Nagoya Castle (Copyright)
Nagoya Women’s Marathon (Copyright)The Chunichi Shimbun
Toyota Stadium (Copyright)
Tokugawa Ieyasu and Hattori Hanzo the Ninjas (Copyright)
Hitsumabushi grilled eel on rice(Nagoya Cuisine) (Copyright)
Aichi is located in a key area in the center of Japan and forms one of the 3 large metropolises in Japan along with Tokyo and Osaka. While Aichi is a metropolis, it is also blessed with a rich natural environment of mountains and ocean. As Aichi possesses an abundance of experience in hosting large-scale international events such as EXPO 2005, it is able to greet guests with the spirit of hospitality already cultivated at those events.
Aichi’s Chubu Centrair International Airport offers quick and safe access to regions throughout the prefecture via an extensive network of expressways and rail transport. It only takes 30 minutes from the airport to reach Nagoya, Aichi’s central city. You can also reach Tokyo from Nagoya in 90 minutes via Shinkansen. Training in Aichi, which will have climate conditions similar to that of Tokyo, will result in sustained and improved performance levels during the games.
Several professional and corporate teams for sports such as soccer, rugby, volleyball, basketball, handball, baseball, and softball are based in Aichi. With well-developed athletic facilities such as stadiums, gymnasiums, track fields, and pools, a wide variety of Pre-Game training needs can be met. The Aichi Prefectural Government, along with cooperation from regional municipalities and affiliates, has established an organization known as the Aichi Sports Commission. This “All-Aichi” organization is actively engaged in bidding for the hosting of sports events as well as training camps. All of these led to the hosting of the Rugby World Cup in 2019, as well as international events for sports such as soccer, volleyball, handball, sailing, boating, canoeing, triathlons, and surfing.
Aichi gathers attention from around the world as a region known for its samurai history and culture. It is also known for its industrial tourism, developing both traditional and state-of-the-art industries. Additionally, you can enjoy Japanese food registered under UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, as well as international cuisine and especially the popular “Nagoya-meshi” (Nagoya Cuisine).
Aichi looks forward to giving its whole-hearted support in offering its facilities and welcoming your athletes. Please come to Aichi to train for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games!