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Spring (March-May)

Special Exhibition: The Doll Festival of the Owari Tokugawa Family

The gathering and exhibition of the gorgeous Hina dolls and their accessories worthy of the Owari clan, head of the three high Tokugawa clans of the Edo era. Also see the overwhelming 7-meter-wide terraced display platform with Hina dolls from the Meiji Era to the Showa era.

ScheduleThe beginning of February–middle of April
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (Entrance allowed until 30 minutes before closing)
PlaceThe Tokugawa Art Museum
AccessCity bus/Meitetsu bus (Tokugawaen Shindeki), Me~guru Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus (The Tokugawa Art Museum)
URLhttp://www.tokugawa-art-museum.jp/External Link
Admission FeeRequired
1,400 yen, etc.

Wakamiya Festival

This festival is held at Wakamiya Hachimansha Shrine, Sochinju (a general village shrine) in Nagoya as a big annual festival. The Fukurokuju-sha is a float registered as a cultural property and is very valuable in that it carries four wind-up dolls. Shinyotogyo-Dashihoei (a Shinto ritual to carry a portable shrine and a float) was resumed at the 1985 festival. When the procession of floats are brought out and carried through Nagoya, it resembles ancient picture scrolls showing the traditional ritual.

ScheduleMay 15th and 16th
PlaceWakamiya Hachiman-sha (Wakamiya Hachiman Shrine)
URLhttp://www.ohsu.co.jp/wakamiya.htmlExternal Link
ContactWakamiya Hachiman-sha (Wakamiya Hachiman Shrine)

Noritake Garden ~colorful carp streamer KOINOBORI in the forest~

Gorgeous 50 colorful KOINOBORI,carp streamer float in the sky!

Koinobori is a symbol for Children's Day of May 5th, celebrating childrens
good health and bright future.

You will be completely fell in love with those brilliant carps in the sky.



ScheduleFrom the beginning of April to the end of May
PlaceNoritake Garden
Access5 minutes walk from Kamejima station on Higashiyama line.
URLhttp://www.noritake.co.jp/mori/External Link
Admission Feefree

Special Collection of Nagoya Flower Viewing Events in 2017

Spring! Cherry blossoms! Flower viewing! Here are the famous cherry blossom spots and flower viewing events in Nagoya.

Nagoya Castle

Number of trees: About 1,000
Best viewing time: The end of March-beginning of April
Access method: Shiyakusho on the subway
Tel: +81-52-231-1700
◆Nagoya Castle Haru no Jin Festival
March 25-May 7, 2017
Illumination (until 7:30 p.m.)
March 25-April 9

Nagoya Castle

Tsuruma Park

Number of trees: About 750
Best viewing time: The end of March-beginning of April
Access method: Tsurumai on the subway and JR line
Tel: +81-52-733-8340
◆Tsuruma Park Flower Festival
March 24-June 11, 2017
Illumination (until 9:30 p.m.)
March 24-April 6

Tsuruma Park

Banks of the Yamazaki River

Number of trees: About 600
Best viewing time: The end of March-beginning of April
Access method: Shidai Yakugakubu city bus stop, Mizuho Kuyakusho on the subway
Tel: +81-52-831-6161

March 27-April 4, 2017 (until 9:00 p.m.)

Banks of the Yamazaki River

Shonai Ryokuchi Park

Number of trees: About 700
Best viewing time: The end of March-beginning of April
Access method: Shonai Ryokuchi Koen on the subway
Tel: +81-52-503-1010
◆Canola Flowers and Cherry Blossoms Festival
March 25-April 9, 2017

Shonai Ryokuchi Park

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Number of trees: 3,800
Best viewing time: The end of March-beginning of April
Access method: Higashiyama Koen and Hoshigaoka on the subway
Tel: +81-52-782-2111
◆Experience! Amazement! Higashiyama! Higashiyama 80th
March 18-June 4, 2017

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Meijo Park

Number of trees: 800
Best viewing time: The end of March
Access method: Meijo Koen on the subway
Tel: +81-52-911-8165

Meijo Park

Shirotori Garden Cherry Blossom Viewing Event

Date held: March 25 (Sat), March 26 (Sun), April 1 (Sat), and April 2 (Sun), 2017
Location: Shirotori Garden
Enjoy green tea while gazing upon the garden in early spring at this city flower viewing and tea party

Shirotori Garden Cherry Blossom Viewing Event

Heiwa Park

Number of trees: 2,300
Best viewing time: The beginning of April
Access method: Heiwa Koen Minami city bus stop
Tel: +81-52-782-2111

Heiwa Park

Nagoya City Togokusan Fruits Park

Number of trees: About 1,000
Best viewing time: The beginning of April-middle of April
Access method: Togokusan Fruits Park city bus stop
Tel: +81-52-736-3344
◆Weeping Cherry Blossom Festival
April 4-April 13, 2017

Nagoya City Togokusan Fruits Park

Travel Fair in Nagoya

This festival is a big event in Nagoya in spring. Information about domestic and foreign travel is made available in one place, so visitors can become acquainted with fun and notable vacation opportunities. In addition to obtaining travel information prior to the spring peak season, visitors can see and touch traditional arts, unique products and local goods from different parts of Japan at the festival. Many visitors from inside and outside Nagoya are expected every year.

PlaceHisaya-Odori Park
URLhttp://tabimatsuri-nagoya.jp/External Link
ContactNagoya Convention & Visitors Bureau

Marathon Festival Nagoya/Aichi

This is a marathon festival held together with the "Nagoya Women's Marathon" with 20,000 participants, and the "Nagoya City Marathon," and includes the Marathon Expo at Nagoya Dome, featuring sporting-related booths, food stands, and various events.

ScheduleThe middle of March
PlaceNagoya Dome
AccessNagoya Dome-mae Yada on the subway
URLhttp://marathon-festival.com/External Link
Admission FeeFree
Free to view

Belgian beer festival

Besides music and some traditional Belgian foods, you can enjoy more then 10 different kinds of Belgian beer.

Great opportunity to experience Belgian culture in Nagoya.

Schedule26th of April to 7th of May
26th to 28th:16:00-21:00
29th of April to 7th of May:11:00-21:00
PlaceHisaya Hiroba(inside Hisaya Odori Park, in front of Matsuzakaya department store)
Access5 minutes walk from Sakae station or Yaba-cho station
URLhttps://belgianbeerweekend.jp/2017/jaExternal Link

Night aquarium

【From 29th of April to 7th of May
During this period, they extend hours till 20:00 pm and admission fee would be 20% off from regular fare.
Night performance of Dolphin is very fantastical under the lighting.

ScheduleFrom 29th of April to 7th of May
PlaceNagoya aquarium
AccessFive minutes walk from Nagoya port station of Meijou line
URLhttp://www.nagoyaaqua.jp/External Link
Admission Feeadults and over 16-year-old: 2000yen(1600yen)
elementary and junior high school students:1000yen(800yen)
kids over 4-year-old:500yen(400yen)
(Night time)

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

Ⓒ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     052-629-5828  (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.

For more details: Discover Samurai City 1 Day Tour (Tour brochure).pdf 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/
TEL052-629-5828 (English & Japanese)
URLhttp://discovernagoyatours.comExternal Link
Admission Fee7,800 JPY per person
(Private Tours available daily. Basic fee: 28,000 JPY + 2,000 JPY per person for a ground tour of up to 8 people)
ContactTourism Designers Tour Desk (10:00am - 5:00pm) Email reservation@tourismdesigners.com

Nagoya Castle Spring Festival

Nagoya castle is one of the most popular place to enjoy Sakura (Cherry Blossom) flowers in Nagoya.
There are over 1,000 sakura trees in many varieties, during the full bloom period there is special lighting available to enjoy the sakura flowers in the evening.
Many events are scheduled to be held on weekend such as The Koto (Traditional Japanese stringed instruments) concert, Japanese Taiko drum performance and Japanese tea ceremony.

ScheduleFrom the end of March to the middle of April
(Special lighting during the even, Open until 7:30 PM. Entrance to the castle tower closes at 7 PM )
PlaceNagoya Castle
AccessSubway Meijo-Line Shiyakusho station
Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus Me-Guru Nagoya Castle station
URLhttp://www.nagoyajo.city.nagoya.jp/13_english/index.htmlExternal Link
Admission FeeAdults: 500yen / Under junior high school students: free
ContactNagoya Castle Management Office
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