Experience the Japanese handcraft culture in the city of Nagoya.
Visit famous viewing spots of autumn color leaves and the mecca of seaside resort.

Let’s learn about Toyota cars and the history of textile machinery industry.

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry Technology

This museum indeed is the museum of Toyota Group. The red brick building was built in the Taisho Period (1912 to 1026). This museum was recognized as an industrial heritage to be preserved and utilized. Inside the museum, there exhibits the actual machines and demonstration is given on how to operate the machines. Further, the museum introduces the history and transition of textile machinery industry and automobile industrial technology. You can also go on a vehicle which was specifically designed to learn about the principle of machine operation. Admission fee is 500 yen.

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry Technology

Address: Aichi Prefecture Nagoya-shi Nishi-ku Noritake-shinmachi 4-1-35
Telephone: 052-551-6115
Open hours: 9:30am to 5:00pm (admission until 4:50pm)
Closed: Mondays (Tuesday, if Monday is a holiday), year-end and new year holidays
Access: about 5km from JR Nagoya Station
URL: http://www.tcmit.org/wp-content/uploads/chinese_hantai.pdf (Chinese)
http://www.tcmit.org/english/ (English)

  4 345 590

About 9 minutes in the general road
Distance of about 2.6km

A pair of shiny golden Shachihoko statues – the symbol of Nagoya.

Nagoya Castle

Nagoya Castle was originally founded by the order of Ieyasu TOKUGAWA in 17th year of Keicho (1612). Unfortunately, the original castle tower, Shachihoko statues and Honmaru goten (main quarters) were destroyed during the World War II. Admission fee to the castle is 500 yen.

Nagoya Castle

Address: Aichi Prefecture Nagoya-shi Naka-ku Honmaru 1-1
Telephone: 052-231-1700
Open hours: 9:00am to 4:30pm (please enter before 4:00pm)
Closed: December 29 through 31 and January 1
Access: about 4km from JR Nagoya Station
URL: http://www.nagoyajo.city.nagoya.jp/15_hantai/ (Chinese)
http://www.nagoyajo.city.nagoya.jp/ (Japanese)

  4 378 037

About 10 minutes in the general road
Distance of about 2.5km

Experience the science and technology of Japan

Nagoya City Science Museum

This museum exhibits the cutting edge science technology, including “Brother Earth” which is the world largest planetarium (35m in diameter). This planetarium was recognized by the Guinness World Record as the world largest. You can also see a complete aurora in the exhibition room at -30 degrees. Admission fee is 800 yen.

Nagoya City Science Museum

Address: Aichi Prefecture Nagoya-shi Naka-ku Sakae 2-chome 17-1
Telephone: 052-201-4486
Open hours: 9:30am to 5:00pm (admission until 4:30pm)
Closed: Mondays (Tuesday, if Monday is a holiday), December 29 through January 3, March 18
Access: about 3km from JR Nagoya Station
URL: http://www.ncsm.city.nagoya.jp/en/ (English)
http://www.ncsm.city.nagoya.jp (Japanese)

  4 288 519

About 41 minutes by toll road
Distance of about 28.9km

To promote the history and culture of Setoyaki (Seto pottery)

Setogura Museum

Setogura museum is located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the multi purpose facility “Setogura”. This museum features the 20th century Seto and also exhibits the coal kiln and chimney. You can also see a great panoramic exhibition on 1000-year history of Seto pottery and its transition. Admission fee is 500 yen. (The first floor of Setogura museum has a shop that sells Seto pottery and a restaurant.)

Setogura Museum

Address: Aichi Prefecture Seto-shi Kurasho-cho 1-1
Telephone: 0561-97-1190
Open hours: 9:00am to 6:00pm (admission until 5:30pm)
Closed: when Setogura is closed, year-end and new year holidays (December 28 through January 4)
Access: about 3km from Tokai-Kanjo Expressway Seto-Akazu Interchange
URL: http://www.seto-marutto.info/zc/cgi-bin/miru/002.html (Chinese)
http://www.seto-marutto.info/cgi-bin/data/miru/002.html (Japanese)

  30 792 613

About 5 minutes in the general road
Distance of about 1.2km

Take a walk on a nostalgic path

Kamigaki no Komichi

This path is about 400m long, the walls of the both sides are made of pottery tools and etc. On the path, there is the Kamagaki no Komichi Museum that uses the kilm which was actually used at the beginning of Meiji Period. Inside, you can see the bath room and toilet using “Hongyo tile” which is the first of Japanese tiles. The museum also includes gallery and café. Admission is free.

Kamagaki no Komichi

Address: Aichi Prefecture Seto-shi Nakabora-cho
Telephone: 0561-88-2542
Open hours: fee sightweeing (museum: 10:00am to 3:00pm, gallery: 10:00am to 4:00pm)
Closed: open 7 days a week, all year (museum and gallery are closed on Wednesdays)
Access: about 3km from Tokai-Kanjo Expressway Seto-Akazu Interchange
URL: http://www.seto-marutto.info/zc/cgi-bin/miru/021.html (Chinese)
http://www.seto-marutto.info/cgi-bin/data/miru/021.html (Japanese)

  30 793 594

About 38 minutes by toll road
Distance of about 27.5km

The best viewing point of autumn color leaves in Aichi prefecture

Korankei

Korankei is located in the Aichi Kogen National Park and is a small canyon formed by the Tomoe River. This is a popular viewing spot of autumn color leaves in Aichi prefecture. Every year, from mid November to beginning of December is the best season to view the leaves. The path leading to Kojyakuji Temple located between Tomoe bridge and Taigetsukyo bridge is the best place for viewing the leaves. Every year from November 1 through December 1, Autumn Leaf Festival takes place. If you have a chance, this is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a festive atmosphere under autumn color leaves.

Korankei

Address: Aichi Prefecture Toyota-shi Asuke-cho Iimori
Telephone: 0565-62-1272 (Asuke Tourism Accosiation)
Open hours: free sightseeing
Closed: free sightseeing
Access: about 10km from Sanage Green Road Chikaraishi Interchange
URL: http://asuke.info/ (Japanese)

  281 457 239

About a 1-minute walk
Distance of about 33m

Experience Japanese traditional handcrafts

Sanshu Asuke Yashiki

This is an outdoor museum that exhibits the actual old Japanese traditional residence including thatched roof houses featuring the old traditional scenes of Japanese country side. The museum offers various handcraft experience classes such as indigo dyeing (600 yen), textile weaving (900 yen), staw weaving (1,500 yen), etc. that you can choose from. These handcrafts are handed down from the old times, generation after generation. Admission fee is 300 yen.

Sanshu Asuke Yashiki

Address: Aichi Prefecture Toyota-shi Asuke-cho Iimori 36
Telephone: 0565-62-1188
Open hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm (admission until 4:30pm) *handcraft experience classes are closed from end of October to beginning of December)
Closed: Thursdays (Friday, if Thursday is a holiday), December 25, year-end and new year holidays, the third Wednesday of June (*open everyday in November)
Access: about 10km from Sanage Green Road Chikaraishi Interchange
URL: http://www.hyakunensou.co.jp/yashiki/ (English)
http://asukeyashiki.jp/ (Japanese)

  281 457 239

About 1 hour and 8 minutes by toll road
Distance of about 54km

A theme park with panoramic view of Mikawa Bay

Laguna Gamagori

Laguna Gamadori is a large scale resort facility including shopping mall and hot spring bath facility. The resort also has a theme park called “Lagunasea” where you can go on roller coasters and Ferris wheel and enjoy musical performances. Don’t miss this! On-day passport (includes admission and attraction fees) is 4,100 yen.

Laguna Gamagori (Laguna Ten Bosch)

Address: Aichi Prefecture Gamagori-shi Kaiyo-cho 2-3
Telephone: 0533-58-2700
Open hours: 10:00am to 21:00pm (subject to change according to season and day of the week)
Closed: irregular
Access: about 12km from Tomei Expressway Otowa-Gamagori Interchange
URL: http://www.lagunatenbosch.co.jp/index.html (Japanese)

  51 197 748

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