrant landscapes in the country. Nearby is the Mizkan Museum, where you can learn about Mizkan’s way of producing vinegar, and the Handa Red Brick Building, where Kabuto beer was produced and now one of the nation's Registered Tangible Cultural Properties.
  • Magai-ohashi Bridge
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Pref. Hashimashi Kuwabarachou Maeno
    The Magai-ohashi Bridge carries the access road used for monitoring the Magai Head-works gate-controlled weir installed just above the lower reaches of the Kiso River. The weir ensures that the Kisogawa River flows as smoothly as a tranquil lake; the Bridge is a great place to enjoy superb views of beautiful sunsets.
  • Kiso Sansen National Government Park, 138 Tower Park
    50 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Ichinomiyashi Koumyouji Urasaki 21-3
    A fee-charging observation tower 138 meters tall located inside 138 Tower Park. From the top of the tower, visitors can get a sweeping view of the Kiso River, the Suzuka Mountains, the Kiso Mountains (Central Japan Alps), and other surrounding seasonal scenery, as well as the dazzling Nagoya nightscape in the evenings. The tower is also lit up in different colors to indicate the weather forecast.

    Last autumn, we took our grandson here to let him play with playground equipment that is fixed all the year around. We often come here with family because various event takes place here through four...

  • Sanganesan Skyline
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Manrin Alley
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Toyotashi Asukechou Shinmachi
    This street is located in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture. For the purpose of fire prevention, the walls of the townhouses lining the street are plastered and hardened to the eaves, giving a weighty feel to the two-kilometer line of quaint houses. In 2011, the street was chosen as Aichi Prefecture's first ever Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings. Visitors can enjoy walking down this street while viewing historical traces of Asuke's post town. This street was an important place in the lives of the people who passed through here in the past.
  • Taigetsu Bridge
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Toyotashi Asukechou
    This bridge crosses Tomoe River, which flows through Korankei. It was newly rebuilt in 2007. Visitors can also walk down to the river where they can view the bridge from the riverside. It is a famous spot for viewing the autumn leaves, and many tourists visit to take photos of this location during the fall season.
  • Dokanzaka
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Tokonameshi Sakaemachi In the ground
    "This hill is located in Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture. The walls on either side are covered with clay pipes from the Meiji period and shochu bottles from the early Showa period. The slope is paved with kesawa - discarded material used for firing clay pipes, which make it easy to walk up. Many tourists visit this hill, as it is one of the popular sightseeing spots on the ""Yakimono Sanpo Michi"" pottery walk."
  • Nagoya Station Meichika Underground Shopping Mall
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Nakamura-ku
    This underground shopping mall is located around Nagoya Station. It opened in 1957 and has a wide range of commercial facilities such as ladies' fashion stores and restaurants which serve Nagoya gourmet meals centered around local delicacies. The mall is frequented not only by sightseeing visitors, but also by local people who use it for their daily shopping.
  • Koran Bridge
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Toyotashi Asukechou
    This 30-meter long, red suspension bridge is located approximately 800 meters upstream of Korankei. On the bridge, there is a feeling of openness, and visitors can view the landscape of Korankei, which show a different face in each season, including the colorful red leaves in fall. This view spot is popular with both tourists and locals.
  • Atsumi Cycling Road
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi prefecture Tahara City Tahara Toyohashi bicycle road line
    A bicycling road extending along the Pacific coast in Mikawa-wan Quasi-National Park. There are multiple routes such as the Kyukamura route and Atsumi route, and cyclers can enjoy renowned views such as Koijigahama Beach and the Wakami coast. The road has also been selected as one of the 100 best in Japan and many cyclists come here especially on weekends and holidays.
  • Sky Street
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Sky Promenade
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Mikawa Bay Skyline
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

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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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