Museum of Manufacturing and Historical ResourcesChita Peninsula/Minami Chita

Here, we introduce the famous places, festivals, flowers, and fruit picking in Minami Chita on the Chita Peninsula.

Chita Peninsula/Minami Chita

Famous places in Chita Peninsula/Minami Chita

  • Handa Red Brick Building

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    Handa Red Brick Building

    Built as the brewery of Kabuto Beer in 1898, this building is registered as a National Tangible Cultural Property.

    8 Enokishita-cho, Handa, Aichi 35 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-569-24-7031
  • Mizkan Museum

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    Mizkan Museum

    A place where you can learn all about vinegar, the Mizkan Museum puts on display the history of vinegar and its production.

    2-6 Nakamura-cho, Handa, Aichi 35 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-569-24-5111
  • Handa Canal

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    Handa Canal

    Developed as a port of shipping to Edo, this canal is lined with numerous warehouses painted black.

    Near Genbebashi, Handa, Aichi 35 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-569-21-3111
  • Kunizakari Sake Culture Museum

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    Kunizakari Sake Culture Museum

    Learn about the history of sake brewing in Handa at this museum, where the process of sake brewing, old tools, and precious documents are preserved and put on display.

    2-24 Higashihoncho, Handa, Aichi 35 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-569-23-1499
  • Nankichi Niimi Memorial Museum

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    Nankichi Niimi Memorial Museum

    A museum commemorating the works of Nankichi Niimi, the children’s writer born in the city of Handa, where you can experience the world of such heartwarming children’s stories as Gon, the Little Fox.

    1-10-1 Yanabe Nishimachi, Handa, Aichi 35 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-569-26-4888
  • Yakimono Sanpomichi (Pottery Trail)

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    Yakimono Sanpomichi (Pottery Trail)

    A walking trail that goes around the red brick chimneys and earthen pipes of the Tokoname kilns. You can also see the largest existing climbing kiln in Japan.

    3-3-8 Sakaemachi, Tokoname, Aichi 35 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-569-35-5111
  • Morita Aji no Yakata

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    Morita Aji no Yakata

    Brewing work is introduced by video and documents at this quaint facility, unchanged since its use as a brewery during the Edo Period.

    10 Wakihama, Kosugaya, Tokoname, Aichi 25 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-569-37-0733
  • Former Taketoyo-Minato Station Railway Turntable

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    Former Taketoyo-Minato Station Railway Turntable

    The railway turntable the spun around the trains coming to the former Taketoyo-Minato Station, first station along the former National Rail Taketoyo Line, still exists to this day.

    In Chushiroda, Chitagun Taketoyocho, Aichi 25 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-569-73-4100
  •  Sugimoto Museum of Art

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    Sugimoto Museum of Art

    Stowed here are number of works of the Nagoya-born painter Kenkichi Sugimoto, from his early days to the present.

    Mihamaryokuen, Mihama, Chita-gun, Aichi 1-12-1 20 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-569-88-5171
  • Noma Daibo

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    Noma Daibo

    This is the temple of the final tragic scene between Minamoto Yoritomo, the founder of the Kamakura shogunate, and his younger brother Minamoto Yoshitomo, father of Yoshitsune.

    50 Higashibatake Noma, Mihama-cho, Chita-gun, Aichi 20 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-569-87-0050
  • Uchida Sashichi House

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    Uchida Sashichi House

    The home of a shipowner in Utsumi, the Satsuma cedar ceiling and the garden stones brought from various country makes you feel the prosperity of the times.

    39 Minamigawa Utsumi, Minamichita-cho, Chita-gun, Aichi 8 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-569-65-2880
  • Himakajima (Scenes of Dried Octopus)

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    Himakajima (Scenes of Dried Octopus)

    Dried octopus brings seasonal tidings in Himakajima, sometimes called Octopus Island. They can be seen once autumn starts.

    Himakajima, Minamichita, Chita District, Aichi 20 minutes by car 20 minutes by boat Tel.+81-569-68-2388
  • Himakajima (Anraku-ji Temple)

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    Himakajima (Anraku-ji Temple)

    An Amida Buddha that had been encompassed by a huge octopus was pulled from the sea and placed here.

    Himakajima, Minamichita, Chita District, Aichi 20 minutes by car, 20 minutes by boat Tel.+81-569-68-2171
  • Shinojima

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    Shinojima

    “Onbe-tai” (dried sea bream) from Shino Island, where sea bream is a specialty, is offered to the gods worshiped at Ise Shrine.

    Shinojima, Minamichita-cho, Chita-gun, Aichi 20 minutes by car, 20 minutes by boat Tel.+81-569-67-3700

Festivals in Chita Peninsula/Minami Chita

  • Spring Dashi Float Festival

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    Spring Dashi Float Festival

    From the end of March to early May. A festival held in turn by each of the 20 districts within the city.

    All throughout Handa, Aichi 30 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-569-32-3264
  • Handa Daishi Float Festival

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    Handa Daishi Float Festival

    Held in October, once every five years. This big event gathers 31 floats together in one place.

    All throughout Handa, Aichi 30 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-569-32-3264
  • Doburoku Festival

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    Doburoku Festival

    The closest Sunday prior to February 25. A fantastic festival in which a huge, red-faced Jo-Jo (a mythical creature that loves sake) parades around.

    44 Hongo Nagakusamachi, Obu-shi, Aichi 40 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-562-47-2111
  • Asakura Lion Ladder Festival

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    Asakura Lion Ladder Festival

    Held on the first Sunday of October. A Lion Dance is performed on a tower 9 meters in height with 31-rung ladder.

    2 Higashiyashiki Shinchi, Chita-shi, Aichi 40 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-562-33-3151
  • Tai Matsuri

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    Tai Matsuri

    Saturday and Sunday in late July. A fantastic festival in which five huge sea bream mikoshi parade around town.

    Toyohama area, Minamichita, Chita District, Aichi 10 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-569-65-0004
  • Nanasha Shrine Manto Horse Festival

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    Nanasha Shrine Manto Horse Festival

    A gallant Shinto ritual in which young people jump onto running horses.

    2-45 Yoshidamachi, Obu, Aichi 15 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-562-47-2111

Souvenirs from n Chita Peninsula/Minami Chita

  • Ebisenbei no Sato

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    Ebisenbei no Sato

    A maker and seller of shrimp, squid, and octopus crackers and other delicacies.

    52-1 Kittanagare Kitagata, Mihama-chō, Chita-gun, Aichi 15 minutes by car from the inn Tel. +81-569-82-0248
  • Tai Matsuri Hiroba

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    Tai Matsuri Hiroba

    A full-sized sea bream mikoshi greets you at Toyohama’s fantastic sea bream festival (tai matsuri)! Take a factory tour and do some shopping at Tai Matsuri Hiroba.

    34-24 Komagaeri Toyooka, Minamichita-cho, Chita-gun, Aichi 15 minutes by car from the inn Tel. +81-569-65-0323
  • Toyohama Fish Garden

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    Toyohama Fish Garden

    Minami-Chita Toyohama Fishing Harbor boasts the biggest catches in Aichi Prefecture.

    33 Aifude Toyohama, Minamichita-cho, Chita-gun, Aichi 15 minutes by car from the inn Tel. +81-569-65-0483
  • Tsukudani Kaido

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    Tsukudani Kaido

    Tsukudani Kaido, a seller of tsukudani and ebisen (shrimp crackers) from Chita Peninsula in Aichi Prefecture.

    6-3 Masuike, Kou, Mihama, Chita District, Aichi 8 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-569-82-5151
  • Uotaro

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    Uotaro

    Uotaro sells fresh and dried seafood direct from Ise Bay and Mikawa Bay.

    32-1 Harago Toyooka, Mihama-cho, Chita-gun, Aichi 20 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-569-82-6188
  • Morozaki Fishing Port Morning Market

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    Morozaki Fishing Port Morning Market

    At the tip of Chita Peninsula is the fishing town of Morosaki, surrounded by Ise and Mikawa Bay.

    Hayashizaki Morozaki, Minamichita-chō, Chita-gun, Aichi 25 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-569-63-0349
  • Mentai Park Tokoname

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    Mentai Park Tokoname

    This is the Kanefuku Mentaiko theme park. There are mentaiko-making factory tours and factory direct sales.

    1-25-4 Rinkucho, Tokoname, Aichi 30 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-569-35-9900
  • Joyful Farm Inoike

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    Joyful Farm Inoike

    A sightseeing farm in the town of Mihama, Chita Peninsula, with strawberry picking, tangerine picking and potato digging.

    10 Nakashinden Kaminoma, Mihama-cho, Chita-gun, Aichi 15 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-569-87-6080

Flower and plants that change with the seasons

  • Plum

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    Plum

    From the end of February to early March. A forest of over 1600 plum trees in 25 varieties.

    3-101 Souridai, Chita, Aichi 40 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-562-54-2911
  • An exhibit featuring only plum bonsai trees

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    An exhibit featuring only plum bonsai trees

    An exhibit of Obu plum bonsai trees in the city of Obu. Held for a week in early February.

    5-74 Momoyamacho, Obu, Aichi (Okura Park) 40 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-562-47-2111
  • Hana Katsumi

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    Hana Katsumi

    Sweet flag, a mysterious wildflower said to have gone extinct, in Shirosa Pond in the town of Agui in mid-June.

    Kusagi, Agui, Chita District, Aichi (in Kamiyoshi Pond) 30 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-569-48-1111
  • Marshland flowers and carnivorous plants

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    Marshland flowers and carnivorous plants

    July to September. Itchoda Marshlands, Taketoyo. A natural monument inhabited by endangered species.

    340 Itchoda, Taketoyo, Chita District, Aichi 25 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-569-73-4100
  • Red spider lily

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    Red spider lily

    Late September to early October. Around the Yakachi River banks in the city of Handa. Red spider lilies continue for roughly 2 km. This place is also the setting of Nankichi Niimi’s children’s story “Gon, the Little Fox”.

    Yanabe Nishimachi, Handa, Aichi (Yakachi River flood plain) 30 minutes by car from the inn Tel.+81-569-32-3264

Fruit picking

  • Grape picking

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    Grape picking

    Early August to mid-September

    10 Nakashinden Kaminoma, Mihama-chō, Chita-gun, Aichi (Joyful Farm Unoike) Tel.+81-569-87-6080
  • Fig picking

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    Fig picking

    Early August to late September

    10 Kowaki Sakai, Tokoname-shi, Aichi (Kowaki Park) Tel.+81-569-37-1531
  • Tangerine picking

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    Tangerine picking

    Mid-October to late November

    70 Okusuzugatani Utsumi, Minamichita-cho, Chita-gun, Aichi Tel.+81-569-62-2430
  • Strawberry picking

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    Strawberry picking

    December to late May

    48 Takamidai Toyooka, Minamichita-cho, Chita-gun, Aichi Tel.+81-569-65-2432

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