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Nagoya, which is known for excellent performing arts nurtured by its long history and tradition, offers various kinds of events. You can enjoy seasonal events all year around.

Toyoda Gosei Rink

A mysterious skating rink you can slide around on with skates even though it's not ice!
You can skate on this rink as it is made of a special plastic material. First-time skaters and children can easily experience skating as you don't get wet if you fall, and it's not cold. At night, images are projected onto the rink's surface, so you can enjoy the illumination in the middle of the rink.

Closed: None during the event period
*Japanese page only

ScheduleNovember 18, 2017–February 25, 2018

Weekdays: 1:00 PM–8:00 PM
Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays / winter vacation (12/25–1/6): 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
*Admission until 30 minutes before closing
PlaceGalaxy Platform in Oasis 21
1-11-1 Higashi Sakura, Higashi-ku, Nagoya
AccessSakae Station on the Meijo and Higashiyama subway lines
TEL+81-52-331-9966 (Event Department, Nagoya TV)
Admission FeeRequired

Weekdays: 900 yen for junior high school students and older, 500 yen for elementary school students and younger
National holidays: 1,200 yen for junior high school students and older, 500 yen for elementary school students and younger


This event was created to promote Nagoyameshi(speciality food of Nagoya).

Ticket of 3000 yen(620 yen ticket ×5) and ticket of 1240 yen (620 yen ticket×2) is available at Oasis 21 center, Kanayama Tourist Information Center and some hotels.
(They do not sell them at Nagoya Station Tourist Information Center.)

It is less expensive during this period.

Schedule1st of October 2017~19th of November 2017
Placeparticipating restaurants
URLhttp://www.nagoyameshi-expo.com/External Link
Admission FeeTicket of 3000 yen(620 yen ticket ×5) and ticket of 1240 yen (620 yen ticket×2)

Marvel of the Moon, Tokugawaen Moon Viewing Event

Tokugawaen is open at night for the "jugoya (fifteenth night)" and the "jusanya (thirteenth night)" on August 15 and September 13 of the lunar calendar. However, the schedule changes every year.
It is said that viewing the moons on both the jugoya and jusanya brings good luck. A decorated Japanese-style boat is lit up and floats upon Ryusenko pond for the moon viewing. Take in the sight of the beautiful moon together with a nighttime Japanese garden.

Schedule●Fifteenth night moon viewing event: Harvest moon on October 4 (Wed), 2017
●Thirteenth night moon viewing event: Jusanya on November 1 (Wed), 2017
9:30 AM–8:30 PM (Admission until 8:00 PM)
1001 Tokugawa-cho, Higashi-ku, Nagoya
Access●Near the Me~guru Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus "4 Tokugawaen, The Tokugawa Art Museum, Hosa Library" Bus Stop
●3-minute walk from the Tokugawaen Shindeki city bus stop
●10-minute walk from the south exit of Ozone Station on the JR line
URLhttps://www.tokugawaen.aichi.jp/english/index.htmlExternal Link
Admission FeeAdmission fee required
Adults: 300 yen, city residents over 65: 100 yen, junior high school students and younger: free

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens Autumn Festival

Normal events of the autumn festival such as Animal Talk, where caretakers talk about the animals they are in charge of, and Animal Feeding by Guests are held in addition to special events. Whether you're a child or an adult, you'll be able to enjoy a day full of events.

Closed: Mondays (or the following weekday if a national holiday or compensatory holiday)

ScheduleThe beginning of October–the middle of November
9:00 AM–4:50 PM (Admission until 4:30 PM)
PlaceSky Tower, Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
3-70 Higashiyama Moto-machi, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya
Access3-minute walk from Exit 3 of Higashiyama Koen Station on the Higashiyama subway line
URLhttp://www.higashiyama.city.nagoya.jp/14_english/index.htmlExternal Link
Admission FeeAdmission fee required
Adults: 500 yen, junior high school students and younger: free

Nagoya Castle Autumn Festival

A number of unique events are held as a feature of autumn in Nagoya.
From the middle of October, a chrysanthemum growing competition is held in the Nishinomaru area. It is the largest scale event of the Tokai region, and chrysanthemum dolls dressed in the flowers are exhibited at the Main Gate and East Gate.

Closed: None (December 29–January 1 only)

ScheduleOctober 7 (Sat)–November 23 (Thu/national holiday), 2017
9:00 AM–4:30 PM (Admission to the donjon and Hommaru Palace until 4:00 PM)
PlaceNagoya Castle
1-1 Hommaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya
Access5-minute walk from Exit 7 of Shiyakusho (City Hall) Station on the Meijo subway line
URLhttp://www.nagoyajo.city.nagoya.jp/13_english/index.htmlExternal Link
Admission FeeAdmission fee required
Adults: 500 yen, junior high school students and younger: free

The 34th "Craftsmanship of Owari Nagoya Exhibition"

Mass production can be seen far and wide, and even with the activeness of industrial robots today, there is a creativity that machines cannot take the place of in the techniques of craftsmen.
At this event, the craftsmen of Owari-Nagoya gather under one roof and introduce diverse skillful techniques used in daily necessities and everyday life, such as the making of Nagoya folding fans and yuzen dying. Experience making crafts (some charging money) together with craftsmen, and watch various techniques performed on the stage.

ScheduleFourth Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of September
10:00 AM–around 6:00 PM
Place●Galaxy Platform in Oasis 21
●Plaza Wave 21 in the NHK Nagoya Broadcasting Center Building
AccessSakae Station on the city bus/subway, or Sakaemachi Station on the Meitetsu Line
URLhttp://www.meigiren.com/fureru/shokuninten.htmExternal Link
Admission FeeFree admission (*Charges for hands-on events and shopping.)

Hometowns of Japan Kenjinkai Festival

The Hometowns of Japan Kenjinkai Festival is an event showcasing the allure of the places people call their hometowns in Japan.
"Kenjinkai" refers to a friendship association in a prefecture other than the one it represents for people who are originally from that prefecture but no longer live there. The theme of this event is "connecting people's hearts through the bond with hometowns," and it lets you experience the characteristic charm of the various parts of Japan, from Hokkaido to Okinawa, through everything from traditional art forms such as dances and folk songs to local cuisines.
Performances of folk entertainment on the main stage as well as stages featuring local mascots are held. In addition to quiz rallies and drawings, you can enjoy delicious local cuisines, snacks, and alcoholic beverages from all over Japan.
Go around the event's premises and get a feel for the intrigue of the various parts of Japan while in Nagoya.

ScheduleSecond Saturday and Sunday of September
10:00 AM–around 6:00 PM *Held rain or shine
PlaceHisaya-Odori Park (Hisaya Square/Angel Square)
Access1-minute walk from Yaba-cho Station on the Meijo subway line
Admission FeeFree admission (*Charges for food and drink.)

World Cosplay (Costume Play) Summit

The manga , anime , and console games of Japan are popular all over the world.
Every year , fans from many countries come to Nagoya to compete by performing as characters from these source. The contestants also show off their costumes in a parade through Osu.

Schedule29th of July 2017 to 6th of August
PlaceOsu and Oasis21, Sakae
URLhttp://www.worldcosplaysummit.jp/en/External Link
ContactAichi Television Broadcasting Co., LTD.

Nagoya Port Festival

The main site for the Nagoya Port Festival is Garden Futou (wharf) at the Port of Nagoya. Visitors can enjoy various types of events related to the sea at the festival. The last event of this festival is a fireworks display. The sky is beautifully filled with fireworks, including a “melody hanabi” performance (fireworks synchronized with music).

PlaceNagoya Port
URLhttp://www.nagoya-port-festival.com/External Link

The Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium's Summer Night Aquarium

Throughout the summer vacation period from the third week of July to August, the Summer Night Aquarium is held.
During this period, business hours are lengthened, allowing you to enjoy yourself until 8:00 PM. We recommend watching the Night Performance with dolphins flying into the night sky from the main pool of the North Building, as well as the romantic atmosphere of the South Building with its lights brought down as low as possible. Also, save with the admission fee being 20% lower after 5:00 PM. Have a ball at this night aquarium, where you can see the extraordinary.

The Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium's Summer Night Aquarium
*Japanese page only

ScheduleThird week of July–around the end of August
5:00 PM–8:00 PM
*Admission until 1 hour before closing
PlaceThe Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Access5-minute walk from Exit 3 of Nagoyako Station on the Meijo subway line
URLhttp://www.nagoyaaqua.com/english/2015031013432314.htmlExternal Link
Admission FeeAdults/high school students: 1,600 yen, Elementary/junior high school students: 800 yen, Children (ages 4 and above): 400 yen
*20% discount from the admission fee after 5:00 PM
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