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During the Edo Period (1600-1868), 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. In 2001 the garden 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, Meijo Subway, 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
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      Located within 1.8 km of Nagoya International Center and 3.5 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 3.8 km from the aparthotel, while Aeon Mall Atsuta is 7 km away. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airfield Airport, 11 km from GRAND BASE Nagoya Ekinishi.
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    • Trip & Sleep Hostel
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      Situated conveniently in the Naka Ward district of Nagoya, Trip & Sleep Hostel is set 2.5 km from Oasis 21, 3.3 km from Nagoya International Center and 4.2 km from Aeon Mall Atsuta. With 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 space for guests. Nagoya Castle is 4.4 km from the hostel, while Nippon Gaishi Hall is 10 km away. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airfield Airport, 11 km from Trip & Sleep Hostel.
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    • Kyoya Ryokan
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      A 5-minute drive from JR Nagoya Train Station, Kyoya Ryokan is an adult only property that offers simple Japanese-style accommodations with free WiFi. Guests can enjoy Japanese meals and relax in the public bath. This property cannot accommodate children. The air-conditioned rooms feature tatami (woven-straw) floors and Japanese futon bedding. Each comes with a fridge and electric kettle. Japanese Yukata robes are provided for all guests while most rooms come with an en suite bathroom. A coin-launderette and drink vending machines are on-site. Guests can relax at the traditional garden. A Japanese set menu featuring Nagoya's local cuisine is served for dinner. Ryokan Kyoya is a 10-minute walk from Nagoya Castle and a 15-minute walk from Noritake Garden. Tsurumai Park is a 20-minute train ride away.
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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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    • GRAND BASE Osu
      Mid-range
      Set in Nagoya, 2.4 km from Nagoya International Center and 3.2 km from Oasis 21, GRAND BASE Osu offers 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 Castle is 3.8 km from the aparthotel, while Aeon Mall Atsuta is 5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airfield Airport, 11 km from GRAND BASE Osu.
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    • ÖƏhẻ
      Budget-friendly
      ÖƏhẻÖƏhẻ is well situated in the heart of Nagoya. 8 minutes walk away from Nagoya Station. The renovated 90-year old property is located in the Nagoya City Centre district, 800 metres from Nagoya Twin Tower, featuring traditional Japanese decor. Osu Kannon Temple is 2.6 km from the guest house. The property is around 2.9 km from Nagoya Castle, 3.3 km from Oasis 21 and 9 km from Nippon Gaishi Hall. The nearest airport is Chubu Airport, 35 km from the property.
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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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    • LAMP LIGHT BOOKS HOTEL nagoya
      Mid-range
      Offering free WiFi, LAMP LIGHT BOOKS HOTEL nagoya is located a 3-minute walk from Exit 10 of Fushimi Subway Station. The property is 1.4 km from Oasis 21 and 1.8 km from Nagoya Castle. The ground floor features a 24-hour bookstore and cafe for guests to enjoy. All units are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, electric kettle, a high-tech toilet, free toiletries and a desk. The rooms include air conditioning, and some units at the economy hotel have a balcony. Each room features an armchair with a footrest. Private bathrooms feature a hairdryer, toothbrushes and free toiletries. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Coin-operated washing machines are available. Guests can enjoy breakfast at the on-site cafe or in their room. Nippon Gaishi Hall is 9 km from LAMP LIGHT BOOKS HOTEL nagoya, while Nagoya Congress Center is 4.2 km away. The nearest airport is Chubu Airport, 35 km from the accommodation.
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    • Nikko Style Nagoya
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      Located in Nagoya, less than 1 km from Nagoya International Center, Nikko Style Nagoya provides accommodation with a restaurant, private parking, a fitness centre and a bar. Located around 2.6 km from Nagoya Castle, the hotel with free WiFi is also 2.8 km away from Oasis 21. The accommodation features nightclub and a 24-hour front desk. A buffet breakfast is available daily at the hotel. Aeon Mall Atsuta is 6 km from Nikko Style Nagoya, while Nippon Gaishi Hall is 11 km away. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airfield Airport, 10 km from the accommodation.
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    • Hotel Vista Nagoya Nishiki
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      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. 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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