Aichi

Home to Nagoya and local powerhouse Toyota

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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

Konparu Coffee Shop

Konparu Coffee Shop

In Nagoya, coffee shops can be seen everywhere, and is a part of life for the local people. Coffee shops serve various functions, as a place to relax, as a place to talk, as a place for tea, and also for what is termed "morning service". Ma..

International Food in Osu

International Food in Osu

The Osu shopping district has a vast array of food, so filling up one's stomach was definitely unavoidable. Not only there was a wide variety of Japanese cuisine, but international as well. The first eating place that caught my eye was from Vietn..

Baskin Robbins Ice Cream

Baskin Robbins Ice Cream

Baskin Robbins is a well-known ice cream chain that originated from the USA and has a presence in almost 50 countries worldwide. Most countries refer to the chain as Baskin Robbins or BR for short, but in Japan it is more commonly known as 31 (Thirty..

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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Mount Horaiji and Horaiji Temple

Mount Horaiji and Horaiji Temple

Located 695 meters above sea level on the remains of a 15 million year old volcano, Mount Horaiji and Horaiji Temple are considered places of great spiritual power. Famous among locals for its beautiful autumn leaves, the mountain has been designated..

Hiking Mount Hongu

Hiking Mount Hongu

Autumn leaves will soon be at its peak and if you are looking for some challenging adventure, why not try hiking up Mount Hongu? Straddling the border of Toyokawa, Okazaki and Shinshiro cities, this popular mountain among locals offers a great workou..

Mandala Temple Wisteria Festival

Mandala Temple Wisteria Festival

Missed the sakura blooming? Don't worry, fuji flowers (wisteria) are ready to cheer you up with their blooms after the sakura have fallen. Spring in Japan is not all about sakura, there are plenty of beautiful, colorful flowers in this country, ..

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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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