History and Culture Toyohashi Day Tour from Nagoya

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Full Day
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 6
Your Experience at a Glance

Uncover Japanese history and culture from the 17th century Edo Period to today by strolling along Toyohashi’s scenic post town, climbing the old castle tower, imagining the heat of gigantic hand-held fireworks, and trying the unique local specialty Toyohashi Curry Udon.

Experience Price

29,000yen/person (reservation from 2-6 people)

Experience Type

Private Experience

Meeting Location

Nagoya Station Golden Clock (Google Maps)

End Location

Nagoya Station Golden Clock (Google Maps)

Start Time and Duration

09:00 – 17:00 (8 hours)

Languages Offered

English, Spanish, German, Japanese

Language Proficiency

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

Price Includes

  • Tour guide fees
  • Curry Udon lunch
  • Entry Fees to castle and museum

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

Your guide will take you back in time to explore the history and ancient traditions of Toyohashi. You will discover why Toyohashi City is one of the only places in Japan with hand-held fireworks festivals, and fill you in on the secrets of the local specialty Curry Udon. 

Toyohashi is also one of the few places still operating a tram system as one of their major means of transportation.

  • Learn about the origins of Toyohashi at Yoshida Castle
  • Try the local specialty Toyohashi Curry Udon
  • Stroll the historic post town on the Tokaido road
Your Experience Step by Step

Meetingat Nagoya Station

Meet your guide at Nagoya Station. From there you will together take the train from to Toyohashi City.

FirstTake the Tram Around the City

Toyohashi is one of only a few cities in Japan that still uses a tramway system as public transport. Enjoy a ride in the historic tram to your first spot in Toyohashi.

SecondExplore Yoshida Castle

At Yoshida Castle, visitors can see and feel the building techniques and history of Japanese castles. You will also be able to enjoy the changing natural beauty in each of the four seasons.

ThirdExperience Hand-held Fireworks

Near the castle, you will find the Tezutsu Hanabi Experience Park, where you can learn about the powerful and dangerous hand-held fireworks unique to Toyohashi. Here you can unearth facts about local hand-held fireworks festivals and find out for yourself how heavy handheld fireworks are.

LunchSample the Local Curry Udon

Toyohashi curry udon is different compared to curry udon found in the rest of the country. From the bottom of the bowl, you can enjoy Toyohashi’s specialties, including rice, grated yam, handmade Udon noodles, and quail eggs in a rich curry soup.

FourthWalk the Tokaido at Futagawa Post Town

Toyohashi is located along the ancient Tokaido road connecting Tokyo and Kyoto. Futagawa was one of the post towns, a rest stop along the long and perilous road. Here you can learn more about the history of this post town and experience the streets and atmosphere as if you were transported back to the Edo period.

Tour Endat Nagoya Station

From Toyohashi, you will return to Nagoya Station where the tour ends.

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 adoptive 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 including traditional dance, tea ceremony, and flower arrangement.

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