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Discover the many differences in size, design, culture and history of just some of the samurai castles of Aichi in this 2 day 4 castle tour. See a National Treasure samurai teahouse and go from the ancient to the newest one of Japans’ most modern Hot Spring resorts too.
Komaki Castle Inuyama Castle Inuyama Castle Town/ Shirotomachi Museum (Inuyama Artifacts Museum) Urakuen Japanese garden / National Treasure teahouse Jo-an Inuyama Onsen Hot Spring Kiyosu Castle Nagoya Castle
Walk the Pathway of Demons, discover the manufacturing culture of traditional Japanese roofing tiles, and visit Denmark, Japan, on this day trip around the southern districts Aichi. Ideal for couples and families, particularly in the winter when everything is beautifully illuminated.
Experience the past, the present and the future, traveling by rental car, visiting the ancestral home of the Tokugawa Shoguns, the third most popular amusement facility after Disneyland and Universal Studios, and taste the future at the Toyota Kaikan Museum.
Take a trip along the ancient Tokaido Highway, as used by samurai, pilgrims, merchants and the travelers of old, and share the sights they saw. Visit traditional temples and shrines, samurai lodgings and remnants of the old route.
Take in thousands of years worth of Japanese history and culture, visiting the oldest remaining National Treasure listed samurai castle, see ancient cormorant fishing techniques, and be amazed at the Japan of 100 years ago at a stunning open air museum.
See the sights and shops of cosmopolitan Nagoya City. Enjoy the world class aquarium, see the past, present and future of Japan’s extensive and impressive rail system, shop at futuristic Oasis 21, and see the city from the top of the TV Tower.
Enjoy the sights and the delicacies of Himakajima, the Island of the Octopus.
One Day Course from Centrair:Discover the Various Brewing Techniques and Brewed Products That Made Handa City famous
Handa City was one of the most prosperous cities in Edo Period Japan thanks to its brewing culture, creating fine sake, and a range of popular fragrant vinegars and soy sauce. See the old factories, warehouses and along with the canal made to export the regions wares.
Near the gateway to central Japan, Centrair International Airport, lies the quaint city of Handa, famed for its brewing of sake, sauces and vinegar for hundreds of years! Discover how and why Handa became such a financial powerhouse during the days of the samurai on this half-day course.
Experience Japanese history and culture at sacred Atsuta Jingu, Japan’s 2nd most venerated Shinto shrine, and see the ancient forest, and the protective wall built by war-lord Oda Nobunaga in thanks for his victory at Okehazama. Visit the splendid Buddhist temple of Kasadera Kannon before following the Tokaido to the old textiles towns Arimatsu and Narumi, and try your hand at the traditional tie-dying techniques.
Enjoy a fascinating tour of two of Japan’s leading product manufacturers. See the humble beginnings of the Toyota Group as a textiles manufacturer at the Toyota Techno Museum, and the origins and works of prestigious fine china tableware manufacturer, Noritake.
Visit one of two major kiln areas of Aichi, Seto City, with 1,000 years of pottery, stoneware and ceramics history and culture. Pottery and chinaware from Seto became so famous that even now, all kiln fired items and ceramics are known as “Seto-yaki”, or “Seto-mono”. See it, and experience it for yourself.
Become close to the spirit of the Shogun. See Okazaki Castle, and the Ieyasu and Mikawa Bushi Museum. Find out the food of the samurai, and see how it is still made in the traditional way. See both the Temple and the shrine of the Tokugawa clan on this fascinating course.