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Aichi

Home to Nagoya and local powerhouse Toyota

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Upcoming Aichi Events

Kiso Sansen Park Tulip Festival

Kiso Sansen Park Tulip Festival

Apr 1st - Apr 30th

The annual Kiso Sansen Park Tulip Festival in Gifu shows off an abundance of tulips in numerous colors and varieties. As there are..

Tennogawa Park Wisteria Festival

Tennogawa Park Wisteria Festival

Apr 24th - May 5th

Each year in late April through to early May, Aichi's Tennogawa Park is home to a wisteria festival which celebrates these beautiful..

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Gamagori Classic Hotel's Azalea Festival

Gamagori Classic Hotel's Azalea Festival

Apr 18th - May 5th

Each year in spring, the Gamagori Classic Hotel in Aichi is home to an azalea festival, owing to the impressive number of azalea..

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Where to eat in Aichi

Menya Hanabi

Menya Hanabi

Tom Roseveare

Menya Hanabi (麺屋はなび) serves up maze-soba (soupless ramen) in Nagoya, Aichi prefecture.

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Kajiken Ramen

Kajiken Ramen

Tom Roseveare

Kajiken (歌志軒) is a 40-something chain ramen shop originally from Nagoya, serving up the local style – Taiwanese mazesoba.

Places to stay in Aichi

Hotel Crown Palais Chiryu

Hotel Crown Palais Chiryu

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A mere two minute walk away from Chiryu station, this hotel holds enough inside that it isn't just perfect for a day trip ..

Latest Aichi Reports

Dusk at Nagoya Port 14

Dusk at Nagoya Port

Vicky Amin

A short yet amazing trip to Nagoya-ko, Nagoya's port area which is popular with locals, with a variety of visitors and activities..

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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
Region Chubu
Island Honshu
Capital Nagoya
Population 7,410,719
Area 5,172.40 sq. km

Look no further than Aichi Prefecture (愛知県, Aichi-ken) 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, the unique Meiji Mura, and Legoland Japan. Don’t forget to try their miso-flavored dishes, Aichi’s local delicacy!

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