Aichi Prefecture - 愛知県

map of aichi prefecture

Aichi prefecture is situated in central part of Japan’s main island, Honshu. The prefecture has a long colourful history and is famous, amongst other things, as being the birthplace of three of Japan’s most influential military leaders who are credited for shaping the history of premodern Japan; Ode Nobunaga (1534-82), Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536-98) and Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542-1616).

The region is blessed with an abundance of natural scenic beauty, including three national parks; Mikawa Wan (Mikawa Bay), Aichi Kogen (Aichi Highlands), and Tenryu Okumikawa, each of which has its own unique and wonderful features.

Nagoya, the prefectural capital, is home to many places of historic interest as well as a multitude of fantastic tourist attractions, including Oasis 21 – a multi-level park in the theme of ‘Space ship Aqua’, Nagoya TV Tower, with 360 degree views of Nagoya, and the Toyota Automobile Museum, which provides the visitor with a fascinating introduction to over 100 hundred years of automobile history.

For more information about Aichi prefecture, see their official tourism website.

How to get there

Air -The main airport in Aichi Prefecture is Chubu Centrair International Airport, which is located only 30 minutes away from Nagoya’s city centre. Click here for its English website.

Rail - Nagoya Station is the main train station in Aichi. The journey time from Nagoya to Tokyo is under two hours on the high-speed "Shinkansen" bullet train. Click here for the station's English website.

Inuyama Castle is the oldest of only 12 Japanese castles still remaining in their original condition. The castle is one of only five that have been officially designated as national treasures.


Shirotori Garden is a tranquil, traditional Japanese style garden covering an area of nearly 4,000 square metres. In the centre of the garden there is traditional tea-ceremony room where visitors can relax and enjoy the views overlooking the pond and the beautiful scenery.


Nagoya Aquarium is one of Japan’s biggest and best aquariums and home to Orca killer whales, dolphins and other kinds of marine animals.


Higashiyama Zoo is the second largest zoo in Japan and home to over 550 different species of animals, including elephants, penguins, bears, tigers, giraffes and many more. The zoo has one of the oldest monorails in Japan still in operation and provides transport around the park.


Weather in Aichi(Nagoya)

Average daily temperature (oC)
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Average relative humidity (%)
65 percent 66 percent 66 percent 67 percent 68 percent 72 percent 69 percent 61 percent 58 percent 58 percent 61 percent 62 percent 65 percent 66 percent 66 percent 67 percent 68 percent 72 percent 69 percent 61 percent 58 percent 58 percent 61 percent 62 percent

Average monthly rainfall (mm)
67 centimetres 78 centimetres 133 centimetres 193 centimetres 149 centimetres 205 centimetres 182 centimetres 156 centimetres 124 centimetres 123 centimetres 89 centimetres 45 centimetres
Number of days with rain
(1mm or more)
5.5 days 6.2 days 8.7 days 10.5 days 7.7 days 12.2 days 11.7 days 10.2 days 9.2 days 9.3 days 6.3 days 5.3 days