Aichi Prefecture and Its Towns, Cities and Villages

nagoya-city-3 The city of Nagoya, capital of Aichi prefecture, with a population 2.2 million, is the core city of the third-largest metropolitan area in Japan. Since leyasu Tokugawa, founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate government, built Nagoya Castle in 1612; Nagoyo has developed into a leading industrial city. With the success of Expo 2005, Aichi Japan, Nagoya is constantly… inuyama-city-4 Inuyama 犬山 (pop. 70,000), just 25km north of Nagoya, has the oldest original castle in Japan. Although it isn’t very old by European or Asian standards (even Japan’s oldest temple is 800 years older), nor very big, it has the particularity of being the only castle privately owned nowadays. The Narusune family have been their happy possessors since 1618. Inuyama is… seto-storehouse-seto-gura-museum Comprehensive museum serving as a base for Seto ceramics. It consists of the Seto Storehouse Museum a camellia hall sales of goods restaurants meeting rooms and facilities where a lot of citizens and tourists gather. Hours: Open: 9:00-18:00, Closed: Year-end through New Year holidays. Admission: ¥500 (Adults). Location and Contact: Seto Storehouse (Seto-Gura) Museum… aichi-prefectural-ceramic-museum Introduces excellent ceramic arts developed in Japan and various other parts of the world. Experience making and learn the beauty and history of Japanese ceramics. In Aichi Prefecture, a wide spectrum of industrial and cultural activities has developed, influenced by the ceramic industries at such production centers as Sanage, Seto and Tokoname. To collect, preserve… nagoya-currency-exchange-cashing-withdrawing-3 Foreign Exchange: Banks or post offices provide travelers checks and foreign exchange services. Hotels provide foreign exchange service generally only for guests. (To convert foreign travelers checks to Japanese yen, you will need to show your passport.) World Currency Shops Nagoya Central Post Office Ekimae-Bunshitsu, Nagoya Branch This Central Post Office… Kishimen Broad, “flat ,fettuccine like” wheat noodles in a soup stock with soy sauce, deep-fried tofu bean curd, dried bonito shavings and chopped green onions. Other optional ingredients include egg or tempura. Try it at the stands on the platforms of big train stations. Hitsumabushi This is a famous Nagoya dish made of grilled eel on a bowl of rice. It is eaten… To make a domestic telephone call, simply pick up the hand set, insert a ¥10 coin (¥100 coins are accepted, but no change is provided) or a telephone card, and dial the number. Gray digital telephones have jacks that allow you to connect portable computer. International Calls from Public Telephones You can make international calls from green and gray public… nagoya-taxi-2 These taxis can take you on a guided sightseeing tour of the main tourist spots in Nagoya city. Selecting only the best sights of Nagoya to visit, there are 12 basic tours and two express tours available for your selection. (Time required: approx. 2-3 hours. Fare: for 2 courses in a mid-size taxi will cost 10,000-14,000 yen) (admission fees to tourist spots not… manaca-card-rechargeable-pay-as-you-go-card No doubt by now you’ve seen and perhaps even used Manaca, Nagoya’s new fare card in use on the city’s subways and buses along with Meitetsu buses and trains. Manaca was introduced on February 11th to replace the Yurika and Transpass fare cards, and serves the same basic purpose as a stored value farecard making it easy to speed through the turnstiles at the station… NAGOYA STATION ZONE Hotel Associa Nagoya Terminal: Tel. 052-561-3751 Meitetsu Grand Hotel: Tel. 052-582-2211 Hotel Sunroute Nagoya: Tel. 052-571-2221 Sofitel The Cypress Nagoya: Tel. 052-571-0111 Station Inn Nagoya: Tel. 052-541-4431 Ekimae Mont Blanc Hotel: Tel. 052-541-1121 Toyoko Inn Nagoyaeki Sakuradoriguchihonkan: Tel. 052-571-1045 Fitness Hotel 330… Kyoto Kyoto was the ancient capital of Japan for approximately 1000 years ; until the year 1867. This is when the Emperor made Tokyo the capital after the Meiji Restoration. There are many magnificent structures of old shrines and temples, screen paintings, marvelous gardens, and soft meditating statues of Buddha. Transport: JR Shinkansen to Kyoto Toba A resort… nagoya-city-tourist-information-centers-and-other-essentials-3 Nagoya City Tourist Information Centers Nagoya Station Tourist Information Center JR Nagoya Station, 1-1-4 Meieki, Nakamura Ward (Nakamura-ku), Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture 450-0002, Japan [Latitude, Longitude: 35.143425999999998,136.90144899999999] Hour: 9:00 – 19:00; Closed on Dec.29 – Jan.1 Tel.: 052-541-4301 Fax: 052-571-1669 Kanayama Tourist Information… nagoya-flea-markets-5 The Osu Kannon Temple hosts an outdoor flea market on the 18th and 28th of every month. Arrive early and pray at the temple for good fortune as you haggle for the best deals on antiques, art and household items. While it’s usually reserved for the Chunichi Dragons and their doomed opponents, in the off season Nagoya’s boys of summer lend their field to less wealthy… nagoya-health-center-emergency-clinic-hospital-medical-information-center Emergency Treatment Information Center (Automated phone service) Tel: 263–1133, 050-5810-5884 (English , Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Korean). An automatic voice/fax service will guide you to the nearest hospital/clinic that can deal with patients in the chosen language. You can find information about medical facilities online in Japanese and English at the… nagoya-city-transportation-subways-and-buses-aonami-line-yutorito-line-linimo-jr-meitetsu-kintetsu-3 City Bus and Subway The main public transportation systems in the city are buses and subways. A flat rate of ¥200 for adults and ¥100 for each child is charged for the City bus. The The main public transportation systems in the city are buses and subways. A flat rate of ¥200 for adults and ¥100 for each child is charged for the City bus. The subway system charges ¥…