Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Chita Area

  • Chubu Centrair International Airport
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    4.0
    469 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Tokonameshi Centrair 1-chome
    An airport in Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture which opened in 2005 and which serves as the gateway to the skies in the Chubu area. Both international and domestic flights operate here, making transfers convenient. The airport’s restaurants and shops open early and close late to serve passengers taking early morning and late night flights. The Meihinkan shop sells an abundant variety of Nagoya products with a focus on goods perfect for souvenirs. You can also find restaurants offering a variety of cuisine genres as well as Nagoya specialties. Or you can enjoy a bath while watching the planes take off and land in Centrair’s own Fu no Yu bathhouse. With so many shops and facilities on offer, Chubu Centrair is almost like a theme park.

    This is well set up for people to get a snack or last minute shopping. Only issue is due to crowds it can be hard to find a seat if not in a restaurant. Highly recommend for food before a flight.

  • INAX MUSEUMS (LIXIL GROUP)
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    4.0
    70 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Tokonameshi Okueichou 1-130
    This cultural museum located in Tokoname City is operated by LIXIL Corporation. It features six facilities where visitors can learn the beauty of clay and pottery by experiencing their history and culture. The Tile Museum displays works of tile art from across the world. The Kiln Plaza* features a brick smoke stack and a large coal-fired kiln. Visitors can try their hand at tile art at the Tiling Workshop or making shiny clay balls at the popular Clay Works. The Architectural Terracotta Museum displays decorative works of terracotta from the Taisho to early Showa periods. Finally, the LIXIL Ceramics Lab conveys the spirit of craftsmanship. Japanese culture of manufacturing. *The Kiln Plaza is temporarily closed for retrofitting.

    Inax produced some of the the nicest tiles in the far east. The museum is historically very interesting and there is a pizzeria in the complex which is pretty good. There is a good store with...

  • Minamichita Green Valley
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    30 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Chitagunminamichitachou Utsumi Uchikoshi 77-1
    A field sports theme park located in Minamichita Town, Chita County, Aichi Prefecture which has equipment for field athletics, bungee jumping, and more. There's also an orchard where you can enjoy seasonal blueberry, mandarin orange, and other fruit picking; and a barbecue ground. Many families come here especially during extended consecutive holidays and weekends.

    Good , good place to go and good food to eit Im really in enjoy my time. Thank you very much! Good people, beautiful place I never forget

  • Kunizakari Sake no Bunkakan Museum
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    4.0
    47 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Handashi Higashihonmachi 2-24
    The Kunizakari Sake no Bunkkan Museum is a corporate museum created by Nakano Sake Brewery in Handa City, Aichi Prefecture. The building has been used to produce sake for 200 years until 1972. The museum has exhibits on sake and the history of Handa, a display where sake brewing is introduced through Japanese paper mannequins, and displays showing the tools used in sake brewing. Visitors can gain useful insights and learn all about the production of sake. There is also a sake tasting corner where visitors can sample sake and plum wine, and there is also a shop.

    Here is a culture center about history of Japanese SAKE. In the winter, you can make your own SAKE and learning the processes. The special amazing SAKE can not purchase in the store, so you have to...

  • Tokoname-shi Ceramic Hall
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    3.5
    25 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Tokonameshi Sakaemachi 3-8
    Tokoname City in Aichi Prefecture is known as one of the “Six Old Kilns of Japan,” and it is the birthplace of Tokoname ware. The Tokoname City Ceramic Hall, located between Tokoname Station and the Tokoname Interchange, produces and sells Tokoname ware. You can purchase teacups, rice bowls, vases, and ornaments. The facility itself is a tourist location and the first stop on the “pottery trail.” There’s a parking lot, rest area, bathroom, and other amenities, making it a kind of base for Tokoname tourism.

    There are teapots made in Tokoname here in a very broad price range. if you want to get a souvenir for someone or for yourself, you can get reasonable or expensive teapots here. The staff is helpful...

  • Handa Science Center
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Handashi Kirigaoka 4-210
    A science museum located in Handa City, Aichi Prefecture with fun, interactive, and educational exhibits. The museum also has a planetarium and an astronomical observatory. The museum holds a variety of events particularly on weekends and is visited by many families.

    有料のプラネタリウムを中心とした科学館です。遊べるスペースが多く、航空関連の展示もあります。週末は駐車場がよく満車になります。

  • Minami Chita Beach Land & Minami Chita Toy Kingdom
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    Aichi Pref. Chitagunmihamachou Okuda 428-1
    A theme park located on the Chita Peninsula. The park hosts an aquarium featuring interactive exhibits as well as a toy theme park. The aquarium displays all manner of sea life and also holds dolphin shows and events where guests can interact and touch ocean creatures. The theme park area is divided into nine toy-themed pavilions where children can play with toys such as Licca-chan doll houses, Tomica miniature cars, and Plarail model trains. The park also has a variety of rides that small children can enjoy. Restaurants and shops can be found on the park grounds.
  • Shiawase Mura
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Toukaishi Araomachi Nishihazama 2-1
    A public park located in Nishihazama Arao-machi, Tokai City. The park has a large health facility equipped with 14 kinds of baths, an indoor pool, and a training room. The Oumeian tearoom serves matcha powdered green tea and elaborate tray meals. There's also the Shiawase Mura Juraku garden restaurant, an herb garden, and a campground (advance reservations required). The park's Jarakuen Daibutsu giant Buddha statue, erected in 1927, is 18.79 meters tall and serves as a symbol of the town.

    大仏様の聚楽園内にある施設です、健康ふれあい交流館の中に温浴施設、温水プールやギャラリーがあります。無料駐車場あり

  • Tokoname City Kowaki Park
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
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    Aichi Tokoname-shi Sakai Kowaki 10
    An agricultural park situated along Prefectural Route 247 right in front of Chubu Centrair International Airport and Ise Bay. Here visitors can barbecue and try agricultural activities like sweet potato digging and fig picking. A walking bath along the sea and a spacious natural grass lawn add to the park's appeals. Visitors can enjoy light sports such as badminton and playing catch here. In spring when the cherry blossoms are in bloom, the park is a flower viewing destination. From mid-April to early May, around 100 traditional carp banners are hung in the park. In summer, the park is used for a variety of events, such as activities like launching PET bottle rockets.

    ちょっとした高台にある公園です。たまに朝市が開かれるみたいですがまだ行ったことはありません。展望台から伊勢湾。セントレアの離発着の飛行機がよくみえます。

  • Tokoname Rinku Beach
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    Aichi Pref. Tokonameshi Rinkuchou 2
    A 630 meter long artificial beach situated along the shore opposite Chubu Centrair International Airport in Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture. The beach is one of the largest in the Tokai region. In addition to swimming, the beach has a barbecue area popular with young people. Music and other events are held here, and visitors can enjoy a wide variety of activities. Aeon Mall Tokoname and other facilities are located nearby, and the beach is frequented by families.
  • Aichi Health Village Park
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    Aichi Pref. Obushi Moriokamachi 9-300
    A park situated inside a multipurpose facility built around the themes of welfare and having a purpose in life. The park’s spacious grass-covered grounds, surrounded by natural beauty, have a jogging course and natural biotope areas. The playground forest area, filled with a variety of play equipment, is particularly popular. There are also tennis courts, ball fields, and a miniature golf course. The Health Road has equipment for strength training. Filled with greenery and colored by seasonally blooming plants, visitors can enjoy flowers in full bloom no matter when they visit.
  • Utsumi Beach
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    Aichi Pref. Chitagunminamichitachou Utsumi
    This beach is located in Chidorigahama, Utsumi, Minamichita Town, Chita County. The fine white sand of this coast continues for two kilometers and includes Chidorigahama Beach, which has been chosen as one of Japan's 100 Best Beaches, Higashihama Beach Resort and Nishihama Beach. Many beachgoers crowd the beach during the season, and there are also many seaside stores.
  • Tokoname-ya
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Tokonameshi Sakaemachi 3-111
    Tokoname-ya is located in a remodeled abandoned wooden porcelain workshop, now reborn as a studio, gallery, cafe, and shop, and is one of the foremost places leading ceramics-center Tokoname’s revitalization. They have a public space available for parties, hobby classes and more, making it a lively place for local community building. It’s located eight minutes’ walk from Meitetsu Tokoname Line Tokoname Station.

    The food here is really nice quality served on more or less local ceramics. It is good for parties especially but you need to plan and book ahead.

  • Toho Gas Gas Energy Exhibition Hall
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Toukaishi Shimpoumachi 507-2
    A museum dedicated to natural gas and energy operated by the Toho Gas company. Focusing on the themes of climate change and energy, the museum contains easy to understand exhibits on the environment and energy. Filled with informational panels and models, visitors can learn about various types of energy, energy amounts, and energy generation methods as well as their effects on the environment. With an advance reservation, visitors can enjoy a session in the experiment lab and watch a movie in the theater hall. The museum can also accommodate school groups and other large tour groups.

    普段なかなか行けないのですが、イベントがあるとすごい人が押し寄せます。 東海市内の学校でチラシが配られるのでなおさらです。 大勢の人を捌けないのは仕方ないかと思いますが、シャトルバスに乗った人が着いたころには人気イベントのチケットが取れなかったり、定時前に車で着いた人も、既にチケットが配られていたため見ることができなかったりと、残念な面があります。

  • Handa Sports Park
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    Aichi Pref. Handashi Ikedachou 3-1-1
    A public park situated along Prefectural Route 511 in Ikeda-cho, Handa City. The park's many sports facilities include a track and field course certified for three events, tennis courts, a multipurpose ground, and the only skate park on the Chita Peninsula. There's also a playground for children and a day campground with barbecuing facilities.
  • Tanikawa Farm
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
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    Aichi Tokoname-shi Sakai Kasatori 81
    A strawberry farm located about 10 minutes by car from the Taketoyo Interchange on the Minamichita Road. The handmade signs scattered around the premises give it a down-home feel. You can pick your own Akihime strawberries cultivated on elevated beds that kids can also reach with ease. They provide both unlimited condensed milk and chocolate dip for free so you can vary your flavors. They also have handmade strawberry hats that make for great commemorative photos.

    南知多道路の武豊インターから10分ほどで行くことができます。 営業は12月から5月末までで、事前予約が必要です。 ただし、知多半島にはいちご狩りが多数あるので、比較的取りやすいです。 なお、天候によりいちご狩りのできない日があるのでご注意を

  • Gallery Hotaruko
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
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    Aichi Tokoname-shi Sakaemachi 6-140
    A gallery in front of the noborigama kiln that's a National Important Tangible Folk Cultural Property and symbol of Tokoname ware. It primarily exhibits and sells unique works by Tokoname artisans. The proprietor's handmade Hotaruko Jizo pieces are particularly well-known. Kindness comes from the slits of eyes drawn on the round, baby like face. They also sells items for daily use such as cups and teapots. They regularly hold solo exhibits and there's always something new to discover.

    This is a great little shop right on the Tokoname Pottery Walk. It’s run by friendly people and has lots of lovely handmade ceramics- lots of cups, bowls, sake sets etc but also cute decorative...

  • Ono Beach
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    Aichi Tokoname-shi Onocho 1-132
    Located on the Tokoname City coast this is said to be the oldest swimming beach in the world. It has quick, convenient access from Nagoya. The nearest station is Meitetsu Ono Station. Besides watching the planes take off and depart in the distance from Centrair Airport, it's a popular spot to watch the sunset over the Suzuka Mountain Range. Its moderate size makes it popular with families. Barbecues are strictly prohibited, and it's a safe place to swim with small children.
  • Yamami Beach
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    Aichi Pref. Chitagunminamichitachou Yamami
    This beach is located along National Route 247, in Yashiki, Yamami, Minamichita Town, Chita County. The wide, shallow beach is symbolized by the Dolphin Tower, which is shaped like three dolphins. Its beautiful scenery and white sand make it easy for families to relax here. Visitors can enjoy watching the superb views and the sunset over Ise Bay.
  • Minamichita Green Valley Ikoi no Noen
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Chitagunminamichitachou Utsumi Uchikoshi 39-1
    This tourist fruit farm is located inside of the Minamichita Green Valley outdoor recreation complex. Visitors with a reservation can enjoy harvesting a variety of different fruits and vegetables depending on the season. July to late August is the blueberry picking season. September to November is potato harvesting season. October to November is mandarin orange picking season. December to April is strawberry picking season. The farm also offers dragnet fishing experiences on the coast at Utsumi Higashihama Beach. Participants can even grill and eat the fish they catch on the coast at Green Valley's barbecue area.

    何十年かぶりに苺狩りに行きました。ホームページに価格も明記されていて、ネット予約も出来て便利です。甘くて大きいあきひめを心ゆくまで堪能できて幸せでした!そのままでも十分美味しいのですが、味に変化を付けるのに練乳(無料で貰えます)をつけるのも悪くないです。バーベキューもボリュームたっぷりでお腹いっぱいになりました。また来年も行きたいです。

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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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