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  • Travel Around to Nagoya's Shrines

    Japanese families have traditionally had a kamidana, or household Shinto altar, in their homes. Changes in lifestyles, such as the trend toward living in apartments, have led to the disappearance of these altars from many homes. However, when you venture outside, you will find many such shrines. We hope that you, coming from various parts of the world, will encounter deities in Nagoya, who alwa…

  • COOL! NAGOYA HISTORY pic

    Nagoya City Promotion Movie, "COOL! NAGOYA" "HISTORY"

    New movies have been completed introducing the traditional & futuristic charm of Nagoya. The concept is a "COOL! NAGOYA" We are introducing our attractive HISTORY, FOOD and NIGHT TIME SIGHTSEEING SPOTS with electronic dance music composed by Yamato. Please enjoy them. *We took videos after thorough infectious disease measures.

  • 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…

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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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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