Nagoya has a rich history. Atsuta Shrine, the second most revered in Japan, was built here 1,900 years ago to enshrine the Kusanagi sword, one of Japan's three major artifacts. Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Tokugawa Ieyasu Sanyingjie, who were born in Aichi Prefecture, are also very close. Together with many samurai, they have laid a solid foundation for modern Japan.
During our one-day sightseeing in Nagoya, you can find famous sightseeing spots and gourmet food.
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We will visit the historical sightseeing spots, shopping, and also saw the big landmarks of Nagoya. Of course, food is indispensable... If you have any attractions you like, we can freely adjust the schedule for you.
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*Departure times may vary.
08:00 Depart from Nogoya Port.
9:00 Nagoya Castle
When it comes to Nagoya, the first thing many people think of is "Nagoya Castle." "Nagoya Castle", also known as "Golden Castle" or "Golden Shackle Castle", is a popular attraction in Nagoya. "Nagoya Castle" is a golden ornament on the roof of the castle tower of Nagoya Castle. If Nagoya Castle is the representative of Nagoya, then it is made of gold. The golden shark with tiger head and fish body can be said to be a symbol of Nagoya Castle. Nagoya Castle and surrounding parks and green spaces are collectively referred to as "Meijo Park". Nagoya Castle was completed in 1609. During the Meiji Restoration and earthquake, it was finally burnt down in an air raid in World War II. The current "Tenshukaku" of Nagoya Castle was rebuilt in 1959. There are 5 floors and each floor has The different exhibition themes include collections such as swords, guns, armors, as well as sceneries and furnishings that show the lives of the residents of the city, as well as golden shacks that are the same size as the real ones. You can also overlook the vast Nagoya city from the highest level.
When visiting Nagoya Castle, don't forget to look for the heroic appearance of the warring States generals at that time. The Nagoya Eike Military Commander Team will also appear in front of everyone from time to time!
10.20 "Atsuta Shrine"-a sacred place standing in the greenery
Atsuta Shrine has a history of more than 1,900 years. There is one of the three great artifacts taught by the ancestor of the emperor "Amaterasu" in Japanese mythology, the "Excalibur Kusanagi Shinken". The sacred tree with an age of more than 1,000 years makes the atmosphere here very peaceful and comfortable.
There are also many small shrines here, such as the "Hachiken Palace" where many samurai come to pray for victory, and the "Kamichigama Shrine" where many people often come to pray for luck.
In addition, the "Treasure Museum" will display 6,000 treasures such as swords, Japanese mirrors, ancient documents, dance music noodles, etc. The exhibition will be replaced every month, and many of the things in it are national treasures and important cultural assets.
11:50 Lunch at the birthplace of Miso Pork Cutlet "Yaba Miso Pork Cutlet Main Store"
Some of the Japanese dishes we eat are originated from Nagoya! For example, tonkatsu and "miso pork cutlet" topped with rich miso sauce. The "Yaba Miso Pork Cutlet" in Nagoya is its birthplace.
12:55 Shopping and Food Street "Osu Shopping Street"
This is an area composed of nine shopping streets, and there are at least 1,200 stores including clothing stores, leather stores, popular goods, gourmet food, and desserts. The origin of the Osu area is closely related to Osu Kannon. After Tokugawa Ieyasu moved the temple from Gifu Prefecture to Nagoya in 1612, such settlements and businesses formed around the area.
14:00 Tokyo Spaceship "Oasis 21"
What is particularly eye-catching in Oasis 21 is the large oval roof called the Spaceship of Water. The height is about 14 meters. There is a pool on the top and a walkway by the pool. From here, you can see the entire Nagoya street.
15:30 Return to Nagoya Port.
Nagasaki 7-16 Matsugaemachi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki 850-0921