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Places to go first in Aichi!
Recommended spots.

This page provides our highest recommendations on tourist spots for people visiting Aichi Prefecture for the first time.

We have selected the best tourist spots for people wishing to experience Aichi's history and culture, industrial tourism, nature, and activities. Please use this guide when you are wondering where to visit next!

Please also refer to information on the Me~guru Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus, which departs from Nagoya Station, as well as model course pages and special feature pages. We hope you will enjoy a wonderful trip in Aichi!

Nagoya City Nagoya City Oasis 21 Sakae

Nagoya CityToyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology...

Japan’s manufacturing industry has long been the envy of other nations. One of the greatest success stories would have to be that of the Toyota Group, which began life as a textiles manufacturer. Group founder ...

Nagoya City Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
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Nagoya CitySCMAGLEV and Railway Park

Japan’s extensive, efficient, clean and orderly train services have long been admired around the world. Something else to admire is Nagoya’s dynamic SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, a fascinating hands-on museum …

Nagoya City SCMAGLEV and Railway Park
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Nagoya CityOsu Kannon Temple, Bansho-ji and the Osu ...

Nagoya’s centrally located Osu Kannon Temple was established in nearby Hashima in 1333, and brought to its present site in 1612 when the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu built Nagoya Castle. Surrounded by tall buildings …

Nagoya City Osu Kannon Temple, Bansho-ji and the Osu Shopping Arcade Area
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Nagoya CityTokugawa Art Museum

The Tokugawa Art Museum is a must see for anyone even remotely interested in the Japanese history and culture. Located on the site of the retirement villa of the Lords of Owari, (Western Aichi Prefecture) the ...

Nagoya City Tokugawa Art Museum / Tokugawa Garden
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Nagoya CityAtsuta Jingu Shrine

Atsuta Shrine is Japan’s second most revered Shinto shrine after the Great Shrine of Ise, and dates back over 2,000 years. The shrine is home to the Sacred Kusunagi no Tsurugi sword, likened to the legendary …

Nagoya City Atsuta Jingu Shrine
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Nagoya CityNagoya TV Tower

Nagoya TV Tower is in Hisaya Odori Park, and was finished on June 19, 1954. It is acknowledged to be the first steel tower in Japan to transmit multiple waves. Tokyo Tower was completed in 1958 and Sapporo Tower …

Nagoya City Nagoya TV Tower
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Nagoya CityPort of Nagoya Public Aquarium

One of Japan’s biggest and best aquariums is the exciting Port Of Nagoya Public Aquarium at Nagoya Port. Home to Orca killer whales, dolphins and Beluga Whales, and featuring marine life from Japan to Antarctica, …

Nagoya City Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
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Nagoya CityNagoya Castle / Nagoya Castle Hommaru Palace

During the Edo Period, (1603-1868) Nagoya was one of the most important castle towns. Seat of the Owari Tokugawa Clan, one of the three branches of the Tokugawa family from which the Shogun could be chosen, Nagoya …

Nagoya City Nagoya Castle / Nagoya Castle Hommaru Palace
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Seto CitySeto-Gura / Seto-Gura Museum

One thousand years of pottery, stoneware and ceramics history and culture is celebrated at the Seto-Gura Museum in one of the two major kiln areas of Aichi, Seto City. Pottery and chinaware from Seto became so famous …

Seto City Seto-Gura / Seto-Gura Museum
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Inuyama CityInuyama Castle Town

A castle town stretches away to the south of the national treasure that is Inuyama Castle. Many traditional old townhouses and mansions can be seen along the streets. This is a perfect place for a stroll around cafes …

Inuyama City Inuyama Castle Town
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Inuyama CityThe Museum Meiji-Mura

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

Inuyama City The Museum Meiji-Mura
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Toyota CityToyota Automobile Museum

On the outskirts of Nagoya City in Nagakute is the magnificent Toyota Automobile Museum, dedicated to the history of motoring and the influence of cars in our culture.

Nagakute City Toyota Automobile Museum
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Tokoname CityPottery Footpath

The iron rich clays of Tokoname in Aichi Prefecture produce a rich earthy red, to dark burnt sienna ceramics that have long been popular across Japan.

Tokoname City Pottery Footpath
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Minamichita TownMinami Chita Hot Spring Village

The hot spring regions of Utsumi, Yamami and Toyohama are famous for the abundance of their hot spring water, and together they are called Minami Chita Hot Spring Village. The coast of Route 247 is a place of …

Minamichita Town Minami Chita Hot Spring
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Okazaki CityOkazaki Castle / Okazaki Park ...

Aichi Prefecture is the birthplace of heroes. The nations’ three Unifiers were all born in Aichi, Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi in Nagoya, and in nearby Okazaki Castle, the first of the 14 Tokugawa Shogun, …

Okazaki City Okazaki Castle / Okazaki Park / Mikawa Bushi and Ieyasu Museum
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Okazaki CityOld Streets Lined with Miso Storehouses ...

Situated 8-cho, (pron. Hatcho) or about 800 meters west of Okazaki Castle are the two heritage listed manufactories, still making the traditional dark red, fermented soybean paste called Hatcho Miso by hand. …

Okazaki City Old Streets Lined with Miso Storehouses
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Okazaki CityKorankei / Old Streets of Asuke / Asuke Castle ...

Korankei is famous for its autumn leaves and katakuri flowers. As the leaves take on their autumnal hues, the surface of the Tomoe River is dappled beautifully with the red and yellow of about 4,000 trees. From …

Toyota City Korankei / Old Streets of Asuke / Asuke Castle / Sanshu Asuke Yashiki
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Gamagouri CityGamagori Onsen

A place popular for bathing in the warm water that wells up around Takeshima Island, while soaking up the beautiful scenery of Mikawa Bay. The spring is alkalescent and colorless. The spring enjoys a high …

Gamagori City Gamagori Onsen
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Tahara CityCape Irago / Irago Lighthouse / Mt. Zao Observation Tower ...

Aichi Prefecture is said to look like a south-facing crab, with the Chita Peninsula as the left pincer and the Atsumi Peninsula on the right, enclosing Mikawa Bay. Most of the Atsumi Peninsula is part of the …

Tahara City Cape Irago / Irago Lighthouse / Mt. Zao Observation Tower / Koijigahama Beach
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Shinshiro CityYotsuya Senmaida Terraced Rice Fields

On the outskirts of Shinshiro City and at the foot of 883m high Mt. Kurakako in eastern Aichi Prefecture, are the terraced rice growing fields of the Yotsuya Senmaida, Translated, senmaida means “1,000 rice …

Shinshiro City Yotsuya Senmaida Terraced Rice terraces
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