Nagoya City

Aotsuka Ancient Burial Mounds

Aotsuka Ancient Burial Mounds Aotsuka Ancient Burial Mound is 117-meter-long square-head-round-foot ancient tomb located southeast of Inuyama, on the ridge of the diluvial upland 31 meters above sea level. The mound is 58 meters wide and 7.5 meters high at its head, 74.5 meters across and 10.5 meters high at its foot. It is the second largest burial mound in Aichi prefecture, after Dampusan...

Honen Matsuri (Harvest Festival) at Tagata Shrine (Jinja/ Temple)

Honen Matsuri (Harvest Festival) at Tagata Shrine (Jinja/ Temple) This Shrine is dedicated to the God of harvest which are five staple grains (rice, wheat, etc.) and prosperity of future generations. The Bumper Harvest Festival is where a huge wooden phallus is paraded, then offered at the shrine, also called Tagata Jinja (Tagata temple). It is well-known for its uniqueness. This Honen Matsuri (Harvest Festival, also called...

Arimatsu Narumi Shibori Kaikan (Tie-Dyeing Museum)

Arimatsu Village street Shibori dyeing history and techniques are shown here, and you can experience a first-hand demonstration of this. You can also purchase various Shibori tie-dyed clothes and other articles. Arimatsu Village was established in 1608 as a post station between Chiryu Post Station and Narumi Post Station of the Tokaido Road. The traditional industry, Arimatsu tie-dying, is...

Arimatsu Festival Float Hall (Arimastu Float Museum)

Arimatsu Festival Float Hall (Arimastu Float Museum) A gorgeous float, mounted with Karakuri Mechanical Dolls, is exhibited in this hall. One of the three festival floats of Arimatsu, Hotei-sha float, Karako-sha float, and Jingu-kogo-sha float, is exhibited in rotation to introduce festival culture. The floats, which have been maintained for about 400 years are precious historical material as along with the town scape...

Arimatsu Area

Arimatsu Station The town has a history of approximately 400 years of the tie-dyeing process for kimono fabric. Tie-dyed clothes made in Arimatsu became one of the Tokaido specialty goods in the Genroku period (late 17th century), and they were sold to Daimyos and travelers at the shops. You can enjoy shopping for various Shibori dyed clothes and stroll along the Former Tokaido...

Nagoya Port Cruise

Meitetsu Sightseeing Boat Meitetsu Sightseeing Boat Offers Port of Nagoya harbor sightseeing tour. Enjoy Nagoya Port by a pleasure boat. The trip starts at the Port Building (1st floor) and goes around Nagoya Port in 30 minutes to enjoy a wonderful view via the sea. You can also have a party on the boat! Timetable: 11:20, 13:00, 14:20, 15:40) Hours: Closed: Mon. (following Day if Mon. falls...

Nagoya Port Wildflower Garden Bluebonnet

Nagoya Port Wildflower Garden Bluebonnet "Bluebonnet," the Nagoya Port Wildflower Garden, is full of wildflowers and was opened at Nagoya Port in April 2002. Bluebonnet aims to promote academic research of wildflowers and to become a gardening information center. Wildflowers are primeval and grow without care. Gardens of various styles in the park provides visitors with many useful ideas to garden...

JETTY, Nagoya Sea Port

JETTY, Nagoya Sea Port Nagoya Sea Port has a huge aquarium, Nagoya Sea Train Land amusement park, various shops and a shopping mall called JETTY. At the “Jetty”, you can enjoy various dishes and shopping for fancy goods. If you visit Nagoyako Port Building, you can enjoy the wonderful scene of Nagoya Port. Hours: Open: 10:30-20:00 Closed: Mon. and Dec. 29-Jan.1 Location and Contact: JETTY...

Nagoya Port Building & “Fuji” Antarctic Museum

Nagoya Port Building & “Fuji” Antarctic Museum The Port Building houses the Maritime Museum and a 53m high observatory. The icebreaker “Fuji” was a primary observation ship at the South Pole in Japan’s exploration of the Antarctic. Today it serves as the Antarctic Museum. Role of the exhibition is broadly divided into two parts. One is to introduce state of the ship was ripped directly from the appearance of...

Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Three-storied aquarium concentrating on five different aquatic regions including Japanese, Australian, and Antarctic oceans. Also features one of the largest pools in the world for animal performances. In the south side of the building, you can learn about many creatures in different environments and oceans around the world such as "marine life around Japan," "the...

Nagoya Sea Train Land

Nagoya Sea Train Land There are many attractions here: an 85-meter-high “BIG FERRIS WHEEL”, “SKY REVOLUTION”, Shooting Ride - Legend of the Salamander, Treasure Hunting Adventure in Mystic Palace and more. Fares for rides: (Admission is free, As for Nagoya Sea Port amusement facilities other than those mentioned below, please ask a person in charge): Names of rides Fares Great...

Nagoyako (Port Area)

Nagoyako (Port Area) The Port of Nagoya ranks as one of the top ports in the world in size and cargo volume. Garden pier offers many attractions including the Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium and the Port Building. You can enjoy sightseeing, shopping and dining in this area. The site’s centerpiece is the Port of Nagoya Garden Pier, a broad 11-hectare space uniquely designed port building...

Atsuta Shrine

Atsuta Shrine Atsuta is deified as it worships the kusanagi (Grass-mowing) Sword. It is one of the three Sacred Treasures of the Imperial Family. The shrine, with an area of 190,000 sq.m. is surrounded by hundreds of trees. Some of them are aged around 1000 years old. Within the precincts of the shrine, there are historical structures that include “Nobunaga Wall”, a Noh theater,...

Nagoya/ Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Nagoya/ Boston Museum of Fine Arts This art museum presents masterpieces selected from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (MFA), which has more than 500,000 works. The partnership between the Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston enables people in Japan not only to enjoy great masterpieces, but also to appreciate art from cultures and periods that until...

Shirotori Garden

Shirotori Garden This is a big Japanese garden in the city. Its theme is water, and replicas of the Kiso River and Mt.Ontake can also be enjoyed. The Garden has an artificial beach (Shioiri no Niwa) which imitates the ebb and flow of the Ise Bay. It is a 3.7 ha garden and is among the largest Japanese gardens in Japan. There is also an authentic “Sukiya” style tea-ceremony house,...