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Aichi

Home to Nagoya and local powerhouse Toyota

About Aichi
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Upcoming Aichi Events

Yayoi: The Advent of Japanese Aesthetics

Yayoi: The Advent of Japanese Aesthetics

Oct 10th - Dec 13th

A special exhibition taking place at the Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum is titled "Yayoi: The Advent of Japanese Aesthetics"...

4 ¥900
Inheritance of Soil and Flame

Inheritance of Soil and Flame

Oct 31st - Dec 20th

Takahama City is a major center of production for Sanshu roof tiles - the region produces the highest volume of them in all of Japan...

¥200
Seventeen Cafe: Nagoya

Seventeen Cafe: Nagoya

Nov 28th - Dec 20th

A pop-up cafe event dedicated to the K-Pop band Seventeen will take place at the Nagoya Box cafe & space, as well as several other..

Where to eat in Aichi

Menya Hanabi

Menya Hanabi

Tom Roseveare

Menya Hanabi (麺屋はなび) serves up maze-soba (soupless ramen) in Nagoya, Aichi prefecture.

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Kajiken Ramen

Kajiken Ramen

Tom Roseveare

Kajiken (歌志軒) is a 40-something chain ramen shop originally from Nagoya, serving up the local style – Taiwanese mazesoba.

Places to stay in Aichi

Irago Sea Park and Spa

Irago Sea Park and Spa

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At the very tip of the Irago peninsula, Irago Sea Park and Spa is a resort driven by beauty; In decor, surroundings and the services..

Latest Aichi Reports

Dusk at Nagoya Port 14

Dusk at Nagoya Port

Vicky Amin

A short yet amazing trip to Nagoya-ko, Nagoya's port area which is popular with locals, with a variety of visitors and activities..

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About Aichi

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Chubu
Island Honshu
Capital Nagoya
Population 7,410,719
Area 5,172.40 sq. km

Look no further than Aichi Prefecture (愛知県, Aichi-ken) as the perfect example of Japan’s perfectly balanced fusion of old and new.

One one hand, the prefecture is abundant with history; the first shogun of Japan, Minamoto Yoritomo, and the "Big 3" warlords of Japanese history-Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu-were all born in Aichi. Furthermore, Aichi has by far more temples (roughly 4,650) than any other Japanese prefecture. On the other hand, Aichi is also the industrial capital of Japan, being the home to many major companies, most notably Toyota.

Popular tourist destinations include the prefectural capital of Nagoya and its castle, the Toyota Automobile Museum, the unique Meiji Mura, and Legoland Japan. Don’t forget to try their miso-flavored dishes, Aichi’s local delicacy!

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