Aichi Prefecture

Nagoya Noh Theater (Nagoya Nohgakudo)

Nagoya Noh Theater (Nagoya Nohgakudo) The facility aims to promote the traditional Japanese art of Noh Theater. This elegant Japanese style building contains a small museum with a permanent exhibition on Noh. Performances held at the Nagoya Noh Theatre are mostly of traditional Noh and Kyogen, but the theatre can also be rented out for other purposes such as international conferences and weddings. In the...

The Tokugawa Art Museum and Hosa Library

Tokugawa Art Museum permanent exhibition The Tokugawa Art Museum has permanent exhibits of the tools of the Owari Branch of the Tokugawa feudal lords, such as Japanese swords and armor, tea ceremony utensils, and Noh costumes. Be sure not to miss the limited-time displays of the Tale of Genji picture scrolls (designated a National Treasure), and the hina dolls and Doll Festival furnishings of the Owari...

Tokugawaen Garden

Tokugawaen waterfall A Japanese garden with walkways winding around a central pond symbolizing the ocean. The second lord, Mitsutomo of the Owari Tokugawa family, settled here to retire in 1695. It has a chisen kaiyuushiki (pond and promenade) Japanese garden, typical of daimyo (feudal lord) gardens. The waterfall and stream utilize the difference in elevation to create an enjoyable,...

Bank of Tokyo – Mitsubishi UFJ Money Museum

Bank of Tokyo – Mitsubishi UFJ Money Museum The Money Museum of UFJ Bank (Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Money Museum) exhibits of Japanese and foreign currencies, and wood block prints. This museum features the world’s largest gold coin, the “Tensho Omodaka Oban”. The production of this gold coin was ordered by Hideyoshi Toyotomi, and only 3 of the coins currently exist in the world. The museum collection also...

Cultural Path Area - Nagoya Castle to the Tokugawaen, Futaba Museum

The cultural path area extends continuously from Nagoya Castle to the Tokugawaen. In this area, historical streetscapes of the Edo, Meiji, Taisho and Showa periods can still be seen. Visit one of the many stately Talsho-era residences which are now being used as restaurants and are open to the public. Cultural Path Shumokukan Museum Cultural Path Shumokukan, the...

Nagoya City Archives

Nagoya City Archives Build in 1922, this former Nagoya district courthouse is a brick building in the neo-Baroque style. It has been designated as an important Japanese Cultural property. It is currently home to the Nagoya City public archives, and government-related documents are stored and displayed here. In addition to the detention cell and other displays related to judiciary, the...

Nagoya Castle

Nagoya Castle, Tokugawa area, Nagoya City (Nagoya-shi) This castle is one of the largest-scale castles in Japan, built by Shogun leyasu Tokugawa in 1612. Build by Tokugawa leyasu, this castle is a symbol of the city and was hailed as “the key to controlling Owari-Nagoya.” Highlights include the exhibits inside the donjon, the view from the top floor, and a garden that is beautiful in all four seasons. Many of the...

Nagoya Castle Area

Nagoya Castle Dragon Fish This area has one of Nagoya’s most important sightseeing spots. Nagoya Castle is adorned with two golden dolphins shining on its roof. It also has Tokugawa Art Museum. This boasts an extensive collection of assets from the Owari-Tokugawa clan, whose first lord was Yoshinao, the ninth son of leyasu Tokugawa, the founder who was a Shogun of the Edo Shogunate. It is one...

Nagoya International Center (NIC)

Nagoya International Center (NIC) The Nagoya International Center is a non-profit organization based in Nagoya, Japan. The NIC promotes multi-cultural harmony and provides free information and consultation services for foreign residents in 9 languages. Facilities include numerous conference, exhibition, lecture, and meeting rooms that are available for rent. Also provide Nagoya City civic service,...

Midland Square

Midland Square, Nagoya Station area, Nagoya City (Nagoya-shi).jpg At a height of 247 meters, this is Nagoya’s tallest building and station area landmark. Stroll the open-air Sky Promenade on the top floor and see the entire city laid out below you. The building houses a shopping mall with world-class luxury brand shops, restaurants and a cinema complex, so why not treat yourself to shopping and dining in elegance. Fee: Sky...

JR Central Towers

JR Central Towers These two towers rise directly above JR Nagoya Station. The comprehensive terminal is a multiple high-rise city composed of various value added functions like department stores, a hotel and 40 different restaurants. The largest station building in Japan in terms of floor area. JR Central Towers has been recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the largest...

Noritake Garden and Museum

Noritake Museum collection Enter the world of ceramics and learn about pottery-making processes and valuable “Old Noritake” at the craft center and museums amid a forest of green. The Noritake Museum displays exceptional works from the early days. These works have historical and artistic value, including pieces with the decorative curves of the Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles. Try drawing...

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology Famous cars from around the world telling the history of the automobile. An interactive museum established by the 13 companies of the Toyota Group. The museum is housed in a red-brick factory from the Taisho Period (1912 - 1926) that remains at the birthplace of the Toyota Group. It exhibits textile machinery and automobiles as the main exhibitions. These show the...

Nagoya Station Area

Central Tower, Nagoya Station Area Nagoya station, which is the gateway to Central Japan, is the hub of the transportation for the city and its suburbs. Many department stores, office buildings and hotels are located side by side, connected to large-scale underground malls. This conveniently-, located area has the world-unparalleled “Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology”. In this...

Japan Monkey Park - amusement park and zoological garden

Japan Monkey Park is located on a hillside, surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Nihon Rhine. The Monkey Park is a combination of a zoological garden devoted especially to monkeys (Japan Monkey Centre) and an amusement park (Japan Monkey Park). In the Japan Monkey Centre, an expansive facility of over 250,000m², you can admire monkeys from all over the world...