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!
From June 25th until September 20th, Aichi's Yokoyama Museum of Art is hosting an exhibition centered on Meiji and Taisho era..
From September 29th until October 4th, Nagoya Takashimaya is bringing a slice of the Big Apple to Japan with their New York Fair...
Each year from around early to mid October, Aichi's Shinshiro Cosmos Alley is filled with the beauty of around 350,000 cosmos..
A mere two minute walk away from Chiryu station, this hotel holds enough inside that it isn't just perfect for a day trip ..
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..