When visiting the Okazaki Castle in Aichi prefecture with Aki-chan and Chizuru, I didn’t suspect yet they had reserved a costume session for me. When we arrived to that section of the museum, several attendants were waiting for us and rapidly started dressing me as Tokugawa Ieyasu (Tokugawa Patrick I say!) and other members of the family as my subordinates, probably highly ranked Samurai of the Aichi prefecture. I was a bit reluctant at first as I am not a big fan of costumes but it turned out to be a lot of fun!
If you are a big fan of Miso like I am, you don’t want to miss this museum while in Nagoya where they explain how the famous fermented soy-been paste is made. The museum is run by the Hatcho Miso company which is quite famous in Aichi prefecture. A famous kind of miso in Aichi is the red miso which is quite sweet and usually served on top of pork cutlets. A miso tasting experience is included at the end of the visit, and of course, a vast selection of miso based products are offered in the souvenir shop.