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  1. Tokugawa Art Museum

    Travel Tokugawa Art Museum

    The Tokugawa Art Museum (徳川美術館 Tokugawa Bijutsukan) is a private museum that opened its gates in 1935 and displays a large collection of artefacts of the Owari branch of the Tokugawa family. Many of these family treasures date back to Tokugawa Ieyasu and were completed by the collection of his...
  2. Osu Kannon

    Travel Osu Kannon

    Officially called Kitanosan Shinpuku-ji Hōshō-in (北野山真福寺宝生院), Ōsu Kannon (大須観音) is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect located in Naka Ward, central Nagoya. It was initially constructed in the early 14th century by order of Emperor Go-Daigo (後醍醐天皇 Go-Daigo-tennō, 1288-1339) in the village of...
  3. Atsuta Shrine

    Travel Atsuta Shrine

    Atsuta Shrine (熱田神宮 Atsuta-jingū) is one of the most sacred Shinto shrines in Japan, purportedly second only to Ise-jingū in Mie Prefecture. It is said to hold the sacred sword Kusanagi no Tsurugi, one of the three imperial regalia of Japan. According to tradition, the shrine was built by the...
  4. Meiji-Mura Museum

    Travel Meiji-Mura Museum

    The Meiji-Mura museum (博物館明治村 Hakubutsukan Meiji-mura) is an open-air museum located in Inuyama City, north of Nagoya, overlooking the picturesque Lake Iruka. It comprises sixty-seven buildings and structures dating mainly from the Meiji era (1868-1912): Western-inspired buildings such the main...
  5. Okazaki Travel Guide

    Travel Okazaki Travel Guide

    Okazaki City is located southeast of Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture and prospered in the Edo period (1600-1868) as a castle town and an important post-station along the Tōkaidō Road. History In the Sengoku period (1467-1568), the area of modern-day Aichi Prefecture was controlled by the Matsudaira...
  6. Okazaki Castle

    Travel Okazaki Castle

    Okazaki Castle (岡崎城 Okazaki-jō) is located in Okazaki City in Aichi Prefecture. It is famous for being the birthplace of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate. The current edifice, a hilltop castle, is a reconstruction of the original donjon with its annexe and well-house...
  7. Nagoya Castle

    Travel Nagoya Castle

    Nagoya Castle (名古屋城 Nagoya-jō) was built by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1609-14 on the site of a smaller castle taken over and renamed by Oda Nobunaga’s father, Oda Nobuhide (織田信秀, 1510-1551). The castle was abandoned by the Oda clan in 1582 and reconstructed by the victorious Ieyasu to ensure the...
  8. Inuyama Castle

    Travel Inuyama Castle

    Inuyama Castle (犬山城 Inuyama-jō) is located in the city of Inuyama north of Nagoya and is considered to be one of the oldest castles in Japan and the only one that has been in private hands until recently. While the original structure seems to date back to the mid-fifteenth century, it was Oda...
  9. Nagoya Travel Guide

    Travel Nagoya Travel Guide

    Nagoya (名古屋市), Japan’s fourth-largest city, is the capital of Aichi Prefecture, located in central Honshū on Ise Bay, as well as the political, financial, and cultural centre of the Chubu Region, halfway between Tōkyō and Ōsaka. History Located on the fertile Nōbi Plain, the region was early...
  10. Okazaki Castle

    Okazaki Castle

    The moat of Okazaki Castle in Aichi.
  11. Okazaki Castle

    Okazaki Castle

    Parts of the moat and an entrance to Okazaki Castle (岡崎城) in Aichi
  12. Okazaki Castle

    Okazaki Castle

    Okazaki Castle, with the main gate reconstructed in 1993.
  13. Okazaki Castle

    Okazaki Castle

    Okazaki Castle (岡崎城), with the main gate reconstructed in 1993.
  14. Okazaki Castle

    Okazaki Castle

    Statue of Tokugawa Ieyasu displayed at Okazaki Castle, Aichi.
  15. Okazaki Castle

    Okazaki Castle

    Okazaki Castle (岡崎城) is located in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture. At the end of the Edo period, it was home to the Honda clan, daimyo of Okazaki Domain, but the castle is better known for its association with Tokugawa Ieyasu and the Tokugawa clan.
  16. Okazaki Castle

    Okazaki Castle

    Okazaki Castle (岡崎城) is located in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture. At the end of the Edo period, it was home to the Honda clan, daimyo of Okazaki Domain, but the castle is better known for its association with Tokugawa Ieyasu and the Tokugawa clan.
  17. Okazaki Castle

    Okazaki Castle

    Tokugawa banner displayed at Okazaki Castle (岡崎城).
  18. Okazaki Castle

    Okazaki Castle

    Okazaki Castle (岡崎城) is located in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture. At the end of the Edo period, it was home to the Honda clan, daimyo of Okazaki Domain, but the castle is better known for its association with Tokugawa Ieyasu and the Tokugawa clan.
  19. Okazaki Castle

    Okazaki Castle

    Model of Okazaki Castle.
  20. Okazaki Castle

    Okazaki Castle

    Historic photography of Okazaki Castle (岡崎城) taken in 1872 before it was demolished.
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