What to do and see in Nishio, Japan: The Best Places and Tips

November 23, 2017 Fernanda Pittenger

Nishio is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. It is a regional commercial and manufacturing center and the country's leading producer of powdered green tea.
Restaurants in Nishio

Sakushima, Nishio 444-0416, Aichi Prefecture
Excellent
31%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
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1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 57 reviews

Sakushima

Reviewed By ヒロ0604

とても癒やされるアートの島です。
アート作品以外でも島の雰囲気が素敵なので、本当に楽しめました。
島としては、高齢化と過疎化を問題に抱えていたところから、アートを打ち出して佐久島の活性化を考えたそうですが、今ではたくさんの観光客でいつでも賑わっています。
島内の各所にアート作品が展示されているので、歩きながら楽しむ事ができました。
人気のあるアート作品は、写真撮影の為にたくさんの人が並んで待っている程でした。

2. Nishio City Historical Park

231-1 Kinjocho, Nishio 445-0864, Aichi Prefecture +81 563-54-6758
Excellent
30%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
0%
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4 based on 26 reviews

Nishio City Historical Park

Reviewed By ART196

After Meiji authorities tore down Nishiojō in 1871, little survived, but in modern times a gatehouse, tenshudai (donjon’s stone base) and 3-tier turret called Honmaru Ushitora Yagura (which means the sentry tower in the main bailey between the north-northeast and east-northeast) have been reconstructed faithful to history. One can enter the wooden yagura. The second storey is only half-height, likely used just for storage. These half-floors are an architectural quirk seen in Japanese castle building.
This album also includes pictures of a large teahouse and exhibits at a museum in the castle park (which includes yoroi sets and models of the original tenshu). The “Tea Palace,” as I nicknamed it, actually called Kyū-Konoetei, is a must visit in Nishio because the city is famous for its production of green tea, the taste of which is much sweeter than the bitter matcha served in Uji style.
History:
A fortification was present at this site as early as the fort of Ashikaga Yoshiuji, built in 1221. Tokugawa Ieyasu ordered Sakai Shigetada to expand the castle and a tenshukaku was erected in 1585. Nishiojō was also known as Tsurujō, meaning Crane Castle.
There are no plans to rebuild the main keep currently but it seems they may eventually get around to it, since they already reconstituted the large tenshudai (stone platform).

3. Michi-no-Eki Nishio Okanoyama

105-57 Okanoyama, Ojimacho, Nishio 445-0006, Aichi Prefecture +81 563-55-5821
Excellent
13%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 36 reviews

Michi-no-Eki Nishio Okanoyama

Reviewed By 大地2013 - Aichi Prefecture, Japan

西尾の名産が集まっています。野菜、季節のフルーツ、漬物等々。いつもにぎわっていて回転がいいので、新鮮で価格も手ごろです。たこ焼きなどつまむもよし、煎餅など買うもよし、名産揃いのコンビニ感覚で利用しています。矢作川沿いには、桜や紅葉もきれいなスポットもあるので緑をみながらのドライブで立ち寄るのもおすすめです。

4. Isshiki Sakana Hiroba

176 Funaehigashi, Koyabu, Nishio 444-0424, Aichi Prefecture +81 563-72-3700
Excellent
15%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
36%
Poor
6%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 46 reviews

Isshiki Sakana Hiroba

Reviewed By Mori H

An overall cool place to go. If you go in the morning you can buy fresh fish at a decent price and who doesn't like fresh fish? The other part, the store is open throughout the day with many different kinds of seafood from fish to squid (yum!) Great place to take kids and for fish lovers!!

5. Nishio Yonezu River Festival

Yahagi River, Nishio, Aichi Prefecture
Excellent
67%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Nishio Yonezu River Festival

Held every year on August 15th during Obon, this festival was founded to comfort the souls of those who died in natural disasters, fell in battle, or drowned in the Yahagi River. As sutras are chanted and incense is burnt, approximately 2,000 Buddhist lanterns are floated on the river. The ensuing fireworks display lasts for an hour and features about 3,000 fireworks, lighting up the river together with the lanterns. The fireworks are set off from sandbars along the river, and watching the display at such close range-150 meters, soaring right up above you-makes for a spectacular visual and tactile experience.

Reviewed By のんびり巡り - Minato, Japan

西尾・米津の川まつりは、水難者や戦没者の霊を慰めるために始まった盆行事で、毎年8月15日に開催されます。
読経が流れる中、約2,000個の揺れる万灯が水面に浮かび、上空にはスターマインや仕掛花火などが響き、ロマンチックで幻想的な光の世界が作り出されます。
万灯は前売り1個 1,000円、当日販売 1個 1,200円で買えます。
花火は約3000発で19:00から万灯流しが始まるのをまって、万灯流しも始まります。

6. Nishio City Iwase Bunko Library

480, Kamezawacho, Nishio, Aichi Prefecture +81 563-56-2459
Excellent
44%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Nishio City Iwase Bunko Library

Reviewed By yoitoko137 - Kuwana, Japan

 西尾市の商人・岩瀬弥助さんによって100年ほど前につくられた私立図書館が始まりの古書の博物館です。入場無料で主に日本の本の種類や歴史など学ぶことができます。巻物や和綴じ本など元々の形態のままで、貴重な古書のレプリカを自由に手に取って触れることができます。館内の写真撮影も自由ですし、蔵書のコピーも自由に閲覧でき、館内の各所には古書の図絵などがプリントしてあったりドキドキ感ワクワク感がたまらない最強の古書ミュージアムです。いろいろ企画展もやっているようなので、ぜひ何度も足を運びたい施設です。

7. Ohirune House

16 Isshikicho Sakushima, Nishio 444-0416, Aichi Prefecture
Excellent
46%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

Ohirune House

Reviewed By ビンゴ0403 - Aichi Prefecture, Japan

9つに分けられた巨大キューブボックス。ボックスの中から眺める海辺は癒され、心地よい気候の時は名前のとおり、お昼寝したくなります。作島のアートでも人気スポットで記念写真スポットになってます。

8. Konrenji Temple Midado

1 Hichidogaeri, Kirachoaiba, Nishio 444-0523, Aichi Prefecture +81 563-32-2063
Excellent
63%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Konrenji Temple Midado

Reviewed By たびたび - 東京

檜皮葺の屋根は優美な曲線が見事。200円で内部の拝観も可能です。内部は、二重折り上げ小組の格天井という最高形式の造り。めったにあるものではありません。

9. Nishio City Ikoi no Noen

28 Saitocho Owari, Nishio 445-0056, Aichi Prefecture +81 563-56-8168
Excellent
33%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

Nishio City Ikoi no Noen

Reviewed By yoitoko137 - Kuwana, Japan

植木や苗木を売るショッピングセンターです。園内に無料のバラ園があり、それほど凝っている感じはないですが5月が見頃です。園内には飲食店もあり結構時間をつぶせました。

10. Kira Beach

Miyazaki, Nishio 444-0513, Aichi Prefecture
Excellent
13%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
40%
Poor
4%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 22 reviews

Kira Beach

Reviewed By TimFromNGO - Nagoya, Japan

We swam in three feet of Wakame seaweed when we were there. This beach was nasty, loads of drift trash floating trapped in the lagoon.
Potential of this place is awesome! If the city cleaned the Beaches in season and installed other taps/ showers. This would be the best beach in central Japan.
Needs effort from the locals and those living off tourist income.
Lift you effort people.

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