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Day Trips

Day Trip to Shirakawago and Hida Takayama from Nagoya

Experience a slice of traditional Japanese culture during this full-day trip combining Shirakawago and Hida Takayama. Wander the streets of Hida Takayama, a town affectionately known to locals as ‘Little Tokyo.’ After a relishing a lunch that includes local ingredients such as the famous Hida-Beef, you’ll visit the traditional architecture of Shirakawago, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes

Cultural Tours

Walking Small-Group Nagoya City Tour

This is the ultimate comprehensive tour of Nagoya. Traveling on foot means you’ll access places that you couldn’t get to by train or bus. You’ll be in a small-group tour, so your tour experience will feel more personalized. Make the most of limited time, by seeing multiple highlights in one tour such as Nagoya Castle, the Sakae downtown area, and the Osu district, including Osu Kannon Temple.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes

Literary, Art & Music Tours

Shibori Tie-Dye Workshop and Arimatsu City Tour

Take part in a shibori tie-dye workshop in Arimatsu and learn all about this ancient Japanese art from a local guide. The experience starts with a walking tour around the old city, so you can admire its original Edo-era buildings, shop for souvenir shibori art, and visit the Tie-Dyeing Museum. Afterward, you'll head to your workshop to create your very own shibori tie-dye masterpiece. Choose from two options when you book online.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

Historical & Heritage Tours

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Take a tour of the National Treasure Inuyama Castle and castle town, and visit the cormorant fishing at night

The view to climb the oldest castle in Japan is wonderful.In addition, snacks to eat while looking at various shops in the castle townYou can enjoy it deliciously.When it gets dark, the flames rising on the ship are impressiveI enjoy fishing by birds.https://kisogawa-ukai.jp/In the fishing method, a bird dives and swallows a kite that gathers in a flameIt is an old-fashioned fishing method in which a fisherman exhales the swallowed salmon and catches it.The scene will be very fantastic and the best memories.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Spots high to the sky, Lake Biwa terrace and Ohno Shrine with buffet lunch!

・One-day bus tour departs from Nagoya which is accessible from both central and western parts of Japan. ・This tour captures one of the most scenic spots in Kansai area Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture. Lake Biwa is Japan’s largest freshwater lake and one of the world’s oldest lakes dating to at least 4 million years ago. The Lake is surrounded by Mt. Hiei in the west, the mirror-like Lake Yogo the north, the national treasure Hikone Castle the east and the finest scenery exquisitely drawn as “Eight Views of Omi” in type of Ukiyoe. ・Lake Biwa Terrace is a wide-open space for strolling or rest with exceptional view of Lake Biwa. It is a definite chill-out worth of experience! ・Lunch is provided with great selection of food made by fresh local ingredients, and in all-you-can-eat type.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours
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Cultural Tours

Guided Half-day Tour(PM) to Toyota Commemorative Museum & SCMAGLEV Railway Park

Check off two of Nagoya’s most popular attractions in one day: the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and SCMAGLEV & Railway Park. Whether you’re interested in Japanese design, engineering, and manufacturing, or want an afternoon of family-friendly entertainment, this guided tour is a great way to learn. Discover how the Japanese railway was transformed, from steam locomotives to the Shinkansen (bullet train) and MAGLEV (magnetic speed train).
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours

Cultural Tours

Private Full-day Nagoya City Tour

Immerse yourself in the history of samurai culture on this private walking tour of Nagoya. With a dedicated guide for just you and your party, explore the highlights such as the modern Sakae district, the Osu Kannon Temple, and Nagoya Castle. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide, the ability to travel at your own pace, and plenty of time to ask questions. All entrance fees included.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

Cultural Tours

Kiyosu Samurai Walking Tour and Kirin Brewery Visit from Nagoya

Leave Nagoya to visit the samurai city of Kiyosu, then finish the day on a high note with beers at the Kirin brewery. The former home of the feared samurai warrior Oda Nobunaga, Kiyosu is a city steeped in history with castles, shrines, and landmarks aplenty. Visit the Hiyoshi Shrine, then continue to Kiyosu Castle where you'll have chance to dress up in samurai armor, meet an armor maker, and more. Before your return to Nagoya, you'll tour the Kirin beer factory, sampling three glasses of beer as you explore.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

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Visit three major sightseeing sites efficiently in Nagoya in one day

Explore the best of Nagoya in a day with this action-packed tour. Take the stress out of figuring out public transport by having a guide to accompany you on the train to Nagoya Castle. You’ll also explore Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and SCMAGLEV and Railway Park. Travel efficiently by taxi or train between attractions with a guide, and enjoy the convenience of having all transport costs included.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

Cultural Tours

Guided Half-day Tour(AM) to Nagoya Castle & Toyota Commemorative Museum

Nagoya is rich with history and pride and this small-group tour is a great way to experience it. Visit the Nagoya Castle and the beautiful Hommaru Palace from the Edo period, learn about the tradition of Monozukuri, or craftsmanship, at the Toyota Commemorative Museum, and listen to stories from the Samurai times over the course of four hours.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Half-day Tours

Guided Half-day Tour(AM) to Nagoya Castle & Tokugawa Museum and Garden

Learn about the traditions of Samurai times with a half-day tour in Nagoya. Join a guide for a visit to Nagoya Castle and Tokugawa Garden with its Samurai art museum. Hear stories about the history and architecture of Hommaru Palace as you explore the site. All entrance fees are included.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes

Cultural Tours

Nagoya at Night - Take a Deep Dive with the Locals!

For visitors in a strange place, it can be difficult to get to know the heart of a city. This guided tour does just that. Spend your evening exploring Nagoya in the company of locals—drinking in local bars, exploring different neighborhoods, and enjoying traditional snacks. Includes three drinks and dinner.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

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Guided Half-day Tour(AM) to Noritake Garden & Toyota Commemorative Museum

Discover Japan’s culture of ‘monozukuri' (craftsmanship) on this private half-day tour of Nagoya. Visit two renowned companies, the car manufacturer Toyota, and Noritake—a tableware and technology company. Hear how Central Japan became a key region for advanced manufacturing as you watch live demonstrations, hear informative commentary, and check out exhibitions on a tour that includes admission ticket and private guide.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Literary, Art & Music Tours

Traditional 'Furoshiki' Art Class in Nagoya

Take home a new skill as well as memories with this traditional Japanese wrapping class in Nagoya. Teaching you the art of furoshiki (wrapping presents in fabric), the class shows you ways to wrap gifts of any shape and size in a classic Japanese style. Shop for fabric near the Fushimi station with a guide, then travel to the Nishiasahi enclave where the class takes place.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours

Cultural Tours

Nagoya Endoji Food and Cultural Tour

Get to know the flavors and culture of Nagoya with a walking tour. Join a guide to see historic temples and shrines plus small restaurants and specialty shops loved by locals. Visit a kimono shop, taste street foods such as okonomiyaki (a Japanese savory pancake), and sample Japanese sweets.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours

Literary, Art & Music Tours

Private Manga Drawing Class in Nagoya

Learn how to draw manga, the Japanese cartoon-style sketches, during a workshop in Nagoya. With a private guide at your side to translate, you'll meet the manga school manager and learn how to use G-pens, screen tone, and other tools to create your very own manga drawing. If time permits at the end of the class, there may be chance for a short tour of the culture-rich Osu shopping arcade, which is nearby.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

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Origami Class in Nagoya

Learn to do origami in Nagoya and create your own figures out of washi paper. The ancient Japanese art involves folding paper to make both classic and complex creations, and you'll do it with the help of your own paper folding pro. Make shapes such as the Japanese crane and the star-like kusudama, and take home your origami creations at the end of the class.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours

Literary, Art & Music Tours

Japanese Food Sample Making in Nagoya

If you’ve ever been fascinated by the plastic food replicas on display at many Japanese restaurants, try making your own to bring home as a souvenir. Make your own version of tempura using wax, and get a chance to watch the craftspeople who make food replica art in the lab. English speaking guides explain each step of the process.
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  • 50 minutes
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  • 50 minutes

Cooking Classes

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Kazarimaki Sushi Lessons

For those who love food, there is no other travel experience like cooking and eating with a local. Learn to make kazarimaki, decorative sushi rolls, with your instructor in their home. Share conversation while you enjoy learning to shape beautiful sushi rolls. Make popular characters, animals, flowers and more as you immerse yourself in Japanese cuisine and culture.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Cultural Tours

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Moka's Nagoya Tour 【Nagoya Explore Tour】 Nagoya Castle, Toyota Museum

Customized private tour with friendly 100% local guide Moka!You can enjoy the GREAT selections of Nagoya spots !!.We will visit ..● Nagoya Castle-Explore Samurai residence, called Hommaru Palace● Nagoya food-Enjoy unique Nagoya food MISO soybeans paste!● Toyota Commemorative Museum-Enjoy learning Japanese No. 1 car history● Nagoya station-Shopping Nagoya souvenir and local shops.This plan is customizable so please let me know your ideas !!.Meet at Golden Clock in Nagoya station 9:15 !! (Flexible)We mainly take bus and train for transportation...【Important Notice】※ I have my baby to take care of, so I need to check the nursery before confirm your booking. Thank you for understanding..※ Toota Commemorative Museum is closed on Mondays..※ Nagoya Castle main tower is closed because of the construction, but you can fully enjoy exploring Hommaru Palace samurai residence!
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Kimono Photo Shoot Experience in Nagoya

When visiting Japan, try wearing kimono yourself for excellent photo opportunities during your stay in Nagoya. Experienced staff will help you choose from over 100 styles and dress in your favorite print. This is an excellent chance for friends, family, or couples to get photos that will capture the memory of your trip to Japan for a lifetime.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes

Cultural Tours

Shodo Experience in Nagoya

Make your Nagoya visit into a work of art thanks to this 1.5-hour ‘Shodo’ calligraphy class. Get a step-by-step introduction to this Japanese writing style, practicing the proper posture for your ‘fude’ (brush) and marking your page with ‘bokujyu’ (black ink) to form words like ‘love,’ ‘friend,’ and ‘samurai.’ You’ll leave class with a one-of-a-kind calligraphy souvenir created during your lesson.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes

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Guided Half-day Tour(PM) to Nagoya Castle and Modern Technology at SCMAGLEV

Learn about craftsmanship and technology during a half-day tour in Nagoya. Visit Honmaru Palace in Nagoya Castle to hear stories about how architecture and engineering have developed over generations. Discover the secrets behind Japanese railways including the famous bullet trains. Travel to the SCMAGLEV Railway Park and explore a museum filled with classic and modern rail cars.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours

Historical & Heritage Tours

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Moka's Nagoya Tour 【Nagoya Highlight Tour】 Nagoya Castle, Sakae, Osu Kannon

Customized private tour with friendly 100% local guide Moka!You can enjoy the BEST selections of Nagoya spots !!.We will visit ..● Nagoya Castle-Explore samurai residence, called Hommaru Palace● Sakae Oasis 21-Beautiful view for TV tower, called Spaceship-aqua● Nagoya local unique food-Choose from various kinds of Nagoyan restaurants● Sakae modern shopping area-Enjoy modern city● Osu Kannon arcade and temple-Explore old street & visit shrine and temple.This plan is customizable so please let me know your ideas and favorites !!.Meet at Golden Clock in Nagoya station 9:15 !! (Flexible)We mainly take bus and subway for transportation...【Important Notice】※ I have my baby to take care of, so I need to check the nursery before confirm your tour. Thank you for understanding..※ Nagoya Castle main tower is closed because of the construction, but you can fully enjoy exploring Hommaru Palace samurai residence!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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