Southeast Nagoya Walking Tour, Nagoya (Self Guided)

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.
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Southeast Nagoya Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Southeast 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: 4.1 km
Author: leticia
Kawahara Shrine

1) Kawahara Shrine

The Kawahara Shrine is a beautiful sample of Japanese traditional architecture. This southern Nagoya religious building is equally popular with local worshipers and tourists, who come to enjoy its splendor.
Kuwayama Museum

2) Kuwayama Museum

The Kuwayama Museum is a private museum in the Showa-ku area. It exhibits modern Japanese paintings and fine ceramics collected by the gallery’s first director, Kuwayama Kiyokazu. In addition to the exhibits, the museum has a multipurpose hall, a fine garden and a teahouse.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm
Kaoru Tsumoru Institute

3) Kaoru Tsumoru Institute

While in the Showa-ku neighborhood, you can visit the Kaoru Tsumoru Institute, a temple of the Soto sect. Originally built in the second half of the 17th Century, its rounded main gates - known as the Dragon Gate - are a throwback to that era that attracts many visitors.
Showa Museum of Art

4) Showa Museum of Art

The Showa Museum of Art is a private museum that has been open since 1978. Located in a quiet residential area of southeastern Nagoya, the museum’s rich collection includes some pieces related to the traditional tea ceremony that are considered valuable cultural assets.

Operation hours: Wednesday - Monday: 10 am - 4:30 pm
Koshoji Temple

5) Koshoji Temple (must see)

Kōshō-ji is a Shingon Buddhist temple located in Yagoto. It belongs to the Owari Thirty-three Kannon. The temple was was established by the Tokugawa clan and dates to the 17th century. The temple and grounds of its attached graveyard are situated in the woodland on Yagoto Hill. The complex consists of a number of wooden buildings, which includes a five-stores pagoda completed in 1808.

The annual "1,000-Lantern Festival" at the harvest moon takes places at Kōshō-ji. Small popular flea-markets take place on the 5th and 13th of every month. The area around the temple has many restaurants such as the Kani-Dōraku, bars and shops that are frequented by visitors and university students from nearby Nagoya University, Chukyo University, Nanzan University and Meijo University. The nearest subway station to the temple is Yagoto Station.

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
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Travel Distance: 2.1 km
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Travel Distance: 3.4 km
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Travel Distance: 8.0 km

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Nagoya for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Nagoya has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Nagoya, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.