The 38th Nagoya International Music Festival


Nagoya International Music Festival

Beginning in 1978, the Nagoya International Music Festival is held from spring through to early summer. Top artists from around the globe will be impressing you with their talent in seven world-class performances including opera, ballet, orchestra and recitals until July.

  • Swan Lake: Birmingham Royal Ballet on Wed. 6 May
  • A Collection of Mozart Symphonies: Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg on Fri. 29 May
  • Rossini’s ‘Barber of Seville’: Hungarian State Opera on Sat. 13 Jun.
  • Dresdner Philharmonie conducted by Michael Sanderling on Fri. 3 Jul.
  • Russian National Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Pletnev on Sat. 11 Jul.

Where: The Aichi Prefectural Arts Theater (愛知県芸術劇場)
Access: Approximately a 2 minute walk east from Sakae Station (栄駅) Exit 4 (4番出口) on the Higashiyama or Meijo Subway Lines (地下鉄東山線/名城線).
Tickets: Purchase online or at convenience stores through Ticket Pia and Lawson Ticket.


The 26th Classic Car Festival

Photo courtesy of Toyota Automobile Museum
Photo courtesy of Toyota Automobile Museum

Held in spring every year since the Toyota Motor Corporation established the Toyota Automobile Museum (in Nagakute City) in 1989, and now in its 26th year, this event aims to foster and continue the culture of the automobile through classic cars.
As well as a parade and exhibition of some 100 privately-owned classic cars, see some rare classic cars from the collection of the Toyota Automobile Museum in action, and hop in and pose for a photo. There will also be a road safety activity where both kids and adults can learn while having fun, and more events to enjoy on the stage.

When: Sun. 24 May (9:00 – 16:00)

Where: Moricoro Park (Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park) (愛・地球博記念公園「モリコロパーク」), Nagakute City

Access: Change to the Linimo Line (リニモ) from Fujigaoka Station (藤が丘駅) on the Higashiyama Subway Line (地下鉄東山線) and get off at Ai・Chikyuhakukinenkoen Station (愛・地球博記念公園).

Admission: Free


Spring Orchid Exhibition
at Hisayaodori Gardens Flarie


Hisayaodori Gardens Flarie (formerly Ran no Yakata) reopened after renovations in September last year. Visitors can enjoy nature in an urban setting in a relaxed manner in 6 gardens with themes including flowers, green, and waterside, and take time out for a stroll, a meal, or shopping while feeling the nature around them, and entry is now free.
From 19 to 25 May, the Spring Orchid Exhibition will be held in the Crystal Garden (a large hothouse). Entry to the exhibition is also free.
Cattleya and dendrobiums, with eye-catching brilliant pink, are just some of the approximately 200 orchids on display. Orchids will also be available for purchase. Organized by the Nagoya Orchid Society.

When: Tue. 19 May to Mon. 25 May (Gardens 9:00 – 17:30 [9:00 – 16:00 on 25 May]; Flarie Café 9:00 – 18:00; Flower Shop Keikaen 10:00 – 18:00; Flarie Zakka Boutique 10:00 – 17:30; Italian Restaurant Quadrifoglio – Lunch 11:30 – 14:30 [until 15:00 on weekends and national holidays], Dinner 17:30 – 22:30; Beer and Wine Garden Garden Kitchen Flarie – Lunch 12:00 – 15:00 [weekends and national holidays, weather pending], Dinner 17:30 – 22:30)

Where: Hisayaodori Gardens Flarie (久屋大通庭園フラリエ), formerly Ran no Yakata

Access: Approximately a 3-minute walk from Yaba-cho Station (矢場町駅) Exit 4 (4番出口) on the Meijo Subway Line (地下鉄名城線).

Admission: Free


Understanding Japanese Culture – Ikebana



Learn about Ikebana, a part of Japanese traditional culture, to help deepen your understanding of Japanese culture. This 6-lesson course is open to international students enrolled at universities in Aichi Prefecture and their spouses.

When: Every Fri. from 22 May to 26 Jun. (18:30 – 19:45)

Where: International Student Center (国際留学生会館) Lecture Room (研修室)

Access: Approximately 200m south from Minato Kuyakusho Station (港区役所駅) Exit 2 (2番出口) on the Meiko Subway Line (地下鉄名港線).

How to apply: By e-mail to from 27 Apr. Applications must be received on or before 21 May. Up to 10 places are available on a first in, first served basis.

Cost: 2,000 Yen for 6 lessons


Please be aware that all aforementioned event times, locations, and prices
are subject to change without notice.


(NIC Events Information)

Henri Daros


Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: