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The serene Japanese gardens of Aichi

The world is in love with Japanese gardens. The serenity, the beauty, and the essence of nature in miniature throughout Japan’s distinct four seasons... Aichi Prefecture has a number of traditional Japanese gardens just waiting for you to visit.

Nagoya CityTokugawaen Garden

The garden of the lords of Owari: Tokugawaen

Stroll through beautiful Tokugawaen, a Japanese garden adjoining the Tokugawa Art Museum. Formerly a garden to the lords of Nagoya Castle, Tokugawaen Garden is an enjoyable, relaxing spot year-round.

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 pieces designated national treasures, 59 important cultural properties, and 46 important art objects. The display of gorgeous artifacts changes regularly, and fascinating special exhibitions keep visitors coming back.

Tokugawa Art Museum

Nagoya CityShirotori Garden

The White Bird Gardens: Shirotori Garden

Shirotori Garden is a 3.7-hectare tranquil and traditional Japanese-style garden designed around a pond and gives visitors a taste of old Japan. Changes in scenery thanks to the pond, the light as it strikes the water throughout the day, and the different expressions illustrated by the four seasons as well as intriguing architecture provide a different sight every time.

Atsuta Jingu Shrine 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 forest precincts, and check out the Nobunaga Wall, dedicated by past military macho and local hero Oda Nobunaga.

Atsuta Jingu Shrine

Inuyama CityUrakuen Japanese Garden and National Treasure Joan Teahouse

Treasure of the warrior tea master

Inuyama’s famed Urakuen Garden is named after the warrior tea master, Oda Uraku, younger brother of the mighty warlord Oda Nobunaga, and home to Joan Teahouse—a national treasure. Admire the teahouse and other traditional structures, accented by the year-round captivating beauty of the garden.

Inuyama CityInuyama Castle

Japan’s oldest remaining castle keep
One of only 12 remaining castles in their original state and the smallest and oldest remaining keep of the five castles designated as national treasures, Inuyama Castle is an excellent example of 16th-century castle architecture.

Inuyama Castle

Anjo CityJozan'en Garden

Mastermind masterworks

The Edo period samurai literati and intellectual, Ishaikawa Jozan, was a vassal of national hero Tokugawa Ieyasu. Born in modern-day Anjo City, Ishikawa Jozan was the founder of the Shisedo 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.


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. Located in quiet Anjo City, Denpark’s shops sell Danish goods, cafés sell Danish beer, and there are Danish-style houses—even a Danish windmill to create the atmosphere of Aichi's own little Denmark.


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