Nagoya as a homeland of samurai

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Activity Level



Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

Let's feel the spirit of samurai with all your senses

Japan flourished under the reign of the Tokugawa Shogunate in Tokyo, in the 16th and 17th centuries. The founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate was from Aichi prefecture. He made orders to build a huge castle tower to show off his power in Nagoya, the capital of Aichi, and his 9th son ruled over this region.
The Main Palace adjacent to the Main Tower was a complex for a landlord to lead his official and private life.
These are the main features at Nagoya Castle. At the Tokugawa Art Museum, valuable artworks which have been owned by the Owari Tokugawa families will delight your eyes.
The Nagoya Castle Main Tower is closed until 2022 for a full restoration in a wooden structure. The demolition work will start next year.
Come and witness the historic first step of its reconstruction since this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
The tour inside the Main Palace is available and it always gives us a feeling of awe, taking us back to the samurai world with its traditional craftsmanship.


One sample:

9:30 Pick-up at the hotel
10:00 Nagoya Castle visit
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Visit Tokugawa Art Museum and the Garden
15:30 End of the tour.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your hotel lobby. It can be placed in another spot such as a sightseeing place upon your request.

End location: At your hotel lobby. It can be flexible upon your request.

Duration: 6 hours

Please note that Tokugawa Art Museum is closed on Monday. The Nagoya Castle is open all year except for the New Year holidays. If the only time you have to go for a tour in Nagoya is Monday, I can customize it to suit your interests.


Public transportation (bus and subway).

What’s Included

Other: My service as your guide
Transportation and admission fees of mine.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5000 ¥ - ¥500 - the admission to the Nagoya Castle
¥1400 - the admission to the Tokugawa Museum
¥850 - one day pass for a bus and a subway (or ¥500 for a sightseeing bus)
A minor change in total can sum upon your request on the itinerary.

What’s Extra

Other: Your admission fees and transportation cost.
Personal spending such as lunch, snacks and so on.


I don't drive during the guided tours.

Private tour guide Mikari

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