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Aichi

Home to Nagoya and local powerhouse Toyota

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Nagoya

Nagoya

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Inuyama

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Upcoming Aichi Events

Francois Pompon Exhibition

Francois Pompon Exhibition

Kim

For a limited time, the Nagoya City Museum of Art will be hosting an exhibition of works from French sculptor François Pompon...

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Dai Nagoya Winter Illumination

Dai Nagoya Winter Illumination

Kim

The Dai Nagoya Winter Illumination takes place on the 5th floor Sky Garden of the Dai Nagoya Building. This year's event will...

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Tennogawa Park Wisteria Festival

Tennogawa Park Wisteria Festival

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Each year in late April through to early May, Aichi's Tennogawa Park is home to a wisteria festival which celebrates these be...

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Where to eat in Aichi

Marugen Ramen

Marugen Ramen

Amanda Ho

Marugen Ramen is a ramen chain found mainly on Honshu, with a few outlets in Shikoku. The speciality here is the feremented s...

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Baskin Robbins Ice Cream

Baskin Robbins Ice Cream

Amanda Ho

Baskin Robbins is a well-known ice cream chain that originated from the USA and has a presence in almost 50 countries worldwi...

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Aux Crieurs de Vin

Aux Crieurs de Vin

Peter Sidell

In Toyohashi in Japan's Aichi prefecture, Aux Crieurs de Vin is a stylish French restaurant serving delicious, affordable lun...

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Places to stay in Aichi

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Marugen Ramen

Marugen Ramen

Amanda Ho

Marugen Ramen is a ramen chain found mainly on Honshu, with a few outlets in Shikoku. The speciality here is the feremented s...

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About Aichi

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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