A tour of historical spots in Nagoya
About the WOW U-mediator leading this tour
What we'll do
In this tour you can enjoy the flowers and trees of four seasons while immersing yourself in history and tradition. Kinsyachi-Yokocho has recently opened in the surroundings of Nagoya Castle. While you are there, please try to enjoy the Nagoya gourmet. This tour can be enjoyed by all physical abilities as it is easily accessible by train.
Things you need to know before the tour
-Transportation and Admission fees are not included in the price.
-Recommend comfortable shoes.
Tokugawaen Garden is a Japanese garden located in Nagoya. The property belonged to a family within the Tokugawa clan that ruled Japan during the early modern period (1600-1867). The family donated the property to Nagoya city in the 1930s. Unfortunately, the garden was destroyed during World War Two. It was reconstructed through funds raised from the public and stands today as a prime example of Japanese garden design and architecture that was popular with samurai families. Next to the garden is the Tokugawa Museum that houses some of the family's treasures.Show spot information
Nagoyajo Castle (also called Meijo in Japanese) is one of the major castles in Japan. The golden fish statues on the roof of the keep were reconstructed in 1959. Inside the keep, important cultural properties such as folding screens and historical documents are on display, allowing visitors to learn about Nagoya’s history in an enjoyable manner. People clad in warrior’s armor greet visitors at the gate everyday. In fact, they became so popular in Japan, that they started a boom in Japan, with many locations imitating Nagoya’s example. The final repairs of the castle finished in June 2018 and every part of the castle is now open to the public.Show spot information
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Atsuta Jingu Shrine is an ancient Shinto shrine in Nagoya city, Aichi Prefecture. According to legend, it was founded in the early 2nd century to house a mystical sword called Kusanagi. In the oldest extant chronicle of Japan, the Kojiki, the shrine is mentioned as one of the most important alongside Ise Jingu Shrine. While the architecture of the shrine's building follows ancient models, many of the buildings are modern reconstructions that were necessitated by the destruction of the original buildings in World War Two. If you are interested in Japanese history, you may also be interested in checking out the shrine's treasure museum.Show spot information