Hokuriku Shin-Etsu / Chubu

Enjoy shopping in “Aichi” a manufacturing district and Nagoya-meshi (good meal of Nagoya)

From Nagoya, go to eastward through Shoryudo (Dragon Rout; a rout from Nagoya to Noto Peninsula across the main island of Japan)! After making a field trip to the manufacturing district in Nagoya and tasting Nagoya-meshi, this course provides enjoyable shopping in Osu shopping district, which is known as “a place of cosplay”, the Okazaki Castle remembered in connection with Ieyasu Tokugawa (shogun in Edo era) and Mt. Fuji, the World Heritage.

Enjoy shopping in “Aichi” a manufacturing district and Nagoya-meshi (good meal of Nagoya)

Complete Process :Two nights and three days
Centrair “Chubu Centrair International Airport”pic
- Shopping (Tokoname-yaki), amusement, etc.
Travel Time:About 60 min

TrainTrain:About 60 min

Osu Shopping District (Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken)pic
- The industrial city, Nagoya, the starting point of “Dragon Route”
- Old and new Japan mixed area
TOYOTA Sangyo Gijutsu Kinenkan (TOTOTA Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology)pic
inn Nagoya City Areapic
- Shopping in department stores
- Nagoya-meshi
Travel Time:About 90 min

TrainTrain:About 90 min

TOYOTA Kaikan (Museum)pic
- Robot playing violin
- Production lines
Travel Time:About 60 min

TrainTrain:About 60 min

Okazaki Castlepic
- Castle (Ieyasu Tokugawa)
- Haccho-miso-no-sato (Miso production and shopping center)
Travel Time:About 120 min

TrainTrain

BusBus

Kanzanji Hot Springpic
- Hot spring
- Local food (Hamanako unagi (sea weal), Tora-fugu)
inn Kanzanji Hot Spring
Travel Time:About 110 min

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TrainTrain

CarCar

Grinpia Makinohara (Makinohara Tea Center)pic
- Tea leaf picking
- Tea factory
Travel Time:About 90 min

CarCar

TrainTrain

BusBus

Mt. Fujipic
- Mt. Fuji
- Shiraito-no-taki (Shiraito Falls)
- Short trecking
Travel Time:About 70 min

BusBus

TrainTrain

Gotenba Premium Outlet (Shopping Mall)pic
Travel Time:About 105 min

BusBus:About 105 min

Haneda Airport

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Introduction to Spots
Centrair “Chubu Centrair International Airport”
Centrair as a gateway of so-called Shoryudo (Dragon Route). There is an enjoyable shopping areainclusing many shops such as “Chochin Yokocho” (Lantern side alley) reflecting the image of a Japanese old post-town, “Brick Street”, “Centrair Official Shop”, and the like.
You can enjoy visiting potteries of Tokoname-yaki (Tokoname ware) and taking a walk on the Yakimono (pottery) promenade.
Osu Shopping District (Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken)
The district is a vigorous downtown where old and modern Japan are mixed. “The first Cosplay Summit” was held here and thus called the “holy place of cosplay”.
・Website: http://osu.co.jp/
・Location: Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken
TOYOTA Sangyo Gijutsu Kinenkan (TOTOTA Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology)
Red brick buildings were preserved as an industrial heritage and have been utilized effectively to introduce textile machinery, which used to be a basic industry to support development of modern Japan, and changes in automobile technology. Real machines are exhibited in the state ready to work.
・Holidays: Monday (the next day when it is a national holiday) and year end and new year days)
・Opening Times: 9:30-17:00
・Location: 4-1-35 Noritake Shin-machi, Nishi-ku, Nagoya-shi
・TEL: 052-551-6115
・Entrance Fee: Adult / JPY500; Middle and high school students / JPY300; School children / JPY200; Over 65 years old / no charge
・Website: http://www.tcmit.org/
Nagoya City Area
TOYOTA Kaikan (Museum)
You can see manufacturing industries by observing a robot playing violin and automobile production lines.
Holidays: Sunday, year end and new-year days, days of the golden week, consecutive summer holidays, etc.
Opening Times: 9:00-17:00
Location: 1 Toyota-cho, Toyota-shi, Aichi-ken
TEL: 0565-29-3355
Entrance Fee: No charge
・Website:
http://www.toyota.co.jp/jp/about_toyota/facility/toyota_kaikan/index.html
Okazaki Castle
This castle is famous as a birthplace of Ieyasu Tokugawa (shogun in Edo era). It is designated as Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites as well as the Top 100 Castles.
・Holidays: Year end (December 29-31)
・Opening Times: 9:00-17:00
・Location: 561, Kosei-cho, Okazaki-shi, Aichi-ken
・TEL: 05264-22-2122
・Entrance Fee: Adult / JPY200; Children / JPY100
・Website: http://okazaki-kanko.jp/
Kanzanji Hot Spring
This hot spring is located by Hamanako Lake known as a scenic spot. There are a flower park, zoo, amusement park and the like.
Grinpia Makinohara (Makinohara Tea Center)
You can enjoy drinking green tea and experience of green tea production here in Makinohara as a famous tea producing area. It is popular with visitors to experience tea-picking, see tea-producing processes and take photographs by dressing a costume of a tea-picking girl. You can buy various kinds of factory-fresh green tea and tea-related goods, and taste creative cuisines possible to be tried only in this production area.
・Holidays: Year end and new year days (December 28-January 4)
・Opening Times: 10:00-17:00
・Location: 1,151, Nishi-hagima, Makinohara-shi, Shizuoka-ken
・TEL: 0548-27-2995
・Charge: Tea-picking experience (including a souvenir of green tea): Adult / JPY820 / School children / JPY720; Tea ceremony lesson: Adult / JPY510: School children / JPY410; Site-visit to tea factory: No charge
・Website: http://www.grinpia.com/
Mt. Fuji
Gotenba Premium Outlet (Shopping Mall)
Gotenba Premium Outlet has almost the largest number of shops in Japan and has attracted many visitors. You can enjoy shopping in this mall while viewing the beautiful scene of Mt. Fuji. After shopping, you can go to Nirayama Hansharo (Nirayama Reverberatory Furnace) of World Heritage by about one hour drive from here.
・Holidays: Once a year (the third Thursday in February)
・Opening Times: 10:00-20:00; March-November, 10:00-19:00; December-February
・Location: 1,312, Fukazawa, Gotemba-shi, Shizuoka-ken
・TEL: 05550-81-3122
・Website: http://www.premiumoutlets.co.jp/gotemba/