Aichi | 5.5h
Walk around Nagoya! Tour the Western & Japanese style area.
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For those who like uncrowded areas, history and architecture lovers!

A tour around luxurious and majestic buildings built in Meiji and Taisho eras, a plan that architecture lovers can enjoy! The magnificent castle-like buildings are secretly popular with the locals as photo spots and are also used as sets for various dramas and movies.
Enjoy both Western and Japanese style architecture on this tour. There is also a place where both styles are mixed in a room, enjoy the unique beauty of Japanese architecture only to be seen here.
This is recommended for anyone interested in architecture, Japanese culture, and photography! It's a shame tourists miss this spot when Nagoya Castle is close by. Want to stroll around Nagoya's local town? Take a tour with otomo!

Highlights

・A tour around luxurious and majestic buildings built in Meiji and Taisho eras, a plan that architecture lovers can enjoy! The magnificent castle-like buildings are secretly popular with the locals as photo spots and are also used as sets for various dramas and movies.
・Enjoy both Western and Japanese style architecture on this tour. There is also a place where both styles are mixed in a room, enjoy the unique beauty of Japanese architecture only to be seen here.
・This is recommended for anyone interested in architecture, Japanese culture, and photography! It's a shame tourists miss this spot when Nagoya Castle is close by. Want to stroll around Nagoya's local town? Take a tour with otomo!

Attractions

・Nagoya-shi Shisei Shiryokan (Nagoya Museum of Administration): A neo-baroque brick building that looks like like a castle, featuring beautiful stained glass and a central staircase. This building was used as a court until 1979. Today it is a exhibition of Nagoya City's his
・Bunka no michi shumokukan: Tour around the residence built around 1926. At a first glance it looks like a beautiful Western building with stained glass etc,There is also a Japanese style house, a storehouse, a tea room and a Japanese garden.
・Kyutoyoda Sasuketei: This building was built by Toyota Sasuke, the younger brother of the Toyota Car Group. The main building is a western-building with a japanese-building connected to the back. See the latest trends of a businessman that can be seen here and there.
・Bunka no michi futabakan: A luxurious Japanese-Western building on a large site was where celebrities at the time gathered. Yuya Kawakami, the world's first Japanese actress. lived here. There is also an artwork drawn by Picasso displayed.
・Shirakabe Cafe Hanagoyami: A coffee shop where you can try Nagoya's specialty morning set (comes with a rice set when a drink is ordered), Japanese lunch menu, and a sweet Japanese parfait. Let's take a break here!
・Tokugawa Art Museum: A museum that exhibits great treasured tools possessed by Nagoya Castle and Owari Tokugawa family. Over 10,000 national treasures and important cultural properties are stored. Items include swords used by warriors in the war, tea ceremony and Noh goods.This is a valuable place where you admire as much Japanese cultures as you want!
・Tokugawa-en: It is a garden capturing the best attractions of a Japanese garden, plenty to see! Feel the beauty of Japan portrayed through the mountains and seas. There is also the opportunity to feed the beautiful colored salmon.

Notes

・Please wear comfortable clothing as you will be walking a lot
・Tour finishing spot is different to tour starting point. Please let your guide know if you want to change the finishing spot
・ 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

In front of Nagoya Station Central Exit (Central North Exit)

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