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[Aichi ]Introducing some of the very best places to relax and sightsee in Aichi!

[Aichi ]Introducing some of the very best places to relax and sightsee in Aichi!

2021-10-21 Management office

While tourist attractions crowded with people are fun, we also recommend places where you can take your time and enjoy the sights.
We will introduce some lesser-known sightseeing spots in Aichi for your reference when sightseeing in Aichi. Away from the city, there are many sightseeing spots where you can relax.
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Hinaga Island

It is a remote island in Mikawa Bay that is said to be an octopus and pufferfish island. It is a popular island that can be reached by a 15-minute ride on the Chita Peninsula Ferry, making it easy to go sightseeing.
Heidi's swing in the photo is famous, and is a must-see spot when you come to this island for sightseeing. The island itself offers many things to enjoy, including a large octopus sculpture and dolphin petting zoo.

Lots of recommended lunches!

Octopus and puffer fish are also famous, but the abundance of fresh seafood makes anything you eat delicious. A bowl of rice topped with shirasu, boiled and raw shirasu, has become quite a rare food. Rental bicycles are also available, and a bicycle ride around the island is recommended.
If you want to spend a relaxing time, Nippuga Island is a good spot to visit.

"Facility Information "
Facility Name: Himakajima Island
Address: 〒470-3504 Hinamagashima, Minamichita-cho, Chita-gun, Aichi Prefecture
Phone number: 0569-68-2388 (Nichiga Island Tourist Association)
Hours of operation: 24 hours
Closed: Open every day
Budget: 410 yen for adults / 210 yen for elementary school students and older by ferry from Shinoshima
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities: You can easily go to an island in Mikawa Bay by ferry. You can eat fresh seafood to your heart's content.

Museum Meiji Village

This museum is themed on the Meiji Period, and has an area of 1,000,000 m2 and is a sub venue for the World Cosplay Summit in summer. It has 11 buildings that are important cultural properties, and visitors are free to tour them. It is a hole-in-the-wall spot where you can feel as if you have time-traveled back to a retro era.

Great atmosphere and insta spot!

The building is retro and has been beautifully preserved, giving it an outstanding nostalgic atmosphere and making it a famous Instagram spot.
There is also a lot of nature remaining on the site, allowing visitors to fully enjoy the scenery in any season of the year, spring, summer, fall, and winter. St. John's Church, with its Gothic stained glass windows, is a must-see spot. The area is so large that it cannot be fully visited in one day, so you can enjoy it to the fullest.

"Facility Information "
Name: Museum Meiji-mura (Meiji Village)
Address: 1, Inuyama, Inuyama City, Aichi Prefecture, 484-0000, Japan
Phone number: 0568-67-0314
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. November to February: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Regular day off: irregular
Budget: Adults 1,700 yen/University students 1,300 yen/High school students 1,000 yen/Elementary and junior high school students 600 yen
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities: This museum is a hole-in-the-wall where visitors can enjoy the atmosphere of the Meiji era, with many historical buildings, including important cultural properties, on its 1,000,000 m2 site.

Kinshachi Alley

Kinshachi Yokocho is a street where you can enjoy eating Nagoya-meshi (Nagoya delicacies), a condensed version of Nagoya.
This is a popular spot for tourists because they can enjoy the castle town-like atmosphere and devour Nagoya delicacies. You can eat as much as you like, from the cute and trendy sweets stores to kushikatsu (skewered pork cutlets).

Kinshachi Yokocho Soft

Soft serve ice cream with gold leaf pasted on it, typical of Nagoya, is available for 980 yen.
There are many menus that make you want to take pictures of them, so you can enjoy just looking at them. There are not only light meals, but also restaurants where you can eat well, and of course, there are many Nagoya-meshi restaurants such as Miso-nikomi Udon and Hitsumabushi.
Many events are also held, making it an enjoyable place to visit at any time of the year.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Kinshachi Yokocho
Address: 1-2-2-3-5 Sanomaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 460-0001, Japan
Phone number: 052-973-9011
Hours of operation: 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (subject to change depending on the store)
Closed: Year-end and New Year holidays
Budget: ~999 yen
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space & Facilities: The street is a condensed collection of Nagoya's most famous stores. You can eat everything from cute sweets to Nagoya meshi.

Laguna Ten Bosch

It is a resort complex located in Kaiyo-cho, Gamagori City. It has everything from amusement parks, swimming pools, yacht harbors, outlet malls, restaurants, hot springs, hotels, and shopping.
The Festival Market offers not only restaurants, but also an outlet mall and a fish market. It is a great place to enjoy all day long, and the grounds are large enough to allow for ample enjoyment. Fireworks are displayed on summer nights, making it a fun place to spend the night as well.

Summer is fun at the pool.

The pool is lapped by waves and makes you feel like you are swimming in the ocean.
The pool also hosts a night pool and is illuminated in winter, making it enjoyable all year round. A water park at sea is also held on the ocean side, which can be enjoyed by both children and adults.
A dream course can be realized by playing in the pool and amusement park, taking a bath in a hot spring, and staying at a hotel.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Laguna Tenbos
Address: 2-3-1, Kaiyo-cho, Gamagori, Aichi 443-0014, Japan
Phone number: 0570-097-117
Hours: 10:00 - 20:00 (subject to seasonal changes)
Regular day off: irregular
Admission:adult 2,150yen / elementary school student 1,200yen / child 700yen
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities: A resort complex where entertainment is concentrated. You can enjoy everything from amusement parks to swimming pools, hot springs, hotels, and shopping.

Sasajima (island)

Shinoshima, the island of sea bream and puffer fish, is a remote island in Mikawa Bay.
The entire island is designated as Mikawa Bay National Park, and much nature remains. The island can be reached by boat from Kawawa Port in 25 minutes, making it an easy place to visit. Bicycle rentals are available, and a bicycle tour around the island is recommended. From the Kira Kira Kira Observatory, you can see even more clearly the small island of Matsushima, and the sunset on Matsushima is beautiful.

The seafood is delicious!

The seafood is especially delicious, including a specialty of Shinoshima called "Nama Shirasu-don" (raw baby sardines on rice). You can enjoy eating it for lunch, or stay overnight and enjoy the seafood all day long. In summer, you can go swimming in the beautiful sea at the bathing beach.
Festivals and music festivals are also held, making the island popular among young people.
If you enjoy the laid-back island climate, this is a good spot to visit.

"Facility Information "
Facility Name: Shinojima Island
Address: Shinojima, Minamichita-cho, Chita-gun, Aichi 470-3505
Phone number: 0569-67-3700 (Shinoshima Tourist Association)
Hours of operation: 24 hours
Closed: Open every day
Budget: Free
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities: On a remote island in Mikawa Bay, you can eat as much delicious seafood as you like.

Saku Island (Okinawa)

Sakushima, an island of contemporary art, is decorated with 24 art objects throughout the island.
The ferry ride takes about 20 minutes, and there is a stamp rally that takes visitors around art objects on the island, called the Sakushima Art Picnic, which takes them around the entire island.
There are many stylish cafes along the way, so it is recommended to take a break while going around. There are no traffic lights or convenience stores on the island, so you can spend your time at leisure.

It's a picture no matter where you cut it off.

There are easy-to-understand art signs throughout the island so that you can easily get around to all of the art. All of the art is so interesting that you will want to take pictures of it and enjoy it even after you return home. There are also about 50 ancient tombs to learn about while sightseeing on the island of Sakushima, which has a rich history.
Sakushima has fashionable stores and cafes, where menus featuring scallions, such as the famous giant clam bowl and giant clam bongolebianco, are the specialty.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Sakushima Island
Address: Sakushima, Isshiki-cho, Nishio, Aichi 444-0416, Japan
Phone number: 0563-79-1427 (Saku Island Tourist Association)
Hours of operation: 24 hours
Closed: Open every day
Budget: Free
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities: You can enjoy artistic petit sightseeing by eating the famous giant clams on a small island with 24 objects of art and about 50 ancient tombs.

Fenglaiji Mountain

This 15-million-year-old volcano provides a close look at exposed rocky mountains such as rhyolite.
The entire mountain is inhabited by natural monuments and other animals, including konohaku (a species of owl) and rare plants. The Horai-ji Temple is located halfway up the mountain after climbing 1,425 stone steps. It is a hidden spot with many attractions, including an 800-year-old cedar umbrella tree, designated as a national natural treasure.

Climbing the mountain gives me a sense of accomplishment.

The stone steps are tough, but the view is overwhelming as you climb them. You can easily enjoy nature while feeling the sense of unexplored nature scattered throughout the area. It takes about one hour to reach the top by foot, so be prepared for the climb.
There is also Yutani Onsen hot spring nearby, so it is recommended to take a bath on the way home.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Horaiji Mountain
Address: 〒441-1944, Monya-ji, Shinjo City, Aichi Prefecture
Phone number: 0536-35-1004 (Horaiji Temple)
Hours of operation: 24 hours
Closed: Open every day
Budget: Free
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities: A powerful rock wall can be seen on Mount Horaiji, a former volcano that also houses Horaiji Temple, which was built in 703.


There are many islands in Aichi, and some mountains that are a bit unexplored. A little further away, seafood is very tasty and reasonably priced. Take it easy, get around well while taking in the scenery that can only be found in Aichi, and go sightseeing so that you can enjoy the best of Aichi and return home.

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