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  • Travel in Nagoya with Ease on the Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus Me~guru♪

    Travel in Nagoya with Ease on the Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus Me~guru♪

  • The Three Unifiers, Heroes of Nagoya Nobunaga, Hideyoshi and Ieyasu

    The Three Unifiers, Heroes of Nagoya Nobunaga, Hideyoshi and Ieyasu

    The Three Unifiers, three Sengoku, or Warring States warlords who fought to unify Japan and bring peace to the land were all born in and around the Nagoya area. All three are considered heroes to this day, and all three had different characters. There is a poem that sums up the characters of these three men. It goes something like this: If the cuckoo wont sing,…I’ll kill it! -Oda Nobunaga If t…

  • Retro Photo Trip Around Nagoya on the Me~guru Bus

    Nagoya is full of retro buildings that have been used as filming locations. Taking the Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus Me~guru is a highly recommended way to efficiently travel around to these places. Head out on a photo trip and experience Taisho Romanticism.

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    Cultural Treasures of Nagoya & Aichi, The Traditional Skills, Art & Craft of Manufacturing

    Nagoya City and Aichi Prefecture have long enjoyed an economic clout far stronger than that of powerhouses Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima or any other region. Since the feudal period Nagoya and Aichi have been one of Japan’s leading traditional manufacturing areas. Here, manufacturing was perfected as an art, and the art of manufacturing textiles, ceramics, household and daily use items, various arts an…

  • Nagoya’s Many Markets

    Nagoya’s Many Markets

    On the hunt for something to eat, something to buy, a treasure or two, an interesting photo op, or even just the opportunity to get to communicate and connect with the average Japanese person, Nagoya’s many markets are a great source of cultural insight. Some of the better, more popular and easily accessible markets are:

  • The Story of Japan’s Financial Powerhouse,  Nagoya, and the Art of Manufacturing

    The Story of Japan’s Financial Powerhouse, Nagoya, and the Art of Manufacturing

    The story of Nagoya is one of innovation. During the Sengoku, or Warring States period, the region’s samurai were among the most ingenious and daring, creating advanced weaponry, armor, castles and tactics. During the peaceful feudal period, the lords of Nagoya maintained that innovative spirit, encouraging the arts, crafts and manufacturing among the populace. Following the collapse of the Shog…

  • Kid Friendly Nagoya (Or; How to Keep The Parents Sane & Happy)

    Kid Friendly Nagoya (Or; How to Keep The Parents Sane & Happy)

    Traveling with kids always comes with risks. They can only take in so many temples and gardens and shrines before they are overcome with what could be described as “history and culture overload”. To prevent meltdowns on their behalf and yours, here are a few ideas when visiting Nagoya City and surrounding areas,… (ideas that can also be dangled like carrots and used to keep the kids in line at ce…

  • Finding Yourself in Hot Water is a Hell of a Way to Relax in Nagoya

    Finding Yourself in Hot Water is a Hell of a Way to Relax in Nagoya!

    Being located directly along the Pacific Ocean’s Ring Of Fire, about 10% of the world’s active volcanos are found in Japan. Thanks to this, the Japanese have long enjoyed the benefits of thermal hot spring resorts. It has become part of the culture, and here’s how and where you can experience that culture and the pleasures of hot springs in the Nagoya region.

  • Photogenic Nagoya

    Photogenic Nagoya

    For many years the powers that be painted Nagoya in a somewhat unfavorable light. Nagoya was portrayed simply as an industrial region, bereft of much of beauty or interest. While it is true that the art of manufacturing was perfected in Nagoya and Aichi Prefecture, and as such, has become the financially strongest region in Japan, it also provides a wide range of scenes unknown to the average tou…

  • 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 Illumination Special Collection 2019

    Nagoya Illumination Special Collection 2019

    Nagoya is full of fun events like illuminations and projection mappings, a Christmas market, skating rinks, fireworks, and more in winter. Have a wonderful time in Nagoya with that special someone.

  • 2019-2020 Year-end and New Year Holiday Special Feature

    2019-2020 Year-end and New Year Holiday Special Feature

    An abundance of fun, must-see New Year's events during the year-end and new year holiday like countdown events, the tolling of temple bells, the first visit of the year to a shrine or temple, and special new year events. Have a wonderful time bringing in the new year in Nagoya with family and friends.

  • Plum Blossom Information

    Plum Blossom Information

    View the flowers of approximately 700 trees, both red and white plum trees, as they come into bloom. Enjoy a petting zoo with small animals, street performances (*cancelled on rainy days), an open-air market, and bonsai display during the event period. *Parking during the event period is 500 yen.

  • Special Collection of Nagoya Flower Viewing Events in 2020

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

  • Famous Blossom Viewing Spots in Aichi & Nagoya

    Famous Blossom Viewing Spots in Aichi & Nagoya

    Nature has always played a prominent role throughout Japan’s long history and deep culture. Look at the family crests, for example, and note how many feature flowers or leaves. Look at the iconic images of Japan, and flowers will somehow always be present. Enjoying flowers, particularly flowers seen as auspicious, has also been a major part of traditional Japanese culture. To best understand Japa…

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