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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.
13,000yen/person (reservation from 2-6 people)
09:00 – 19:00 (10 hours)
English, Spanish, German, Japanese
English: Fluent ★★★★
German: Native ★★★★★
Spanish: Native ★★★★★
Japanese: Fluent ★★★★
Your guide will take you back in time to explore the history and ancient traditions of Toyohashi. You will discover the reason Toyohashi 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 few places that still operate a tram system as a major means of transportation.
Meet your guide at Nagoya Station. From there you will together take the train from to Toyohashi Station.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From Toyohashi, you will return to Nagoya Station where the tour ends.
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.