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The Stunning, Serine Japanese Gardens of Aichi

The Stunningly Serene Japanese Gardens of Aichi

The world is in love with Japanese gardens. The serenity, the beauty, encapsulating the essence of nature in miniature, while allowing Japan’s distinct four seasons to be enjoyed to their fullest. Aichi Prefecture has a number of traditional Japanese gardens for you to enjoy.

Nagoya CityTokugawa Garden

The Garden of The Lords of Owari, Tokugawa-En

Stroll through beautiful Tokugawa-En, the Tokugawa Garden adjoining the Tokugawa Art Museum. Formerly the gardens to the stately retirement home of the lords of Nagoya Castle, the Tokugawa Garden is an enjoyable, relaxing year round beauty spot.

Tokugawa Art Museum

Treasures of the Tokugawa Clan
The Tokugawa Art museum houses a fabulous collection of over 12,000 items, hereditary heirlooms of the Owari Tokugawa clan, lords of Nagoya Castle. See their weapons and armor, priceless antiques, furniture, costumes, ceramics, art and calligraphy and more, the museum boasts Nine National Treasure designated items, 59 Important Cultural Properties, and 46 Important Art Objects. The display of gorgeous artifacts changes regularly, and fascinating special exhibitions keep the crowds returning for more.

Tokugawa Art Museum

Nagoya CityShirotori Garden

The White Bird Gardens, Shirotori Teien

Shirotori Teien Garden is a 3.7 hectare, tranquil, traditional Japanese style garden and gives the visitor a taste of old Japan. Changes in scenery according to the tidal flows, sunlight on the waters and seasons mean that the gardens and their delightful architecture provide different views every visit.

Atsuta Jingu Shrine Precincts and the “Nobunaga Wall”

Sacred Atsuta Jingu Shinto Shrine
Feel the history and spiritual draw of Japan’s 2nd most important Shinto shrine. Pay your respects to the gods, relax walking in the forests of the precincts, and check out the Nobunaga Wall, dedicated by war-lord and local hero, Oda Nobunaga.

Atsuta Jingu Shrine Precincts and the “Nobunaga Wall”

Inuyama CityUrakuen Japanese Garden & National Treasure teahouse Jo-an

The Treasure of The Tea-Master Warrior

Inuyama’s famed Urakuen Garden is named after the tea-master warrior, Oda Uraku, younger brother of the mighty warlord Oda Nobunaga, and home to Uraku’s National Treasure listed Jo-an teahouse. See the teahouse and other traditional structures amongst the year round captivating beauty of these gardens.

Inuyama CityInuyama Castle

Japan’s Oldest Remaining Castle Keep
One of only 12 remaining castles in original condition, and the smallest and oldest remaining keep of the 5 National Treasure designated castles, Inuyama Castle is an excellent example of 16th century castle architecture.

Inuyama Castle

Anjo CityJozanen Garden

Masterworks of the Mastermind

The Edo period samurai, literati and intellectual, Ishaikawa Jozan, was a vassal of Tokugawa Ieyasu. Born in modern-day Anjo City, Ishikawa Jozan was the founder of the Shise-do temple in Kyoto, whose gardens are considered masterworks. The gardens he designed were recreated on the site of his birth in Anjo City, and remain one of the greatest gardens in Japan.

Denpark

Fancy a Danish? See Anjo City’s Culture Garden and Slice of Denmark,Denpark
Denpark is a compact theme park based on the architecture and agriculture of Denmark. Found in quiet Anjo City, Denpark’s shops sell Danish goods, café’s sell Danish beer, and there are Danish houses, even a Danish windmill to create the atmosphere of Denmark in Aichi.

Denpark

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