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.
|Schedule||The middle of March|
|Access||Nagoya Dome-mae Yada on the subway|
Free to view
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.
|Schedule||The beginning of February–middle of April|
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (Entrance allowed until 30 minutes before closing)
|Place||The Tokugawa Art Museum|
|Access||City bus/Meitetsu bus (Tokugawaen Shindeki), Me~guru Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus (The Tokugawa Art Museum)|
1,200 yen, etc.
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.
|Schedule||May 15th and 16th|
|Place||Wakamiya Hachiman-sha (Wakamiya Hachiman Shrine)|
|Contact||Wakamiya Hachiman-sha (Wakamiya Hachiman Shrine)|
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.
|Schedule||27th of April to 8th of May|
|Place||Hisaya Hiroba(inside Hisaya Odori Park, in front of Matsuzakaya department store)|
|Access||5 minutes walk from Sakae station or Yaba-cho station|
【From 29th of April to 6th 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.
|Schedule||From 29th of April to 6th of May|
|Access||Five minutes walk from Nagoya port station of Meijou line|
|Admission Fee||adults and over 16-year-old: 2000yen(1600yen)|
elementary and junior high school students:1000yen(800yen)
kids over 4-year-old:500yen(400yen)
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.
|Schedule||From the beginning of April to the end of May|
|Access||5 minutes walk from Kamejima station on Higashiyama line.|
1 Day Walking tour in Nagoya -Discover Samurai City Nagoya!!-
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)
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
|Schedule||upon your request,9:00am - 3:30pm (Please be ready 10 minutes before tour start time)|
|Place||＜Meeting Place＞ Nagoya Station Tourist Information Center|
|Access||Nagoya Station Tourist Information Center http://www.nagoya-info.jp/en/icenter/|
|TEL||050-3634-4574 (English & Japanese)|
|Admission Fee||8,800 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）
|Contact||Tourism Designers Tour Desk (10:00am - 5:00pm) Email firstname.lastname@example.org|
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.
|Schedule||From 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 )
|Access||Subway Meijo-Line Shiyakusho station|
Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus Me-Guru Nagoya Castle station
|Admission Fee||Adults: 500yen / Under junior high school students: free|
|Contact||Nagoya Castle Management Office|
Cherry blossom viewing at Nagoya Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
3,800 cherry trees (Yoshino cherry trees, wild cherry trees, curcumas, and other varieties) are beautifully blooming around the entire park.
|Schedule||Late March to early May|
|Place||Nagoya Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens|
|Access||Subway Higashiyama Line Higashiyama-Koen station, 3 miniute-walk from Exit 3|
|Admission Fee||Adults: 500yen|
|Contact||Nagoya Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens|
Weeping Cherry Blossom Festival
Togoku san Fruits Park is the most famous weeping cherry trees(Shidare-zakura) viewing spot in Nagoya, there are over 1,000 trees blooming at the park.
Weeping Cherry Tree usually bloom about a week later Somei-Yoshino Cherry bloomed, and has more vivid pink flowers.
During the festival period, various fruits are available to purchase, food stalls, bounce house, and jugling performance are scheduled to be held.
|Schedule||Early April (9 AM - 4:30 PM) *No closing day during this period|
From the beginning of March to the middle of April
|Place||Togokusan Fruits Park|
|Access||Take City Bus to "Togokusan Fruits Park" from "Fujigaoka" station or "Obata" station, 13 minute-walk from the bus stop|