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Autumn (September-November)

"Ryotei Kawabun" Cultural Night-Visit Nagoya

This is an event where you can take the chance to relax and have a memorable experience enjoying traditional Japanese culture at the oldest Japanese-style restaurant in Nagoya called, “Place of Art”.There you can enjoy various activities such as: Japanese dances, samurai warrior sword performances, traditional Japanese magic, and sutra readings. You can also try on Kimono (a traditional Japanese clothing), or have a go at ozashiki-asobi (a traditional Japanese parlor game). This is an event where not just local citizens can have fun, but it is an even where overseas or domestic tourists alike can also have a great time together learning about traditional Japanese culture.

You can enjoy various contents every day.

【Japanese Traditional Magic& Samurai Sword Performance】

お座敷遊び 【Traditional Instruments】

古典楽器体験 【Japanese Casino】

鉄火場での丁半ゲーム Other
【kimono experience】【Geisha's Game】 Etc. can be enjoyed daily.

21:30 ~ Doors open
22:00 ~ Appreciation performance
22:20 ~23:00 Take pictures, talk with performers, and enjoy the experience of traditional performing arts.

▼ Click here for details⇒”kawabun" Cultural Night-Visit NagoyaExternal link

ScheduleSeptember 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020
21:30-23:00
PlaceRyotei (Japanese-style restaurant) Kawabun
Access2-13-4 Marunouchi Naka-ku Nagoya-city, Aichi-pref 460-0002 Japan
TEL+81-52-222-0873
URLhttps://www.thekawabunnagoya.com/kawabun/External Link
Admission Fee4500 yen per person (1 drink included)
※Target age is 20 years or older.
※We carry out than 10 people.
ContactRyotei (Japanese-style restaurant) Kawabun

Hometowns of Japan Kenjinkai Festival

The Hometowns of Japan Kenjinkai Festival is an event showcasing the allure of the places people call their hometowns in Japan.
"Kenjinkai" refers to a friendship association in a prefecture other than the one it represents for people who are originally from that prefecture but no longer live there. The theme of this event is "connecting people's hearts through the bond with hometowns," and it lets you experience the characteristic charm of the various parts of Japan, from Hokkaido to Okinawa, through everything from traditional art forms such as dances and folk songs to local cuisines.
Performances of folk entertainment on the main stage as well as stages featuring local mascots are held. In addition to quiz rallies and drawings, you can enjoy delicious local cuisines, snacks, and alcoholic beverages from all over Japan.
Go around the event's premises and get a feel for the intrigue of the various parts of Japan while in Nagoya.

ScheduleSecond Saturday and Sunday of September
10:00 AM–around 6:00 PM *Held rain or shine
PlaceHisaya-Odori Park (Hisaya Square/Angel Square)
Access1-minute walk from Yaba-cho Station on the Meijo subway line
TEL+81-52-211-0083
Admission FeeFree admission (*Charges for food and drink.)

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 (9/13–9/15/2019)
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

Marvel of the Moon, Tokugawaen Moon Viewing Event

Tokugawaen is open at night for the "jugoya (fifteenth night)" and the "jusanya (thirteenth night)" on August 15 and September 13 of the lunar calendar. However, the schedule changes every year.
It is said that viewing the moons on both the jugoya and jusanya brings good luck. A decorated Japanese-style boat is lit up and floats upon Ryusenko pond for the moon viewing. Take in the sight of the beautiful moon together with a nighttime Japanese garden.

Schedule●Fifteenth night moon viewing event: Harvest moon on September 13, 2019
9/13–9/14/2019
9:30 AM–8:30 PM (Admission until 8:00 PM)
PlaceTokugawaen
1001 Tokugawa-cho, Higashi-ku, Nagoya
Access●Near the Me~guru Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus "4 Tokugawaen, The Tokugawa Art Museum, Hosa Library" Bus Stop
●3-minute walk from the Tokugawaen Shindeki city bus stop
●10-minute walk from the south exit of Ozone Station on the JR line
TEL052-935-8988
URLhttps://www.tokugawaen.aichi.jp/english/index.htmlExternal Link
Admission FeeAdmission fee required
Adults: 300 yen, city residents over 65: 100 yen, junior high school students and younger: free

Arimatsu Tenman Shrine and Autumn Festival (Arimatsu Float Festival)

This is a large autumn festival in which three floats designated by Nagoya as tangible folk-cultural properties are pulled around.
The three floats are paraded through a townscape reminiscent of the former Tokaido Road. The meeting of floats and their energetic change of direction as well as karakuri mechanized doll performances done atop the floats are a spectacular sight.
ScheduleFirst Sunday of October
2019/10/6
9:30 AM-2:30 PM/6:00 PM-9:00 PM
PlaceAround Arimatsu and Tokaido Road
AccessMeitetsu Arimatsu Station
TEL+81-52-621-3000
ContactArimatsu Float Hall

Nagoya Festival

Nagoya Festival is the biggest autumn event in Nagoya. It includes a parade with more than 700 participants, some of whom play the roles of local heroes, including the three national heroes—Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, and Ieyasu—and bears a remarkable resemblance to a picture scroll from those days. Various events, such as dances and concerts, are performed in and around Hisaya-Odori Park, while other fun events take place all around the city of Nagoya.

Schedule19th & 20th of October 2019
PlaceNagoya
TEL+81-52-972-7611
FAX+81-52-972-4111
URLhttp://www.nagoya-festival.jp/External Link
ContactNagoya Festival Promotion Association

Osu Street Performing Festival

The Osu Street Performing Festival includes such street performances as saru mawashi (monkey tricks) and banana no tatakiuri (bananas sold the traditional Japanese way) as well as unique performances that include rock music Kabuki and a kinpun show (a show using gold dust). One performance you mustn’t miss the parade of oiran (courtesans) wearing beautiful clothes. 

ScheduleMid-October
2019/10/19-20
19th 11:00 AM-8:00 PM
20th 11:00 AM-7:00 PM
PlaceOsu Shopping district
AccessKamimaezu station on Tsurumai/Maijo line OR Osu Kannon station on Tsurumai line
TEL+81-52-261-2287
FAX+81-52-241-6222
URLhttp://www.ohsu-gei.net/External Link
ContactOsu Shopping District Association

The 36th "Craftsmanship of Owari Nagoya Exhibition"

Mass production can be seen far and wide, and even with the activeness of industrial robots today, there is a creativity that machines cannot take the place of in the techniques of craftsmen.
At this event, the craftsmen of Owari-Nagoya gather under one roof and introduce diverse skillful techniques used in daily necessities and everyday life, such as the making of Nagoya folding fans and yuzen dying. Experience making crafts (some charging money) together with craftsmen, and watch various techniques performed on the stage.

Schedule2019/10/18~20
18th 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
19th 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
20th 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Place●Galaxy Platform in Oasis 21
●Plaza Wave 21 in the NHK Nagoya Broadcasting Center Building
AccessSakae Station on the city bus/subway, or Sakaemachi Station on the Meitetsu Line
TEL+81-52-972-3146
URLhttp://www.meigiren.com/fureru/shokuninten.htmExternal Link
Admission FeeFree admission (*Charges for hands-on events and shopping.)

Nagoya Castle Autumn Festival

A number of unique events are held as a feature of autumn in Nagoya.
From the middle of October, a chrysanthemum growing competition is held in the Nishinomaru area. It is the largest scale event of the Tokai region, and chrysanthemum dolls dressed in the flowers are exhibited at the Main Gate and East Gate.

Closed: None (December 29–January 1 only)

Schedule2019/10/12–11/17
9:00 AM–4:30 PM (Admission to the donjon and Hommaru Palace until 4:00 PM)
PlaceNagoya Castle
1-1 Hommaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya
Access5-minute walk from Exit 7 of Shiyakusho (City Hall) Station on the Meijo subway line
TEL052-231-1700
URLhttps://www.nagoyajo.city.nagoya.jp/en/External Link
Admission FeeAdmission fee required
Adults: 500 yen, junior high school students and younger: free

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens Autumn Festival

Normal events of the autumn festival such as Animal Talk, where caretakers talk about the animals they are in charge of, and Animal Feeding by Guests are held in addition to special events. Whether you're a child or an adult, you'll be able to enjoy a day full of events.

Closed: Mondays (or the following weekday if a national holiday or compensatory holiday)

ScheduleThe beginning of October–the middle of November
2019/10/5-11/17
9:00 AM–4:50 PM (Admission until 4:30 PM)
PlaceSky Tower, Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
3-70 Higashiyama Moto-machi, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya
Access3-minute walk from Exit 3 of Higashiyama Koen Station on the Higashiyama subway line
TEL052-782-2111
URLhttp://www.higashiyama.city.nagoya.jp/External Link
Admission FeeAdmission fee required
Adults: 500 yen, junior high school students and younger: free

Chrysanthemum Dolls of Nagoya Castle

This is one of the famous autumn events at Nagoya Castle. Beautifully colored dolls wearing clothing made from chrysanthemums are displayed. These doll exhibitions are based on a different theme each year, giving visitors a new and entertaining experience each time. An exhibition of hundreds of chrysanthemum bonsai (potted trees) gathered from all around Aichi Prefecture is held at the same time. Bonsai with a chrysanthemum with a diameter of 2 meters from its root will sometimes be displayed. Please come and see these Japanese traditional arts, which we are proud to show not just in Nagoya but the whole world.

ScheduleLate October - Late November
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

Yattokame cultural festival

The festival is held to discover and spread Nagoya’s allure to the world, which has a long history and rich culture.

Much of Japan’s performing arts emerged from the bustling streets from which the performers formed a cultural community. The modern day streets still maintain that culture, and this is where this project was born. The performances in this project re-ignite the traditions!

“Tsuji Kyogen”*1, “Tea ceremony party”, Street Kabuki, Noh play*2 and a wide variety of Nagoya's traditional entertainment will be played in many areas around Nagoya. The play performances and popular entertainments are at Osu Engeijo theater, Oasis21 and more. And more, the historical walking tours will be the valuable experiences of Japanese culture for you.  Some of the performances is free admission!

*1 Kyogen:  It remains Japans’ oldest remaining form of comedy performance.
*2 Noh: A major form of classical Japanese musical drama that has been performed since the 14th century   

Schedule27th of October ~ 18th of November 2018
PlaceSASASHIMA LIVE, Nagoya Castle,Osu Shotengai shopping district, KITTE NAGOYA BLDG. ENDOJI Shotengai shopping district and more.
The details will soon be announced.
URLhttp://www.yattokame.jpExternal Link

Nagoya's Autumn Leaves Special Collection

Let us introduce spots in Nagoya known for their autumn leaves. Establishments open at night as well as illuminations and other events are held. Take in the fall season as you admire its leaves in shades of yellow and red.

Nagoya city area

Yagotosan Koshoji Temple

Best viewing time: The middle of November-beginning of December
100 trees such as Japanese maples
Admission fee: Free
・The view from Chikusui-tei teahouse is recommended (500-yen viewing fee, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM)
Transportation: 3-minute walk from Exit 1 of Yagoto Station on the Meijo subway line
Website

Yagotosan Koshoji Temple

Tokugawaen (Closed: Mondays)

Best viewing time: The middle of November-beginning of December
About 300 trees such as Japanese maples
・Illumination: Sundown-8:30 PM on 11/29-12/1, 12/6-12/8/2019
*Admission until 8:00 PM
Admission fee: 300 yen for high school/university students and adults, free for junior high school students and younger
Transportation: Just next to Me~guru Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus "Tokugawaen" Bus Stop
10-minute walk from the south exit of JR Ozone Station
Website

Tokugawaen

Shirotori Garden (Closed: Mondays)

Best viewing time: The end of November-beginning of December
About 1,500 trees such as Japanese maples and Enkianthus perulatus
・Maple Viewing Event and Tea Ceremony: 11/16, 11/17, and 11/24/2019
・Illumination: 11/16-12/8/2019
Admission fee: 300 yen for adults and free for junior high school students and younger
Transportation: 10-minute walk from Exit 4 of Jingu Nishi Station on the Meijo subway line
Website

Shirotori Garden

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens (Closed: Mondays)

Best viewing time: The middle of November-beginning of December
500 trees such as Japanese maples and Acer pycnanthum
・Leaf viewing event: 11/15-12/1/2019
・Illumination: 11/15-11/17, 11/24, 11/30, and 12/1/2019 (*Only botanical garden open until 8:30 PM)
Admission fee: 500 yen for high school students and above and free for junior high school students and younger
Transportation: Hoshigaoka Station and Higashiyama Koen Station on the Higashiyama subway line
WebsiteExternal Link

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Meijo Park

Best viewing time: The middle of November-end of November
Chinese tallow trees, gingko trees, Japanese zelkovas, etc.
Admission fee: Free admission
Transportation: 2-minute walk from Exit 2 of Meijo Koen Station on the Meijo subway line
Website

Meijo Park

Seto City

Iwayado Park

Best viewing time: The middle of November
About 200 trees along the river such as maples
・Japanese Maple Festival: 11/1-11/30/2019
・Illumination: 5:30 PM-9:00 PM, 11/9-11/17/2019
Inquiries: +81-561-85-2730
Admission fee: Free admission
Transportation: Approximate 20-minute taxi ride from Meitetsu Owari Seto Station

Iwayado Park

Jokoji Temple/Jokoji Park

Best viewing time: The end of November
About 200 trees such as maples
・Japanese Maple Festival: 11/2-12/1/2019
Inquiries: +81-561-85-2730
Admission fee: Free admission
Transportation: Approximate 15-minute walk from JR Jokoji Station

Jokoji Temple/Jokoji Park

Toyota City

Korankei

Best viewing time: The middle of November-end of November
About 4,000 trees with 11 kinds, such as Japanese maples
・Korankei Momiji Matsuri: 11/1-11/30
・Illumination: Sundown-9:00 PM on 11/1-11/30
Inquiries: +81-565-62-1272
Admission fee: Free admission
Transportation: "Korankei" Bus Stop via Meitetsu Bus for Asuke from Meitetsu Toyotashi Station (approximately 45 minutes)

Korankei

Korankei Momiji Matsuri2019 Walking mapExternal Link

Obara Shikizakura Festival

Best viewing time: The beginning of November-end of November
A combination of about 10,000 trees featuring winter cherry blossoms and autumn leaves
・Obara Shikizakura Festival: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM on 11/1-11/30
Inquiries: +81-565-65-3808
Admission fee: Free admission
Transportation: Toyota Oiden Bus for Kaminigi on the Obara/Toyota route from the east exit of Meitetsu Toyotashi Station (approximately 1 hour)
WebsiteExternal Link

Obara Shikizakura Festival

Inuyama City

Jakkoin Temple

Best viewing time: The middle of November-beginning of December
1,000 Japanese and other maple trees
・Japanese Maple Festival: 11/9-12/8/2019
Inquiries: +81-568-61-0035
Admission fee: Free admission
Transportation: 20-minute walk or 5-minute taxi ride from Meitetsu Inuyamayuen Station, 2 kilometers upstream of the Kiso River.

Jakkoin Temple

Tokai City

Shurakuen Park

Best viewing time: The middle of November-beginning of December
About 550 trees with seven kinds including Japanese maples
・Japanese Maple Festival: 11/17-11/30/2019. Event on 11/17 (10:00 AM-3:00 PM).
Inquiries: +81-562-32-5149
Admission fee: Free admission
Transportation: 5-minute walk east of Meitetsu Shurakuen Station

shurakuen Park Daibutsu

ScheduleMid-November to Early December

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 https://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
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