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From the Endonji shopping street to the cultural path and Tokugawaen. New standard Nagoya sightseeing model course recommended by travel writers

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Although the northeast area of ​​Nagoya Station is not easily accessible, it is actually dotted with many of Nagoya's hidden historical and gourmet spots. So this time, travel writer Yuhei Tonosho will introduce a new standard Nagoya sightseeing model itinerary using shared bicycles! From Endonji Sh...

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Day trip, 6 hours required

Transportation
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Approximately 5-10 minutes walk to the port around Nagoya Station

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Approximately 7 minutes on the "Charichari"

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Shikemichi

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The area around the Horikawa River, which flows through Nagoya, became a hub for water transportation , and played a role in supplying rice, seasonings, alcohol, etc. to the castle town. As a result, large merchant houses began to appear side by side.

The name ``Shikemichi'' comes from the fact that after a large fire occurred in 1700, the road was widened to 4 ken (approximately 7 meters) for fire prevention purposes and to facilitate commercial activities.

The white clay walls that are now the trademark of Shiken Town were created in the Genbun era (around 1740). In fact, it's been 250 years since now.

``I couldn't believe there was a place like this in Nagoya...!!'' Because you move at a slow pace on a bicycle, you get a strange feeling of blending into the cityscape.

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About 5 minutes on the "Charichari"

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Cafe Matsuba

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After a pleasant cycling experience, return your bicycle to the port next to the coffee shop and enjoy the long-loved specialty breakfast!

Cafe Matsuba's standard is the ``Classic Bitter Blend'' . It has a deep richness and rich bitterness , yet is surprisingly refreshing to drink.

Fluffy toast, sweet Ogura bean paste , and boiled egg . Your stomach and heart will be satisfied with this delicious breakfast that is sure to be delicious. Now, it's time to start cycling again.

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Approximately 3 minutes on the "Charichari"

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Matsurodo

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Kintsuba is a square Japanese sweet made with dough wrapped around red bean paste and baked. This is a recommended sweet where you can enjoy the delicious red bean paste that is unique to Nagoya .

The famous "Kinshachi Kintsuba" is stamped with a Shachihoko branding stamp, and the branding stamp is golden brown! It's cute and gives you a sense of the gorgeousness typical of Nagoya .

Another specialty is ``Shoroto'' . It is a confectionery made of sweets wrapped in honeydew made from sugar. Recommended as a souvenir or for home use.

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Approximately 15 minutes on the "Charichari"

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Nagoya Castle

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Nagoya Castle is difficult to get around on foot, but you can get around it stress-free by bicycle. It's fun to take a stroll with my camera.

I was able to encounter a wonderful scenery in the local forest northeast of Nagoya Castle. The collaboration between the autumn leaves and Nagoya Castle is so wonderful that you can't help but snap a photo.

You can see wonderful scenery that symbolizes Nagoya's seasons , such as autumn leaves and spring cherry blossoms, so be sure to take a short trip and visit.

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Approximately 15 minutes on the "Charichari"

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Culture path Shumokukan/SHUMOKU CAFE

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``Culture Path'' from Nagoya Castle to Tokugawa Garden. It has its roots in an area lined with samurai residences, and many valuable buildings that testify to Nagoya's modernization remain.

Among them, Bunka no Michi Shumokukan is a building that was once the residence of businessman Tamesaburo Imoto and is open to the public.

iconic stained glass. We have spades, clovers, and diamonds, but what about the other one? This reflects his idea that happiness lies within one's own heart .

Nagoya was one of the world's leading producers of ceramics . You can trace the history of development, from cottage crafts to factory production and trade.

Everything on display is still in use, including the kitchen, sometimes referred to as Real Ghibli, and the several toilets within the museum. The Cultural Path Komokukan is truly a "living cultural asset."

"SHUMOKU CAFE" is also open in the former reception room on the first floor. We recommend the pancake set.

The ``black tea cream soda'' has a gorgeous sweetness but has a refreshing taste, and the fluffy and chewy ``pancakes'' have a simple taste, and they go perfectly together.

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About 10 minutes on the "Charichari"

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Jiraiya Tokugawa main store

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I was able to visit Nagoya's representative tempura shop, which can often be seen at Meieki Station, and I felt like I was one step closer to becoming a ``Nagoya-dori''.

We recommend ``Takana Tenmusu,'' which is hard to buy at ekiben. The shrimp tempura is juicy with just the right amount of salt, and the flavor of mustard greens is a great accent.

They made it at the same time as I ordered and gave me a warm bowl of tempura. This is the privilege of purchasing food at a restaurant that is not available at ekiben.

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About 10 minutes on the "Charichari"

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Tokugawaen

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The author visited in mid-December. I thought it was the end of the season, but the autumn leaves were still in full bloom, and there were so many locations that reminded me of an unexplored region that I wondered, ``Are we really in Nagoya?''

The most spectacular section was the section from Toranoo to Ozone Falls . The terrain, reminiscent of a deep mountain valley, was covered in overflowing autumn leaves and reflected beautifully on the water's surface.

As autumn deepens, I enjoy the ``Tenmusu'' from Jiraiya that I purchased earlier on a bench in the garden. Lunch boxed with a view of the spectacular scenery is much more delicious!

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Return to the port near the subway station you want to ride

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A few minutes walk to the subway station, then take the train home

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""Charichari"" is a bicycle sharing service that allows you to unlock a special red bicycle with a smartphone app and use it easily. Basic bicycles cost 7 yen per minute, and electric assist bicycles cost 17 yen per minute. We aim to provide an experience that allows you to ride whenever and wherever you want. The service began in Fukuoka in February 2018, and has grown to include approximately 3,000 bicycles and over 630 bicycle parking ports, with a cumulative total of over 16 million uses. In addition, the service will be expanded to Nagoya and the Tokyo area from 2020, and will begin in Kumamoto City in April 2022. With per-minute pricing and an easy-to-use app, our service is primarily used for everyday trips in each area.

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