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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.

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

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
URLhttp://higashiku-dashi.or.jpExternal Link

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
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