15 Best Things to do in Aichi | Bucket List Ideas | Attractions | Activities

A prized member of the Chubu region, Aichi is a holiday destination best known for Nagoya, its most famous and biggest city! Overall, Nagoya is the country’s fourth-largest in terms of size and consequently offers plenty of the best things to do in Aichi. In addition to being the capital of the prefecture, it is the beating heart of the economic life of Aichi. The city has an abundance of kitesurfing, SUP, and fishing experiences as do other iconic towns such as Chita and Okazaki. Watersports and diving make up the backbone of things to do in Aichi, courtesy of fantastic weather, a merciful seascape, and plenty of sunshine in summer!

Home to car manufacturing giants TOYOTA, Aichi is a place of great history and culture. Automobile experiences like go-karting in Toyota city are certainly a must-do, as are kimono rentals, pottery classes, Ikebana workshops, and candle making lessons. Maid cafes, ninjutsu, and Ayu fishing make up more of the fun-laden things to do in Aichi. For the full scope on attractions around this famous prefecture, we’ve rounded up perfect holiday items:

1. SUP with your dog in Okazaki City

Your little one and furry friends are more than welcomed to join you on a SUP adventure in Okazaki city. Share these priceless moments on the water with those you love as you paddle across the beautiful seascapes of Mikawa Oshima, Chita, and more!

waileo
Enjoy Fun SUP Tour with Your Child or Dog on a 2-Person Board!
Okazaki, Aichi
スーパーフライ(SUPER FLY)
Enjoy Leisurely SUP River Cruising Course in the Beautiful and Relaxing Scenery of Kiso River
Nagoya, Aichi
LOVEARTH
Mikawa Bay SUP Cruising Tour
Gamagori, Aichi

2. Surfing the wonders of the Chita Peninsula

Offering wave after wave of turquoise for endless surfing in the water, the Chita peninsula is a hotspot for extreme watersports. Surfing in Aichi is a great way to ensure your cardiovascular fitness while basking in the serene surroundings of unspoiled beaches!

サーファーズトイ(SURFER'S TOY)
Beginner and Children-Friendly Surfing Experience
Minamichita, Aichi
サーファーズトイ(SURFER'S TOY)
Catch the Waves on a Bodyboard in Chita Peninsula
Minamichita, Aichi
サーファーズトイ(SURFER'S TOY)
Rent a Surfboard and Enjoy a Fun 3 Hours of Surfing (For Experienced People)
Minamichita, Aichi

3. Diving with sea turtles

Aichi is home to several diving experiences, including underwater escapes with sea turtles. PADI accredited courses are available if you’d like to get a professional diving license while you’re at it! Children can also be part of the diving action!

ソットマリノ豊田(sotto MARINO)
Master Your Scuba Diving Skills with PADI Open Water Diver Course (Two Days and One Night Experience)
Toyota, Aichi
ドルフィンダイバーズ
Beginner-Friendly Diving Course with One-On-One Lessons with Experienced Instructors in Nagoya
Nagoya, Aichi
ソットマリノ豊田(sotto MARINO)
Enjoy the Sea World in a Diving Lesson and Tour for Beginners
Toyota, Aichi

4. Fishing: Have fun on the sea

The Ayu or sweetfish season kicked off in May in Aichi, and it’s expected to last until mid-October. Go fishing in the Minamichita-Ise Bay, and enjoy barbecues of this famous and delicious fish. Be sure to share the experience with friends and family!

崎っぽ料理・大型乗合釣船・お泊り「松新」
Spend a Leisurely Time and Learn About Different Fish Species in a Sea Fishing Experience (Beginner and Children-Friendly Course)
Minamichita, Aichi
崎っぽ料理・大型乗合釣船・お泊り「松新」
Enjoy Guided Sea Fishing Tour with Your Friends and Family!
Minamichita, Aichi
崎っぽ料理・大型乗合釣船・お泊り「松新」
Experience Fishing and Delicious BBQ On the Magnificent Sea of Aichi
Minamichita, Aichi

5. Go-karting in Toyota City

Hosting one of the planet’s leading car manufacturers, it would be a shame to visit Aichi without experiencing an automobile adventure in Toyota city. That comes in the way of a rental go-kart tour across a beautiful asphalt course in the lush exterior of the town!

石野サーキット(ISHINO Circuit)
Challenge Your Friends and Family in a Speedy Go-Karting Race
Toyota, Aichi
石野サーキット(ISHINO Circuit)
Experience the Exhilaration of Go Kart Racing for One Hour!
Toyota, Aichi
石野サーキット(ISHINO Circuit)
Enjoy Go-Karting Race for Unlimited Fun and Thrills (2-hours course)
Toyota, Aichi

6. Horse riding like in the movies

Bubbling atop a horse while galloping about the outskirts of Seto city is quite the adventure! Man’s companion on travels since time immemorial, you can enjoy horseback riding even if you don’t know the first thing about horses through beginner classes!

三国ウェスト農場(MIKUNI WEST FARM)
Horseback Riding Lesson for Beginners in Aichi!
Seto city, Aichi

7. Kitesurfing: Have fun in the wind

A combination of readable waves, warm weather, and reliable winds make Aichi a kitesurfing paradise, famous throughout Japan and beyond. Sign up for classes if you’d like to learn and play in mother nature’s elements while sampling lovely backdrops!

スーパーフライ(SUPER FLY)
Learn the Skills and Techniques of Kiteboarding and Ride the Waves Like a Professional!
Aisai, Aichi

8. BBQ: A feast for the senses

For an adventure for the taste buds, make some time for the barbecue delicacies of Minamichita. The menu entails oysters and seafood fresh from the sea, special beef, stick hot dogs, yellow maize, and more! Don’t forget to bring your appetite with you!

まめじろうの浜焼き王国
Rent BBQ Set and Grill Your Favourite Dishes near Utsumi Beach
Minamichita, Aichi
まめじろうの浜焼き王国
BBQ Beach Grill on Utsumi Beach: the Perfect Combination of Chicken, Pork, and Vegetables with Waves Crashing on the Beach!
Minamichita, Aichi

9. Maid cafe: It’s more than just about the food

A maid cafe in Nagoya city avails refreshments, desserts, and snacks with a side of entertainment by cute girls. Aside from eccentric sing-alongs, the meal presentation is also an interesting affair, encompassing ingredients in smiling bear patterns, and more!

めいどりーみん 名古屋 大須招き猫前店
Reservation for Maid Cafe Experience in Nagoya
Nagoya, Aichi

10. Wear Japanese heritage through Kimono rentals

The Japanese kimono holds a special place among the traditional wears of the world, proving one of the most popular. It was the typical code of dressing until modernity started creeping into the country in the 19th century. Relive feudal Japan with kimono rentals in Aichi!

11. Ninja experience: Deep-dive into ninjutsu

Speaking of tradition and culture, you can also explore past martial arts in Nagoya. Specifically, master the ways of the ninja, an ancient assassin sought after for surprise attacks in Edo Japan. The experience entails ninja armor, mannerism lessons, postures, and sword fighting!

田中忍者学院
Learn to Discipline Your Mind Through Ninja Postures and Manners and Experience a Sword Fighting Performance Wearing a Ninja Costume!
Nagoya, Aichi

12. Ceramics pottery to spruce up your kitchen

Pottery has deep ties to the culture of the country, and visitors can uncover this treasured handicraft in ceramics pottery workshops. Use the potter’s wheel for breathing life into designs, and transform mundane clay into beautiful works of art at Aichi workshops!

ゆう工房 愛知名古屋栄教室
Pottery Workshop in Nagoya Using an Electric Wheel
Nagoya, Aichi
陶 豊らく
Ceramics Class Experience for Beginners in Nagoya!
Nagoya, Aichi

13. Candle making: Go beyond the ordinary

A candle serves to light up a home, but in Japanese customs, it’s more than just about lighting. Make special “Ore candles” in Aichi that look like a power stone, among other lovely patterns that serve as excellent birthday gifts!

覚王山キャンドル
Shape Candles into Unique Stones Designs in a Candle Making Workshop
Nagoya, Aichi
覚王山キャンドル
Make Cinnamon Stick Candles for Great Aroma and Stress Relieving Benefits!
Nagoya, Aichi

14. Flower arrangement lessons in Nagoya

From Christmas wreaths to wall hangings for the interior, an Ikebana (flower arrangement) class in Aichi teaches all you need to know about how to make alluring plant ornaments. Combine scents and colors to bring out the best of your home!

Apertio Floris
Flowers Box Making Lesson Using Fresh Seasonal Flowers
Nagoya, Aichi
Apertio Floris
Experience Unique Flowers Bouquet Making Class
Nagoya, Aichi

15. Make beautiful glassware at Aichi glass workshops

Work your creativity on a canvas of glass and etch your personality on ordinary glassware to make them stand out. If you’re short on hobbies, glass workshops in Nagoya are a great way to put your mind and time to good use!

グラスワークス・楽
Make Your Favorite Designs of Cups and Vases with Blown Glass Workshops
Tokoname, Aichi
スタジオバクザウルス
Make Your Own Glass Ornament‎: Learn Glass Blowing in Aichi
Seto city, Aichi

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