Spots in Inuyama / Ichinomiya / Seto Area

  • 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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    491 Reviews
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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...

  • Toyota Museum
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    340 Reviews
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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.

    Its not just Toyota, its about cars... history and cars. The release of a certain car set in the time era. Good lay-out, cars all look amazing, as new. You can also see nice cars on the parking...

  • Little World Museum of Man
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    309 Reviews
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    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.

    Far from city and not convenience with public transportation. All buildings are imitated from book or internet, thus it is a bit far from real. However, it is a good place to have relax time with...

  • Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park
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    157 Reviews
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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.

    Years after the close of the first expo for the Chubu area(central,Japan). The area is still one of the best parks for family and friends to hang out for weekends.

  • Sanko Inari Shrine
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    134 Reviews
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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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    106 Reviews
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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。

  • Airport Walk Nagoya
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    91 Reviews
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    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.

    A large shopping centre with a good range of eating places and a childrens play area There is a supermarket and a wide range of shops

  • Daisho-ji Temple
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    65 Reviews
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    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...

  • Kirin Beer Nagoya Brewery
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    45 Reviews
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    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.

    Kirins brewery is a very pleasant walk with friends. Guided tour by friendly attendants. Tasting samples of 3 types of beers ... amazing !! It has a souvenir shop to gift ...

  • Kiso Sansen National Government Park, 138 Tower Park
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    57 Reviews
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    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...

  • Tennogawa Park
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    74 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Tsushimashi Miyagawachou 1-chome Inside and outside the country
    A public park known for scenery dubbed the Eight Picturesque Scenes of Tennogawa. Visitors can view seasonal flowers such as wisteria, cherry blossoms, and water lilies. During the Owari Tsushima Wisteria festival from late April to early May, visitors can enjoy the sight of a stunning wisteria trellis.

    藤棚が素敵な公園ですが、コロナ騒ぎで立ち入り禁止になってしまいました。見渡すばかりの藤棚は鮮やかでした。池には大きな鯉が餌を求めて集まっています。

  • JRA Chukyo Racecourse
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    59 Reviews
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    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.

    中京圏唯一のJRA競馬場。G1開催場所でもあるが、小さい競馬場ですので、重賞以上が開催されるときは非常ににぎわっています。

  • Aichi Farm
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    61 Reviews
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    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.

    This place is a little bit outside Nagoya City, around 30 minutes by subway and train from Nagoya Station. The place is nice, very cheap entrance ticket for the garden itself (¥100), and there are a...

  • Owari Okunitama Shrine
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    45 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Inazawashi Kounomiya 1-1-1
    A Shinto shrine located in Konomiya, Inazawa City. The shrine is dedicated to the god Owari Okunitama no Kami. The Naoi Jinji, held in February and one of Japan's famous naked festivals, combines a Shinto ritual to cleanse evil influences dating back over 1,000 years with the custom of visiting the shrine in cold weather with little clothing to purify oneself.

    裸祭りで有名な神社ですが、通常は思ったほど参拝客もおらず、静かと言っていいほど。中もそんなに広いわけではありません。駐車場になっているため、どこまでが正式な参道なのかよくわかりませんが、正面から鳥居まではかなり長いです。全部参道なんでしょうね。

  • Haritsuna Jinja Shrine
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    86 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Inuyama Kitakoken 65-1
    This shrine located in Inuyama City is the sochinju (the center place to pray for local gods) for the Nobi area, and is believed to be the guardian deity of Inuyama Castle. Since Oda Nobunaga’s uncle, Oda Nobuyasu, donated a hand-carved statue of a dog and made prayers for easy childbirth and longevity, it is widely known as a place to ask blessings for conception of children, easy childbirth and longevity. Every year in April the famous Inuyama Festival is held, and is especially beautiful when the cherry blossoms are fully open and there is a parade at night of floats moving around by the light of paper lanterns, making for a dazzling sight.

    A long, very steep, flight of (new?) steps takes you to the shrine and gets you get closer to the castle at the top. The Noh stage at the shrine was quite attractive as was the stone bridge. We...

  • Aichiken Forest Park
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    40 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Owariasahishi Arai 5182-1
    A forest park located in Owariasahi City, Aichi Prefecture. Some of the park's many facilities include tennis courts, baseball fields, an exercise park with horseback riding, a paid botanical garden, and barbecue ground. The Mori no Cafe information center serves a famous dan dan mian noodle bowl, curry rice, and other dishes. The park is often used as a gathering space by locals.

    この公園だけで1日過ごしても飽きることは全くない、というくらい、広大な敷地に様々な施設が取り揃えられている公園です。スポーツ施設や子供向け遊具は勿論ですが、何といっても広大な芝生は、有り余る元気を持つ犬を連れてくるのに最適ではないかと思います。但し専用のドッグランの敷地があるわけではありませんので、リードは離さずに持つ必要があります。 子供向け遊具は一か所に集中しているため、広大な芝生には遊具らし...

  • Dondenkan
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    63 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Inuyama Higashikoken 62
    Dondenkan is a town development facility, or museum, located in Inuyama City, Aichi Prefecture. It is home to four floats, each eight meters in height, which are paraded through the streets in the Inuyama Festival, one of the country’s Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties. The floats exquisitely decorated in gold leaf and lacquer are an impressive sight. The building has been built to reproduce the town houses of the Inuyama castle town, complete with Japanese rooms and earthen floors. The second floor exhibition room displays models and materials relating to Inuyama Festival. It’s a place where you can really feel the thrilling festival atmosphere.

    Not been inside the museum but was lucky to see the festival floats in Inuyama during the festival. The festival takes place during the first weekend on April , every year. The floats are taken in...

  • 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.
  • Linimo
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    61 Reviews
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    Aichi Nagakute-shi Ibaragabasama 1533-736
    Maglev train line of the Aichi Rapid Transit runs the 8.9 kilometer from Fujigaoka Station in Meito-ku, Nagoya City to Yakusa Station in Toyota City in about 17 minutes. It was the first commercially available (normal magnetizing) magnetic levitation train system in Japan. Along the way is Aichi Earth Expo Memorial Park (Morikoro Park, used for 2005's Japan World Expo (Aichi Earth Expo) ). Other facilities along the route include a university, library, museum, shopping mall and more.

    Aichi University of Fine Arts and Music communication Ave. station building, simple and functional, useless thing is not at all, including around the station. I get impression that the number of...

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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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