Spots in Sakae / Fushimi Area

  • Oasis 21
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    4.0
    489 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Higashisakura 1-11-1
    Oasis 21 which has a direct connection to Nagoya’s business district Sakae Station is a multi-complex facility with parks, bus terminals and commercial facilities. Enjoy the seasonal flowers on the field of green where the lawn stretches out, and events are often held in the Galaxy Platform. The “Spaceship-Aqua” fills the space above the blowout space. It is a large roof of glass which floats in the air. A thin veil of water flows on the glass surface, and it is beautifully illuminated in vivid colors. A garden path surrounds the outer circumference of the glass roof, allowing people to enjoy a stroll in the air 14 meters above ground.

    Went to Oasis 21 in the afternoon to do a little bit of shopping. I would recommend visitors to go in the evening because the roof looks like a spaceship! Could see Nagoya Tower from there as well.

  • Nagoya Castle
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Tokugawa Art Museum
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    4.0
    447 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Tokugawachou 1017
    This private art museum located within Tokugawaen in Nagoya City opened in 1935 to showcase items donated by the 19th lord of the Owari Tokugawa clan and his in-laws. The collection exceeds 10,000 items and is comprised of daimyo (feudal lord) implements passed down in the Owari Tokugawa clan such as relics related to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate, articles purchased from other daimyo families, and donations from wealthy merchants. The collection includes numerous National Treasures, Important Cultural Properties, and important works of art, and is famous for items such as Genji Monogatari Emaki (The Picture Scroll of the Tale of Genji)” and Hatsune no Chodo. Displays in the permanent section allow visitors to catch a glimpse of life in the Owari clan, and exhibitions are also held in accordance with the seasons as well as different themes.

    While the Tokugawa Art Museum doesnt have much in quantity of what is on display, it has nine items that are designated as national treasures which includes 12th century handscrolls. The items that...

  • Vantelin Dome Nagoya
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Higashi-ku Daiko Minami 1-1-1
    This domed stadium, which opened in 1997, is widely known as the home of the Chunichi Dragons. In addition to holding baseball games, it can also host a wide variety of other events such as concerts and exhibitions. It is equipped with a 106 meter-wide video screen, LED lighting, and other facilities that allow a diverse range of productions that leverage its massive scale. Other facilities include concession stands and restaurants on each level, shops that sell original merchandise, and a nursery.
  • Aichi Prefectural Arts Theater
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    4.0
    46 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Higashisakura 1-13-2 Aichi Arts Center
    A performing arts theater standing along Nishiki-dori Avenue in Higashisakura, Higashi Ward, Nagoya City. The theater has a large hall complete with stage mechanisms able to be used for fully fledged opera performances, a concert hall equipped with a pipe organ, a small hall which can be used for a variety of performing arts, and one medium sized and one large rehearsal room.

    5階席で観ました。音響は申し分ありませんがロックバンドのライブを観るには少々雰囲気がイマイチです。売店はありませんでした。

  • Nagoya City Archives
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    4.0
    106 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Shirakabe 1-3
    This public archives building built in 1922 was used as the site for the former courthouse, and in addition to exhibiting materials concerning Nagoya’s municipal government, items connected to the courthouse are regularly on display. Inside the spectacular Neo-Baroque-style building made of brick and granite sights such as the stairwell with its beautiful stained-glass windows and the magnificent restored conference hall are not to be missed. Visitors can also tour a reproduced courtroom under the old Meiji Constitution and a prisoner lock-up area. The guided tours of the building provided by the staff are also popular. The building is a five-minute walk from Higashi Ote Station on the Meitetsu Seto Line.

    Nagoya City Archives and Museum was a nice surprise as we made a quick stop on the way to the Nagoya Castle area. Its a former courthouse building that has been preserved after the court moved to...

  • Nagoya City Science Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Sakae 2-17-1 Forest of art and science/In Shirakawa park
    This is a comprehensive science museum located in Nagoya City. The building is characteristic for its unique external appearance which seems to be embracing a giant sphere. The museum is largely composed of three main buildings, the Life Science Building, which features exhibits about the human body and life on earth, the Astronomy Building, which features astronomy and the mysteries of space, and the Science and Technology Building featuring exhibits related to science and physics. The sphere is actually the Brother Earth planetarium, the world’s largest which projects a large starry sky on the dome. There are also large exhibits popular with both children and adults such as a room with a temperature of -30 degrees Celsius where visitors can experience an aurora and a corner to experience an artificial tornado.
  • Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
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    4.0
    82 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Higashisakura 1-13-2 Aichi Arts Center, 10th Floor
    This art museum in Nagoya City's Higashi Ward is located on the 10th floor of the Aichi Arts Center, and is the successor to the Aichi Prefectural Culture Hall and Museum of Art which opened in 1955. Primarily featuring 20th century art from Japan and abroad, the museum is home to many masterpieces including works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Ryuzaburo Umehara, and Sotaro Yasui. In particular, there is a complete collection of works leaning towards German Expressionism and Surrealism, and also postwar art of the USA. The special collection donated by Nagoya art collector Teizo Kimura has more than 3,000 works including modern Japanese-style paintings, Chinaware, and Buddhist images, and these works are displayed in the Teizo Kimura Collection Room and in some of the special exhibitions.

    Was impressed by the way the park has been redeveloped into both a recreational area and shopping maal with conne tion to the metro station

  • Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art
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    4.5
    103 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Aoi 1-19-30
    The art museum is directly connected to Exit 1 of Shinsakaemachi Station. On display are the pieces of art collected by the late Yamazaki Teruyuki, former president of the Yamazaki Mazak Corporation. The collection focusses on French art from the 18th to 20th centuries. Along with paintings are art nouveau works by artists such as Emile Galle including glass pieces and furniture. Relax and enjoy French fine art in the exhibition halls decorated with chandeliers and other adornments giving them the feeling of classical salons.

    The receptionist had peremptory manners and it made me unpleasant. Its not busy at all even at weekend.

  • Matsuzakaya Nagoya
    Shopping
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Sakae 3-16-1
    This department store was originally founded in 1611 as the dry goods and sundries shop Ito Gofukuten. Its brand strength is especially strong in the Nagoya region. Comprised of three buildings, a North Building, Main Building, and South Building, its vast sales floor space hosts a large number of shops including fashion, foreign brand-name goods, jewelry, watches, cosmetics, food, and more. In addition to large stores including H&M and Yodobashi Camera, the department store also features facilities such as a Pokemon Center and an art museum. It is connected directly to Yabacho Station.
  • Tokugawaen
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Nagoya City Art Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Sakae 2-17-25 Forest of art and science/In Shirakawa park
    An art museum which focuses on art relating to the local area but which also possesses pieces from international artists. Visitors can view School of Paris, Mexican Renaissance, and modern art. The museum also displays works by Amedeo Modigliani and Marc Chagall. The museum is located inside Shirakawa Park, where visitors can view modern sculptures by artists such as Isamu Noguchi. The museum has a library and coffee shop. The museum shop offers original merchandise such as prints of Amedeo Modigliani’s Girl with Pigtails, a piece in the museum’s collection.
  • Nagoya Parco
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Sakae 3-29-1
    A shopping mall hosting fashionable shops and restaurants. In addition to the East, West, and South Buildings, there is a centrally located, compact building called Midi. Many of the shops are making their Nagoya debut here and offer stylish and superbly crafted items. Floors 9 through 11 of the West Building are occupied by the Nagoya Creston Hotel. Conveniently accessible, floor B1 of the East Building is connected directly to Yabacho Station.
  • Kenchuji Temple
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Tsutsui 1-7-57
    A Pure Land Buddhist temple located in Higashi Ward, Nagoya City dedicated to Acala. The temple's grounds are host to many precious examples of Edo period architecture designated Cultural Properties by the city of Nagoya, including the main temple, sanmon triple gate, and bell tower. Each year during the Setsubun festival in February, dried beans are thrown from the main temple, and the temple grounds bustle with visitors come to see the spectacle.

    Beautiful temple it has like a little entrance across the street. In a very quiet neighborhood especially at nights

  • Aeon Mall (Nagoya Dome Mae)
    Shopping
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Higashi-ku Yadaminami 4-102-3
    This shopping mall is situated along the Ring Route in 4-Chome Yadaminami, Higashi Ward, Nagoya City. Anchored by the Aeon Nagoya Dome Mae store, the mall is comprised of a variety of fashionable apparel shops, boutiques, restaurants, service establishments, and other specialty businesses. Various events are also held in the mall.
  • Kitanosan Sinpuku-ji Hosho-in (Osu Kannon Temple)
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Osu 2-21-47
    Located in the Osu district of Nagoya City’s Naka Ward, this temple belonging to the Shingon Chisan sect is said to be one of Japan’s three hallowed grounds of Kannon, the deity of mercy. It is also well-known under the name Osu-Kannon. The temple was constructed as Shinpuku-ji in 1333 in what is now Gifu Prefecture’s Hashima City, and was moved to its present site in 1612. The vermillion hondo (main temple) is a symbol of Osu and is known as the “Osu Bunko” (library) for its collection of some 15,000 old books including Japan’s oldest manuscript of the “Kojiki” (Records of Ancient Matters), a National Treasure, and the “Shomonki” (The Chronicle of Masakado), which is an Important Cultural Property.
  • Nagoya Mitsukoshi Sakae Branch
    Shopping
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Sakae 3-5-1
    This department store located in the Sakae district of Naka Ward in Nagoya City is a mainstay store that accounts for approximately 10% of Mitsukoshi’s entire sales. The building used to belong to the Oriental Nakamura department store and in the rooftop amusement park is the oldest rooftop Ferris Wheel existing in Japan (also a registered tangible cultural property). Inside are famous brands from both Japan and around the world and high quality fashion items primarily intended for women. The food section in the first underground basement floor is full of famous shops offering everything from side dishes to Western confectioneries, and even includes a bakery.
  • Sunshine Sakae
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Nishiki 3-24-4
    A shopping mall with six floors above ground and one below notable for its giant Ferris wheel. The mall is also conveniently connected directly to the Sakae subway station. The mall’s Ferris wheel gondolas are clear, giving riders the chance to view the surrounding city from a variety of angles. The mall also hosts a theater and shop for idol group SKE48. The Mini 4WD Plaza, dedicated to racing Mini 4WD toy cars, is popular with children and adults. You can even try racing a Mini 4WD for free. The mall also has cafes and restaurants so you can enjoy a meal in between having fun.
  • Atsuta Horaiken (Matsuzakaya Branch)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Sakae 3-30-8 Matsuzakaya Nagoya store South Front 10F
    This eel restaurant is located on the 10th floor of the South Building of Matsuzakaya department store in Naka Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. The main location which registered the trademark for the “hitsumabushi” eel dish, has been around since 1873. They use specially selected high-quality eel and grill each one carefully over Kishu Bincho charcoal with their secret sauce that has been passed down over the years. The first bowl is usually eaten as-is; the second with spices; the third with tea poured over it; and the fourth however one pleases. The “unagi kaiseki” (eel banquet) is great for special gatherings.
  • Misokatsu Yabaton (Yaba-cho Main Shop)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Osu 3-6-18
    A long standing restaurant dedicated to miso katsu cutlets, a Nagoya specialty. Since Yabaton was founded in 1947, it has continued to use only select ingredients and the same favorite recipes. Yabaton uses high quality pork with a focus on pork from southern Kyushu. The restaurant’s secret miso sauce is carefully prepared with soybean miso naturally fermented for a year and a half. Yabaton also takes care to keep the frying oil from getting too heavy and causing upset stomachs. In addition to eating in, the restaurant also sells popular take-home bento box lunches and tenderloin cutlet sandwiches. Yabaton also sells merchandise featuring the restaurant’s mascot, Bu-chan.

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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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