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The Edo Period which started 400 years ago brought stability and prosperity to Japan. That’s why Japanese culture flourished during this period and craftsmanship blossomed around Nagoya, one of the economic centers of the country.
During this tour, you will explore the history, culture, and craftsmanship during the height of the Samurai warrior rule by exploring the best of historic Nagoya.
25,000 yen (reservation from 2-6 people)
09:00 (8 hours)
English, Spanish, German, Japanese
English: Fluent ★★★★
German: Native ★★★★★
Spanish: Native ★★★★★
Japanese: Fluent ★★★★
In Nagoya, the home of the Samurai you will explore the history of the Samurai by visiting the Edo Periods’ most impressive stronghold, Nagoya Castle, and an art museum that explores all facets of life as a Samurai during that time.
For the ruling Tokugawa Samurai clan, the impressive Nagoya Castle was their pride and joy. With defense mechanisms to deter enemies and luxury to enjoy peace and prosperity, the Edo Period brought to the country.
Explore the castle grounds, walls, moats, towers, and most of all the recently reconstructed Honmaru palace.
The newly opened restaurant Hosa just outside the castle serves Kishimen noodles in a stylish modern building. It’s the perfect place to relax after exploring the castle grounds.
Folding paper fans are versatile and used in Japan not only to cool the body but also during weddings, tea ceremonies, and other occasions. During this experience, you assemble a folding fan out of Washi paper and wood.
To learn even more about the local Samurai culture the Tokugawa Art Museum is the last stop. It holds the treasures of the ruling Owari Tokugawa clan including tea ceremony utensils, Noh theater masks, scrolls depicting the Tales of Genji, and much more.
You’ll also take a stroll around the Tokugawa Garden, which used to be the retirement villa of one of the lords of Owari.
In the late afternoon your tour will end.
We are the co-founders of Nagoya is not boring. We look forward to guiding you around our second home Nagoya and its off-beat surroundings.
Lena is from Germany and she especially loves exploring food and food culture in Japan. Her favorite food is Hitsumabushi, Nagoya’s version of grilled eel on rice.
Elly, from the resort island of Mallorca in Spain, loves all things Japanese culture and history like Kimono, traditional dance called Nihon Buyo, and Sake.