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Aichi

Home to Nagoya and local powerhouse Toyota

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Experiences

Kinkakuji Arashiyama Guided Bike Tour

Kinkakuji Arashiyama Guided Bike Tour

This bike tour takes you along the Kinukake no michi , a connecting road between Kinkakuji and Saga-Arashiyama. The tour starts at Kinkakuji, one of the most famous Kyoto tourist spots, then to Ryoanji temple, where the well-known rock garden is, an..

Tours

Japan Photography Tour, May 29 - June 7, 2019

Japan Photography Tour, May 29 - June 7, 2019

From ancient shrines to modern marvels, Japan has much to see and photograph. On this photography adventure, we ll take in a bit of everything it has to offer! We ll travel to some of the country s best destinations, including Kyoto, Tokyo, and Mt. F..

Areas

Nagoya

Nagoya

The centrally located city of Nagoya has a long history and a deep culture that is often overlooked by the rest of the country, let alone the rest of the world. There’s a joke that goes “All travelers within Japan go to Nagoya! The bullet train stops there for a whole two minutes on its ..

Where to eat

Misokatsu Yabaton

Misokatsu Yabaton

One of Nagoya’s food specialities is miso katsu (pork cutlet with thick miso sauce). There are many shops in Nagoya, and one of the popular ones is Misokatsu Yabaton, which was first established in 1947. What is special here is the red miso sau..

Marugen Ramen

Marugen Ramen

Walking along the main road in search for some hot food on a cold morning, I spotted a huge signboard with a picture of a huge bowl of ramen with lots of spring onions. There were also the words "fermented soy sauce". Intrigued, I stopped, ..

Konparu Coffee Shop

Konparu Coffee Shop

In Nagoya, coffee shops can be seen everywhere, and is a part of life for the local people. Coffee shops serve various functions, as a place to relax, as a place to talk, as a place for tea, and also for what is termed "morning service". Ma..

Places to stay

HOTEL MYSTAYS Nagoya-Sakae

HOTEL MYSTAYS Nagoya-Sakae

The impressive building of HOTEL MYSTAYS Nagoya-Sakae boasts 270 guestrooms and towers above other buildings as one of Nagoya's largest hotels. Beyond the sliding doors of the entrance lies a spacious reception area with smartly dressed staff at..

Nagoya Travellers Hostel

Nagoya Travellers Hostel

“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It’s a person. And we are home.” I guess it’s not exaggerating to quote this sentence to describe how delighted I was to get stranded in Nagoya Travellers Hostel, a heartwarming..

Hotel Mielparque Nagoya

Hotel Mielparque Nagoya

As Japan becomes one of the world's most popular destinations, Nagoya is also establishing itself as one of the must-see places in the country. Besides its unique history and culture, Nagoya also appeals as the cradle of many industries: automobi..

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Nitori Shop

Nitori Shop

Nitori is the IKEA of Japan selling affordable furniture and interior goods. With more than three hundred stores in Japan, and about fifty stores overseas, it is a great place to shop, not only for those setting up home in Japan, but also for short t..

Okazaki Castle Winter Illumination

Okazaki Castle Winter Illumination

Okazaki castle is the symbol of its namesake city in Aichi prefecture. Every year, Okazaki park and the castle is decorated with 160,000 light bulbs in honour of Tokugawa Ieyasu, one of the most influential men in Japan’s history. The founder a..

Mount Horaiji and Horaiji Temple

Mount Horaiji and Horaiji Temple

Located 695 meters above sea level on the remains of a 15 million year old volcano, Mount Horaiji and Horaiji Temple are considered places of great spiritual power. Famous among locals for its beautiful autumn leaves, the mountain has been designated..

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About aichi

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
RegionChubu
IslandHonshu
CapitalNagoya
Population7,410,719
Area5,172.40 sq. km

Look no further than Aichi Prefecture as the perfect example of Japan’s perfectly balanced fusion of old and new.

One one hand, the prefecture is abundant with history; the first shogun of Japan, Minamoto Yoritomo, and the “Big 3” warlords of Japanese history - Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu - were all born in Aichi. Furthermore, Aichi has by far more temples (roughly 4,650) than any other Japanese prefecture. On the other hand, Aichi is also the industrial capital of Japan, being the home to many major companies, most notably Toyota.

Popular tourist destinations include the prefectural capital of Nagoya and its castle, the Toyota Automobile Museum, and the unique Meiji Mura, while a Legoland is scheduled to open in 2017. Don’t forget to try their miso-flavored dishes, Aichi’s local delicacy!

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