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Nagoya 2 Day 1 Night History & Culture Exploration Course

Tokugawa Art Museum

Discover Nagoya’s exciting feudal Edo period history, traditional culture and early modern shopping and entertainment areas.

Day 1

01 Historic Townscapes of Arimatsu

Train:Meitetsu Nagoya Line: For about 33 min

02 Nagoya Station

Walk:For about 15 min

03 Shikkemichi & Endo-ji Shopping Arcade

Walk:For about 13 min

04 Kawabun

Day 2

01 Nagoya Castle & Kinshachi Yokocho

Bus:NAGOYA SIGHTSEEING ROUTE BUS Me-guru:For about 16 min

02 Tokugawaen & Tokugawa Art Museum

Day 1
01

Southern Area

Historic Townscapes of Arimatsu

  • Historic Townscapes of Arimatsu
  • Historic Townscapes of Arimatsu
  • Historic Townscapes of Arimatsu
  • Historic Townscapes of Arimatsu
  • Historic Townscapes of Arimatsu
  • Historic Townscapes of Arimatsu

Step back into the past in Arimatsu, the ancient trading town along the Old Tokaido Route, where the tradition of Arimatsu Narumi Tye Dying is practiced to this day. See demonstrations of the intricate art by local artisans, and buy original hand crafted Arimatsu Narumi tie-dyed items too.

【Address】Arimatsu-cho, Midori-ku, Nagoya

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02

Nagoya Station

03

Nagoya Station

Shikkemichi & Endo-ji Shopping Arcade

  • Endo-ji Shopping Arcade
  • Endo-ji Shopping Arcade
  • Shikkemichi
  • Endo-ji Shopping Arcade
  • Endo-ji Shopping Arcade
  • Shikkemichi

Enjoy strolling through the old district of Nagoya’s Shikkemichi, retaining its Edo period charm. The area was originally a housing area for Nagoya Castles’ lower ranked Ashigaru samurai. The nearby Endo-ji Shopping Arcade features trendy cafes and restaurants alongside shops that have been selling their wares for over 100 years!

【Address】Nishi-ku, Nagoya

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04

Sakae / Fushimi

Kawabun

  • Kawabun
  • Kawabun
  • Kawabun
  • Kawabun
  • Kawabun
  • Kawabun

Nagoya’s oldest restaurant, the 400-year-old Kawabun, was a favorite of the lords of Nagoya, the Owari Tokugawa clan. Kawabun offers traditional atmosphere and menu, and a rare opportunity to personally experience the traditional world of the Geisha and discover this ancient and cultural performing art.

【Address】2-12-19 Marunouchi, Naka-ku, Nagoya
【Opening Hours】
 private room: 11:30-14:00, 17:30-21:00
 counter: 11:30-14:00, 17:30-21:00
 tea room: 13:00-17:30
 bar:17:30-23:00

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Day 2
01

Northern Area

Nagoya Castle & Kinshachi Yokocho

  • Nagoya Castle
  • Nagoya Castle
  • Kinshachi Yokocho
  • Nagoya Castle
  • Nagoya Castle
  • Kinshachi Yokocho

Nagoya Castle was built in 1610 by the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. The impressive tower keep, one of Japan’s largest, is topped with Nagoya’s iconic two-meter tall glittering gold tiger-fish roof ornaments. The castle’s magnificent Hommaru Goten Palace is considered the finest example of samurai architecture and is a must see! Alongside is Kinshachi Yokocho, a small shopping and gourmet village directly south and east of the main gates of Nagoya Castle. Designed in the image of a feudal period town, it offers an extensive range of local soul foods, an array of sake, and a wide selection of souvenirs.

【Address】1-1 Hommaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya
【Opening Hours】9:00~16:30(Last admission to Hommaru Palace is at 16:00)
【Regular Holiday】12/29~1/1(Subject to change due to events)

Nagoya Castle

【Address】1-2-3 to 1-2-5 (three buildings) Sannomaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya
【Opening Hours】 10:30~17:30(* Hours vary depending on the season, so please check the website)
【Regular Holiday】Same as Nagoya Castle

Yoshinao Zone of Kinshachi Yokocho

【Address】1-2 to 1-3 (two buildings) Ninomaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya
【Opening Hours】Weekdays: 11:00-22:00 / Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays: 10:30-22:00
(Last admission at 21:00)
【Regular Holiday】Same as Nagoya Castle

Muneharu Zone of Kinshachi Yokocho

02

Eastern Area

Tokugawaen & Tokugawa Art Museum

  • Historic Townscapes of Arimatsu
  • Historic Townscapes of Arimatsu
  • Historic Townscapes of Arimatsu
  • Historic Townscapes of Arimatsu
  • Historic Townscapes of Arimatsu
  • Historic Townscapes of Arimatsu

The village was established in 1608 between the post towns of Chiryu and Narumi on the Old Tokaido Road, through encouragement by the ruling clan. The traditional Arimatsu-shibori tie-dyeing of this area is said to have been invented by the first immigrant to the village, Takeda Shokuro, and the village prospered along with the tie-dyeing industry. Arimatsu lies along about 800 gently bending meters of the Tokaido Road. The townscape's relatively relaxed atmosphere has been preserved, with many wide-plot tie-dyeing stores, gates, and fences.

【Address】1001 Tokugawa-cho, Higashi-ku, Nagoya
【Opening Hours】9:30~17:30 *Admission until 17:00
【Regular Holiday】Every Monday (or the following day if a national or substitute holiday falls on a Monday), Dec. 29th - Jan. 1st (According to the season, the garden will sometimes be open at night or on Mondays.)

Tokugawaen

【Address】1017 Tokugawa-cho, Higashi-ku, Nagoya
【Opening Hours】10:00-17:00(Last entry at 16:30)
【Regular Holiday】 Every Monday (or the following day if a national or substitute holiday falls on a Monday), mid-December to the New Year

The Tokugawa Art Museum

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