Aichi’s Cosplay Experiences

Aichi’s Cosplay Experiences

Aichi is the home of the Japanese Cosplay boom sweeping the world. Every year the World Cosplay Summit is staged in Nagoya, drawing thousands from overseas, and many, many more from across Japan to take part in dressing up as your favorite anime, manga, or game hero or character. In Aichi, you can dress up as a samurai, or in Meiji Period costume, and much more, all year round. Here’s what and where…

Inuyama-CityInuyama Castle Town

Feel Like A Samurai, Try Armor Wearing at Castle Town, Inuyama

Experience wearing samurai armor at castle town Inuyama’s Showa Yokocho area, where the locals have studied under a true armor craftsman to create lightweight, but realistically shaped aluminum armor for events, and for visitors to try on. Available weekends only!

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

Kiyosu-CityKiyosu Castle

Become a Registered International Samurai At Kiyosu Castle

Alongside the Kiyosu Castle keep, in the Kuroki Shoin hall, are sets of armor hand crafted by the Kiyosu Armor Workshop. Visitors can wear samurai armor or the gorgeous women’s kimono of a Sengoku period princess, and walk the grounds and halls of Kiyosu Castle. Take pictures of yourself in front of the imposing keep in full samurai armor, and register to become an International Samurai and receive a printed certificate!

Okazaki-CityMikawa Bushi and Ieyasu Museum

Experience Samurai Armor at The Birthplace of The Shogun

Open from 9am to 4pm, the Mikawa Bushi and Ieyasu Museum in the Okazaki Castle grounds provides an opportunity for visitors to wear samurai armor for free (museum entry fee required). Get dressed ready for battle, and take a picture in front of the Okazaki Castle panel on display!

Okazaki Castle

Famous for being the birthplace of Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1542, and for its summer fireworks, Okazaki Castle was the bastion of the Tokugawa clan throughout the Edo period. The keep houses a fine museum containing weapons and armor.

Okazaki Castle

Inuyama-CityThe Museum Meiji-Mura

Make Meiji Period Memories 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 in a theme park-like village in historical Inuyama city. To make your visit all the more real, you can also rent Meiji period costumes to wear as you tour the park and see the old buildings, taking great photos and making great memories.

Japan Monkey Center

Inuyama’s Japan Monkey Park is 500,000 square meters of 35-ride amusement park, botanical gardens and home to over 650 individuals of 70 different types of primates from all over the world. See chimps, gorillas, gibbons, monkeys, mandrills, apes and simians from Asia, Africa and South America.

Japan Monkey Center

Inuyama-CityThe Little World Museum of Man

Dress Up And See The World In Inuyama

See the world, the Little World, in Inuyama! Little World is an open-air village theme park displaying architecture and culture from around the world! Some of the villages even have traditional costumes for you to try on for a nominal fee to really experience the various worlds you visit in Little World.

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