[Aichi, Gifu, Mie] 30 Family-Friendly Spots to Go in Winter!

Posting date: 2019.12.28
[Aichi, Gifu, Mie] 30 Family-Friendly Spots to Go in Winter!

Christmas is over and the New Year holidays are approaching. Winter vacation has started for the children.

However, there are probably many people who say, "Where should I go in the cold season?" Here are 30 spots in the Tokai area that are perfect for family outings.

Even if you don't have to travel or go far, the Tokai area is full of places you can enjoy with your family!

Learn and enjoy. Recommended for independent research!
"Industrial Museums"

“FLIGHT OF DREAMS” where you can learn about aviation while having fun | Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture


"FLIGHT OF DREAMS" in Centrair.

The first Boeing 787 is installed in the hall, and you can enjoy hands-on content. In addition, under the wing of the first Boeing 787, the fashionable streets of Seattle, the city where Boeing was founded, spread out and you can taste Seattle gourmet. It is a spot where you can learn about aviation while having fun throughout the entire facility.

[Chubu Centrair International Airport "FLIGHT OF DREAMS"]
1-1-1 Centrair, Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture

Opening hours: 10:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
*Saturdays 10:00-19:00 (Last entry 18:30)
Entrance fee: Adult (junior high school students and above) 1,200 yen
Child (3 years old to 6th grade) 800 yen
Under 3 years old Free

Hours: Restaurants 10:00-22:00, Merchandise stores 10:00-18:00
*Some stores have different closing times.


You can see 7 actual airplanes up close! "Aichi Museum of Flight" | Nishikasugai-gun, Aichi

Aichi Museum of Flight

Aichi Museum of Flight  opened on Thursday, November 30, 2017, on the grounds of the "Prefectural Nagoya Airport." The theme of the museum is to awaken a longing for the skies and to let visitors learn and experience what it means to fly. 

The facility is a fun place for families as well as aircraft fans, with a zone for displaying actual aircraft such as the YS-11, a domestically produced passenger aircraft, and the MU-2, manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and a hands-on corner for children and adults to enjoy.

Aichi Museum of Flight
Address: Toyoba, Toyoyama-cho, Nishikasugai-gun, Aichi Prefecture (inside prefectural Nagoya Airport)
Opening hours: 9:00-17:00 (Last entry 18:30)
Closed: Tuesdays (next day if Tuesday is a holiday)
*No holidays in August
*The museum may be temporarily closed due to bad weather.
Admission fee: Adults 1,000 yen / High school and college students 800 yen / Elementary and junior high school students 500 yen
*Prices differ for group tours and school events.


"Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology" where you can learn the history and technology of the Toyota Group|Nagoya City, Nishi-ku

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

As one of the largest automobile manufacturers in Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation leads the world in manufacturing. The Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, is a museum where you can learn about the history and technology of the Toyota Group, including Toyota Motor Corporation.

Although a memorial museum may sound a bit stuffy, this facility is very popular as a museum that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike! The popularity of the museum is so great that it has been ranked No. 1 for four consecutive years in TripAdvisor's "Travelers' Choice: Factory Tours & Social Studies Tours Ranking"! In recent years, many people from overseas have visited the museum.

[Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology]
Address: 4-1-35 Noritake Shinmachi, Nishi Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
Phone number: 052-551-6115
Business hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (admission until 4:30 p.m.)
Closed: Mondays (the next day if Monday is a public holiday) and year-end and New Year holidays
Parking lot: 220 cars (free)


In Handa, the city of vinegar, you can learn about vinegar while having fun. MIM Mizkan Museum

Mizkan Museum

Mizkan Museum MIM, located in Handa City, Aichi Prefecture, was completely renovated in November 2015.

This is a hands-on museum where you can enjoy learning about the history of vinegar-making by Mizkan, a company famous for vinegar, and the appeal of food culture. Handa is the birthplace of a groundbreaking innovation that produces vinegar from sake lees. It also triggered the Edomae-zushi boom.

The Mitsukan Museum offers guided tours accompanied by staff (advance reservations required) every 30 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There is a 90-minute tour of the entire museum and a 30-minute tour of the Daichi no Kura. Popular hours and weekends tend to fill up, so be sure to make your reservations early!

[MIM Mizkan Museum] *Tours must be reserved in advance.
Address: 2-6 Nakamuracho Handa City Aichi Prefecture
Phone number: 0569-24-5111
Business hours: 9:30-17:00
Closed: Thursdays (open if Thursday is a holiday, closed the following Friday), year-end and New Year holidays
Parking lot: 1st approx. 40 spaces, 2nd approx. 100 spaces (8 buses available)


Real tableware created by 100 years of history. “Noritake Garden ”|Nagoya City, Nishi Ward

Noritake Garden

About 15 minutes on foot from Nagoya Station. As part of the 100th anniversary project of Noritake, a manufacturer of western tableware that is loved around the world, Noritake Garden  was opened on the site of the former headquarters factory in Nagoya City. .

With the theme of "encountering culture and resting in the forest," this complex offers a museum, craft center, store, café, and various other facilities that can be enjoyed throughout the day. All facilities except for the craft center and museum are free of charge.

[Noritake Garden]
Address: 3-1-36 Noritake Shinmachi, Nishi Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
Access: 15 minutes walk from Nagoya station.
Closed: Every Monday (if Monday is a public holiday, then the following weekday), year-end and New Year holidays
Phone number: 052-561-7290
Admission: Free *Craft Center & Museum only
(Please see the official website for the opening hours of each facility, admission fees, etc.)

Mentaiko specialty theme park "Mentai Park" | Tokoname City, Aichi

Mentai Park

Mentai Park is a theme park specializing in mentaiko (seasoned cod roe) operated by Kanefuku, a long-established mentaiko producer. There are five locations nationwide, and in the Tokai area, it is located in Tokoname City, on the Chita Peninsula in Aichi Prefecture. This is the only park in the Chubu region.

It is a spot where both adults and children can play and learn, such as a mentaiko factory that can be visited for free, a direct sales store of freshly made mentaiko, a food court, and a mentaiko museum! Fresh must-eat mentaiko made at the factory must sell out, so come early!

[Mentai Park Tokoname]
Address: 1-25-4 Rinkucho, Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture
Phone number: 0569-35-9900
Business hours: Weekdays 9:30-17:30 | Weekends and holidays 9:00-18:00
Regular holiday: Open all year round
Parking lot: 200 standard-sized cars


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We would like it to be a media that is close to the readers' daily lives, such as outings and lunch references. It is run by editorial staff who devote themselves to food, outings, and hobbies every day. While living in the Tokai area, we will deliver through the media the things and places we encountered and things that touched our heartstrings.

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