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Nagoya, which is known for excellent performing arts nurtured by its long history and tradition, offers various kinds of events. You can enjoy seasonal events all year around.

Shirotori Garden Moon Gazing Tea Event

Seiu-tei, a tea house almost in the middle of Shirotori Garden, was built with consideration to its angle from where the mid-autumn harvest moon rises. The Moon Gazing Tea Event is held with the garden open at night in relation to the timing of the mid-autumn harvest moon, and participants can enjoy the moon at this tea event from the evening hours on.
*Purchase of tickets beforehand is required to participate in the Moon Gazing Tea Event.

Schedule8/15 on the lunar calendar (9/22–9/25/2018)
PlaceShirotori Garden
AccessApproximate 10-minute walk from Exit 4 of Jingu Nishi Station on the Meijo subway line
TEL+81-52-681-8928
URLhttp://www.shirotori-garden.jp/english/index.htmlExternal Link
Admission FeeAdults: 300 yen, junior high school students and younger: free
ContactShirotori Garden

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

The Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium's Summer Night Aquarium

Throughout the summer vacation period from the third week of July to August, the Summer Night Aquarium is held.
During this period, business hours are lengthened, allowing you to enjoy yourself until 8:00 PM. We recommend watching the Night Performance with dolphins flying into the night sky from the main pool of the North Building, as well as the romantic atmosphere of the South Building with its lights brought down as low as possible. Also, save with the admission fee being 20% lower after 5:00 PM. Have a ball at this night aquarium, where you can see the extraordinary.

The Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium's Summer Night Aquarium
*Japanese page only

ScheduleThird week of July–around the end of August
5:00 PM–8:00 PM
*Admission until 1 hour before closing
PlaceThe Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Access5-minute walk from Exit 3 of Nagoyako Station on the Meijo subway line
TEL+81-52-654-7080
URLhttp://www.nagoyaaqua.com/english/2015031013432314.htmlExternal Link
Admission FeeAdults/high school students: 1,600 yen, Elementary/junior high school students: 800 yen, Children (ages 4 and above): 400 yen
*20% discount from the admission fee after 5:00 PM

Endoji Tanabata Festival

Various papier-mache characters are decorated in the Endoji Shotengai shopping arcade for the Tanabata holiday. Monkey performances, a firefighter band parade, street performers, the Awa-odori Dance, and a multitude of other events are held daily.

ScheduleFourth Wednesday of July to the following Sunday
PlaceEndoji Shotengai shopping arcade, Endoji Hon-machi Shotengai shopping arcade
AccessInternational Center Station on the subway or the Meido-cho city bus stop
Admission FeeFree

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.

Schedule28th of July to 5th of August, 2018
PlaceOsu and Oasis21, Sakae
URLhttp://www.worldcosplaysummit.jp/en/External Link
ContactWCS Inc.

Osu Summer Festival

This is a very lively festival held in Osu district. The Osu Summer Festival is always a great success. There are so many active events, including Osu-daiko (drums), a samba parade, and bon dancing. Don't miss the powerful tezutsu hanabi (hand-held fireworks) in the precincts of Osu Kannon Temple.

ScheduleThe first Saturday and Sunday of August
PlaceOsu
TEL+81-52-261-2287
FAX+81-52-241-6222

Nagoya Castle Summer 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.

Schedule4th of August 2017 to 15th of August
PlaceNagoya Castle
TEL+81-52-231-1700
FAX+81-52-201-3646
URLhttp://www.nagoyajo.city.nagoya.jp/13_english/index.htmlExternal Link
Admission FeeAdmission fees apply
ContactNagoya Castle Management Office

Hirokoji Summer Festival

All of Hirokoji-dori Road becomes a pedestrian's paradise, coming to life in one large Nagoya event with float and music parades, the Awa-odori Dance, and more. Enjoy stands lined down the roadside and performances on special stages.

ScheduleThird weekend of August
PlaceThroughout Hirokoji-dori Road (Sakae–Fushimi areas)
AccessSakae and Fushimi Station on the subway
Admission FeeFree

Nippon Domannaka Festival

The Nippon Domannaka (literally meaning “right in the middle of Japan”) Festival (commonly known as Domatsuri) was established by the ambition of students in Nagoya who hoped to revitalize Japan through this festival. Nagoya is crowded with numerous dancers who hold naruko (Japanese clappers) and wear costumes of various colors, bringing Domatsuri to all parts of the city.

ScheduleThe last weekend in August
PlaceNagoya (Sakae, Osu, Nagoya Station,and other locations)
TEL+81-52-241-4333
FAX+81-52-241-4446
URLhttp://www.domatsuri.com/english/External Link
ContactNippon Domannaka Festival Cultural Foundation

Enjoy Nagoya's Summer at Beer Gardens! Special Collection of Beer Gardens in 2018

Enjoy Nagoya's Summer at Beer Gardens! Special Collection of Beer Gardens in 2018

Nagoya's summers are humid! And beer gardens are the perfect way to spend your time in these summers in a delicious and fun way.
Here are the suggested beer gardens for 2018 by area, selected by locals and our staff, who is well versed in Nagoya!

Nagoya Station area

Meitetsu Department Store Rooftop Beer Garden

All-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink with no time limit this year too! There's always a fresh and new Monthly Menu too! Drinks include a wide variety such as beers like Kirin Ichiban Shibori, the export beer brand Heineken, wine, and cocktails.
*With indoor seats available so you can come on rainy days too!

Period: April 20-October 8, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM-10:00 PM (Food and drink offered until 9:30 PM)
Access: Nagoya Station on the subway, JR, Meitetsu, and Kintetsu lines
Address: Meitetsu Department Store Main Store (main building), 1-2-1 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya
WebsiteExternal Link *Japanese page only

Meitetsu Department Store Rooftop Beer Garden

Yanagibashi Beer Garden

Directly connected to Yanagibashi Market! This is a beer garden with fish tanks!
Find delicious foods from sashimi with incredible freshness to freshly broiled littleneck and typical clams, from typical seafood to rare fish you won't find at the supermarket, and more.
*The entire premises is roofed, so you can have a great time even in rainy weather!

Period: April 20-September 30, 2018
Time:
Open: From 5:00 PM on weekdays/from 4:00 PM on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays
Closed: From 11:00 PM (last orders for food taken at 10:00 PM, and for drinks at 10:30 PM)
Access: Nagoya Station on the subway, JR, Meitetsu, and Kintetsu lines
Address: Marunaka Shokuhin Center Building rooftop, 4-15-2 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya
WebsiteExternal Link *Japanese page only

Yanagibashi Beer Garden

Sakae area

Chunichi Building Rooftop Beer Garden

Nagoya's historic beer garden beloved for over half a century. With Chunichi Building being rebuilt, this is its last season!
This open space beer garden overlooks an illuminated TV Tower and Sakae with 2 hours of all-you-can-drink and all-you-can-eat!
*Have a great time even in rainy weather with tented seating!

Period: May 11-September 24, 2018
Time:
Weekdays: 5:30 PM-10:30 PM
Saturdays: 4:00 PM-10:30 PM
Sundays: 4:00 PM-9:00 PM
Access: Directly connected to Sakae Station on the subway, and a 1-minute walk from Exit 12 and 13
WebsiteExternal Link *Japanese page only

Chunichi Building Rooftop Beer Garden

Kinshachi Yokocho Fresh Seafood BBQ & beer garden

Nagoya Castle and the sights of summer make an appearance with even more of an effect! Enjoy the first all-you-can-eat BBQ in Nagoya mainly featuring fresh, directly delivered seafood in an outdoor, open space environment.
*Held during rain, but may be canceled due to severe weather.

Period: 4/24-9/30/2018
Time:
Weekdays: 5:00 PM-10:00 PM
Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM
Access: Shiyakusho Station on the subway, or the Me~guru Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus "④ Nagoya Castle" Bus Stop
Venue: Yoshinao Zone of Kinshachi Yokocho
WebsiteExternal Link

Kinshachi Yokocho Fresh Seafood BBQ & beer garden

Nagoya TV Tower Beer Garden

A beer garden right below Nagoya TV Tower, the symbolic tower of Nagoya.
In an open area full of greenery, you can enjoy thick-cut pork; crisply fried samgyeopsal; and a premium BBQ with beef, pork, and chicken.
*Have a great time even in rainy weather with roofing!

Period: 5/16-9/9/2018
Time: 5:00 PM-10:30 PM (last orders taken at 10:00 PM)
Access: Sakae and Hisaya-odori Station on the subway
Address: Nagoya TV Tower 1F
3-6-15 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya
WebsiteExternal Link *Japanese page only

Nagoya TV Tower Beer Garden

Nagoya Oktoberfest 2018

This event is based on the largest beer festival in the world held every fall in Munich, Germany. Enjoy German beers and wines sent directly from their German breweries/wineries as well as local German treats like sausages!
*Held during rain, but may be canceled due to severe weather.

Period: 7/6-7/22/2018
Time:
Weekdays: 3:00 PM-9:00 PM
Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays: 11:00 AM-9:00 PM
Access: Yaba-cho and Sakae Station on the subway
Venue: Hisaya-Odori Park (Hisaya Square/Angel Square)
WebsiteExternal Link *Japanese page only

Nagoya Oktoberfest 2018

Beer Garden Miami

A beer garden on the Nagoya Mitsukoshi rooftop.
Enjoy all-you-can-drink and an all-you-can-eat buffet with a time limit of 150 minutes. In addition to beers of 4 beer breweries, there's a lineup of over 100 kinds of drinks and over 50 kinds of foods especially for BBQ for you to enjoy in an all-you-can-eat-style and more.

Period: 4/13-11/4/2018
Time:
Weekdays: 4:00 PM-10:30 PM
Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays: 11:00 AM-10:30 PM (last orders taken at 10:00 PM)
Access: Sakae and Yaba-cho Station on the subway
Address: Nagoya Mitsukoshi Sakae store rooftop, 3-5-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya
WebsiteExternal Link *Japanese page only

Beer Garden Miami

Lumiere Beer Hall 2018

90 minutes of both the best all-you-can-eat Japanese, Western, and Chinese cooking by hotel chefs and drinks like draft beer at a reasonable price! All-you-can-drink too!
A cowgirl comes and meets customers in the hall!
*Have a great time even in rainy weather since it's a beer hall!

Period: July 2-August 31, 2018
*Open on weekdays only
*Closed on Saturdays; Sundays; national holidays; 7/5; as well as 8/13, 8/14, and 8/15 during the Obon holiday
Time: 5:30 PM-9:30 PM
Access: Chikusa Station on the subway and JR line, or Kurumamichi Station on the subway
Address: Kagayaki no Ma, Hotel MIELPARQUE Nagoya 1F
(3-16-16 Aoi, Higashi-ku, Nagoya)
WebsiteExternal Link *Japanese page only

Lumiere Beer Hall 2018

Tsurumai area

Koyoen, Nagoya Beer Garden

Forget the hustle and bustle of the city in the healing space of Koyoen Beer Garden, with a cool waterfall and location surrounded by a grove of trees. Along with Koyoen's famous lamb BBQ, this historic beer garden also offers various other types of BBQ as well as thirst-quenching draft beers.
*Enjoy the indoor beer hall on rainy days.

Period: 4/24-9/30/2018
Time:
Weekdays: 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
Fridays: 5:00 PM-10:00 PM
Saturdays: 12:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sundays and national holidays: 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
Venue: Koyoen, Nagoya Beer Garden
Access: 13-minute walk from Tsurumai Station on the subway
*A free shuttle bus is available every 20 minutes from 3:50 PM.
WebsiteExternal Link *Japanese page only

Koyoen, Nagoya Beer Garden

Nagoyako area

Harbor Garden BBQ

Nagoya's beer & BBQ garden closest to the ocean. It couldn't have a better location, being next to Garden Pier, Port of Nagoya, which features Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, Port Building, etc. Choose the spot of your choice from the luxurious area with sofa seating or the casual area lined with tents.
*Closed during rainy weather.

Period: Now until 10/31/2018
Time:
Weekdays: 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
Fridays: 5:00 PM-10:00 PM
Saturdays: 12:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sundays and national holidays: 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
Access: 3-minute walk from Exit 1 of Nagoyako Station on the subway
Venue: Harbor Garden
WebsiteExternal Link

Harbor Garden BBQ

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