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Autumn (September-November)

Nagoya's Autumn Leaves Special Collection

The leaves of the trees in gardens throughout Nagoya change into reds and yellows from around the middle of November, showing you autumn has come.
Establishments open at night as well as illuminations and other events are held. Enjoy things in a different view than in the daytime.

Nagoya city area

Yagotosan Koshoji Temple

Best viewing time: The middle of November-beginning of December
100 trees such as Japanese maples
・Illumination: With the condition of the leaves, sundown-about 9:00 PM
・Autumn Leaves Festival: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM on 12/2
Transportation: 3-minute walk from Exit 1 of Yagoto Station on the Tsurumai and Meijo subway lines
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Yagotosan Koshoji Temple

Tokugawaen (Closed: Mondays)

Best viewing time: The middle of November-beginning of December
About 300 trees such as Japanese maples
・Illumination: Sundown-8:30 PM on 11/17-11/19 and 11/23-11/26
Transportation: Just next to Me~guru Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus "④Tokugawaen" Bus Stop
10-minute walk from the south exit of JR Ozone Station
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Tokugawaen

Shirotori Garden (Closed: Mondays)

Best viewing time: The end of November-beginning of December
About 1,500 trees such as Japanese maples and Enkianthus perulatus
・Illumination: 11/18-12/10
・Maple Viewing Event and Tea Ceremony: November 18, 19, 23, 25, and 26
Transportation: 10-minute walk from Exit 4 of Jingu Nishi Station on the Meijo subway line
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Shirotori Garden

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens (Closed: Mondays)

Best viewing time: The middle of November-beginning of December
500 trees such as Japanese maples and Acer pycnanthum
・Leaf viewing event: 11/7-12/3
・Illumination: 11/17-11/19 and 11/23-11/26 (*Only botanical garden open until 8:30 PM)
Transportation: Hoshigaoka Station and Higashiyama Koen Station on the Higashiyama subway line
WebsiteExternal Link

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Meijo Park

Best viewing time: The middle of November-end of November
Chinese tallow trees, gingko trees, Japanese zelkovas, etc.
Transportation: 2-minute walk from Exit 2 of Meijo Koen Station on the Meijo subway line
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Meijo Park

Seto City

Iwayado Park

Best viewing time: The middle of November
About 200 trees along the river such as maples
・Japanese Maple Festival: 11/1-11/30
・Illumination: 5:30 PM-9:00 PM on 11/11-11/19
Inquiries: +81-561-85-2730
Transportation: Approximate 20-minute taxi ride from Meitetsu Owari Seto Station

Iwayado Park

Jokoji Temple/Jokoji Park

Best viewing time: The middle of November
About 200 trees such as maples
・Japanese Maple Festival: 11/1-11/30
Inquiries: +81-561-85-2730
Transportation: Approximate 15-minute walk from JR Jokoji Station

Jokoji Temple/Jokoji Park

Toyota City

Korankei

Best viewing time: The middle of November-end of November
About 4,000 trees with 11 kinds, such as Japanese maples
・Japanese Maple Festival: 11/1-11/30
・Illumination: Sundown-9:00 PM on 11/1-11/30
Inquiries: +81-565-62-1272
Transportation: Toyota Oiden Bus "Korankei" Bus Stop from Josui Station on the Meitetsu Toyota Line (approximately 1 hour)

Korankei

Obara Shikizakura Festival

Best viewing time: The beginning of November-end of November
A combination of about 10,000 trees featuring winter cherry blossoms and autumn leaves
・Obara Shikizakura Festival: 11/1-11/30
Inquiries: +81-565-65-3808
Transportation: Toyota Oiden Bus for Kaminigi on the Obara/Toyota route from the east exit of Meitetsu Toyotashi Station (approximately 1 hour)

Obara Shikizakura Festival

Inuyama City

Jakkoin Temple

Best viewing time: The middle of November-beginning of December
1,000 Japanese and other maple trees
・Japanese Maple Festival: 11/11-12/10
Inquiries: +81-568-61-0035
Transportation: 20-minute walk or 5-minute taxi ride from Meitetsu Inuyamayuen Station, 2 kilometers upstream of the Kiso River.

Jakkoin Temple

Tokai City

Shurakuen Park

Best viewing time: The middle of November-beginning of December
About 550 trees with seven kinds including Japanese maples
・Japanese Maple Festival: 11/13-11/26 *Event on 11/19
Inquiries: +81-562-32-5149
Transportation: 5-minute walk east of Meitetsu Shurakuen Station

Shurakuen Park

ScheduleMid-November to Early December

NAGOYAMESHI EXPO

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
TEL052-202-1677
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)
PlaceTokugawaen
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
TEL052-935-8988
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
TEL052-782-2111
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
TEL052-231-1700
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
TEL+81-52-972-3146
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
TEL+81-52-211-0083
Admission FeeFree admission (*Charges for food and drink.)

Yattokame cultural festival

The festival is held to discover and spread Nagoya’s allure to the world, which has a long history and rich culture.

Much of Japan’s performing arts emerged from the bustling streets from which the performers formed a cultural community. The modern day streets still maintain that culture, and this is where this project was born. The performances in this project re-ignite the traditions!

“Tsuji Kyogen”*1, “Tea ceremony party”, Street Kabuki, Noh play*2 and a wide variety of Nagoya's traditional entertainment will be played in many areas around Nagoya. The play performances and popular entertainments are at Osu Engeijo theater, Oasis21 and more. And more, the historical walking tours will be the valuable experiences of Japanese culture for you.  Some of the performances is free admission!

*1 Kyogen:  It remains Japans’ oldest remaining form of comedy performance.
*2 Noh: A major form of classical Japanese musical drama that has been performed since the 14th century   

Schedule28th of October ~ 19th of November 2017
PlaceSASASHIMA LIVE, Nagoya Castle,Osu Shotengai shopping district, KITTE NAGOYA BLDG. ENDOJI Shotengai shopping district and more.
The details will soon be announced.
URLhttp://www.yattokame.jpExternal Link

1 Day Walking tour in Nagoya -Discover Samurai City Nagoya!!-


(c)2009Nagoya Omotenashi Busho-Tai Secretariat

1day city tour to enjoy Nagoya's 10 attractions is newly available.
You can discover Nagoya's history, culture, cuisine, entertainment, shopping and so on.
A national licensed English speaking guide will help you to make your trip special and valuable in Nagoya.

Tour Point    Nagoya castle: Guide about Samurai, Castle, Architecture
                     Sakae: Enjoy lunch (Nagoya local cuisine), shopping and high-tech culture in downtown 
                                Experience local life such as subway
                     Osu:    Pop culture, shopping, entertainment such as Karakuri performance at Osu shopping arcade.
                                Visit temples and shrines.

Minimum Participants     2 to 8 people

Included                         Guide, entrance and public transportation fees. 

Not Included                   Lunch 

Reservation                    Tourism Designers Tour Desk (10:00am - 5:00pm)
                                         Email   reservation@tourismdesigners.com
                                         TEL     050-3634-4574  (English & Japanese)

Private Tours available daily. 
Basic fee: 28,000 JPY + 2,000 JPY per person for a groud tour of up to 8 people

Discover Samurai City 1 Day Tour (Tour brochure)   Nagoya 1day Tour.pdf

Scheduleupon your request,9:00am - 3:30pm (Please be ready 10 minutes before tour start time)
Place<Meeting Place> Nagoya Station Tourist Information Center
AccessNagoya Station Tourist Information Center http://www.nagoya-info.jp/en/icenter/
TEL050-3634-4574 (English & Japanese)
URLhttps://www.facebook.com/tourismdesignersExternal Link
Admission Fee8,800 JPY per person
(Private Tours available daily. Basic fee: 28,000 JPY + 2,000 JPY per person for a groud tour of up to 8 people)
ContactTourism Designers Tour Desk (10:00am - 5:00pm) Email reservation@tourismdesigners.com

Nagoya Festival

Nagoya Festival is the biggest autumn event in Nagoya. It includes a parade with more than 700 participants, some of whom play the roles of local heroes, including the three national heroes—Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, and Ieyasu—and bears a remarkable resemblance to a picture scroll from those days. Various events, such as dances and concerts, are performed in and around Hisaya-Odori Park, while other fun events take place all around the city of Nagoya.

Schedule21th & 22th of October 2017
PlaceNagoya
TEL+81-52-972-7611
FAX+81-52-972-4111
URLhttp://www.nagoya-festival.jp/External Link
ContactNagoya Festival Promotion Association
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