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View looking to Nagoya Castle

Nagoya Castle

Destroyed during the Second World War, all that remained of Tokugawa's prestigious castle was the main keep. But gradually, the palace is rising from the ashes.

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Wada Post Town

Wada Post Town (Wada Shuku) in Nagano Prefecture has a well-preserved honjin (inn) and many other historical buildings set in lovely countryside.

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Nagoya Baths

Nagoya Baths & Bathing in Nagoya: enjoy modern Japanese bathing at Funoyu at Chubu International Airport and Raku Spa Garden in Chikusa-ku.

Shiroyamahachimangu Shrine

Suemori Castle Ruins Motoyama Nagoya

Suemori Castle Ruins are now found inside Shiroyamahachimangu Shrine close to Motoyama subway station in Nagoya. The castle was built by the Oda clan.

Visit Toyota

Toyota, near Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, is one of 12 host cities for Rugby World Cup 2019™.

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Tajimi Guide

Tajimi in Gifu Prefecture, north of Nagoya, is a small town with a long association with ceramics dating back over 1,000 years.

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Noritake Garden

Noritake Garden near Nagoya Station is the site of the original red-brick buildings and kilns of the first Noritake ceramics factory. It includes a museum, shop, restaurants and park.

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Legoland Japan Nagoya

Legoland Japan in the Kinjofuto area of Nagoya Port is the first Legoland theme park to open in Japan. Legoland consists of the theme park plus Legoland Hotel and the Sealife aquarium.

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Matsumoto-toge Pass

The Matsumoto-toge Pass near Kumano-shi in Mie Prefecture is part of the Iseji Route of the Kumano Kodo, a popular pilgrimage.


Five minutes by train from Nagoya International Airport, Tokoname is a city of ceramics.

Nagoya Aquarium

A city avoided by most tourists, Nagoya has many sites that are worth a visit, including its port, with shops, restaurants, and an impressive aquarium.

Seto Guide

Seto, about 20km north east of Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, is famous for its production of ceramics and has a number of interesting museums dedicated to the area's pottery industry.

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Shinojima: read a guide to Shinojima Island, off the Chita Peninsula in Aichi Prefecture, known for its tranquility and fresh sea food.

Nagoya Port

Nagoya, from industrial port to a place of relaxation for families and travellers. Enjoy the city from Nagoya Port.

Nishio Castle

Nishio Castle in Nishio, Aichi Prefecture has a reconstructed turret and main gate set in the old castle grounds with their stone walls and moat.

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Sakushima, a bow-shaped Island in Mikawa Bay, east of Nagoya, is noted for outdoor artworks installed throughout it and its fine swimming beaches.


Arimatsu District

Traditional houses and quality dyes: discover the authentic Arimatsu District in the southeast of Nagoya!

Gamagori Guide

Gamagori: read a guide to Gamagori, the largest onsen resort in Aichi Prefecture, located east of Nagoya on the Pacific Ocean.

Komaki Castle

Komaki Castle: read a guide to Komaki Castle, a reconstructed castle, originally built by Oda Nobunaga in 1563, located just north of Nagoya city.

Kaisho Forest Seto

Kaisho Forest (kaisho no mori): read a guide to the vast park of Kaisho Forest a preserved area of semi-wilderness in Seto, north east of Nagoya in central Japan.

Kuwana Guide

Kuwana: read a guide to Kuwana in Mie Prefecture, a former post town on the Tokaido and a worthwhile day trip west from Nagoya.

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Osu Kannon Guide

Osu Kannon: read a guide to the Osu Kannon area of Nagoya famous for its electronic shops, international restaurants, fashion arcades and the historic Osu Kannon temple.

Nakasendo Highway

Nakasendo Highway: read a guide to the historic Nakasendo Highway, a route from Kyoto to Tokyo through the central highlands of Japan. The Nakasendo has 69 post stations or juku along the way.

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Iwasaki Castle Nisshin

Iwasaki Castle in Nisshin, just east of Nagoya, is a ferroconcrete reconstruction of a medieval castle with a bloody history.

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Toyota City Guide

Toyota city guide: read a guide to Toyota in Aichi Prefecture near Nagoya, home of the Toyota Motor Corporation and a number of interesting museums.

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Nagoya Station Area Guide Meieki

Nagoya Station Meieki: read a guide to the Nagoya Station area with information on Nagoya Station shops, restaurants and hotels.

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Nagoya Castle Hommaru Palace

The Nagoya Castle Hommaru Palace is a reconstruction of the original feudal lord's palace that has been restored and opened to the public in stages beginning in 2013.

Nagoya Zoo & Botanical Garden

Nagoya Zoo & Botanical Garden: read a guide to Nagoya Zoo & Botanical Garden, a vast expanse of fun, green space in Higashiyama Koen (Higashiyama Park), Nagoya.

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Nagoya Port Guide

Nagoya Port: read a guide to Nagoya Port including the Nagoya Aquarium, the Nagoya Maritime Museum and Sea Train Land amusement park.

Fushimi Nagoya Guide

Fushimi Nagoya: read a guide to Fushimi, Nagoya's financial, museum and theater district, close to Sakae and Nagoya Station.

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Sakae Guide Nagoya

Sakae guide: read a guide to the entertainment and shopping district of Sakae in Nagoya, Aichi prefecture, central Japan.

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Ena Guide Gifu Prefecture

Ena guide: Ena formerly known as Oii was an important post-town on the Nakasendo Highway in Gifu prefecture.

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Kiyosu Castle

Kiyosu Castle: read a guide to Kiyosu Castle in Aichi Prefecture, just outside Nagoya. Kiyosu Castle is a modern reconstructed castle dating from 1989.

Okazaki Castle

Okazaki Castle: read a guide to Okazaki Castle in Aichi Prefecture, the birthplace of Ieyasu Tokugawa.

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Inuyama Castle

Inuyama Castle: read a guide to Inuyama Castle in Inuyama, just north of Nagoya, one of Japan's most beautiful and oldest castles.

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Meiji Mura

Meiji Mura: Meiji Mura near Inuyama is a fascinating collection of 67 Meiji Period buildings in a parkland setting.

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Tokoname: read a guide to Tokoname in Aichi Prefecture famous for its ceramic production and historic kilns.

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Okazaki Guide

Okazaki: read a travel guide to Okazaki in Aichi Prefecture including Okazaki Castle and Okazaki festivals.

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Ogaki Guide

Ogaki: read a guide to Ogaki in Gifu Prefecture, an historic town associated with the haiku poet, Basho.

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Inuyama Guide

Inuyama guide: read a guide to Inuyama including information on Inuyama Castle, Inuyama temples, gardens, festivals and hotels.

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Gujo Hachiman

Read a guide to Gujo Hachiman, a lovely Edo-period preserved town in Gifu Prefecture, central Japan and a center of plastic food replica production in Japan.

Toyohashi Guide

Read a guide to Toyohashi in Aichi Prefecture: Toyohashi hotel accommodation guide, temples, shrines, and Toyohashi Castle.

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Nagoya Sightseeing & Nagoya Attractions

Sightseeing in Nagoya: read a Nagoya city guide with information on temples, shrines, theme parks, museums, day-trips to Inuyama and Gifu, hotels and attractions.

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Toyota Plant Tour

Toyota is Japan's and the world's largest automobile manufacturer. Read about touring a Toyota manufacturing plant and the Toyota Kaikan Museum.

Meijo University

Meijo University, Nagoya 名城大学: Meijo University is the largest university in Nagoya and indeed the Chubu region of central Japan with over 15,000 students spread out over three campuses in Shiogama

Nagoya travel information.

Matsudaira-go Toyota Aichi

Matsudaira-go is an area of historic interest and natural beauty in the Matsudaira-cho district of the city of Toyota in central Japan near Nagoya.


Sekigahara Battlefield Gifu Prefecture

Sekigahara, Gifu Prefecture 関ヶ原 The Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 is probably the most decisive battle fought in Japanese history, comparable to other great civil war battles such as the Battle of M

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Satsuki and Mei's House Nagoya Aichi

Satsuki and Mei's House サツキとメイの家 Satsuki and Mei are two of the lead characters in the hugely popular anime movie My Neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki.

Another History Museum

Matsushiro Daihonei Nagano

Matsushiro Daihonei: As Japan faced defeat in World War II plans were put in place to move the Emperor and government to bunkers in the mountains of Nagano.

Shinojima Island Aichi Prefecture

Shinojima Island Aichi Prefecture

Shinojima Island Aichi Prefecture: Slightly smaller with around 2,000 inhabitants, in comparison with the 2,300 people living on nearby Himakajima, Shinojima, an island off the east coast of the Ch

Iwamura Station.

Iwamura Castle Town in Gifu Prefecture

Iwamura, in Gifu Prefecture, is an old castle town on the northern, mountain trade route from Kyoto to Edo.

Horai Bridge, Shizuoka

Horai Bridge Shimada Shizuka World's Longest Wooden Bridge

Horai Bridge in Shimada near Shizuoka is the world's longest wooden bridge at 897 meters and has the Guinness Book of Records plaque to prove it.


Denpark Anjo Theme Park

Denpark: Anjo, a small, quiet town between Nagoya and Toyohashi has Denpark - a compact theme park based on the charms of Denmark.

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Gero Onsen Gifu Prefecture

Gero Onsen Gifu Prefecture 下呂温泉,岐阜県 Gero Onsen in Gifu Prefecture, a 3-hour drive north of Nagoya or 90 minutes on the train, is considered one of Japan's top hot spring resorts.