Aichi Prefecture

The Little World, Museum of Man (Inuyama)

Little World is an open-air ethnological museum – theme park opened in 1983 with 22 country areas. Visit traditional buildings, try on traditional ethnic costumes, sample authentic dishes in ethnic restaurants, and enjoy folk entertainments. This park of 1,230,000 square meters (1,350,000 square yards) with beautiful greenery, offers you opportunities to touch and...

Meiji-mura (Meiji Village) Open Air Museum

Meiji-mura (Meiji Village) is an open-air museum displaying valuable buildings and historical materials from the Meiji era, in which the foundations of modern Japan were laid. Over 60 historic buildings including 9 important cultural properties and an Aichi material cultural property have been gathered and rebuilt on the approximately 1,000,000 square meters of...

Inuyama Cormorant Fishing and Boat Tours on KISO River

According to a document dated in 702, it is believed that the cormorant fishing around Kiso River region started about 1,300 years ago. Cormorant fishing in Inuyama started about 340 years ago, dating back to the time when Masachika Naruse was Lord of Inuyama Castle.Each UKAI boat has a pair of UKAI trainer and cormorants (a kind of sea bird called U in Japanese)....

Inuyama Internatinal Sightseeing Center “FREUDE”

Built as a base for linking international exchange activities and the rich tourist attractions of INUYAMA,International Sightseeing Center “FREUDE” serves a purpose for people to gather for human communications and health building. “FREUDE”,a pet name for INUYAMA International Sightseeing Center. Joy,delight,happiness-that's what “FREUDE”means in German,as widely...

National Treasure Inuyama Castle

Inuyama Castle, also known as `Hakutei Castle, lies on the southern side of the Kiso River. Kiso River runs through Gifu Prefecture and pours into Ise Bay. On a small mountain, just beside the Kiso River, there is a beautiful building standing brilliantly above the trees. This is Inuyama Castle, one of Japan's national treasures. It is made of wood and is preserved...

Laguna Gamagori Marine Resort Complex - theme park

This is a marine resort where you can fully enjoy the charm of Gamagori's sea in a variety of ways. An amusement park with "Sea and Silk Road" as a theme, a water park where you can enjoy water sports, a shopping mall that includes gourmet restaurants, a museum on the sea and ships, you can enjoy all kind of "sea" related for a day. The complex is located in...

The Manyo Trail

This walking path is about 400 meters in length. It goes through Inamura Shrine located at the top of the tallest of the hills that are found east of Nishiura hot spring. Many poets included in the Manyo poetry collection wrote about Mikawa Bay in their tanka poetry. They include Murasaki Shikibu and other Manyo poets, which is why this path is called Manyo Trail...

The Gigantic Camphor Tree of Seida

This nationally designated tree, which is considered more than 1000 years old, is the largest tree in the Chubu region and a symbol of the region. Its trunk is 14.3 meters thick and 22 meters tall. Location: Shimoaraya-naichi, Seida-cho, Gamagori 20 minutes walk from JR Tokaido line, Gamagori station south exit Contact: The Gigantic Camphor Tree of Seida (0533) 66-...

Gamagori Orange Park

You can pick sweet, fresh strawberries, melons, grapes, and mandarin oranges all year round in Orange Park. Strawberry picking: From January to May. Reservations required Melon picking: From June to September Limited to one melon that you can take home, and a taste sample Reservations required Grape picking: From June to September Reservations required Mandarin...

Marine Center House

The Marine Center House, is a fashionable place for a date and is set in an ideal location by the sea. After taking a walk on the boardwalk and having a look at the display about the sea, you can enjoy a meal at Ondina. Ondina is a seafood restaurant where you can sit outside facing the sea, enjoying a gentle breeze and excellent Italian food. Hours: 9 a.m. to 11...

Natural History Museum - Sea of Life

You can experience the beginning of life on earth and its progress since then with the use of multimedia technology and real fossils. You can also enjoy playing games on a 200 inch screen in the theater. Opening time: 9 am to 9 pm Entrance fee: Adult \700 Children \300 (middle school or younger) Parking space: 10 places available for buses and 50 places available...

Seaside Literary Memorial

Memorial culture building by the sea Starting with Kawabata Yasunari, winner of the Nobel Prize, this building was loved by all literary figures from the 1920s. The Seaside Literary Memorial is a reconstruction of a Japanese-style hotel called Tokiwakan. This building connected to the Taisho Roman loved by all people of culture in the Taisho and at the beginning of...

Takeshima Aquarium

Takeshima is famous for the Takeshima land. Ancient citizens believed that there is a goddess in the land. As people were afraid of the god, they had preserved the land for a long time. The beautiful ocean view and an aqua museum are magnets to tourists. The aquarium is divided into 17 areas in which you can see rare saltwater, freshwater, and tropical fish from...

Takeshima

Takeshima is an island with a circumference of 620 m. connected to the mainland by a 387 m. long bridge. It has about 238 different plant species and has been designated a Japanese national treasure. In the center of the island there is a temple dedicated to one of the Japanese Gods, Benten-sama. You can walk around the island in about 30 minutes and enjoy the view...

Gamagori Hot Spring and Spa

Gamagori Hot Spring and Spa Gamagori Takeshima is filled with beautiful evergreens and designated as a natural monument by the government. Facing Mikawa Bay surrounded by Atsumi and Chita Peninsulas, Gamagori is one of Tokai Area's leading tourist spots. Many people visit the city throughout the year because of its calm sea, mild climate, and beautiful scenery. Gamagori Prince Hotel: 0533-68...