Samurai City Nagoya Day Tour

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9 hours
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 6
Your Experience at a Glance

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.

Experience Price

25,000 yen (reservation from 2-6 people)

Experience Type

Private Tour

Meeting Location

Nagoya Station Golden Clock (Google Maps)

End Location

Nagoya Station Golden Clock (Google Maps)

Start Time and Duration

09:00 (8 hours)

Languages Offered

English, Spanish, German, Japanese

Language Proficiency

English: Fluent ★★★★
German: Native ★★★★★
Spanish: Native ★★★★★
Japanese: Fluent ★★★★

Price Includes

  • Tour guide fee
  • Lunch
  • Entry Fees to castle and museum
  • Experience fee

Price Excludes

  • All transportation fees throughout the tour
  • Transportation to and from the experience

Additional Information

  • Bring an umbrella or rain jacket in case of rain
  • If you have any food allergies please let us know at the time of your booking
  • Not accessible for strollers and wheelchairs
What You'll Do

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.

  • Dive into the history of the Samurai
  • Try your hands at traditional craftsmanship
  • Enjoy the gardens of a feudal lord
Your Experience Step by Step

Spot 1Nagoya Castle

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.

LunchKishimen Lunch

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.

ActivityFolding paper fan-making experience

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.

Stop 2Samurai culture at the Tokugawa Art Museum

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.

FinallyTour End

In the late afternoon your tour will end. 

Where You'll Be
Meet Your Host
Lena and Elly hosts

Lena Yamaguchi & Elisabeth Llopis

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.

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