Nagoya, home to 3 great Samurai Lords.
On this tour, we will be visiting Nagoya Castle, Atsuta Shrine, Osu Temple and Osu shopping streets.
Great chance to know about Japanese culture and history by visiting castle, Shinto shrine and Buddhist temple.
You can also enjoy some Nagoya foods for lunch.
What to Expect
This tour will take you to 3 historic places, Castle, Shrine and Temple.
Nagoya Castle, which holds golden statue of fish on top of the roof. (2 to 3 hours visit)
Each castle has it’s role and character. This one is unique one, decorated with Golden fish shaped statue on the castle tower.
Why gold? why so special? I will be introducing you the history and story of this castle while we walk around.
(Please note that the main tower has gone into the restoration and unable to see inside)
Atsuta Shrine, the Shrine deeply conected with the imperial family. (1 to 2 hours visit)
The shrine is the place where we enshrine the Shinto dietys, but this one is a bit special.
On our visit, we will focus on how the japanese people belive in shintoism.
Osu Temple, the Buddhist temple which is close to citizens daily life. (30 minuit visit )
One of the interesting things in Japan, is that people would believe in different religion at same time.
On this tour you will see both Shintoism and Buddhist elements which influenced the life of the Japanese.
After visiting the Temple, we can either explor the shopping streets or finish the tour.
Nagoya also has delicious local dishes such as;
Grilled eel which has different texture compared to Tokyo style,
Flat Udon noodles with rich broth,
Pork cutlet flavored with thick red Miso(soybean paste) sauce,
and many more.
We can stop by for any these and of course any other Japanese cuisine that you with to enjoy.
If you are Interested in tours in Tokyo and Kyoto, please make your booking at leaset 5days before the acutual tour.
Currently, for Monday through Thursday, I can only guide you around Nagoya area in the evening (from 19pm), but I will be available on all places on Friday to Sunday.
My basic guiding area will be around Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kyoto, but I am happy to take your requests if you are interested in something special. (Such as Hakone, Mt.Fuji, Takayama, Osaka, Kimono, tea ceremony experience, etc)
In some cases, there will be a possibility of charging the extra expence such as transportation fees and hotel fees if your destinatation was far away from my base.
Entrance fee and transportation fee not included.
We will be using public transportation. (buses, subways and trains.)
We will be walking a lot. Please prepare yourself a comfortable shoes.
There are places where you will have to take off your shoes.
Main tower of Nagoya castle is now under restoration.
Private transportation can be arranged with extra charge if necessary.
Restaurants may be reserved if we are able to plan ahead.
Guide fee, Hotel pick-up
What‘s not included
Transportation fee (for you and me) approx. ¥1300/person
Lunch fee (for you)
Entrance fee (for you) approx. ¥500/person
Nagoya station or your hotel in Nagoya
Osu shopping streets, Nagoya station or your hotel in Nagoya
09:00 AM ( recommended ) Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people