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Kinshachi Yokocho

Nagoya's specialties are gathered on the street in Nagoya Castle Town!

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Gourmet street

A superb gourmet area in Nagoya Castle Town, Kinshachi Yokocho, is divided into two sections.

The first section is the “Yoshinao Zone”, which is based on the characteristics of Tokugawa Yoshinao, a great ruler who followed the legacy of his father, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and faithfully governed the Owari Domain by improving laws, cultivating lands, controlling floods, and promoting industries. It is located in front of the main gate of Nagoya Castle and features many long-established and well-known Nagoya-meshi restaurants, making it especially popular among tourists. “Yabaton” for miso cutlets, “Yamamotoya Sohonke” for udon in miso soup, and “Nagoya Bicho” for hitsumabushi (chopped kabayaki eel on rice) are the first restaurants you should try. Some bar-style restaurants offer samples of Aichi’s local sake and beer for a fee, and there are some Nagoya souvenir shops as well.

The second section is the “Muneharu Zone”, which is based on the characteristics of Tokugawa Muneharu, the seventh lord of the Owari domain, who dressed like a kabuki actor and developed Nagoya into a cultural and vibrant city. It is located near the east gate of Nagoya Castle, featuring many restaurants and cafes with a pop atmosphere, making it popular among locals. Many of them are open until late at night. For tourists, “Ankake Taro” for pasta with a nice starchy sauce, is especially recommended.

Highlights

  • A gourmet spot conveniently located by Nagoya Castle.
  • It is divided into two sections, the “Yoshinao Zone” and the “Muneharu Zone”, which are inspired by the two great lords of the Owari domain.
  • Traditional and authentic Nagoya meshi can be found in The “Yoshinao Zone”.
  • The “Muneharu Zone” features new and trendy restaurants and is open until late at night.

Photos

  • The “Yoshinao Zone” features a cityscape from the Edo period.

    The “Yoshinao Zone” features a cityscape from the Edo period.

  • The “Muneharu Zone” is conveniently located near the City Hall Station.

    The “Muneharu Zone” is conveniently located near the City Hall Station.

  • “Golden miso cutlet set” at Yabaton (Yoshinao Zone)

    “Golden miso cutlet set” at Yabaton (Yoshinao Zone)

  • “Tofu soft serve ice cream with gold leaf” at Nagoya Tofu Kawaguchi (Yoshinao Zone)

    “Tofu soft serve ice cream with gold leaf” at Nagoya Tofu Kawaguchi (Yoshinao Zone)

  • “Ninja ice cream” at CAFE DINER POP★OVER (Muneharu Zone)

    “Ninja ice cream” at CAFE DINER POP★OVER (Muneharu Zone)

  • You may be able to encounter Tokugawa Yoshinao (second from left) or Tokugawa Muneharu (second from right)!

    You may be able to encounter Tokugawa Yoshinao (second from left) or Tokugawa Muneharu (second from right)!

Reviews

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Details

Name in Japanese
金シャチ横丁
Address
[Yoshinao Zone] 3 to 5, 1-2 Sannomaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi 460-0001
[Muneharu Zone] 2 to 3, 1 Ninomaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi 460-0032
Telephone
052-951-0788
Holiday
Same as Nagoya Castle
Hours
[Yoshinao Zone] 10:30am- 30 min after gate to Nagoya Castle closes
[Muneharu Zone] 11:00am-10:00pm (10:30am open on weekends and national holidays)
*varies by store
Admission
Free
Directions
[Yoshinao Zone]
1)From Nagoya Station, take the Nagoya sightseeing route bus “Me-guru” for 22 minutes, get off at Nagoya Castle Stop, then take a short walk.
2) A 10-minute walk from Shiyakusho (City Hall) Station on the Nagoya Municipal Subway.
[Muneharu Zone]
A short walk from Shiyakusho (City Hall) Station on the Nagoya Municipal Subway.
Credit Cards
Accepted
Official Website
Official Website (English)