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Visit Atsuta Shrine and Japan's Largest Castle: Nagoya-Jo!
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A national treasure sword! Nagoya's hot spots for history lovers!


Nagoya Castle is a popular spot, but for history lovers, we also recommend Atsuta Shrine. About 5 mins by train from Nagoya station, Atsuta Shrine is located in a vast precinct away from the city. Its history goes back to 1900 years. It is a historical shrine made from Japanese myth and legend of the Emperor's family. Next is Nagoya Castle of the Owari Tokugawa family with over 400 years of history and the Tokugawa Art Museum. See the gorgeous interiors, national treasures, and important cultural assets.
It is necessary to travel by bus and train, so you should be with a guide! Whether it's your first visit to Japan or not, it is a highly recommended plan with Japanese history and culture.

Highlights


・Visit Atsuta Shrine. You can see cultural assets such as swords in the precinct
・Take a walk in the swan garden, filled with the goodness of a Japanese garden
・ Eat a Nagoya specialty, 'Hitsumabushi' for lunch
・ In Honmaru Palace inside Nagoya Castle, you can see vivid Japanese-style rooms
・ Appreciate the many treasures of the Tokugawa family in the Museum

Attractions


・Atsuta Shrine: One of the high-end shrines in Japan. There are many power spots in the precinct area. Feel surrounded by nature as the trees tower over and religious air flows.
・Swan Garden: The largest Japanese garden in the Chubu area. A quiet and relaxing space. Enjoy the 4 seasons of Japan as you gaze into the atmosphere
・Atsuta Horaiken Honten: Let's try a Nagoya specialty, Hitsumabushi (one of Nagoya's rice dishes, Kabayaki (broiled) eel with rice). Atsuta Horaiken is where the Hitsumabushi originated and owns the trademark of Hitsumabushi.
・Nagoya Castle: Nagoya's number one tourist destination is famous for its gold Shachihoko. You can find about 400 years of history here and also learn about samurai. Feel the wealth of the Tokugawa family who reigned over the Edo period from the luxurious interior design.
・Tokugawa Art Museum: A museum that exhibits the treasures of feudal tools owned by the lord of Nagoya Castle and Owari Tokugawa family. Over 10,000 national treasures and important cultural assets are stored. Assets range from tools such as swords used by warriors in the war, tea ceremony and Noh. It is a treasured place where you can admire the Japanese culture!

Notes

・ Please wear comfortable clothing as you will be walking a lot
・ Lunch (dinner) spot is included

Expenses Not Included

The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 3,000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.

Meeting Point

Infront of Nagoya Station Central Exit (Central North Exit)



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