Ichinomiya (一宮市) is a city in Aichi - after expansion in 2005 to include nearby Bisai and Kisogawa, it is the 4th largest city in the prefecture. Ichinomiya is historically a center for woolen textiles, and many aspects of textile production still flourish in the city, such as world-famous yarn manufacturer Eisaku Noro.

Get in

Ichinomiya is roughly halfway between Nagoya and Gifu. By rail, take the JR Tokaido line from Nagoya to Owari-Ichinomiya (9 mins, 290Yen), or the Meitetsu Nagoya or Bisai lines. By road, Ichinomiya is accessible from the Toumei, Meishin, and Tokai-Hokoriku expressways.


Ichinomiya Twin Arch 138
Row of cherry blossom trees of the Kisogawa dike

The tower is surrounded by parkland, which is especially pleasant during cherry-blossom season. The park is easily accessible by bus from Ichinomiya station.


Ichinomiya's streets are decorated for Tanabata Matsuri


If you knit or sew, then Ichinomiya is a must-visit on your Japanese travels. The side-streets surrounding Masumida Shrine are a treasure-house of locally-produced yarns and fabrics.



Accommodation is mostly in the form of business hotels, and several chains (Toyoko Inn, Route-Inn, City Hotel, Green Hotel) have branches near the station.

If you drive, there are also large belts of love-hotels off the highway, at both ends of the city limits!

Go next

Routes through Ichinomiya

Kyoto Gifu  W  E  Nagoya Hamamatsu
Takayama Mino  N  S  END
Kyoto Gifu-Hashima  W  E  Nagoya Hamamatsu

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