After spending so much time in snow, Gamogori will serve as a refreshing change of scenery. Its climate is moderate even in Winter due to warm wind from the Pacific Ocean, making such fun activities as mandarin picking possible from October to December. The town also offers ample choices of hot and soothing Onsen at hotels and communal bath facilities.

Outdoor hot spring bath overlooking Takeshima Island in Gamagori

Located in southern Aichi Prefecture, the region has a variety of activities for travellers of all ages, including fruit picking throughout the year; strawberries from January to May, melons from June to September, grapes from June to early September and mandarins in Winter.

Mandarin picking in Gamagori Orange Park

It also has Laguna Ten Bosch/Lagunasia, a marine themed entertainment complex equipped with spa facilities, a shopping mall, an amusement park and a theatre where an all-female musical troupe performs twice daily.

Over 23 varieties of exciting, entertaining rides and attractions for all ages at Laguna Ten Bosch

Takeshima Fantasy Museum with quirky murals and statues made with sea shells on display is another place of interest for tourists. A total of fifty five million sea shells from all over the world have been used for this extravaganza of shellwork.

Access to Gamagori is easy, taking less than an hour from Nagoya station by a direct train or approximately one hour and ten minutes from Chubu Centrair International Airport.

Travel Tips

The Shinkansen is a simpler and smarter way to travel between Tokyo and the Central Japan area. It only takes one hour and half to reach Nagoya from Tokyo by the bullet train. Without the hassle of a security check, you can enjoy a magnificent view of Mt. Fuji from a seat on the right-hand side of the car. JR-Central offers a free app to book and manage your Shinkansen ticket, handy for securing the best seat.

Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen Reservation App

  • A must-have free App for leisure and business travellers to Japan!
  • This App allows you to enjoy your travels on the “Golden Route” connecting Tokyo,
  • For more info: https://shinkansen-reservation.jp
  • Mt. Fuji, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Hakata and more!

 

 

About Central Japan

The area encompassing the nine prefectures of Aichi, Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui, Nagano, Gifu, Shizuoka, Mie and Shiga, which includes the three major metropolitan areas of Nagoya, Shizuoka and Hamamatsu. Situated between Tokyo and Kyoto, it occupies the centre of Japan’s main island, Honshu.

For more information of the region, go to:

Central Japan

Aichi

Toyama

Ishikawa

Fukui

Nagano

Gifu

Shizuoka

Mie

Shiga