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Summer (June-August)

Satsuki Azalea

Starting Saturday, May 21, the Satsuki Azalea Competition will begin at Nagoya Castle! Around 300 Satsuki Azalea Bonsai Trees will give beautiful color to the early summer Nagoya Castle.

Satsuki Azalea

・Blooming Period: From May 10 to around June 20

・Named after the old lunar calendar month it blooms, Satsuki (May)

・Species of Rhododendron indicum, a type of azalea

・Japanese Language of Flowers meaning: Cooperation

Dates: Saturday May 20 to June 5, 2017
Location: Nishinomaru Area, Nagoya Castle 
http://www.nagoyajo.city.nagoya.jp/13_english/index.html

ScheduleSaturday May 20 to June 5, 2017
PlaceNagoya castle
AccessSubway Meijo-Line Shiyakusho station
Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus Me-Guru Nagoya Castle station
TEL+81-52-231-1700
FAX+81-52-201-3646
URLhttp://www.nagoyajo.city.nagoya.jp/13_english/index.htmlExternal Link

Arimatsu Shibori (Tie-Dying) Festival

The Arimatsu Shibori Festival is held annually all around Arimatsu. Old-fashioned stores and houses still remain along the Tokaido road. The shops for tie-dyed products on the main roads are reproduced from the Edo period. Additionally, demonstrations of tie-dying, tie-dying lessons for visitors, and parades are performed. 

Schedule3th and 4th of June
PlaceArimatsu district
TEL+81-52-261-0111
FAX+81-52-261-6051
URLhttp://www.shibori-kaikan.com/kaikan-e.htmlExternal Link
ContactArimatsu-Narumi Tie-Dying Museum

Atsuta Festival (Shobusai Festival)

The Atsuta festival is the biggest festival among the approximately 70 events held at Atsuta Shrine each year. An imperial envoy is sent to the shrine to offer goheimotsu (strips of white paper for Shinto rituals). Atsuta Shrine and its environs are filled with such attractions as kentou makiwara (light tributes tied with straw), fireworks at Jingu Koen (Shrine Park), various martial arts and entertainment competitions, and kodomo mikoshi (portable shrines for children).

ScheduleJune 5th
PlaceAtsuta Shrine
TEL+81-52-671-4153
FAX+81-52-681-0538
ContactAtsuta Shrine

Tokugawaen Festival Float Parade

See the five floats come together from Tsutsui-cho and Deki-machi's ancient past at the heart of the festival at Tokugawaen. Tsutsui-cho was a town of merchants and the residences of samurai warriors, and Deki-machi was a prosperous town of craftsmen. The Tenno Festival was performed in the two neighboring towns from the Edo era to ensure good health throughout, and traditional karakuri mechanized doll performances can be seen.

ScheduleThe first Sunday in June.
*Cancellation possible due to rainy weather the day before or day of.
11:00 AM–12:00 PM
PlaceThe square in front of Tokugawa Art Museum
Access●3-minute walk from the city bus and Meitetsu Bus Tokugawaen Shindeki Bus Stop
●Me~guru Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus Tokugawa Art Museum Bus Stop
●10-minute walk from the south exit of Ozone Station on the JR Chuo Line
TEL+81-52-935-8988
FAX+81-52-937-3847
URLhttps://www.tokugawaen.aichi.jp/External Link
Admission FeeFree

The 4th Tebasaki Summit® in 2017

Approximately 20 stores from all over the country gather, and the winner of a tebasaki (chicken wing)-eating contest's grand prize is chosen by all.
*Held even in rainy weather

Tebasaki, or chicken wings, are Nagoya's famous local specialty. They are deep fried once at a low heat and again at a high heat, and flavored with a sweet and spicy sauce, pepper, or other seasonings. With a soft inside and crunchy outside, they are outstanding with beer.

ScheduleThe second Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in June
PlaceHisaya-Odori Park
AccessSakae Station on the Meijo and Higashiyama subway lines
Sakaemachi Station on the Meitetsu Line
TEL+81-50-3385-2387
URLhttp://www.tebasaki-summit.com/External Link
Admission FeeFree admission (Charges for food and drink.)

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

Tsutsui-cho/ Dekimachi Tenno Festival

This is an old local festival in which five preserved festival floats are pushed around a local neighborhood. The highlight of the festival occurs at around 11 am on the Sunday of the festival when the floats gather in the courtyard outside Tokugawaen. The karakuri mechanized dolls on each float then come to life and play traditional music. Many festival stalls are set up in front of the gate of Kenchuji Temple, which was the family temple of the Tokugawa Family.

ScheduleThe first Saturday and Sunday of June
PlaceTsutsui-cho, Tokugawaen

Nagoya Castle Summer Night Festival

This festival illustrates the atmosphere of Japanese festivals in the olden days, primarily using the chochin (paper lanterns) that are used during the Obon holidays. You will enjoy bon dancing (which varies in style according to region in Japan), a beer garden, and fair booths (a common scene at Japanese festivals) for a fun night in Nagoya. Also, as the festival is held at Nagoya Castle, it is unique in that visitors are given a close-up view of Nagoya Castle, the main keep of which is open and illuminated at night. Nagoya Castle makes this festival an experience out of the ordinary.

Schedule5th of August-15th of August
PlaceNagoya Castle
TEL+81-52-231-1700
FAX+81-52-201-3646
URLhttp://nagoya-castle-summer-festival.com/External Link
Admission FeeAdmission fees apply
ContactNagoya Castle Management Office

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).

ScheduleMid-July
PlaceNagoya Port
TEL+81-52-654-7894
FAX+81-52-654-7910
URLhttp://www.nagoya-port-festival.com/External Link

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
TEL+81-52-203-0550
FAX+81-52-223-0535
URLhttp://www.worldcosplaysummit.jp/en/External Link
ContactAichi Television Broadcasting Co., LTD.
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