Birthplace of popular samurai figures leaving Nagoya castle and Inuyama castle
Aichi prefecture is located in the Chubu region of Japan. Aichi is known as a birth place of popular samurai figures such as Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu.
Inuyama castle and Nagoya castles are historic sites where you can feel a sense of samurai period. Aichi has No.1 shipment of manufactured products in Japan.
Inuyama castle that stands on a tiny hill is one of the only twelve authentic castles in Japan.
It offers a stunning view over the Kiso river.
Nagoya castle is a symbol of Aichi prefecture.
It was built as a direct result of Tokugawa Ieyasu’s victory at the battle of Sekigahara in 1600, which led the starting of Edo era.
Hitsumabushi - grilled eels over rice, which is later eaten by pouring hot green tea to enjoy a different taste
Takenoko - bamboo shoot
Doteni - simmered ingredients such as beef innards, boiled eggs, Japanese radish in sweet Nagoya Hatcho miso sauce
Arimatsu, a small town that used to flourish as a route of the great Tokaido that connect between Kyoto and Edo.
Artisans in Arimatsu developed a shibori tie-dying method called Arimatsu Narumi Tie-Dying.
Seto city is known as an origin of a word, setomono, which refers to potters and porcelains in general due to its production of seto ware.
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