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Walking routes to rediscover manufacturing culture

Visiting various industrial heritage sites on foot

Handa Route詳細 About 9 km The Handa Route begins at Handa Station on the JR Taketoyo Line, the first railway line in Aichi Prefecture. Opened 123 years ago, the Line links Nagoya and the Chita peninsula. Along the Line in the Handa region are several unique railway facilities, including Japan’s only extant engine turntable featuring two railway tracks intersecting at right angles, and Japan’s oldest station building still in use (Kamezaki Station, built in 1886). The railway contributed significantly to the development of local industries and economy.
Tsurumai – Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Gardens Route詳細 About 10 km Highlights of this Route include blossoms, music, historic structures, academic institutes and leisure facilities.
After their tour, visitors will surely feel that Nagoya excels in both academic and leisure activities.
Horikawa Route詳細 About 13 km The year 2010 marks the 400th anniversary of Nagoya Castle construction project.
This Route takes tourists along the Horikawa Canal, constructed to transport building materials for Nagoya Castle.
After the Castle was completed, the Canal supported the local economy, helping the region develop into Japan’s manufacturing center.