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Aichi

Home to Nagoya and local powerhouse Toyota

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Belgian Beer Weekend 2024

Belgian Beer Weekend 2024

Apr 25th - May 6th

Running for over 10 years now, the Belgian Beer Weekend is actually an 11 day-long affair showcasing almost 100 different types..

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Where to eat in Aichi

Kajiken Ramen

Kajiken Ramen

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

Misokatsu Yabaton

Misokatsu Yabaton

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One of Nagoya’s food specialities is miso katsu (pork cutlet with thick miso sauce). There are many shops in Nagoya, and one o..

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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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Places to stay in Aichi

Irago Sea Park and Spa

Irago Sea Park and Spa

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At the very tip of the Irago peninsula, Irago Sea Park and Spa is a resort driven by beauty; In decor, surroundings and the services..

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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 km²

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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