[14 Selections] Recommended spots to spend the weekend in Kakuozan area of Nagoya

Nagoya Chikusa-ku
Posting date: 2022.07.19
[14 Selections] Recommended spots to spend the weekend in Kakuozan area of Nagoya

Kakuozan is a popular area that is often ranked first in Nagoya's "Ranking of Best Places to Live". The coexistence and fusion of culture and newness is supported. Accessibility is also attractive, as it takes 15 minutes to Nagoya Station and 10 minutes to Sakae Station on Nagoya Municipal Subway Higashiyama Line.

This time, we will introduce recommended spots in Kakuozan. Please use this as a reference for your weekend outings!

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What is Kakuozan?

Nittaiji Temple

First, let us introduce Kakuozan.

This is Nittaiji Temple, which can be said to be the symbol of Kakuozan. It is the only temple in Japan that enshrines Buddhist relics donated by Thailand, and as the name suggests, it is known as a temple that connects Japan and Thailand. From Kakuozan Station on the Higashiyama Subway Line, there is a 400m approach to Nittaiji Temple, lined with cafes and shops. It is a popular spot where there are many hidden shops other than along the approach.

“Solve the problem of odor”
"#the scents", a scent concept shop that proposes "IT x smell"

#the scents

#the scents

On July 1, 2022,"#the scents", a scent concept shop that proposes "IT x scent", has opened along the approach to Nittaiji Temple.

The concept of the shop is "to solve the problem of smell". By developing a unique diagnostic application and answering questions with TESTER from 222 types of 100% essentialOil original blend essential oils, they will introduce you to the aroma oil that is perfect for you.

In addition, there are plenty of products that can be used for various purposes such as aroma sprays, diffusers, and bath time!

If you would like to start aromatherapy or find your favorite smell, please start with the diagnosis application.

There is also the “ALOMA DESIGN LABO” where you can create your own original oil by combining your favorite oils in a space that feels like a laboratory.

Why not create your own Aroma for memorable anniversaries along with the smell?

*Advance reservations are required for ALOMA DESIGN LABO

Single items can also be purchased.

#the scents offers not only aroma oil, but also diffusers for different uses. There is a great variety of diffusers, from beautiful ones that fit in with the interior to ones that can be used casually!

In addition, there are body care items that are perfect for gifts, cleaning products that use natural ingredients, pet shampoos for dog lovers, and other items carefully selected by the owner.

Please come and visit them to find your own favorite.

【#the scents】
Address: 2-38-2 Sanmoncho, Chikusa ward Nagoya City
Business hours: 10:00-17:00
Regular holiday: Tuesday


You can enjoy Chinese and Western lunch.
Bistro Cafe "Remprire"


Now, let's start with gourmet information.

This is REMPRIRE, a bistro cafe that opened in August 2018. It is located on the right side of the street down the hill next to "Frante" in Kakuozan. Although the name of the restaurant is "bistro," it is made by a chef who trained at a famous Chinese and Western restaurant for 10 years, so the Chinese food is also excellent.



The atmosphere is simple and calm. There are 4 table seats for 2 to 4 people. One sofa seat. There was a counter seat by the window that would be nice for a single person. It was crowded with people of all ages.

lunch menuseafood mix fries

The lunch menu (¥1,600 + tax) changes monthly. It comes with soup, 2 kinds of deli of the day, dessert and drink. It is also good point that there are plenty of kids' menus such as "children's set" and "children's udon".

Gomoku Yakisoba

This is "Gomoku Ankake Fried Soba".

You can choose from rice, yakisoba, or fried soba. This time, we chose the most popular dish, "fried soba". The thick noodles are entwined with a lot of ingredients, and this is delicious. It is a taste that can only be achieved by a chef who has been trained in Chinese cuisine for 10 years. It was a pleasant surprise to be able to taste such authentic Chinese food in a cafe.


This time, we introduced lunch, but at dinner time, in addition to a la carte dishes that combine the essence of Chinese and Western cuisine, they also offer alcoholic beverages such as wine and champagne from Okuizumo Winery. There is also a chef's recommended course that requires reservations, so it is also a place to spend an adult time.

Address: 1-11-1 Yamazoe-cho, Chikusa ward Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture


Excellent handmade donuts


Next, "ZARAME NAGOYA" is recommended for lunch and tea time. A popular cafe originating in Okazaki where you can taste handmade donuts. You can also enjoy morning breakfast from 9:00 to 11:00.


HazelmondHazelmond ¥ 320 (excluding tax)

Zarame's flagship product is handmade donuts. There are a wide variety of types, and you can purchase one for around 200 JPY to 300 JPY. Of course takeout is also available!



The seats are widely spaced so that you can relax and enjoy your stay. The bookshelf also had coloring and picture books for children.

An cream donut
An cream donut ¥ 280 (excluding tax)

"An an Cream Donut" is the No. 1 requested item. It is filled with an (red bean paste) and homemade whipped cream. It is lighter in texture than it looks and can be eaten in a snap.

lunch menu

"Gurikama Burger" set
“Gurikama Burger” set ¥ 1,180 (excluding tax)

Zarame also offers a lunch menu. This is the "Glicama Burger" set. The juicy grilled chicken and cheese are a perfect match! It also comes with basil sauce, so you can change the flavor little by little.

Address: 2-36 Sanmon-cho, Chikusa ward Nagoya City


"Ecole de Metier", a color school where you can learn colors from around the world

Ecole de Metier 7

A 4-minute walk from Exit 1 of Kakuozan Station. "Ecole de Metier" is located along the mountain path of Nittaiji Temple. A color school where you can learn more than 30 colors from around the world, including personal colors and color therapy.

As a long-established color school that has been teaching color professionally for over 30 years here in Nagoya, we they are spreading the knowledge of color to many people.

Ecole de Metier

Ecole de Metier

The charm of Ecole de Métiers is the overwhelming number of courses offered! There are more than 30 courses. You can choose from a variety of easy one-day courses to suit your purpose, or ask them to assist you in selecting the right course.

"Private lessons", "available on weekends and holidays",
"you can discuss lesson dates and times with the instructor", and so on... with  the perfect student support system they have many students even from outside of the prefecture.

[Ecole de Metier Expression School]
Address: 1-48 Sanmon-cho, Chikusa ward Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
Phone number: 052-764-3465


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