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Amazing Architecture and Historical Buildings

Amazing Architecture and Historical Buildings

Aichi Prefecture is an architects delight, offering a wide range of historical buildings with interesting features. Take a look at just some of the many amazing buildings, their fascinating history and wide range of uses here.

Nagoya-CityAichi Prefectural Government Building

The Aichi Prefectural Government Building, Part Castle, Part Western Styled Office Building

Often used as a location for period TV shows and movies, and rare in the fact that such a historical building is still in use to this day, the stately Aichi Prefectural Government Office Building is a mixture of western and traditional architecture. Found within the confines of the original Nagoya Castle, the building also has a hint of castle architecture thrown in for good measure.

Nagoya Castle

A symbol of Nagoya City, Nagoya Castle was built in 1610 by Tokugawa Ieyasu. It was one of the largest, best-designed castles in Japan. The impressive keep has the greatest floor-space of any Japanese castle. The partially opened, traditionally rebuilt gorgeously decorated Honmaru Palace is a must see!

Nagoya Castle

Handa-CityHanda Red Brick Building

A symbol of Japan’s Meiji Period industrialization, Handa’s Red Brick Building

Visit the old Meiji Period constructed Kabuto Beer factory, the National Cultural Property registered Handa Red Brick Building, pockmarked by WWII air raid bullet holes, and still in use today.

Handa Canal

See the sights, smell the atmosphere, feel the history, and experience the culture of Handa Canal, a samurai period export canal and one time Akira Kurosawa movie set!

Handa Canal

Inuyama-CityThe Museum Meiji-Mura

Experience the Days of Meiji Period Japan, at Open-Air Museum Meiji Mura

Meiji Mura is an open-air museum of historical architecture, structures and items from the Meiji Period (1868-1912) arranged into a wide theme park-like village in historical Inuyama city.

Inuyama Castle

Inuyama Castle is the oldest remaining of just 5 castle keeps designated as National Treasures. The Warring States period structure displays graceful, elegant curves and traditional architecture that belies its harsh, military background. A must see on your trip through Japan!

Inuyama Castle

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