South Nagoya Walking Tour, Nagoya

The southern part of Nagoya has some wonderful attractions in store for a visitor, not least the outstanding Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts. In this district you can visit several prominent temples and beautiful Japanese gardens. It’s also home to some popular shopping venues and some great architecture. Take our South Nagoya Walking Tour to catch the best sights in the area.
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South Nagoya Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: South Nagoya Walking Tour
Guide Location: Japan » Nagoya (See other walking tours in Nagoya)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km
Author: leticia
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Shirotori Garden

1) Shirotori Garden (must see)

The Shirotori Garden is a creatively designed garden that truly brings out the traditional splendor of Japanese gardens. Showcasing the beautiful landscape of the Chubu province, this fine garden is built around a pond with contoured mounds at its center.
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Atsuta Shrine

2) Atsuta Shrine (must see)

Atsuta Shrine is a Shinto shrine traditionally believed to have been established during the reign of Emperor Keikō (71-130) located in Atsuta-ku. The shrine is familiarly known as Atsuta-Sama (Venerable Atsuta) or simply as Miya (the Shrine). Since ancient times, it has been especially revered, ranking with the Great Shrine of Ise.

The 200,000 m² shrine complex draws over 9 million visitors annually. The Kojiki explains that Atsuta Shrine was originally founded to house the Kusanagi no Tsurugi. According to traditional sources, Yamato Takeru died in the 43rd year of Emperor Keiko's reign. The possessions of the dead prince were gathered together along with the sword Kusanagi; and his widow venerated his memory in a shrine at her home. Sometime later, these relics and the sacred sword were moved to the current location of the Atsuta Shrine.

From 1872 through 1946, the Kasuga Shrine was officially designated one of the Kanpei-taisha, meaning that it stood in the first rank of government supported shrines. The shrine's buildings were maintained by donations from a number of benefactors, including well-known Sengoku period figures like Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and the Tokugawas. The shrine's Bunkaden, or treasure hall, houses over 4,000 relics, which include 174 Important Cultural Properties and a dagger that is a designated National Treasure of Japan. A number of donated swords, mirrors and other objects are held by the shrine, including Bugaku masks and other material associated with ancient court dances.

"(The above description is based on Wikipedia under Creative Common License)"
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Takakura Musubi-Miko Shrine

3) Takakura Musubi-Miko Shrine

Located in the Atsuta neighborhood, the Takakuramusubimiko is a very sacred place. This beautiful white and brown building is enveloped by trees, making it the perfect place for reflection and prayer.
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Beaux-Arts Store

4) Beaux-Arts Store

The Atsuta Aeon shopping center has many great shops, including this fantastic store. Inside you can find all kinds of traditional Japanese souvenirs to take home with you, including beautiful glassware, original house wares, chopsticks, fine Japanese prints and many other interesting gift items.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 9 am - 10 pm
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Higashi Betsuin Temple

5) Higashi Betsuin Temple

The Higashi Honganji Betsuin Temple is a gorgeous building that represents an excellent example of local architecture and the style of Japanese places of worship in general. Its graceful roof and eastern ornaments make a fascinating sight for visitors. After you see the building, you can enjoy a drink or snack at the nearby LiDo café-bar.

Walking Tours in Nagoya, Japan

Create Your Own Walk in Nagoya

Create Your Own Walk in Nagoya

Creating your own self-guided walk in Nagoya is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
East Nagoya Walking Tour

East Nagoya Walking Tour

The eastern part of Nagoya is a beautiful section of the city. Here visitors can enjoy wonderful botanical gardens and temples, plus some beautiful public parks and a zoo. It’s also a great area for entertainment, with a fun amusement park and several interesting cultural venues. Take our tour to see the top sights of East Nagoya.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.0 km
Nagoya Nightlife Walking Tour

Nagoya Nightlife Walking Tour

Nagoya is an excellent destination for visitors who seek entertainment, because there are loads of trendy clubs, hopping discos, crowded bars and quality restaurants to enjoy. Whether you are looking for delicious food, tasty drinks, live music or a party atmosphere, you will find it here in Nagoya at any time of night. Take our Nightlife Walking Tour to see the hottest spots in town.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 km
West Nagoya Walking Tour

West Nagoya Walking Tour

The West Nagoya area has lots of interesting attractions for a visitor to enjoy. Highlights include the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, the Noritake Craft Center and the Noritake Garden, plus many others. Take our West Nagoya tour to see the top sights of this part of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
North Nagoya Walking Tour

North Nagoya Walking Tour

North Nagoya is famous for housing the city’s most prominent architectural landmark, the magnificent Nagoya Castle. Other notable sights include the Meijo Koen Park, Nagoya City Hall, Gokoku Shrine and more. Take this self-guided tour of North Nagoya to discover top attractions of this part of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Naka Ward Walking Tour

Naka Ward Walking Tour

The Naka Ward (or Naka-ku) district is the central neighborhood of Nagoya. This area should be at the top of the list for any visitor to the city, because it’s home to a vast number of amazing attractions. Here you can visit: a peaceful Japanese park; a fine Nagoya Orchid Garden; a gorgeous Osu Kannon Temple; and the imposing Nagoya TV Tower. Take our Naka Ward tour to see all the top sights in the district.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Southeast Nagoya Walking Tour

Southeast Nagoya Walking Tour

The southeastern part of Nagoya is home to many interesting places, including the wonderful Tsurumai Park, several captivating museums and a number of magnificent Japanese temples. Take the following tour to discover this exciting city area.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km

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