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Great Escapes: Nagoya Calendar

This Winter experience all the cultural, gourmet, and seasonal festivities Nagoya has to offer; Van Gough Live, Iceless ice skating(!) and enjoy the flavors of the Mikawa Okazaki region at the ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel's special food fair.


Van Gogh’s works come to life at Nagoya’s latest winter exhibit. Van Gogh Alive will feature his artworks all throughout the building, on the walls, floors, and pillars, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in his creativity. To add to the atmosphere, classical music will be playing in each room, and you’ll find something new to explore in each area.

When: Until April 5 Where: Kaneyama South Bldg. Art Gallery, 1 Chome-1-1 Kanayamacho, Naka Ward, Nagoya Cost: Adults from ¥2,300 Web:

Experience an Ice-free Skating Rink

Skate the night away on an ice-free skating rink. The Toyoda Gosei Skating Rink uses a special kind of plastic panel that mimics the sensation of skating on ice. Last year, this attraction drew over 460,000 visitors across Nagoya and the Tokai region. Open for approximately 100 days starting from Dec.3, the ToyodaGosei Rink is open to skaters of all ages until well into the new year.

When: Until March 12 Where: 1-11-1 Higashisakura, Higashi Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Cost: ¥1,000/adult, ¥400/child Web:


Experience Aichi’s local charm and flavors this winter in luxury. All four restaurants inside the ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Nagoya will join together to hold the Mikawa Okazaki Fair. The Okazaki region is packed with historical miso breweries while Mikawa is famous for its abundance of seafood and specially ingredients. And advance booking is highly recommended.

When: Jan. 4 to Feb. 28 Where: 1-1-1 Kanayamacho, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Cost: Lunch: ¥4,000 (weekdays), ¥4,500 (weekends). Dinner: ¥4,500 / ¥5,000 Web:


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