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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…
Plum Blossom Information
In and around Nagoya City are various places where you can enjoy plum blossoms. Take this opportunity to experience the time just before the arrival of spring. *Posted contents subject to change depending on the impact of the novel coronavirus. Please confirm the latest information on the official websites.
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…
Travel in Nagoya with Ease on the Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus Me~guru♪
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.
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
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:
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.
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…
Enjoy the New Year in Nagoya Feature 2021-2022
An abundance of fun, must-see New Year's events during the year-end and new year holiday like 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. *Due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), event contents are subject to change. Please confirm th…
Nagoya's Autumn Leaves Special Collection 2021
Let us introduce spots in Nagoya known for their autumn leaves. Take in the fall season as you admire its leaves in shades of yellow and red. *Posted contents subject to change depending on the impact of the novel coronavirus. Please confirm the latest information on the official websites before heading out.
Special Collection of Nagoya Flower Viewing Events in 2022
In addition to locations that rank among the 100 best spots for cherry blossoms in Japan, Nagoya is home to many famous places for cherry blossoms. Whether it’s strolling along a road lined with cherry trees or taking photos of the scenery at Nagoya Castle, enjoy Nagoya’s cherry blossoms in the way you like best. From major spots to little-known places, our feature introduces 12 recommended flow…
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…