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During the Edo Period (1603-1868), Nagoya served as the seat of the Owari, one of the three major branches of the ruling Tokugawa family. The family amassed great wealth that was only surpassed by four of the 200 feudal domains of the Edo Period. The Tokugawa Art Museum (p, Tokugawa Bijutsukan) was built on the grounds of the Owari's former feudal residence and preserves and exhibits several of their treasures including samurai armor and swords, tea utensils, noh masks and costumes, poems, scrolls and maps.

Next to the museum is Tokugawa-en, a beautiful Japanese landscape garden with a large pond at its center. The garden used to be part of a retirement residence of the local lords, but was destroyed during the war. It was restored and reopened to the public in 2004. A large network of walking trails lead around the grounds to a tea house, rest houses, and across several bridges. The garden is best in spring, when its Peony (mid to late April) and Iris gardens (late May to early June) bloom, and during the autumn season (November).

Getting there and around

The museum is a ten minute walk from Ozone Station on the JR Chuo Line, Meijo Subway Line and the Meitetsu Seto Line. Ozone Station is directly connected to Nagoya Station by the frequently operating JR Chuo Line (12 minutes, 200 yen one way).

Furthermore, the museum is also located along the Meguru loop bus line> for tourists, and can be reached from Nagoya Station in about 35 minutes or from Nagoya Castle in about 15 minutes. The fare is 210 yen per ride or 500 yen for a day pass.

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Tokugawa Art Museum

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Tokugawa-en Garden

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    • GRAND BASE Nagoya Ekinishi
      Mid-range
      Located within 1.2 km of Nagoya Station and 3.6 km of Oasis 21 in the centre of Nagoya, GRAND BASE Nagoya Ekinishi provides accommodation with free WiFi. Every unit features a private bathroom and hot tub, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a microwave. A fridge and kettle are also provided. Nagoya Castle is 4.3 km from the aparthotel, while Aeon Mall Atsuta is 6.5 km away. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airport, 14 km from GRAND BASE Nagoya Ekinishi.
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    • Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower
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      Located at 13-minute walk from Nagoya Station, Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower offers free WiFi throughout the hotel. Shared parking is available on site for a fee. The 24 hour front desk offers free luggage storage service as well as concierge service for guests' convenience. This hotel features a fitness centre and business centre on site, while currency exchange service is offered at this property. There is a designated smoking area. Guests can relax with a massage service for a fee. All rooms have a TV, fridge and coffee machine. Guests will find nightwear and electric sockets near the bed. A closet is fitted in each room as well as a safety deposit box and iron. Private bathrooms are equipped with a bathrobe, hairdryer, and free toiletries. Extras include toothbrushes and slippers. Items for rent includes trouser press and DVD players. A bar and restaurant are available on site. Guests can find drinks at vending machine at this hotel. A variety of restaurants and cafes are accessible within a 10-minute walk from this hotel. Nagoya Castle is a 15-minute car ride away from Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower. Nippon Gaishi Hall is 35 minutes by train. Chubu Airport is 45 minutes by train from this hotel.
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    • Nikko Style Nagoya
      Luxury
      Located in Nagoya, 1 km from Nagoya Station, Nikko Style Nagoya provides accommodation with a restaurant, private parking, a fitness centre and a bar. Located around 1.9 km from Oasis 21, the hotel with free WiFi is also 3.2 km away from Nagoya Castle. The accommodation features nightclub and a 24-hour front desk. At the hotel, the rooms are fitted with a wardrobe. At Nikko Style Nagoya each room is fitted with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. A buffet breakfast is available daily at the accommodation. Aeon Mall Atsuta is 5.4 km from Nikko Style Nagoya, while Nippon Gaishi Hall is 10 km away. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airport, 12 km from the hotel.
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    • GRAND BASE Osu
      Mid-range
      Set in Nagoya in the Aichi region, with Oasis 21 and Osu Kannon Temple nearby, GRAND BASE Osu offers accommodation with free WiFi. Every unit has a private bathroom and bidet, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a microwave. A fridge and kettle are also offered. Nagoya Station is 2.6 km from the aparthotel, while Nagoya Castle is 3.8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airport, 12 km from GRAND BASE Osu.
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    • Trip & Sleep Hostel
      Budget-friendly
      Situated conveniently in the Naka Ward district of Nagoya, Trip & Sleep Hostel is set 1.8 km from Oasis 21, 3 km from Nagoya Station and 3.9 km from Aeon Mall Atsuta. Featuring a shared lounge, the 1-star hostel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a shared bathroom. The accommodation offers a shared kitchen, and luggage storage for guests. The units feature bed linen. Nagoya Castle is 4.1 km from the hostel, while Nippon Gaishi Hall is 8.5 km away. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airport, 12 km from Trip & Sleep Hostel.
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    • Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel
      Luxury
      Directly connected to JR Nagoya Station, the Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel offers an indoor swimming pool and a fitness centre with workout machines at a charge, 8 restaurants and free WiFi. A Thermarium sauna facility is available on site. Massage treatments are available at a charge. Rising high above Nagoya Station, the Marriott Associa offers rooms with sweeping city views. They are fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar and a personal safe. The attached bathroom offers toiletries and a hairdryer, while complimentary green tea is provided. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk, and it offers dry cleaning services and a business centre with charged facilities. Guests will find paid parking on site. Restaurant Mikuni Nagoya serves authentic French cuisine, while offering panoramic metropolitan views from the 52nd floor. Japanese Kyoto specialities can be enjoyed at restaurant Tsuruya. Associa Nagoya Marriott Hotel is located within a 10-minute drive from Nagoya Castle. Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art is an 8-minute train ride away, while Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology is 2 minutes by express train. Nagoya Centair Airport can be reached via a 30-minute express train ride.
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    • hotel androoms Nagoya Sakae
      Mid-range
      Hotel androoms Nagoya Sakae is located in Nagoya. The property is around 700 metres from Oasis 21 and a 10-minute drive or 15-minute walk from Nagoya Castle. Free WiFi is at guest's disposal. Guests can find a bakery on the ground floor, featuring breakfast delivery to the room upon request. Public baths is available on the top floor. Hisayaodori Station (Exit 2A) is just a 5-minute walk away from the hotel. The units in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The private bathroom comes with a bath and free toiletries. All rooms at hotel androoms Nagoya Sakae include air conditioning and a desk. 24-hour front desk assistance is available at the reception, where staff speak English and Japanese. Coin-operated washing machines are available. Iron and trouser press rentals are available upon request. Nippon Gaishi Hall is 9 km from the accommodation. The nearest airport is Chubu Airport, 36 km from the property.
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    • N Hotel
      Mid-range
      N Hotel is located in Nagoya, within 2.8 km of Nagoya Station and 3.5 km of Aeon Mall Atsuta. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Attractions in the area include Nippon Gaishi Hall, 8 km away, or Nagashima Spa Land, situated 24 km from the property. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a wardrobe, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. Guest rooms will provide guests with a microwave. N Hotel offers a hot tub. Oasis 21 is 3.9 km from the accommodation, while Nagoya Castle is 4.9 km away. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airport, 15 km from N Hotel.
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    • Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel
      Luxury
      Directly connected to JR Nagoya Station, the Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel offers an on-site restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. There is a 24-hour fitness room at this property and is equipped with treadmills and exercise bikes. Guest rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV, refrigerator and safety deposit box. An iron is provided in all rooms. The private bathrooms include a hairdryer and toiletries. Guests will find complimentary green tea in their rooms. Dry cleaning services are provided on site for an additional fee. There is a currency exchange service and free luggage storage on site. The entire property is a non-smoking building but there is a designated smoking area. There is an on-site restaurant where guests can enjoy breakfast that uses local ingredients while enjoying the city view of Nagoya and the rooftop garden. Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel is located 10-minutes away from Nagoya Castle via car. Osu Kannon Temple is a 20-minute train ride away from the property on Higashiyama Line. In addition, guests can reach Nagoya Dome in 34-minutes on Chuo Line.
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    • Hotel Vista Nagoya Nishiki
      Mid-range
      Located in Nagoya, 500 metres from Oasis 21, Hotel Vista Nagoya Nishiki features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The nearest station is Hisaya-odori station and it takes 3 minutes from exit 3. Every room includes a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. The rooms include a private bathroom equipped with a bath and bidet. For your comfort, you will find slippers and free toiletries. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Nagoya Castle is 1.5 km from Hotel Vista Nagoya Nishiki, while Nippon Gaishi Hall is 9 km away. The nearest airport is Chubu Airport, 36 km from Hotel Vista Nagoya Nishiki.
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