Best 10 Must-see hot events Guide in Aichi for September 2017

In Aichi, various events are always being held somewhere. Now is the time to show you some of the hottest events going on in September. Many of them are child friendly, so why not join the fun with the whole family?

1. A Heart full of Excitement! Showing the Future’s Art AR Wonderland 7/22~9/3


Source:心おどる!かざす未来のアートARワンダーランドHP

“A Heart full of Excitement! Showing the Future’s Art AR Wonderland” is a sequel to the “AR Art Museum” held on March of 2015, and is a hands-on event in which the theme is to see another “reality” through AR technology. It will be held at the Telepia Hall in Nagoya City. New and advanced AR works such as the “Princess Layer’s Dream”, in which the work can be perceived differently by interchanging the parts, as well as “Unidentified Flying Object”, in which you will have an encounter with unexpected things by looking around the venue through your phone device, will be exhibited. There will be a total of 8 booths that will provide an experiences only available here, including “Smile World”, “Little Prince”, and “Chikyu-chan na Go-go”. In the venue, there will be a free rental service of phone devices with the designated app installed.

Schedule

September 1, 2017 (Fri) – September 3, 2017 (Sun)  AM10:00~PM6:00

Access & Location

10 min walk from Sakae Station (Higashiyama Line)

10 min walk from Takaoka Station (Sakuradori Line)

14 min from Nagoya Station

1-14-25 Higashisakura, Higashi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi

Rates & Reservations

Adult: 1,300 yen (Advance tickets: 1,100 yen)
Elementary/Middle School: 700 yen (Advance tickets: 600 yen)

No need to reserve.

Official Site

http://ar-wonderland.com/

2. Takahama City Pottery Village Kawara Art Gallery exhibition “Can Maybe or Maybe Not See” 7/8~9/18


Source:インターネットミュージアム

The exhibition of Takahama City Pottery Village Kawara Art Gallery will be held with the theme of things you can “maybe or maybe not see”, or in the case of when there may be a reason, “maybe or maybe not think”. We people sometimes see a shape of something in the cloud, or try to see a rabbit on the moon. We blame a door closing on its own on an invisible person, and thank (or blame) good things and bad things on God. We perceive things how we want to perceive it, think how we want to think, and seek for a reason when there is no explanation. With that perspective, paintings, sculptures, and videos, as well as artists in various fields, sculptors, and children’s work will be presented. The perspective of perceiving things how we want to perceive it, think how we want to think, enables us to appreciate a work of art without knowing. This is the only place where you can experience a phenomenal feeling you’ve never felt before.

Schedule

September 1, 2017 (Fri) – September 18, 2017 (Mon): 10:00AM~5:00PM

Access & Location

10-min walk from Takahamaminato Station (Mikawa Line)

52 mins from Nagoya Station

Address: Kawara Museum, 9-6-18 Aokicho, Takahama-shi, Aichi-ken

Rates & Reservations

Above high school: 200 yen (160yen)
Under middle school: Free

No need to reserve.

Official Site

TAKAHAMA KAWARA MUSEUM

3. Firework Spectacula “Mystinoche” 9/16, 17, 23


Source:ラグーナテンボスHP

“Lagunatenbosu” is a complex type resort facility facing Mikawa Bay, and is a facility where you can enjoy “playing”, “buying”, “eating”, “watching”, “experiencing”, and “relaxing”. The most popular area during the summer at Lagunatenbosu is the Lagunacia Pool, where there are 7 different swimming pools including the wave pool, a lazy river, center pool, water slider, jacuzzi, kids pool, and a bubble pool. At Lagunacia, there will be a summer break special night event, the firework spectacula, “Mystinoche”. The large screen shows mystical images of show effects such as a water fountain or fire, as well as cast performers with illuminated costumes, collaborating with the magnificent fireworks that decorate the night sky, making it a fascinating night enjoyable to both children and adults, only available at Lagunacia.

Schedule

September 16, 2017 (Sat) / September 17, 2017 (Sun) / September 23, 2017 (Sat) : 8:15PM~

Access & Location

15 mins by free shuttle bus from Gamagoori Station
69 mins from Nagoya Station

Location: 2-3 Kaiyo-cho, Gamagoori, Aichi

Rates & Reservations

Adult(above middle school): 2,150 yen

Elementary school: 1,200 yen
Toddler(above 3): 700 yen

No need to reserve.

Official Site

http://www.lagunatenbosch.co.jp/event/7.html

4. Lagunatenbosu Beach Park 9/10~9/11


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“Lagunatenbosu” is a complex type resort facility facing Mikawa Bay, and is a facility where you can enjoy “playing”, “buying”, “eating”, “watching”, “experiencing”, and “relaxing”. At Lagunatenbosu, there is a annual summer “Beach Park”, where 10 different air playground equipment are available. You can experience the thrill of zooming down the 16m, equal to the height of the 4-story building, at Japan’s largest air water slider, “Monster Slider”, and enjoy the speed of sliding through running water at the 100m long “Beach Highway” (float required). Here is the only place both children and adults can experience summer fun.

Schedule

September 10, 2017 (Sun)~September 11, 2017 (Mon)

Access & Location

About 15 minutes by free shuttle bus from Gamagoori Station

69 min from Nagoya Station

Address: 2-3 Kaiyocho,Gamagori,Aichi

Rates & Reservations

[Admission Only]
Adult: 2,150 yen
Junior High School (age 12-14): 2,150 yen
Elementary (age 6-11): 1,200 yen
Children (age 3-5): 700 yen

[Admission+Attraction]
Adult: 4,100 yen
Junior High School (age 12-14): 4,100 yen
Elementary (age 6-11): 3,000 yen
Children (age 3-5): 2,250 yen

[Admission+Pool Facilities]
Adult: 3,200 yen
Junior High School (age 12-14): 2,900 yen
Elementary (age 6-11): 1,550 yen
Children (age 3-5): 1,050 yen

[Admission+Pool Facilities+Attraction]
Adult: 5,150 yen
Junior High School (age 12-14): 4,850 yen
Elementary (age 6-11): 3,350 yen
Children (age 3-5): 2,600 yen

Reservation not required

Official Site

http://www.lagunatenbosch.co.jp/event/8.html

5. Festival of Fire


Source:PIXTA

The “Festival of Fire” is a firework festival held at Toyohashi City of Aichi prefecture, mainly revolving around hand-held fireworks. Hand-held fireworks spread in the East Mikawa region of Aichi prefecture, and are shot up from a hand-held bamboo cylinder stuffed with gunpowder, while being showered with sparks. The 10m fire pillars are of great scale, creating an exclusive sight. At the festival, you can enjoy various fireworks including roman candles, star mines, cannons, and iron nets. Among those, the simultaneous firing of 23 hand-held fireworks creates a must-see, breathtaking sight. The unification of the taiko drums and the fireworks is also another highlight of the festival. Also, there are daytime events including the “Castle Quiz Ralley” and the “Red Bean Jelly Making”. This event can be enjoyed all day long.

Schedule

September 9, 2017 (Sat)

Access & Location

Get off at JR/Meitetsu Toyohashi Station

71 min from Nagoya Station

Near Toyohashi baseball ground of Toyohashi Park in Toyohashi City

Rates & Reservations

[Advance ticket]
SS special ticket: 5,000 yen
SS ticket: 3,000 yen
S ticket: 2,000 yen
Chair A ticket: 1,000 yen
Wheelchair ticket: 1,000 yen

[Day ticket]
SS special ticket: 5,500 yen
SS ticket: 3,500 yen
S ticket: 2,500 yen
Chair A ticket: 1,000 yen
Wheelchair ticket: 1,000 yen
Stand ticket(Infield): 1,000 yen
Stand ticket(Ourfield): 500 yen

Reservation needed. Please contact us about the availability.

Official Site

http://www.toyohashi-cci.or.jp/event/honoo/

6. Tahara Festival Five Town Joint Firework Show


Source:渥美半島だより

The “Tahara Festival Five Town Joint Firework Show” is a fireworks show held in Tahara City of Aichi Prefecture. The Tahara festival is an ongoing traditional festival since the Edo Period, as is widely known for their “mechanical dolls” on festival floats. The “mechanical doll” on the “festival float” that marches through the city from Kayacho, Shinmachi, and Honmachi, are registered as an important tangible folk-cultural property. Another highlight would be the night floats in which the children do hand dances. For the finale, about 200 hand-held fireworks, as well as large fireworks and 1-shaku fireworks are shot up, creating a sight worth seeing. There are also carefully planned out trick fireworks and star mines that beautifully light up the night sky of the Atsumi Peninsula. The hand-held fireworks will be from 17:30 to 18:30, large fireworks from 18:30 to 20:00, and from 20:00 to 21:30, rocket fireworks will be fired, fascinating the audience.

Schedule

September 17, 2017 (Sun)   PM5:30~PM9:30

Access & Location

15-min walk from Mikawatahara Station
90 mins from Nagoya Station

Rates & Reservations

Free.
No need to reserve.

Official Site

http://www.taharakankou.gr.jp/event/000009.html

7. Nagoya Reptiles World ~Japan’s Largest Reptile Exhibition and Sale~ 2017 9/23~24


Source:T3V

Japan’s largest reptile exhibition and sale will be held at the Smaller Business Promotion Convention Center (Fukiage Hall). This is an amazing event where various reptiles and amphibians from all over the world are exhibited and sold on the spot. There are herptiles including turtles, frogs, chameleons, and snakes, as well as rare small animals for display and sale. There are petting zoos and stage corners such as a talk event by Mutsugoro. There are also lectures on keeping pets for beginners, insect quizzes, and monkey performances. The exhibition is packed with exciting events. This event is a must for reptile-lovers.

Schedule

September 23, 2017 (Sat) – September 24, 2017 (Sun)  AM10:00~PM5:00

Access & Location:

5 min walk from Sakura-dōri Line Fukiage Station No.5 Exit

14 min from Nagoya Station

Location: 2-6-3 Fukiage Chikusa-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken

Rates & Reservations

[Day ticket]
Adult(above high school): 1,400 yen
Middle school: 1,000 yen
Elementary school: 700 yen

[Advance ticket]
Adult(above high school): 1,200 yen
Middle school: 800 yen
Elementary school: 600 yen

Reservation not required

Official Site

http://nagorep.com/

8. To expo Summer Fes! 2017 2017 7/15~10/9


Source:シュミカコ

The “To expo Summer Fes! 2017” will be held, in which the Toyota Museum becomes a place for motorcycle culture experience. The Toyota Museum was established on 1989 in commemoration of Toyota Motor Corporation’s 50th anniversary. 160 cars of the world are displayed showing the history of the automobile in the main building and the new building. In this event, there are exhibitions such as the “Rediscovering of the Working Car!”, in which the taxi is highlighted, as well as a mini driving lesson, exhibition of the self-defense forces car which is used during disasters, outside exhibitions of test driving next generation mobilities, live performance of “Experience! Protect, Help, Support”, crafting class, ”Learn! Kids Labo” on every weekend where you can learn the mechanics of science through lectures, and workshops using childrens book for toddlers. It is an event exclusive to Toyota, and it is definitely enjoyable to both children and adults. During summer break (7/15~8/31), elementary school children may enter free of charge.

Schedule

September 1, 2017 (Fri) – September 30, 2017 (Sat)   AM9:30~PM5:00

Closed day: Monday

Access & Location:

Take off at Fujigaoka Station (Higashiyama Line), 5 min walk from Meitetsu bus Toyota Museum Station

31 min from Hiroshima Station

Location: 41-100 Yokomichi, Nagakute-shi, Aichi-ken

Rates & Reservations

Adult: 1,000 yen

Silver(above 65): 500 yen
Middle/High School: 600 yen
Elementary School: 400 yen
Toddler: Free

Reservation not required

Official Site

https://www.toyota.co.jp/Museum/exhibitions/data/summer_fes_2017/

9. Kisogawa Cormorant Fishing 6/1~10/15


Source:PIXTA

The “Kisogawa Cormorant Fishing” is an event where you can watch the traditional fishing method using 10 cormorants with nets tied on them, while in the background, the National Treasure, Inuyama Castle floats in the night sky. While enjoying the summer tradition, you can see the cormorant fishermen’s professional net techniques, as well as the cormorants’ amazing tricks up close in the light of the fishing fire. This event, priding 1300 years of history, gives the feeling of watching a historical picture scroll. The highlight of this event is the distance, where your cheeks can sometimes feel the heat of the fishing fire. Another charm is that the cormorants also come up close where the splashes can be felt, allowing you to “experience” rather than “watch”. On the day of, there is a plan where you can dine, while watching the cormorant fishing during the day, enjoying the cool breeze of Kisogawa, and the mystical cormorant fishing lit by the fishing fire at night.

Schedule

September 1, 2017 (Fri) – September 30, 2017 (Sat)  PM6:30~PM7:45 (with meals PM5:15~PM7:45)

Access & Location:

3 min walk from Meitetsu Rapid Inuyamayuuen Station

44 min from Nagoya Station

Location: Kitahakusambira2, Inuyama, Inuyama-shi, Aichi-ken

Rates & Reservations

Adult: 2,600 yen

Child: 1,300 yen

Reservation not required

Official Site

http://kisogawa-ukai.jp/

10. Great Hermitage Art Museum Old Master the Masters of Western Paintings 7/1~9/18


Source:東京アートビート

“Great Hermitage Art Museum Old Master the Masters of Western Paintings” will be held at the Aichi Prefecture Art Museum. The town Saint Petersburg flourished as the capital of Czarist Russia. The Hermitage Art Museum, standing in exceptional elegance in this cultural town full of tradition, holds more than 1 million and 7 thousand paintings. Out of this vast collection, the special exhibition will be displaying the “Old Master”, in which 85 pieces created by the great masters of 16th, 17th, and 18th century Renaissance, as well the Baroque Period will be gathered and displayed. Works from artists you may have at least once heard of, such as Tiziano and Cranach of the 16th century Renaissance period, Rembrant, Rubence, and Van Dyck of the 17th century Baroque period, as well as Watteau and Boucher of the 18th century Rococo period, will be displayed by country and region, in 6 sections. Do not miss this opportunity.

Schedule

September 1, 2017 (Fri) – September 18, 2017 (Mon)   AM10:00~PM6:00 (~PM8:00 on Friday)

Closed day: Monday

Access & Location:

3 min walk from Sakae/Sakaemachi Station

9 min from Nagoya Station

Location: 1-13-2 Higashisakura, Higashi-ku, Nagoya

Rates & Reservations

Adult: 1,600 yen

High School/College: 1,300 yen

Reservation not required

Official Site

http://www.ctv.co.jp/event/hermitage2017/

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Hello, my name is Shoto! I’ve lived in and traveled many countries. Through the experiences, I saw a lot of different cultures and customs, and that made me realize how unique Japanese culture is.