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We have a program "Explore Nagoya Tours" of the following famous sightseeing attractions in this area. 

  A. Regular Tours (No reservations required)
  A-1 Nagoya Castle, the symbol of the city
Nagoya Castle guide tour by Aichi Goodwill Guide Association is temporary suspended to Coronavirus pandemic. We are sorry for the in convenience.
Today, Nagoya castle is a very popular tourist spot in Nagoya. In the Edo period, it was a beautiful but strong fortress.

The castle tower was rebuilt in 1959, but there are still a lot of devices which one protect it against enemies. Please find them along with our guides. Fish-shaped gold ornaments are shining on top of the roof. If you like, you can take your photos with them. We'll take your photos for you. From season to season, you will also enjoy various flowers and blossoms. If you are lucky, maybe you can meet The shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu who was the founder of this castle, his Samurai warriors, and even Ninjas!

The tour is available every day, 1:00−3:00 p.m. Unless there is a particular notice.
The cancellation will be posted at Main and East Gate of Nagoya Castle on the day.

  B. Recommended Private Tours (Reservations required)
Toyota is a world famous motor company now, but its history started here in 1911 as a textile factory. This museum was opened in 1994 using the building preserving some part of original redbrick buildings of the factory. AGGN guides will show you highlights of the museum and help you understand the development of the textile and automobile industry. Both children and adults can enjoy and learn about the history and technology of TOYOTA through the exhibition of actual machines and demonstrations by operators here.
  B-2 Atsuta Jingu Shrine, a place with full of mythology
Atsuta Jingu Shrine has been one of the greatest plaes of worship in Japan soince ancient times. The sacred sword, one of the Three Imperial Treasures, is enshrined here. Do you believe that the sword came out from a huge snake’s tail? Please enjoy relaxing and strolling in the approximately 2 million square meters shrine grounds, surrounded with old trees. AGGN guides will tell youabout interesting mythologies and traditional events at the shrines in Japan.
   B-3 Osu Shopping Arcade, the most exciting spot in Nagoya
If you need some souvenirs for your family or friends, then why dont you visit Osu Shopping Arcade? There are various stores and discount shops, and you can get almost everything you want, such as used kimonos, dolls ceramics, anime goods, the latest electric home appliances, and so on. You can also enjoy a short performance of mechanical puppets.

The tour starts from the west gate of the red Temple of Osu Kannoon, and skilled AGGN guides will take you wherever you like. .
  B-4 Arimatsu, hometown of tie-dyeing
   Arimatsu town is located in southern Nagoya, about 40 minutes from Nagoya Station by the Meitetsu train. The town is known for traditional Arimatsu Shibori (tie-dyed fabric), and old merchant houses with white walls and black-tiled roofs. The Arimatsu Shibori has a long history of 400 years and its various motifs are still loved as Kimono fabric today. AGGN guides meet you at the exit of Meitetsu Arimatsu Station and take you to local museums of Shibori and festival floats.
  B-5 Shirotori Garden
This Garden is a Japanese stroll garden. The garden opened in 1991. The area of the garden is about 3.7hector. This is one of the largest traditional Japanese gardens in Nagoya.
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  B-6 Cultural Path, Nagoya’s historical area
  B-7 Tokugawa Art Museum & Tokugawaen

B-8 SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

Please feel free to ask any questions about AGGN or our volunteer work.     Our services  

 E-mail Address   guide-desk@aggn.jp  
 Fax +81-561-75-6977
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Aichi Goodwill Guides Network
  Zip code  470-0122
  c/o Nigiwai-Kouryuukan, 277-1, Nakajima, Kanikou-cho,
  Nisshin, Aichi, Japan
  Representative   Kumi Sato
  Secretary   Reiko Matsukawa
  E-mail   guide-desk@aggn.jp
  Fax   +81-561-75-6977
  Telephone   +81-561-75-6977