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  • A National Treasure, Inuyama Castle
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    4.5
    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...

  • Museum Meiji-Mura
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    4.0
    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.
  • JRA Chukyo Racecourse
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Toyoakeshi Magomechou Shikita 1225
    This racecourse is located in Shikita, Magome-cho, Toyoake City. Construction of the course was completed, and the first Chukyo horserace was held in 1953. It underwent a major renovation in 2012, and in addition to holding the Takamatsunomiya Kinen in March and the Champions Cup GI races in December, the amusement park inside the racecourse grounds was made free on days other than event days.
  • Little World Museum of Man
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    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Imai Narisawa 90-48
    An outdoor folk museum which presents the folk culture of peoples from countries around the world. Buildings from around the globe stand on the park’s grounds. Here you can enjoy cuisine from areas throughout Japan and the world, buy souvenirs, and try on folk costumes. There are also restaurants and a cafés with terrace seating. The World Bazzar Café has a kids’ space, making it easy for the whole family to enjoy the flavors of the world. Shops selling souvenirs from across the globe are colored by the culture of the countries they represent, and here you’ll find an abundant selection of goods, including German sausages and French cheeses and sweets.

    ミーゴレン、ナシゴレンなど、インドネシア料理が楽しめます。おススメは、アヤムゴレン。時期によって、特別メニューがあるので、ウェブサイトをチェックしてください。

  • Toyota Museum
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

    長時間に渡って博物館見学をします、その合間にこちらのカフェでゆったりと 本を読みながらお茶をします。 すぐ隣には、お土産の売店もあり便利です。

  • Kiyosu Castle
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    4.0
    134 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Kiyosushi Asahi Shiroyashiki 1-1
    Kiyosu was somewhere everyone wanted to have. The reason was because it is located at the point where the Kamakura and Ise highways cross. Nobunaga Oda occupied the castle in 1555. It is famous as the place where the Kiyosu Conference to decide Nobunaga’s successor was held. In the exhibitions from the first to fourth floors of the castle tower, you can learn about the history of Kiyosu and the exploits of its rulers. The top floor offers an amazing view of cherry blossoms blooming along the Gojo River in the spring.

    I'm sure you'll like this castle. It's not only the place, all of people working here are kind and nice. I and my sis experienced to wear the samurai costume free of charge. Please ask staff if you...

  • Inuyama City Cultural Museum, Karakuri Tenji-kan
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Inuyama Kitakoken 8
    This is a museum located in Inuyama City which features displays on the history and cultural heritage of Inuyama City which is a castle town. In the main building is a diorama which recreates the Inuyama castle town as it was in the Edo period as well as displays about the cultural assets within the city. In the “Karakuri Tenji-kan” annex are displays of “karakuri” (mechanical dolls) riding in floats, performances by karakuri dolls, and a display of the production process for karakuri.
  • French Okumuratei
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Inuyama Higashikoken 395
    This restaurant in Inuyama City serves up its own original French cuisine. The brightly-colored full course meals which use only local, seasonal ingredients are outstanding, and they are accompanied by a complete collection of wines carefully selected by a sommelier. The lunchtime-only “Chef Mode“ course is quite popular. Narita is located in the remodeled Japanese-style house “Okumura-tei,” which is a registered Tangible Cultural Property, and the old building is full of a relaxed and subtle Japanese ambience. Guests may also enjoy a stroll through the garden which still contains a well.

    Amazing❗️Just Uau‼️The staff,the dishes all verry delicious and well done Staff were extremely educated and nice. 5Stars treatment.

  • 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.
  • Kamagami Shrine
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    Aichi Pref. Setoshi Kamagamichou 112
    A Shinto shrine located in Jiso Park in Kamagami-cho, Seto City. The shrine is dedicated to Tamikichi Kato, the man said to have revitalized Seto ware and who introduced porcelain making methods from Arita in Kyushu to the area. The unusual main shrine building is flanked by ceramic guardian lion-dogs and is modeled after a climbing kiln. During the Setomono Festival, an industrial festival held in September which celebrates Kato's efforts with ceramics, a large ceramics market, said to be one of the biggest in the country, is held where you can buy bargains and excellent products.
  • Aichi Farm
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Nisshinshi Komenokichou Minamiyama 977
    A farm with a variety of leisure facilities where you can enjoy nature and meet cute animals. In the animal area, you can feed and play with various farm animals. In the Riding Club area, you can try horseback riding. There’s a miniature golf course with 18 holes fun for children and adults alike. The shop adjoining the milking plant sells products made with the farm’s dairy goods. The farm’s gelato house offers a variety of tasty gelato flavors which change daily. The popular reservation-only Barbecue Garden area has a roof to protect you from sun and rain.

    孫と行くときは、幼児が気軽に楽しめる、愛知牧場ふれあい動物園と、ここの絶品ソフトクリームが定番のセットですが、孫がいないときも、ここのソフトクリーム目当てで、食べに行くほどの絶品ソフトクリームだと評価しています。

  • Daisho-ji Temple
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    4.0
    56 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Inuyama Kitahakusambira 5
    A branch temple of the Buddhist Daihonzan Naritasan Shinshoji Temple in Narita City, Chiba Prefecture. The temple was erected in 1953 for believers in the Nagoya area and is the largest temple dedicated to Acala in the Chubu area. The temple’s principal object of worship is a figure of Acala holding a sharp sword in his right hand to cut away worldly desires. In his left hand, the statue holds a lariat to tie to the legs of those who have turned their backs on the teachings of Buddhism and drag them back to the path of righteousness. On New Year’s day, a special gomaku ceremony is held in which cedar wood is burned in offering to Acala. A variety of other events are also held at the temple. The closest station is the Meitetsu Inuyamayuen Station, a 10 minute walk away from the temple.

    This must be the main attraction of Inuyama. Zou can enjoy panoramic view from the swuare befor the temple. It offers fantstic view on the Inuyama castle and whole city. Mountains in the background...

  • Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park
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    Aichi Pref. Nagakuteshi Ibaragabasama Otsu 1533-1
    A park which was erected on the site of Expo 2005 Aichi. Japan’s first magnetic levitation train Linimo, operates in the park. The park is extremely large; the cycling course is 5.1 kilometers long. The Aichi Children’s Center inside the park contains play equipment and children run about the facility having fun. Particularly popular is Satsuki and Mei’s House, which recreates the world from the movie My Neighbor Totoro. The park also has a variety of other facilities on offer for adults and children to enjoy.
  • Kirin Beer Nagoya Brewery
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    4.5
    33 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Kiyosushi Terano Hanagasa 100
    The Nagoya Brewery produces Kirin products for the Tokai area. As part of its environmental conservation efforts, the brewery actively engages in such activities as biogas energy production and reforesting riverhead areas. On the brewery tour, you can view the production facilities and experience for yourself the secret behind Kirin’s delicious brews. A variety of tours are available, giving visitors the chance to gain a deeper knowledge of the world of beer. the adjoining factory shop sells original merchandise. At the brewery’s New York-themed restaurant, you can enjoy a delicious meal together with beer straight from the factory.

    I went here twice and I satisfied all. Even though the explanation is in Japanese, if you ask the ppt slides for another languages to the counter, they will provide you those papers. You can learn...

  • Momotaro Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Kurisu Ohira 853
    According to legend, the bank of the Kiso River in Inuyama is where the great folk hero Momotaro was born. Momotaro is a demigod who emerged from a peach, and Momotaro Shrine is dedicated to this legendary figure. The shrine was built in 1930. Mt. Momo beyond the shrine has been viewed as a Shinto deity since ancient times as it is the location where Momotaro last hid himself away. Locally, the shrine is believed to grant the prayers of those seeking to be blessed with children and to see their children grow healthy and strong. The shrine has an unusual torii gate decorated with a peach. The museum’s treasure hall presents materials relating to the legend of Momotaro.
  • Japan Monkey Centre
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    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Inuyama Kanrin 26
    This monkey zoo is one of a kind, and has 900 monkeys from over 60 different species. Monkey Valley has a unique way of exhibiting monkeys where you can see them build a bonfire in the winter. This is the only time you can see monkeys stuffing their faces with sweet potatoes they cooked in the flames. In addition, you can observe the lives of monkeys from various points of views in the park. They even go over your head in Monkey Scramble. There is also Wao Land, where you can see ring-tailed lemurs up close.
  • Yamada Gohei Mochi
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    36 Reviews
    Shopping
    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Inuyama Higashikoken 776
    Yamada Gohei Mochi shop, located in the castle town around Inuyama Castle, is famous for its rich, handmade sauce. They roast the mochi skewers for about three minutes on order, slather it in their special sauce, and hand the skewer over so you can eat while you stroll the streets. Depending on the season you can also get roasted sweet potatoes, shaved ice, soft-serve ice cream and more. It’s located ten minutes’ walk from Meitetsu Inuyama Line Inuyama Station.

    安いが質が悪そう? 美味しくない。ボタクリだらけの店の中で そんな事はないけどほんとに美味しいか? 疑問。若い人には分からないのだろう この街自体が、ほんとの正統派な観光地とは 違う、犬山には2度と行かない

  • Former Isobe Residence
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    4.0
    51 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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...

  • Matsuno-ya
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    15 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Inuyama Kitakubiduka 28-1
    Matsuno-ya is a long-established shop specializing in dengaku (bean curd baked and coated with miso) that was founded in the Meiji period and has carried on its traditions ever since it was established. The unchanging taste since the old days that is loved by the locals is available in four types of tofu, taro, pond snail and pork. The recommended dengaku set meal is Matsuno-ya’s standard menu of na-meshi (rice with greens) with dengaku and they go extremely well together. It is approximately three minutes on foot from Inuyama Station on the Meitetsu Inuyama Line.

    田楽が有名ですが、田楽しかない感じでした。 でんがく定食は豆腐の田楽と菜飯、お吸い物のセットですが、量的に物足りないです。 味も単調で飽きます。 メニューとしては芋田楽、肉田楽、タニシ田楽というのもあるようなので、 定食では何種類か、まぜた方が良いのかなーと思いました。 知っていたら初めからいろいろまぜて頼んだと思います。

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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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