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Nagoya City's historical building and cultural course Total Distance:2 km Total Time:4 hrs.
Take a tour through Nagoya’s Cultural Path district, and discover another side of Japan. Enjoy the atmosphere of opulence from a period when Japan was emerging as a world player in the early 1900’s, and when Japanese tastes blended seamlessly with Western influences.

Course Contents

Depart from Aichi Prefectural Government Office → (10-min. walk) → Nagoya City Archives → (10-min. walk) → Shumokukan → (3-min. walk) → Futabakan


Nagoya CityAichi Prefectural Government Office

A symbol of Aichi’s technology and tradition
The seat of Aichi’s power and reminiscent of a Japanese castle with its elegant oriental styled roof, the Aichi Prefectural Government Building was constructed in 1938. This building is registered as a national cultural property and it is rare that such a historical building is still in use to this day. See more >


Nagoya CityNagoya City Archives (former Nagoya Courthouse)

A rare example of graceful Taisho-period architecture
One of the more elegant buildings to have escaped WWII bombing and the devastating 1945 Mikawa Earthquake was the Nagoya City and District Courthouse, now the Nagoya City Archives. The three-story Neo Baroque-styled building was built in 1922 when Japan was still emerging from the shadow of feudalism and Western architectural influences were increasingly fashionable. The graceful interior is a must-see! See more >


Nagoya CityCultural Path Shumokukan

A Western-styled stained glass home in the samurai quarters
Visit the former residence and gardens of early 20th century ceramics exporter Imoto Tamesaburo and experience the elegance of a time when Japan was modernizing yet retaining its own cultural flavor. Built in the samurai district, the richly stained glass-decorated Western influenced structure hides traditional Japanese aesthetics. See more >


Nagoya CityCultural Path Futaba Museum

Homes of the rich and famous: Futaba Museum
A striking fusion of Eastern and Western architecture, the former home of “Japan’s First Actress” Kawakami Sadayakko, and the “King of Electric Power” Fukuzawa Momosuke was built in 1920 and was the scene of society. It featured then revolutionary electrical fittings and accessories, and even now displays a wealth of materials related to the actress as well as information on the local area. See more >
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