Aichi is on the Pacific Coast near the middle of Japan’s main island. The capital city Nagoya is Japan’s fourth most populous city and a center of industry as the home of Toyota, Honda, and Mitsubishi Motors. Most of the historical sites were destroyed in WWII but the city has rebuilt itself with wide, modern streets, a cluster of skyscrapers downtown and lively communities of expats. Elsewhere in the prefecture, natural attractions are the name of the game, with several quasi-National Parks and the hot spring resort towns of Gamagori and Minamichita. Aim for a winter visit to catch the infamous Hadaka Matsuri, or Naked Festival, in Konomiya.


Located between Tokyo and Osaka, Nagoya is Japan's fourth most populated city. But the city deserves more than a cursory stopover on the Tokaido Shinkansen. Nagoya boasts over two million residents. The capital of Aichi Prefecture, Nagoya sits almost in the center of Japan. History buffs will als...

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