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Route Bus Me~guru

Nagoya Sightseeing route bus Me-guru

The Me~guru Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus is a special and convenient bus that makes a tour of popular tourist spots in Nagoya. If you purchase a special One-Day Pass, you may ride just the Me~guru Bus an unlimited number of times for one day, as well as receiving discounts and other benefits at tourist facilities.

  • Nagoya Sightseeing with Me~guru
  • Travel with the Me~guru One-Day Pass
  • Gold Bus Station Sign (other types possible)
  • Volunteer Guide Service in the morning on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays
  • From bus stop no. 11 when riding from Nagoya Station

First-hand account of the Me~guru Bus

Routes

  • * 17:00 bus does not visit Nagoya Castle, Shikemichi, Noritake Garden and Toyota Commemo-rative Museum of Industry and Technology bus stops on the return course.
    Note 1: Outbound and inbound buses use the same stations. Take care not to mistake the direction.
    *Depending on the impact of the novel coronavirus, regular operation may be subject to change. For the latest information, please check the official website.

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  • Nagoya Station Area
  • Nagoya Castle to
    Tokugawa Area
  • Sakae Area
  • Fushimi Area

Nearby Spots

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

1 「Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology」Stop

A participatory museum established by the Toyota Group. The museum is housed in a red-brick factory from the Taisho Period (1912 to 1926) that remains at the birthplace of the Toyota Group. The museum features many textile machines and Toyota’s very fi rst passenger car.
You could “see”, “surprise”, “learn” through the dynamic exhibitions and diverse demonstrations, and enjoy with the entire family.


Fee:
Adults:¥500→¥400
Jr. and Sr. high school students:¥300→¥240
Elementary school students:¥200→¥160
People aged 65 and over:¥300→¥240

*Prior reservations required. Please see the official website for details.
Phone number:
052-551-6115
Opening hours:
9:30-17:00 (Last entry at 16:30)
Holidays:
Every Monday (or the following day if a national or substitute holiday falls on a Monday), year-end and New Year's holidays
Noritake Garden
Noritake Garden
Noritake Garden
Noritake Garden
Noritake Garden
Noritake Garden
Noritake Garden
Noritake Garden
Noritake Garden
Noritake Garden
Noritake Garden
Partial Facility Closure

Noritake Garden

  • Accessible Toilet
  • Parking Lot
  • Restaurant
  • Free WiFi
  • Toilet
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Lactation Room

2 「Noritake Garden」Stop

Visit the Craft Center to learn about ceramics-making processes and draw your own design on pottery, view Old Noritake products and design sketches on display at the museum, and enjoy shopping at multiple stores, all on verdant green grounds. When you have a spare moment, we also recommend taking a break at the cafe or restaurant, where you’ll be served with Noritake tableware.

Fee:
Craft Center/Adults:¥500→¥450
Phone number:
052-561-7114
Opening
days / hours:
Museum shop:10:00-18:00
(Craft Center and Museum open until 17:00)
Holidays:
Every Monday (or the following day if a national or substitute holiday falls on a Monday), year-end and New Year's holidays 
Noritake Square Nagoya and CAFE DIAMOND DAYS
Closure Period: December 26, 2020-autumn 2021 (tentative)

>>Noritake Square Nagoya and CAFE DIAMOND DAYS Temporary Closure Notice (Japanese)

Conditions at Facilties with Barrier-Free Support

Me~guru Service Information
Me~guru
Service Information
Higashiyama Line
Subway
Higashiyama Line
Tsurumai Line
Subway
Tsurumai Line
JR
JR
Tourist Information Center
Tourist Information Center
Shortened Route (Departs Nagoya Station at 5:00 PM)
Shortened Route
(Departs Nagoya Station
at 5:00 PM)
Meijo Line
Subway
Meijo Line
Sakura-dori Line
Subway
Sakura-dori Line
Private Railway
Private Railway

Nearby Spots

Historic Townscapes of Shikemichi
Historic Townscapes of Shikemichi
Historic Townscapes of Shikemichi
Historic Townscapes of Shikemichi
Historic Townscapes of Shikemichi
Historic Townscapes of Shikemichi
Historic Townscapes of Shikemichi

3 「Shikemichi」Stop

Shikemichi is a town of merchants built along the progress of
construction of original Nagoya Castle, of which warehouses with
thick motor demonstrate what the castle town used to look to us at present day. Narrow alleys are lined closely with terrace houses,or the like. People can indulge in the friendly atmosphere of traditional commercial and working-class neighborhoods, which will be very rare experience one can expect at the center of city.
Some restaurants and street shops are operating in renovated old
buildings

Nagoya Castle
Nagoya Castle
Nagoya Castle
Nagoya Castle
Nagoya Castle
Nagoya Castle

4 「Nagoya Castle」Stop

Built by Tokugawa Ieyasu, this castle is a symbol of the city and hailed as "the caste makes what Owari-Nagoya makes what she is". Highlights of the castle are its castle tower crowned with golden shachihoko (killer whale) statues, the gorgeous Hommaru Palace and the elegant beauty of gardens throughout four seasons.While many buildings in the castle were burnt down during the Second World War, restoration work of the Palace was completed and opened to the public in 2018.
* The castle tower is closed at present.

Fee:
Sr. high school students and above:¥500→¥400
Jr. high school and younger students: Free
Phone number:
052-231-1700
Opening
days / hours:
9:00-16:30 (Last entry to the Hommaru Palace, however, is 16:00.)
Source: The General Office of Nagoya Castle
Holidays:
Dec. 29th - Jan. 1st (It may vary depending on events, etc.)
The Tokugawa Art Museum
The Tokugawa Art Museum
The Tokugawa Art Museum
The Tokugawa Art Museum

6 「Tokugawaen, The Tokugawa Art Museum, Hosa Library」Stop

The Tokugawa Art Museum has permanent exhibits of the tools used by the Owari Tokugawa
feudal lords, with a focus on the belongings of Tokugawa Ieyasu. Over 10,000 items are housed
in the museum, including nine National Treasures, such as the Tale of Genji picture scrolls, and
59 registered Important Cultural Properties, which are exhibited on a rotating basis.

Fee:
Adults: ¥1,400→¥1,200
College and Sr. high school students: ¥700→¥600
Jr. high and elementary sehool students: ¥500→¥400
※Saturdays: Free for all elementary school ,Jr and Sr. high school students.
※Fees will vary depending on the exhibition content.
Phone number:
052-935-6262
Opening
days / hours:
10:00-17:00(Last entry at 16:30)
Holidays:
Every Monday (or the following day if a national or substitute holiday falls on a Monday), mid-December to the New Year
Tokugawaen
Tokugawaen
Tokugawaen
Tokugawaen
Tokugawaen
Tokugawaen
Tokugawaen

6 「Tokugawaen, The Tokugawa Art Museum, Hosa Library」Stop

This Japanese garden features walkways winding around a central pond symbolizing the ocean. The waterfalls and streams use the differences in elevation to create an enjoyable, dynamic landscape. The park was once a residence of the Owari Tokugawa clan, and the vestiges of the old samurai manor can still be seen in the Kuromon gate at the entrance.
Seasonal features of the park include peonies from the beginning to the end of April, irises from the end of May to the middle of June, and the autumn leaves at the end of November.




Fee:
Sr. high school students and above:¥300→¥240
Jr. high school and younger students: Free
Phone number:
052-935-8988
Opening
days / hours:
9:30-17:30(Last entry at 17:00)
Holidays:
Every Monday (or the following day if a national or substitute holiday falls on a Monday), Dec. 29th - Jan. 1st (According to the season, the garden will sometimes be open at night or on Mondays.)
Nagoya City Hosa Library
Nagoya City Hosa Library
Nagoya City Hosa Library
Nagoya City Hosa Library
Nagoya City Hosa Library
Nagoya City Hosa Library

6 「Tokugawaen, The Tokugawa Art Museum, Hosa Library」Stop

The Hosa Library is centered around the Owari Tokugawa clan’s former collection of books, housing and displaying approximately 120,000 of Japan and China’s old masterworks.

Fee:
Adults: ¥1,400→¥1,200
College and Sr. high school students: ¥700→¥600
Jr. high and elementary sehool students: ¥500→¥400
※Saturdays: Free for all elementary school ,Jr and Sr. high school students.
※Fees will vary depending on the exhibition content.
Phone number:
052-935-2173
Opening:
10:00-17:00(Last entry at 16:30)
Holidays:
Every Monday (or the following day if a national or substitute holiday falls on a Monday), mid-December to the New Year
MUFG Bank Money Museum
MUFG Bank Money Museum
MUFG Bank Money Museum

6 「Tokugawaen, The Tokugawa Art Museum, Hosa Library」Stop

This museum features the world’s largest gold coin, the “Tensho Omodaka Oban”. The production of this gold coin was ordered by Hideyoshi Toyotomi, and only 3 of the coins currently exist in the world. The museum collection also features silver coins stamped with the fi gure of Cleopatra and 10,000 rare coins and bank notes from around the world. This extensive collection is regarded as one of japan’s fi nest. The museum also exhibits The 53 Stations of the Tokai Highway” and other ukiyo-e prints of Hiroshige Utagawa.

Fee:
Free
Phone number:
052-933-5151
Opening
days / hours:
9:00-16:00(Last entry at 15:30)
Holidays:
Every Monday,national hoiidays, year-end and New Year's holidays
Cultural Path Futaba Museum
Cultural Path Futaba Museum
Cultural Path Futaba Museum
Cultural Path Futaba Museum
Cultural Path Futaba Museum
Cultural Path Futaba Museum
Cultural Path Futaba Museum

7 「Cultural Path Futaba Museum」Stop

The residence of Sadayakko Kawakami, "Japan's first actress," and Momosuke Fukuzawa, "the king of electric power." This Taisho-era manor built in a semi-European style was called Futaba Palace, and the restored grounds are quite resplendent. In addition to the displays of Sadayakko's personal effects and literary materials, the stained glass windows in the main hall are a must-see!

Fee:
Sr. high school students and above:¥200→¥160
Jr. high school and younger students: Free
Phone number:
052-936-3836
Opening
days / hours:
10:00-17:00
Holidays:
Every Monday (or the following day if a national or substitute holiday falls on a Monday), year-end and New Year's holidays
Cultural Path Shumokukan
Cultural Path Shumokukan
Cultural Path Shumokukan
Cultural Path Shumokukan
Cultural Path Shumokukan
Cultural Path Shumokukan

7 「Cultural Path Futaba Museum」Stop

The former residence of ceramics merchant Tamesaburo Imoto was built between the end of the Taisho period and the beginning of the Showa period. Japanese- and Western-style buildings are preserved on the grounds, along with two storehouses—one in the west and the other in the east—a tea room, and a garden. The residence is designated as a tangible cultural asset of the City of Nagoya and a building of scenic importance.

Cost:
Sr. high school students and above:200 yen→160 yen
Jr. high school and younger students: Free
TEL:
+81-52-939-2850 (Inquiries in English not accepted)
Opening Hours:
10:00~17:00
Regular Holiday:
Mondays (or the following weekday if a public or substitute holiday falls on a Monday) / year-end and new year holidays (December 29 - January 3)
Former Residence of Tetsujiro Haruta
Former Residence of Tetsujiro Haruta
Former Residence of Tetsujiro Haruta

7 「Cultural Path Futaba Museum」Stop

Tetsujiro Haruta, a successful ceramics merchant and founder of Taiyo Shoko Co., Ltd., is said to have asked architect Goichi Takeda to build this house. The Haruta residence consists of a Western-style building with a Japanese-style building behind it, and from 1947 to 1951, it was requisitioned by the U.S. 5th Air Force as a headquarters.
The first floor of the Western-style building is currently being used as a French fusion restaurant.
Tours of the buildings are conducted by request. For inquiries, please contact the Former Residence of Sasuke Toyoda, the east neighbor of the residence. (* Tours of the restaurant are not available)

Cost:
Free
TEL:
+81-52-222-2314Nagoya Urban Development Public Corporation (Does not accept inquiries in English) 
Opening Hours:
10:00~15:30
Regular Holiday:
Mondays/year-end and new year holidays
Former Residence of Sasuke Toyoda
Former Residence of Sasuke Toyoda
Former Residence of Sasuke Toyoda
Former Residence of Sasuke Toyoda
Former Residence of Sasuke Toyoda
Former Residence of Sasuke Toyoda
Former Residence of Sasuke Toyoda
Former Residence of Sasuke Toyoda
Former Residence of Sasuke Toyoda
Former Residence of Sasuke Toyoda

7 「Cultural Path Futaba Museum」Stop

Sasuke Toyoda was a business man and also the younger brother of Sakichi Toyoda, master of invention. At that time, the residence of Risaburo Toyoda was also located here. Although the gate and fence of Risaburo's place remain, only Sakichi's house exists to this day. On the 1st floor, you can see lights in the shape of lotus buds and air vents with the word "Toyota" designed into the motif of a crane.

Cost:
Free
TEL:
+81-52-222-2314 Nagoya Urban Development Public Corporation (Does not accept inquiries in English)
Opening Hours:
10:00~15:30
Regular Holiday:
Mondays (or the following weekday if a public or substitute holiday falls on a Monday) / year-end and new year holidays (December 29 - January 3)
Nagoya City Archives
Nagoya City Archives
Nagoya City Archives
Nagoya City Archives

8 「Nagoya City Archives South」Stop

Built in 1922, this former Nagoya district court-house is a brick building in the neo-Baroque style. It has been designated as an Important Japanese Cultural property. It is currently home to the Nagoya City public archives, and government-related documents are stored and displayed here. In addition to detention cells and other displays related to the administration of justice, the stained glass windows near the central staircase are well worth a look.

Fee:
Free
Phone number:
052-953-0051
Opening
days / hours:
9:00-17:00
Holidays:
Every Monday (or the following weekday if a national holiday falls on a Monday), the 3rd Thursday of every month (or the 4th Thursday if a national holiday falls on the 3rd Thursday), year-end and New Year's holidays

Conditions at Facilties with Barrier-Free Support

Me~guru Service Information
Me~guru
Service Information
Higashiyama Line
Subway
Higashiyama Line
Tsurumai Line
Subway
Tsurumai Line
JR
JR
Tourist Information Center
Tourist Information Center
Shortened Route (Departs Nagoya Station at 5:00 PM)
Shortened Route
(Departs Nagoya Station
at 5:00 PM)
Meijo Line
Subway
Meijo Line
Sakura-dori Line
Subway
Sakura-dori Line
Private Railway
Private Railway

Nearby Spots

Nagoya TV Tower
Nagoya TV Tower
Nagoya TV Tower
Nagoya TV Tower
Nagoya TV Tower
Nagoya TV Tower
Nagoya TV Tower
Nagoya TV Tower
Nagoya TV Tower
Nagoya TV Tower
Nagoya TV Tower
Nagoya TV Tower
Nagoya TV Tower

9 「Nagoya TV Tower」Stop

Built in 1954, Nagoya TV Tower is Japan’s first TV broadcasting tower.
The tower went through overall restoration for the fi rst time since its opening, and reopened in September 2020.
In addition to the observatory which is situated 90 m
to 100 m above ground level, there are now various
locations visitors can enjoy such as a cafe on the 3rd floor where visitors can relax and catch a glimpse of the Sakae cityscape as well as gift stores. After a 66-year history, the tower has been reborn as a new symbol of the city.

Fee:
Adults: ¥900→¥800
Elementary/junior high school students: ¥400→¥300
Phone number:
052-971-8546
Opening days/hours:
Weekdays, Sundays: 10:00~21:00
Saturdays: 10:00~21:40
(Last admission 20 minutes before closing)
Light-up time: Sunset~24:00
Holidays:
None (closed two times per year for maintenance)
Oasis 21
Oasis 21
Oasis 21
Oasis 21
Oasis 21
Oasis 21
Oasis 21
Oasis 21
Oasis 21

9 「Nagoya TV Tower」Stop

Three-dimensional park with function of bus terminal. ”Spaceship-AQUA” with a large glass roof offers amazing air walk at 14 m above the ground, and lively events are held almost every week at the “Galaxy platform”. There is also a wealth of restaurants and shops to explore, making this quite a literal oasis within the city and a perfect place to take a break. The Spaceship-AQUA, lighted up in the night, has become a popular photogenic spot.

Phone number:
052-962-1011
Opening
days / hours:
Spaceship Aqua and retail stores open from 10:00 to 21:00, restaurants and Cafés from 10:00 to 22:00, and service shops from 10:00 to 20:00. (Business hours may vary.)
Holidays:
New Year's Day, semi-annual legally-designated inspection days (shops only)
Aichi Arts Center
Aichi Arts Center
Aichi Arts Center
Aichi Arts Center
Aichi Arts Center

9 「Nagoya TV Tower」Stop

Large cultural complex located at Sakae area of central Nagoya. Features the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art with a collection of about 8,000 pieces; the Aichi Prefectural Art Theater, made up of three halls: the Main Theater, Concert Hall, and Mini Theater; art spaces for use with lectures,etc.; the Art Library, housing and offering reading materials related to art; and more.

TEL:
052-971-5511
Opening Hours:
Varies depending on facility
Regular Holiday:
[Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art]
Mondays (or the next day if Monday is a National holiday), Dec. 28 - Jan. 3 and installation periods
[Aichi Prefectural Art Theater]
1st and 3rd Monday of each month (or the next day if Monday is a National holiday), Dec. 28 - Jan. 3 and installation periods
[Aichi Prefectural Arts Promotion Service (Art Space, Art Library, Art Plaza)]
Mondays (or the next day if Monday is a National holiday), Dec. 28 - Jan. 3, Art Library closed on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (or the next day if Tuesday is a National holiday), inventory period (no more than 15 cays per year)
International Design Center NAGOYA
International Design Center NAGOYA
International Design Center NAGOYA
International Design Center NAGOYA
International Design Center NAGOYA

10 「Hirokoji-Sakae」Stop

The world of design is introduced widely at the “creators shop Loop” (B1) that sells works of and supports activities by creators, and the Design Gallery (4F) where designers and fi rms make their presentations. This is a strong point to support the design creation.
Just looking at what creators have come up with can be great fun!

Fee:
Free
Phone number:
creators shop Loop: 052-265-2106
Project Dept., International Design Center NAGOYA: 052-265-2105
Opening
days / hours:
creators shop Loop: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Design Gallery: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (subject to change due to special events)
Holidays:
creators shop Loop: January 1 and tenants replacement period (from middle of March to early April)
Design Gallery: Tuesdays, the period around New Year's Day, and other dates as required

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Me~guru
Service Information
Higashiyama Line
Subway
Higashiyama Line
Tsurumai Line
Subway
Tsurumai Line
JR
JR
Tourist Information Center
Tourist Information Center
Shortened Route (Departs Nagoya Station at 5:00 PM)
Shortened Route
(Departs Nagoya Station
at 5:00 PM)
Meijo Line
Subway
Meijo Line
Sakura-dori Line
Subway
Sakura-dori Line
Private Railway
Private Railway

Nearby Spots

Nagoya City Science Museum
Nagoya City Science Museum
Nagoya City Science Museum
Nagoya City Science Museum
Nagoya City Science Museum

11 「Hirokoji-Fushimi」Stop

The exterior design features, a 35-meter-diameter planetarium, one of the largest in the world, and also, be sure to check out our four large-scale exhibitions featuring an aurora film shown in a -30°C room and a 9 meter tall manmade tornado! These attractions are highly entertaining and allow museum visitors to experience the power of nature. Additionally, the building itself acts as an exhibit through the use of solar power, green walls, visible earthquake-resistant structures and elevator mechanisms.

Fee:
Exhibition rooms and planetarium / Adults: ¥800→¥720
College and Sr. high school students: ¥500→¥450
Jr. high school and younger students: Free
Exhibition rooms only /Adults: ¥400→¥360
College students and Sr. high school students(Required to present the student ID): ¥200→¥180
Jr. high school and younger students: Free
Phone number:
052-201-4486
Opening
days / hours:
9:30-17:00 (last entry at 16:30)
Holidays:
Mondays (or the following weekday, if Mon. falls on a national holiday), the 3rd Friday (or the 4th Friday, if the 3rd Fri. falls on a national holiday), etc.
Nagoya City Art Museum

11 「Hirokoji-Fushimi」Stop

This museum is housed in a modern building designed by Kisho Kurokawa, and stands in the middle of Shirakawa Park. The museum’s collection of approximately 6,750 works includes those by Modigliani and others of the School of Paris period, as well as Mexican Renaissance works, modern art from Japan and abroad, and works by local artists. The park grounds are decorated with sculptures by famous artists, allowing visitors to encounter art as they stroll through the park.

Fee:
Regular Exhibition Adults: ¥300→¥250
college and sr. high school students: ¥200→¥150
Jr. high school and younger students: Free
Phone number:
052-212-0001
Opening
days / hours:
9:30-17:00 (Last entry at 16:30), open until 20:00 on Fridays excluding national holidays(Last entry at 19:30)
Holidays:
Every Monday (or the following weekday if a national or substitute holiday falls on a Monday), year-end and New Year's holidays(Subject to unannounced closures)
The Electricity Museum
The Electricity Museum
The Electricity Museum
The Electricity Museum
The Electricity Museum
The Electricity Museum
The Electricity Museum
The Electricity Museum
The Electricity Museum
The Electricity Museum

11 「Hirokoji-Fushimi」Stop

A science museum where visitors can enjoy learning about electricity, energy and the global environment. Have fun experiencing the mysteries of science, creating your own crafts, and participating in experiments. The museum also offers thrilling and exciting experiences such as the Ohm Theater, where you can participate in quizzes and games in which your own face is incorporated into the on-screen display.

Fee:
Free
Phone number:
052-201-1026
Opening
days / hours:
9:30-17:00
Holidays:
Mondays (or the next day if Monday is a National holiday), the 3rd Friday and from Dec 28 - Jan 4.

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Service Information
Higashiyama Line
Subway
Higashiyama Line
Tsurumai Line
Subway
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JR
JR
Tourist Information Center
Tourist Information Center
Shortened Route (Departs Nagoya Station at 5:00 PM)
Shortened Route
(Departs Nagoya Station
at 5:00 PM)
Meijo Line
Subway
Meijo Line
Sakura-dori Line
Subway
Sakura-dori Line
Private Railway
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