Hello, I'm Mori! I was born and raised in Gifu Prefecture. Now I live in a town near Nagoya.There are a lot of interesting places, which are worth visiting in and around Nagoya.
In Nagoya City
This castle is a symbol of Nagoya. The keep is a replica of the original, but its stone wall and towers are original, so you would feel like being in samurai's age. Honmaru-goten(Honmaru Palace) and Ninomaru Teien(Ninomaru Garden) are also attractive.
This shrine is one of the most famous shrines. It houses a sacred sword, Kusanagi-no-tsurugi, which is one of the three sacred treasures of the imperial family.
Tokugawa Art Museum
This museum houses a wide range of family treasures of the Tokugawa Clan's. There are many samurai swords, helmets, pieces of armor, scrolls, lacquerware, and other cultural properties among the collections.
Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
This museum has two pavilions, one is the textile machinery pavilion, and the other is the automobile pavilion. You can watch actual demonstrations by operators, which help you understand the concept of making things.
Around Nagoya City
This castle is one of the four National Treasure Castles in Japan. The current main keep is original and dates from 1537. Inside the castle, are steep, narrow staircases, but the view from the top is fantastic.
Tsumago and Magome in Kisoji or Kiso Valley
They were old post towns on Nakasendo, one of five main roads in the Edo period(1603-1867). When you stroll on the street lined with old houses and shops, you must feel as if you were at that old time.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me. I'm looking forward to taking you to these places! I hope to see you soon, thank you!
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This was a highlight of this trip to Japan. Kisco valley was a wonderful experience thanks to Mori. He made the day go well and kindly took great photos. Enjoyed the historic 2-hour walk. And visits to local houses. Mori was easy to get on with and made the whole day smooth.
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Tour guide services/sample itinerary:
You can choose three places you are interested in from Nagoya Castle, Atsuta Shrine, Tokugawa Art Museum, Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and Inuyama Castle. If you would like me to help you shop something at the downtown of Nagoya, I arrange a special tour on which you enjoy both sightseeing and shopping!
★★★NAGOYA Tour Sample Itinerary★★★
around 8:50 Take a local train at Nagoya Station to Inuyama Yuen Station
9:20 - 11:00 Look around Inuyama Castle, one of the four National Treasure Castles in Japan, and its castle town
around 11:00 Take a local train at Inuyama Station to Nagoya Station
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch time in Nagoya
around 12:30 Take a local bus or train at Nagoya Station to Nagoya Castle
13:00 - 14:30 Look around Nagoya Castle and Honmaru-Goden
around 14:30 Take a local bus at Nagoya Castle to Tokugawa Art Museum
15:10 - 16:30 Look around Tokugawa Art Museum, which has plenty of old samurai's belongings
around 16:30 Take a bus to Nagoya Station
★★★MAGOME and TSUMAGO Tour Sample Itinerary★★★
9:00-9:50 Take a JR express train at Nagoya Station to Nakatsugawa Station
10:00-10:40 Take a taxi to Magome-Juku ( drop in at an old stone pavement on the way)
10:40-13:15 Look around Magome-Juku ( see the sights, stroll and shop, have lunch)
13:25-13:50 Take a local bus to Tsumago-Juku
13:50-16:20 Look around Tsumago-Juku( see the sights, stroll and shop)
16:30-16:40 Take a taxi to Nagiso Station
16:55-18:05 Take a JR express train to Nagoya Station
Transportation by tour guide:
Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.
Tour guide interests:
Nagoya sightseeing tours
Tsumago and Magome in Kiso Valley sightseeing tours
Kisoji or Nakasendo walking tours in Kiso Valley
Kisoji or Nakasendo walking tours between Tsumago and Magome
Kisoji walking tours
Gujo-Hachiman sightseeing tours
Takayama sightseeing tours
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