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Nagoya / Aichi Full-day Private Custom Tour with National Licensed Guide

By Sense of Wonder Japan


Free cancellation available
Mobile voucher
Instant confirmation
Selective hotel pickup
Multiple languages
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Contactless payments
Vehicles and venues disinfected
Guides required to wear masks

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Licensed Local Guide

  • What's excluded

    Other personal expenses

  • What's excluded

    Lunch - Lunch (for yourself and your guide)

  • What's excluded

    Entrance fee (for yourself)

  • What's excluded

    Private Vehicle

  • What's excluded

    Transport fee (for yourself and your guide)

  • What's excluded

    Entry/Admission - Nagoya Castle

  • What's excluded

    Entry/Admission - Nagoya City Science Museum

  • What's excluded

    Entry/Admission - Maruya Hatcho Miso

  • What's excluded

    Entry/Admission - Inuyama Castle

  • What's excluded

    Entry/Admission - The Museum Meijimura

  • What's excluded

    Entry/Admission - Nagoya City Art Museum

  • What's excluded

    Entry/Admission - Toyota Car Museum

  • What's excluded

    Entry/Admission - Okazaki Castle

  • What's excluded

    Entry/Admission - Satsuki and Mei's House

Know Before You Book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Infant seats available

  • Service animals allowed

  • Near public transport

  • Stroller accessible

  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

  • Transport is wheelchair accessible

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Most travellers can participate

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • Departure time: 9:00 AM

What you can expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Nagoya Castle, 1-1 Honmaru, Naka, Nagoya 460-0031 Aichi Prefecture

Nagoya Castle is right in the heart of Nagoya, and is very famous for its golden shachihoko (a mythical creature with a tiger's head and carp's body) figures on the roof. Ieyasu Tokugawa, the first shogun who established the Edo shougunate, built it in 1521. The main part of the castle was rebuilt after the war, and now you can climb to the top to feel like being a shogun to govern the country.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Atsuta Jingu Shrine, 1-1-1 Jingu, Atsuta-Ku, Nagoya 456-8585 Aichi Prefecture

Atsuta Jingu Shrine is the second highest rank shrine of Japan, founded in the 8th century. It occupies a big area with huge woods in the metropolitan atomosphere of Nagoya, and there are always many people coming for all kinds of prayers. The woods are full of sacred and reverent feelings, and makes you feel something divine inside yourself, too.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Nagoya City Science Museum, 2-17-1, Sakae, Naka, Nagoya 460-0008 Aichi Prefecture

Nagoya City Science Museum has the largest planetarium in the world, and you can enjoy being an astronaut cruising the real universe.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Korankei, Miyanoato Asukecho, Toyota, Aichi 444-2424, Japan

Back in the mountain area of Toyota city is Korankei valley, famous for cherry blossoms and especially for coloful tinted leaves in the fall. Its area is called Asuke, and the whole town conserves a very ancient atomosphere of Japan, which is good for strolling around.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Toyokawa Inari Shrine, Suganuma, Oyama-cho, Sunto-gun 410-1312 Shizuoka Prefecture

Toyokawa Inari temple is located in Toyokawa-shi, east of Aichi. The temple is as big as Atsuta Jingu Shrine and is also popular amongst people. In front of the temple is a street full of shops and restaurants that serve all different kinds of inarizushi.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Himakajima, Himakajima, Minamichita-cho, Chita-gun, Aichi Prefecture, Tokai, Chubu

There are three big islands in the Mikawawan Bay of Aichi, and Himakajima is the largest. Mikawawan Bay has been known for its abundunce of seafood, and you can enjoy all kinds of seafood throughout the year.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sakushima, Nishio 444-0416 Aichi Prefecture

Sakushima is the secong largest island in Mikawawan Bay, and recently getting more and more popular because of its huge modern pop art displays all over the island. The island itself is very quiet and small, and the only transport is walking and cycling. More than 20 modern art figures and constructions are on the coast or along the streets, or up on the hill to be touched, climbed and felt directly for everyone. To enjoy this slow artistic atmosphere many young people even as far as Tokyo come to visit Sakushima very often.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Maruya Hatcho Miso, Aichi Prefecture Yawata-cho Backpass 52, Okazaki 444-0923 Aichi Prefecture

Okazaki is the home of Ieyasu Tokugawa as well as for red miso. There is a miso museum in the centre of Okazaki city, where you can see how red miso is made for more than some hundred years.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tokoname City Pottery Footpath, Tokoname Aichi Prefecture

The Chubu International Airport is in Tokoname city, which is also very famous for ceramics all over Japan. There are many ceramic artists even from overseas who have their own studios and shops to sell their hand-made ceramics. There are many narrow streets with these small studios and shops alongside, and you can enjoy taking a walk window-shopping ceramics.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Inuyama Castle, 65-2 Inuyama Kitakoken, Inuyama 484-0082 Aichi Prefecture

Inuyama Castle is a national tresure of Japan, and for those who love samurai culture, this castle is a holy place to visit. It conserves the construction style of the era, and from the top of the castle you can enjoy the landscape of the Nagara-gawa river.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Museum Meijimura, 1 Uchiyama, Inuyama 484-0000 Aichi Prefecture

Just 24 kilometres north of Nagoya's city centre, the Meiji-mura Village Museum in Inuyama is an open-air museum featuring many fine examples of Japanese architecture from the Meiji period of 1868 to 1912. All told, the site consists of more than 60 buildings of interest that were brought here and reassembled from across the country, including a prison, post office, bathhouse, churches, and homes, many of them influenced by design elements from western nations. Numerous buildings are open to the public and house furniture, temporary exhibits, and other items related to the respective buildings, and a historic tram and bus service (as well as a vintage steam train) makes this a fun diversion. Of special interest are elements of the old Imperial Hotel, a unique design created by famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. If you're travelling with kids, try to allocate some time in your itinerary to visit the nearby Little World Museum of Man; they'll love the opportunity to dress up in traditional costumes from around the world.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Nagoya City Art Museum, 2-17-25, Sakae, Naka, Nagoya 460-0008 Aichi Prefecture

Perhaps the best known of Nagoya's world-class art facilities is the excellent Tokugawa Art Museum, home to many treasures that once belonged to the city's wealthy Tokugawa family, including numerous fine paintings, items of porcelain, weapons, and documents. Of particular note are the 43 parts of the famous Genji-monogatari-emaki, a picture scroll made by Fujiwara Takayoshi, and the Saigyo-monogatari-emaki, an ancient scroll depicting scenes from the life of the priest Saigyo from 1118-90. Also worth seeing is the Nagoya City Art Museum (Nagoya-shi Bijutsukan), opened in 1987 and home to a permanent collection that includes the work of Surrealist artists from around the globe, including Sean Scully, Kansuke Yamamoto, and Alexander Calder, as well as temporary exhibits. Finally, the Nagoya Museum of Fine Arts (Nagoya Bosuton Bijutsukan), sister museum to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts and notable for bringing items from the latter's collection of Impressionist and other artworks to Japan, is also worth a visit.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Toyota Car Museum, 41-100 Yokomichi, Nagakute 480-1118 Aichi Prefecture

On the outskirts of Nagoya City in Nagakute is the magnificent Toyota Car Museum, dedicated to the history of motoring and the influence of cars in our culture.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Okazaki Castle, 561 Koseicho, Okazaki 444-0052 Aichi Prefecture

Aichi Prefecture is the birthplace of heroes. The nations’ three Unifiers were all born in Aichi, Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi in Nagoya, and in nearby Okazaki Castle, the first of the 14 Tokugawa Shogun, the Great Lord, Tokugawa Ieyasu.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Satsuki and Mei's House, 1533-1 Otsu, Ibaragabasama, Nagakute 480-1342 Aichi Prefecture

Every Ghibli fans' dream come true, the house that Satsuki and Mei lived in, as seen in the popular animation film “My Neighbour Totoro”, can be visited in real life! The house is completely true to the one in the animation, down to every last detail including the water bucket with a hole at the bottom! If you have ever watched Totoro, you will definitely want to visit this house.

First of all, entrance to Satsuki and Mei's house does require tickets. These cannot be purchased on the day, but need to booked in advance. The easiest way is to get someone you know in Japan to go to Lawson (convenience store), and use the Loppi machine to get you a ticket. If you don't have that option available, you can still try go to Lawson once you are in Japan, and try and book a ticket yourself using Roppi. The tickets cost ¥510 for a half hour tour of the house.

Duration: 30 minutes

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Gear and equipment sanitised between use

Social distancing

  • Contactless payment for service charge and add-ons
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • Nagoya Aichi Prefecture

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Traveler pickup is offered This special tour will be conducted with a public transportation and cruising taxi as stated in the tour information, NOT including private vehicle. Your guide will be at the meeting point on foot. If you need a private vehicle, please feel free to ask us and we will estimate an additional cost for you. Airports Chubu Intl Airport, 1-1 Centrair, Tokoname Aichi Prefecture Nagoya Airfield, Toyoyama-cho, Nishikasugai-gun Aichi Prefecture Ports Nagoya Port
    • Nagoya Aichi Prefecture

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