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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.

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

Special Exhibition: The Doll Festival of the Owari Tokugawa Family

The gathering and exhibition of the gorgeous Hina dolls and their accessories worthy of the Owari clan, head of the three high Tokugawa clans of the Edo era. Also see the overwhelming 7-meter-wide terraced display platform with Hina dolls from the Meiji Era to the Showa era.

ScheduleThe beginning of February–middle of April
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (Entrance allowed until 30 minutes before closing)
PlaceThe Tokugawa Art Museum
AccessCity bus/Meitetsu bus (Tokugawaen Shindeki), Me~guru Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus (The Tokugawa Art Museum)
TEL+81-52-935-6262
FAX+81-52-935-6261
URLhttp://www.tokugawa-art-museum.jp/External Link
Admission FeeRequired
1,400 yen, etc.

Marathon Festival Nagoya/Aichi

This is a marathon festival held together with the "Nagoya Women's Marathon" with 20,000 participants, and the "Nagoya City Marathon," and includes the Marathon Expo at Nagoya Dome, featuring sporting-related booths, food stands, and various events.

ScheduleThe middle of March
PlaceNagoya Dome
AccessNagoya Dome-mae Yada on the subway
TEL+81-52-201-1560
URLhttp://marathon-festival.com/External Link
Admission FeeFree
Free to view

Travel Fair in Nagoya

This festival is a big event in Nagoya in spring. Information about domestic and foreign travel is made available in one place, so visitors can become acquainted with fun and notable vacation opportunities. In addition to obtaining travel information prior to the spring peak season, visitors can see and touch traditional arts, unique products and local goods from different parts of Japan at the festival. Many visitors from inside and outside Nagoya are expected every year.

ScheduleMid-March
PlaceHisaya-Odori Park
TEL+81-52-202-1677
FAX+81-52-231-0922
URLhttp://tabimatsuri-nagoya.jp/External Link
ContactNagoya Convention & Visitors Bureau

Special Collection of Nagoya Flower Viewing Events in 2019

Spring! Cherry blossoms! Flower viewing! Here are the famous cherry blossom spots and flower viewing events in Nagoya.

Nagoya Castle

Number of trees: About 1,000
Best viewing time: The end of March-beginning of April
Admission fee: Adults: 500 yen *Jr. high school students and younger: free
Access method: Shiyakusho on the subway
5-minute walk from the Shiyakusho Station Exit 7 on the Meijo subway line, or just next to the Me~guru Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus "Nagoya Castle" Bus Stop
◆Nagoya Castle Spring Festival
3/23-5/6/2019
Illumination (until 7:30 p.m.)
3/23-4/7/2019
(Closing at 8:00 p.m. (Admission until 7:30 p.m.))
WebsiteExternal Link

Nagoya Castle

Tsuruma Park

Number of trees: About 750
Best viewing time: The end of March-beginning of April
Access method: Tsurumai on the subway and JR line
◆Tsuruma Park Flower Festival
3/21-6/9/2019
Illumination (until 9:30 p.m.)
3/22-4/7/2019
WebsiteExternal Link

Tsuruma Park

Banks of the Yamazaki River

Number of trees: About 600
Best viewing time: The end of March-beginning of April
Access method: Shidai Yakugakubu city bus stop, Mizuho Kuyakusho on the subway
◆Illumination
3/27-4/4/2019 (Tentative)
Website

Banks of the Yamazaki River

Shonai Ryokuchi Park

Number of trees: About 700
Best viewing time: The end of March-beginning of April
Access method: Shonai Ryokuchi Koen on the subway
◆Canola Flowers and Cherry Blossoms Festival
3/23-4/7/2019
WebsiteExternal Link

Shonai Ryokuchi Park

Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Gardens (Closed Mondays)

Number of trees: 3,500
Best viewing time: Beginning of March-end of April
9:00 AM-4:50 PM (Admission until 4:30 PM)
Admission fee: Adults: 500 yen, junior high school students and younger: free
Access method: Higashiyama Koen and Hoshigaoka on the subway
3-minute walk from Exit 3 of Higashiyama Koen Station on the Higashiyama subway line,
or a 7-minute walk from Exit 6 of Hoshigaoka Station on the Higashiyama subway line
*Hoshigaoka Station is convenient for getting to the botanical gardens.
◆69th Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Gardens Spring Festival
3/16-5/6/2019
WebsiteExternal Link

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Meijo Park

Number of trees: 800
Best viewing time: The end of March
Access method: Meijo Koen on the subway
Website

Meijo Park

Shirotori Garden Cherry Blossom Viewing Event

Date held: 4/6-4/7/2019
9:00 AM-5:00 PM (Admission until 4:30 PM)
Location: Shirotori Garden
Enjoy green tea while gazing upon the garden in early spring at this city flower viewing and tea party
Admission fee: Adults: 300 yen, junior high school students and younger: free
Website

Shirotori Garden Cherry Blossom Viewing Event

Heiwa Park

Number of trees: 1,500
Best viewing time: End of March-beginning of April
Access method: Heiwa Koen Minami city bus stop

Heiwa Park

Togokusan Fruits Park (Closed Mondays)

Number of trees: About 1,000
Best viewing time: The beginning of April-middle of April
9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Admission fee: Free (Viewing within the greenhouse: 300 yen, junior high school students and younger: free)
Access method: Togokusan Fruits Park city bus stop
◆Weeping Cherry Blossom Festival
4/5-4/14/2019 *Open everyday during the event period
Website

Nagoya City Togokusan Fruits Park

Cherry blossom viewing at Nagoya Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens

3,800 cherry trees (Yoshino cherry trees, wild cherry trees, curcumas, and other varieties) are beautifully blooming around the entire park.
 

ScheduleThe end of March–middle of April
PlaceNagoya Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
AccessSubway Higashiyama Line Higashiyama-Koen station, 3 miniute-walk from Exit 3
or a 7-minute walk from Exit 6 of Hoshigaoka Station on the Higashiyama subway line
*Hoshigaoka Station is convenient for getting to the botanical gardens.
TEL+81-52-782-2111
FAX+81-52-782-2140
URLhttp://www.higashiyama.city.nagoya.jp/External Link
Admission FeeAdults: 500yen
ContactNagoya Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Nagoya Castle Spring Festival

Nagoya castle is one of the most popular place to enjoy Sakura (Cherry Blossom) flowers in Nagoya.
There are over 1,000 sakura trees in many varieties, during the full bloom period there is special lighting available to enjoy the sakura flowers in the evening.
Many events are scheduled to be held on weekend such as The Koto (Traditional Japanese stringed instruments) concert, Japanese Taiko drum performance and Japanese tea ceremony.

ScheduleThe end of March–beginning of May
(Nighttime cherry blossom viewing: closing at 8:00 p.m. during the end of March–the beginning of April. Admission until 7:30 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. for the donjon and Hommaru Palace.)
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
Admission FeeAdults: 500yen / Under junior high school students: free
ContactNagoya Castle Management Office

Flower Festival at Tsuruma Park

750 cherry trees bloom at the park, many local enjoy Hanami (flower viewing) here during the full bloom season.

Special flower lighting is available from late March to early April.(6 PM-9:30 PM)

Limited time Beer Garden  opens from late March to early April. (5 PM - 9:30 PM on weekday, 12 PM - 9:30 PM on weekends. Close on rainy days)

After Cherry tree blooming, the rose gardens in May and the blue flag gardens in late May to June are also very beautiful.

ScheduleThe end of March–middle of June
(Cherry blossoms best viewed late March–beginning of April)
PlaceTsuruma Park
AccessSubway Tsurumai-Line Tsurumai station Exit 4
JR Chuo-Line Tsurumai station
TEL+81-52-731-8590
FAX+81-52-731-0201
URLhttp://www.nga.or.jp/en/index.htmlExternal Link
Admission FeeFree
ContactNagoya City Greenery Association
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