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Nagoya

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  • Nagoya Castle

    Nagoya Things to Do

    The year 2013 will see another get-together of world tourists to Nagoya probably since 2005 when the Expo was held. It is not only the opening of Honmaru Palace of Nagoya Castle but another tourist attraction Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden will be much refreshed. Nagoya castle had two grand palaces, Honmaru Palace adjacent to castle keep and...

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  • Marriott Nagoya

    Nagoya Hotels

    I stayed here 3 nights with my wife. Our business partner booked us for Yen 22,500 per night. When I...

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  • Shrines & Temples

    Nagoya Favorites

    The shops at Ossu-Kannon have some really great deals and some really unique stores. I found a complete kimono set for only about 10,000 yen (about $75 US). Just get off at the Kamemaezu or Ossu-Kannon stops on the tsurumai line. Hidaka matsuri (the naked festival) is the most insane celebration I have ever seen. It is a practice almost 1000 years...

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Toyohashi

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  • Visiting Tahara and Atsumi Peninsula

    Toyohashi Things to Do

    Tahara is the municipality located south of Toyohashi encompassing the whole Atsumi Peninsula best known by Cape Irago. By taking Toyohashi Railroad Atsumi Line, you can get to the central part of Tahara city featuring Tahara Castle at the central part of the peninsula. Atsumi Peninsula has only low mountain peaks about 300 meters in altitude but...

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  • Hotel Arc Riche Toyohashi

    Toyohashi Hotels

    1-55 Ekimaeodori, Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture, 440-0888, Japan

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

  • Futagawa Fushimi Inari Shrine

    Toyohashi Off The Beaten Path

    Futagawa Fushimi Inari Shrine is relatively newer Fushimi shrines in Japan founded in 1910. The shrine share the same deity as that of Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto. The highlight of this shrine is what they call OYAMA-JUNPAI, minor pilgrimmage visiting sub-shrines at the hill behind the inner shrine. It is sometimes compared with Toyokawa Inari....

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Okazaki

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  • Rows of Pines at Fujikawa

    Okazaki Off The Beaten Path

    When Iyeyasu Tokugawa, the first shogun of Edo Government established Tokaido Road with fifty three lodging stations in 1601, he also ordered the road be shaded by black pine trees. Today you can see only a few places to see such great rows of pines. In Fujikawa area you can enjoy the walk under pine trees about 700 meters.

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  • MyHotel Okazaki

    Okazaki Hotels

    1-5-10 Hashira, Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, 444-0837, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Walking Around Mishima Shrine

    Okazaki Off The Beaten Path

    Mishima Shrine, located southwest of Okazaki Castle main keep was founded in 1658 and its main hall was built in 1706 by Tadayuki Mizuno, fourth lord of Okazaki Castle who later became a rouju(elder) counselor supporting Eighth Shogun Yoshimune Tokugawa. The shrine is close to the ferry where you can have a nice view of the castle keep. From...

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Inuyama

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  • Koki (Imperial Year Calendar)

    Inuyama Local Customs

    Koki or Imperial Year Calendar is out-of-use Japanese calendar system based on Japanese imperial legends starting from what they say the foundation of the government of the first emperor JIMMU, 660 BC.There are monuments celebrating year 2600 of Koki (1940 A.D in Gregorian Calendar) throughout in Japan. The monument at Inuyama shrine is one of...

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  • Inuyama Shrine

    Inuyama Off The Beaten Path

    Inuyama Shrine was originally built in 1717 as the shinto shrine guarding for Naruse Family, the clan who had been serving as lords of Inuyama Castle until recently. All the castle lords since Masanari Naruse who was first delegated this castle in 1617 are enshrined there. It is also the shrine to mourn the war dead for Sino-Japanese,...

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  • Sanko Inari Shrine

    Inuyama Off The Beaten Path

    Sanko Inari Shrine is one of the shinto shrines built as the guardians of the Inuyama Castle. The shrine serves as one of the approaches to the hilltop area where main keep of the castle is located. The shrine grounds are attached with minor shrines touted as granting wide variety of wishes. One of the most well-known is Zeniarai Benzaiten the...

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Komaki

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  • Tagata Shrine

    Komaki Things to Do

    Tagata Shrine is said to have been founded over 1500 years ago. The shrine is a fertility shrine and many people come here to pray to find love, cure ailments, and to pray for children. As a fertility shrine, there are phallic images all around the shrine precints. Within the shrine are wooden penises and outside the shrine are stones that look...

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  • Getting to Komaki

    Komaki Transportation

    Komaki city is served by Meitetsu Railway, located on the Komaki Line which runs from Inuyama to Kamiiida Station in northern Nagoya city.The stations within Komaki are and some nearby sites that I'm aware of are: -Tagatajinjamae: Tagata Shrine-Ajioka-Komakihara-Komaki: Komaki Castle, MamaKannon-Komakiguchi-Manai

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  • Catch a mochi ball!

    Komaki Things to Do

    After the 600-pound phallus has safely penetrated the shrine, the crowd turns its attention to scaffolding where, at 4 p.m., the city's top citizens start throwing mochi into the crowds. If you've had mochi, you probably think of it as a soft, chewy, slightly sweet desert -- but hose mochi have been infused with boiling water! These mochi have not,...

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Toyota

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  • Mt. Sanage

    Toyota Things to Do

    Mt. Sanage is the low mountain located between Seto and Toyota, 629 meters above sea level. Since this is one of the most popular segments of Tokai Nature Trail, Japanese version of National Scenic Trail, the climbing routes from both Seto and Toyota are excellently managed and popular even among family hikers. While Seto side, northern part of the...

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  • Toyota Prestige Hotel

    Toyota Hotels

    The Toyota Prestige Hotel is centrally located. We stayed in room no. 302 which had nothing special...

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  • Getting To Korankei

    Toyota Transportation

    The bus for Korankei departs from Meitetsu Higashi Okazaki station north exit bus terminal. It will take about one hour but during autumn leaves season it will take more time (maybe two or three hours) to get there. Bus fare from Higashi Okazaki to Korankei is 800 yen for adults( 12 year old or older) and 400 yen for children(under 12).To get to...

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Toyokawa

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  • Rows of Pine Trees At Goyu

    Toyokawa Things to Do

    In Aichi prefecture you can find some nice rows of black pines along the Old Tokaido Road. Goyu Pine Avenue is by far the most well-known Tokaido Pine avenue. These pine trees has been duly taken care of by local residents despite some Typhoon damages and series of pine-eating pest outbreaks they managed to preserve beautiful pine trees as it is...

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  • Quality Hotel Toyokawa

    Toyokawa Hotels

    3 301 Suwa Toyokawa 442 0068

    Good for: Couples

  • Sakuragaoka Park

    Toyokawa Things to Do

    Sakuragaoka Park located about one kilometer west of Toyokawa Inari serves as a cultural space for Toyokawa residents. It has a local museum called Sakuragaoka Museum, tea house called Shinshin-tei, and huge lawn area and playground for children. It seems that when the tea house is occupied you cannot enter the garden as well. Tea house is open to...

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Tokoname

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  • Tanaido-no-saka

    Tokoname Off The Beaten Path

    Tanaido-no-saka slope is one of the lesser-known slopes in Tokoname but it is sometimes picked for photos. It is located near point #23 on the Pottery Footpath A map. It is a narrow down-slope where minor pottey pieces as well as wide variety of pottery parts are plastered to the wall.

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  • Centrair Hotel

    Tokoname Hotels

    1-1 Centrair, Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture, 479-0881?, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Shinmeisha Shrine

    Tokoname Off The Beaten Path

    When you walk around Climbing Kiln you will find higher ground behind the kiln. Shinmeisha Shrine is located at the highest place around Pottery Footpath about 25 meters above sea level. There are three ways to get to the shrine. One is from the backside of Climbing kiln through the parking space or narrow path leading to the shrine, other much...

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Chiryu

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  • Muryojuji Temple: Overview

    Chiryu Things to Do

    Originally built as Keiunji in 704 A.D. The temple was moved to the present place in 822. The temple is best known for its Iris Garden with rabbit-ear irises which bloom around late April to late May. The temple precinct is filled with monuments related to Ariwara-no-Narihira legendary tanka poet around early 9th century and notable visitors who...

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  • Hotel Route Inn Chiryu

    Chiryu Hotels

    5 Kobayashi Yamamachi, Chiryu, Aichi Prefecture, 472-0006, Japan

    Good for: Couples

  • The Ruins of Chiryu Old Castle

    Chiryu Off The Beaten Path

    Chiryu Old Castle was originally built as the residence for Nagami clan who ruled the Chiryu Shrine area about 800 years ago. During Warring States(Sengoku) days after Imagawa Clan was defeated at the battle of Okehazama in 1560 the castle fell to Oda Clan who defeated Imagawa Clan. During late 16th century the palace was built by Mizuno clan who...

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Akasaka

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  • The Site of Akasaka Jinya (Regional...

    Akasaka Things to Do

    Jinya served as regional office for the area directly held by Tokugawa Shogunate. Akasaka Jinya is one of such offices maintaining law and order of the Mikawa region. After Jinya office was abolished after Tokugawa shogunate collapsed, it had been used as regional prefectural office until 1872 when the office was abolished. The area is currently a...

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  • Sugimori Hachimansha Shrine

    Akasaka Things to Do

    Sugimori Hachimansha Shrine is located near the entrance of former Akasaka lodging station area. The shrine is best known by the Stage of Akasaka where regional Kabuki play is being performed in October. When I visited the shrine in September the preparation for the stage had been under way. The divine tree of the shrine is called Meoto-kusu, a...

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  • Roadsign for Mount Miyaji

    Akasaka Things to Do

    As you walk toward Akasaka street from Nagasawa area you will find a roadsign leading to Mount Miyaji, low mountain 362 meters in elevation. This mountain is popular during mid to late November for the autumn leaves. There are a few climbing routes to the mountain and this sign shows it is one of the start for the trail. From this sign you will...

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Futagawa

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  • Fancy Cafe Restaurant in Futagawa-shuku...

    Futagawa Restaurants

    It is hard to find some places to dine around Futagawa-shuku area. You may have to find them along Prefectural Route #3 running about 300 meters north of Futagawa-shuku Honjin Museum. I happened to find a cafe restaurant after walking up north, turn left and walk along the Prefectural route #3. As many of the cafe restaurants in Aichi prefecture...

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  • Iwaya Kannon(Guanyin)

    Futagawa Things to Do

    Iwaya Kannon is a detached part of Oiwa temple originally founded by Gyoki in 730 A.D. Since then the Guanyin buildings were revered by feudal lords including Tsunamasa Ikeda the lord of Okayama castle who also built Okayama Korakuen Garden, one of the Top 3 Japanese Gardens. Legend has it that when Lord Tsunamasa was staying at Shirasuka-shuku the...

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  • Iwaya Ryokuchi Park

    Futagawa Things to Do

    Iwaya Ryokuchi Park is a natural park about 20 ha in area. The park includes two hill peaks Okurayama, about 100 meters in elevation and Iwaya-san a craggy hill with kannon statue on top. Walking paths crisscross the greenery and some of the visitors enjoy jogging. The park area is also home to a wide variety of wildbirds and it is one of the...

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Toyoake

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  • Getting to Okahazama Battlefield and...

    Toyoake Transportation

    The closest train station to Okehazama Battlefield is Chukyo-keibajo-mae(中京競馬場前) station of Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line. From Nagoya station get the train bound for Toyohashi but change to semi-express(準急) train at JINGUMAE station. Chukyo-keibajo-mae station is the...

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  • Okuraike Park

    Toyoake Things to Do

    Okuraike is one of the reservoir ponds in Toyoake and around the pond is a park with running and walking courses. It is a fitting place to rest during the walk between Kotokuin Temple and Sogenji Temple. There are some monuments with ancient waka poems inscribed. The park also has a barefoot cobblestone walkway designed to stimulate the soles of...

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  • Kotokuin Temple

    Toyoake Things to Do

    Originally founded in 810 as one of the temples in Koyasan Complex, it was moved to the present place in 1884 and became the regional head temple of Koyasan. The temple grounds are believed to be the main camp of Yoshimoto Imagawa the warlord of Suruga(Shizuoka) when he headed for Kyoto to be recognized as the head of the Samurai Warriors by...

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Tahara

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  • Kazan Shrine

    Tahara Things to Do

    In Japan historical figures who faced tragic deaths are often enshrined as Shinto "Kami(gods)". Kazan Shrine enshrining Kazan Watanabe known to the world as a portrait painter is one of such cases. When Kazan Watanabe was a councilor to the Lord of Atsumi Domain he criticized the government by writing essays called "Shinki-ron(Personal Document...

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  • Mount Kinugasa

    Tahara Things to Do

    Mount Kinugasa is a cone-shaped mountain 278 meters above sea level and is one of the most popular hiking destinations from Tahara City. Popular hiking courses traversing nearby peaks takes about three hours to finish. While Mount Zao hike is for beginners this mountain may require some map reading skills.

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  • Mount Zao

    Tahara Things to Do

    Mount Zao a hill only 250 meters above sea level is noted for the great view of Mikawa Bay, Shiokawa Wetland, and even Mount Fuji on a clear winter day. You can also enjoy hiking from Tahara castle area. It takes about twenty minutes walk from Tahara Castle to the start of the climbing route. It takes about one hour to the top of the hill from the...

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Kiyosu

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  • Reconstructured Stone Wall

    Kiyosu Things to Do

    Stone wall structure of Kiyosu castle ruins was found in 1996 and recently reconstructured at the present site about 200 meters upstream from the place the stone wall was originally found. While current castle keep bears few historical basis and most of the castle structures have been lost, this stone walls really has historical value.

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  • Shinkansen Watching

    Kiyosu Things to Do

    Kiyosu Castle area is popular among the train photographers particularly freight cars, and Shinkansen (bullet train) buffs. Shinkansen rail track passes close to the castle keep and watching running Shinkansen from the top floor of Kiyosu castle keep is really exciting. Also red bridge is full of photographers during April when cherry blossoms,...

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  • The Statue of Young Nobunaga Oda

    Kiyosu Things to Do

    The Statue of Young Nobunaga Oda stands at the site of Kiyosu castle about 200 meters downstream of current castle keep. The statue, built in 1936, portrays 26-year-old Nobunaga Oda right before the battle of Okehazama in 1560. Nobunaga Oda won the decisive battle defeating then strong lord of Sumpu(Shizuoka), Yoshimoto Imagawa despite being...

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