Are you looking for things to do in Nagoya in November 2019?

Below you will find a curated list of Nagoya events and Nagoya festivals that are going on in November this year. I have included only events that are of interest to foreigners, events that are in English or do not require any understanding of the Japanese language.

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Nagoya Meshi Food Tour

Nagoya Food Tour at Yamamotoya in Sakae

What? 3 hour group food tour about the local Nagoya cuisine with lots of interesting information on food and Nagoya.
When? daily 2:30 p.m.
Where? Sakae
How Much? 12.000 yen
-> More Info Here

‘Brick or Treat’ Event at Legoland Japan

What? The Halloween event at Legoland Japan invites not only with Halloween characters and Halloween themed attractions throughout the park but also sweets stations where childen can get sweets when they say the password ‘Brick or Treat’.
When? Sept 14. – Nov 4. 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where? Legoland Japan
How Much? from 4600 yen for adults (3400 yen for children)
-> More Event Info Here

Kakuozan Autumn Festival

What? Fun for the whole family at Kakuozan Autumn Festival with food stalls, a game corner and performances on stage. As well as an art and crafts market and workshops.
When? Nov 2. – Nov 3. 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where? Street leading to Nittaiji Temple
How Much? free
-> More Event Info Here (Japanese only)

Phil Festa Tokai 2019

What? Enjoy Philippine food as well as performances of Japanese and Philippine groups and performers.
When? Nov 2. – Nov 3. 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where? Sakae Edion Hisaya Plaza
How Much? free
-> More Event Info Here

Samurai & Ninja Festival

What? Experience the life of the Ninja and Samurai. Enjoy various shows and events with the common Samurai and Ninja theme.
When? Nov 10. 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where? Odaka Ryokuchi Park
How Much? free
-> More Event Info Here

Endoji Paris in Autumn Festival

What? Stalls and artists from without and within Aichi turn the Endoji shopping arcade into a French shopping district for a weekend.
When? Nov 9. – Nov 10. 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where? Endoji Shopping Arcade
How Much? free
-> More Event Info Here (Japanese only)

21st Nagoya Motor Show

What? The largest automotive event in in the Chubu region. Experience the latest models on the market, learn about safe driving support systems and test-drive a self-driving vehicle.
When? Nov 21. – Nov 24. 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where? Portmesse Nagoya
How Much? 1700 yen
-> More Event Info Here (Japanese only)

Nagoya City Museum Special Exhibition

What? Two special exhibitions at the Nagoya City Museum. One about ‘Excavations in the Japanese Archipelago 2019’ and another about ‘Castles and Castle Towns in Owari District’
When? Nov 16. – Dec 28. 2019
Where? Nagoya City Museum
How Much? 1000 yen
-> More Event Info Here (Japanese only)

Mammoth Flea Market Z vol. 61

What? With over 1500 sellers it is the biggest flea market in the region. With a stage, food corner and food truck you can spend all day here exploring what the sellers have on offer.
When? Nov 16. – Nov 17. 2019
Where? Portmesse Nagoya
How Much? 800 yen
-> More Event Info Here (Japanese only)

Yattokame Festival

What? A cultural festival in Nagoya that aims to keep the local culture alive. Traditional plays (Kyogen, Noh, Kabuki) and other forms of entertainment (tea ceremony) can be enjoyed throughout Nagoya.
When? Oct 27. – Nov 19. 2019
Where? Oasis 21, Osu Shopping Street, Endoji Shopping Street, Nagoya Castle and KITTE Nagoya Building and more
How Much? some events require admission fees or reservation in advance
-> More Event Info Here

Nagoya Castle Autumn Festival

Crysantemum Bonsai Nagoya Castle Festival

What? Different events held at Nagoya Castle including stage performances. A highlight is the chrysanthemum growing competition where dolls dressed in the flowers are exhibited as well as beautiful chrysanthemum Bonsai trees.
When? Oct 12. – Nov 17. 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where? Nagoya Castle
How Much? 500 yen
-> More Event Info Here (Japanese only)

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden Autumn Festival

What? The yearly leaf viewing event at the Higashiyama Botanical Garden which includes an illumination event on some nights.
When? Nov 15. – Dec 1. 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. closed Mondays
Illumination: Nov 15. + 16. + 17. + 24. + 30. + Dec 1., 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where? Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
How Much? 500 yen
-> More Event Info Here

Tokugawaen Autumn Leave Illumination

What? The more than 300 maple trees turn to beautiful shades of red. Especially at night during the illumination event the Tokugawa Garden is worth a visit.
When? Nov 24. – Dec 8. 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. closed Mondays
Illumination: sundown – 8:30 p.m.
Where? Tokugawa Garden
How Much? 300 yen
-> More Event Info Here (Japanese only)

Shirotori Garden Autumn Leave Illumination

What? With more than 1500 trees the Shirotori Garden is an amazing place to visit during the autumn leave season. Special events are held during the period including illuminations and tea ceremonies.
When? Nov 16. – Dec 18. 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. closed Mondays
Illumination 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. except Nov 22. + 23.
Where? Shirotori Garden
How Much? 300 yen
-> More Event Info Here (Japanese only)

Non-ice Skate Rink at Oasis 21

What? Ice skating fun for the whole family at this non-ice skate rink in Sakae.
When? Nov 23. 2019 – Mar 1. 2020, weekdays 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., weekends 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where? Oasis 21
How Much? weekdays 900 yen, weekends 1200 yen, children 500 yen
-> More Event Info Here (Japanese only)

Very Merry Christmas 2019 at Sea Train Land

What? The Sea Train Land is celebrating Christmas with an illumination of around 50.000 lights.
When? Nov 23. – Dec 25. 2019, weekdays 12:00 p.m. – 8 p.m., weekends 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where? Nagoya Port Sea Train Land
How Much? free (rides cost extra)
-> Website (Japanese only)

Nagoya Central Garden Illumination

What? Champagne-golden illumination with animals at the entrance, on the grass and at the many store fronts of Central Garden.
When? Nov 1. 2019 – Mar 14. 2020, illumination 4:30 p.m. – 11:15 p.m.
Where? Nagoya Central Garden
How Much? free
-> Website (Japanese only)

Nagoya Lucent Tower Winter Illumination

Lucent Tower Winter Illumination 2019

What? The plaza and the entrance of Lucent Tower near Nagoya Station will be decorated with about 45,000 lights, creating a fantastic world.
When? Nov 6. 2019 – Jan 31. 2020, 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where? Nagoya Lucent Tower
How Much? free
-> Website (Japanese only)

Towers x Gatetower Christmas 2019

Towers x Gate Tower Christmas 2019 at night

What? A 12 meter high Christmas tree and a music Cristmas light show (every 15 minutes) are the highlight of this event. Take a picture with Santa on the 12th floor of the JR Central Towers.
When? Nov 6. – Dec 25. 2019
Where? JR Cental Towers, JR Gate Tower
How Much? free
-> More Info Here (Japanese only)

Nadya Park Christmas

What? Winter illumination at the entrances as well as live music at the 2nd floor atrium of the Nadya Park shopping center.
When? Nov 15. 2019 – Feb 23. 2020, illumination 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where? Nadia Park
How Much? free
-> Website (Japanese only)

Movie Genic Christmas Illumination at Marriott Associa Hotel

Movie Genic Christmas Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel

What? Moving raindeer pulling a sledge with an ice bear. Christmas as you have never seen it before with this Christmas object at Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel.
When? Nov 6. – Dec 25. 2019
Where? Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel
How Much? free
-> Website

Blossa Winter Illumination 2019

What? An elegant illumination to attract adults with pink golden lights.
When? Nov 20. 2019 – Feb 14. 2020, illumination 4:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Where? Blossa
How Much? free
-> Website (Japanese only)

Sakae Minami Osu Winter Illumination

What? The central street of Nagoya leading from Sakae to Osu will be decorated with blue lights on all trees.
When? Nov 15. 2019 – Feb 23. 2020 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Where? Otsu-dori Street
How Much? free

Midland Christmas 2019

Midland Square Christmas at Nagoya Station

What? Christmas illumination under the theme ‘White Fantasia’.
When? Nov 6. – Dec 25. 2019, illumination 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Where? Midland Square
How Much? free
-> Website

Noritake Garden Christmas Garden

Noritake Garden Christmas Garden Illumination 2019 Nagoya

What? Santa as well as a gigantic Christmas tree will be set up in the garden as well as thousands of lights to illuminate the night. A special Christmas plate is available in the workshop corner of the Craft Center.
When? Nov 9. – Dec 25. 2019
Where? Noritake Garden
How Much? free
-> Website

Higashiyama Sky Tower Christmas Lightup

What? A gigantic christmas tree and other decoration lights up the HIgashiyama Sky Tower. The view from the 134-meter high tower is also very Christmasy with the millions of lights of the city.
When? Nov 26. – Dec 25. 2019 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where? Higashiyama Sky Tower
How Much? 300 yen
-> Website

Osu Antique Flea Market (Regular)

What? A bustling flea market selling antiques and trinkets. Popular with locals and tourists looking for a bargain or souvenir to take home.
When? 18. and 28. each month
Where? Osu Kannon
How Much? free
-> More Event Info Here

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