Aichi

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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 it&r..

Dining

Kajiken Ramen

Kajiken Ramen

Kajiken (歌志軒) is a 40-something chain ramen shop originally from Nagoya, serving up the local style – Taiwanese mazesoba. It's a dry soupless style that's grown in popularity over the last decade and an offshoot of Nagoya's own Taiw..

Café Du Ciel

Café Du Ciel

Nagoya TV Tower is not the only place to observe the city. Indeed, in Nagoya Station on the 51st floor of one of the JR Towers, you can find Café Du Ciel, a small café-restaurant with a great view of the city. In this place you can obs..

Aux Crieurs de Vin

Aux Crieurs de Vin

On a visit to Toyohashi one day, I set out looking for somewhere to have lunch, but I didn't get far from the station before the options thinned out considerably. Then on a main road I found Aux Crieurs de Vin, which sounded like more fancy a pla..

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 st..

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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Cycling Course at Moricoro Park

Cycling Course at Moricoro Park

Moricoro Park was the location for the 2005 World Expo. The park is most easily accessed from Nagoya, and although the World Expo exhibitions have all been taken down, the park still remains open with some attractions. The most popular of these is Sa..

Satsuki and Mei's House

Satsuki and Mei's House

Every Ghibli fans' dream come true, the house that Satsuki and Mei lived in, as seen in the popular animation film "My Neighbour Totoro", can be visited in real life! The house is completely true to the one in the animation, down to eve..

Toyota Plant Tour

Toyota Plant Tour

Toyota is not only famous for its cars. The company’s lean and optimisation standards created a new industrial philosophy. Companies would later integrate them into their own organizations to improve processes, final products and customers'..

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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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