Guide to Nagoya, Mizuho Ward


Haruyama in Mizuho Ward’s east is a popular choice for those with some basic Japanese skills and looking for a more “Japanese” experience. Facilities catering to foreigners are scarce, however there are some lovely and spacious Western style housing options available in this area at reasonable prices.

Transport

There are two subway lines that run through the ward: the Meijo line that circles city, as well as the Sakura-dori Line that goes out to Toshiage in the south, and up to the city center in the north, via the Nagoya International Center.

Going further afield, Horita Station is served by the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line making it easy to get to Inuyama in the north and Toyohashi in the south, and having relatively easy access to the 153 highway, driving out to Toyota is pretty straight forward.

Subway Access

  • Sakurayama, Mizuho-kuyakusho and Mizuho Undojo Nishi on the Sakura-dori line.
  • Sogo Rihabiri Center, Mizuho Undojo Higashi, Arartamabashi and Myo-Ondori on the Meijo line.

Train Access

  • Horita Station on the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line

Highway Access

  • Prefectural Route 221
  • Prefectural Route 30

Parks and green spaces

In the spring time, as the cherry blossoms bloom all across the city, the tree-lined Yamazaki river that runs through Mizuho Ward is an extremely popular location at which the locals gather to enjoy the pastime of ‘hanami’. Also along the river is the Nagoya University School of Pharmacology Medicinal Botanical Garden. While it is not in any way comparable to the Higashiyama Botanical Gardens in Chikusa-ku, it is still a nice little spot.

Shopping

Being very much a local area, there are many traditional small shops and stores dotted around Mizuho-ku. However, if you are looking for western-style shopping there is a Valor supermarket very much central to the ward, a Seijo Ishii store selling international products and a large Yamanaka in Yagoto, not far from Haruyama. In the same area there is an Aeon shopping mall that stocks international goods, and in fact there are Aeon Malls also at Aratamabashi in the south and Atsuta in the west.

Dining

As with the shopping opportunities, dining in Mizuho-ku is very much centered around the local stores, with small outlets focused around the train and subway stations and the Nagoya City University. As well as the regular ‘izakaya’ bar restaurants and tiny mom-and-pop restaurants with cozy atmospheres and very few tables, there are plenty of family restaurants such as Gusto, Saizariya, Denny’s and even a McDonalds.

Nightlife

There is little nightlife in Mizuho-ku outside of the local restaurants. However, if you do want to party, Yagoto is were many university students hang out, nearby Kanayama has a few bars and karaoke outlets, and the city’s nightlife capital of Sakae is just 25 minutes away on the Meijo subway line from Aratamabashi, or on the Sakura-dori line from Sakurayama.

Items of cultural significance and local attractions

Aside from the Yamazaki river that bisects the ward, Mizuho-ku is perhaps best known for sports, in particular the Mizuho Rugby Stadium, which holds Rugby Union Games and is home to the Toyota Verblitz team. Near the stadium you can also find baseball fields and an athletic stadium.

Schools

From Haruyama, the Nagoya International School is a bit of a trek, being 40 minutes away by car and over 70 minutes by public transport, however the Aichi International School is much more convenient at 40 minutes by subway and only 20 minutes by car. If you have younger children wanting to go to Abroad International, it is only a 20 minute drive away, although by public transport, at around 40 minutes, it can be a bit of a pain.

Housing in Mizuho-ku

See listings for properties available now for rent in Mizuho-ku on JapanHomeSearch.com by clicking this link (it will return only Mizuho-u results), or browse the Nagoya Housing Cost Survey data below, which will give you a snap shot of what sort of expat housing is available in the area.

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1 Bedroom in Mizuho Ku

District

Station

Monthly cost

Rent

Maintenance fee

Parking

Type

Age

 Mizuho

Sogo Rehabiri Center (M21)

115.92

¥198,000

¥198,000

¥0

Incl.

House

1999

1BR AVERAGE

115.92

\198,000

\198,000

\0

\0

 

 

2 Bedrooms in Mizuho Ku

District

Station

Monthly cost

Rent

Maintenance fee

Parking

Type

Age

Mizuho

Sogo Rehabiri Center (M21)

87.87

¥213,750

¥182,000

¥16,000

\15,750

Apt

2005

 

Mizuhoundojo Higashi (M22)

109.91

¥299,000

¥280,000

¥0

¥19,000

Apt

2008

Sakurayama (S11)

72.39

¥170,000

¥170,000

¥0

N/A

Apt

2009

2BR AVERAGE

90.05

\227,583

\210,666

¥16,000

¥17,375

 

 

3 Bedrooms in Mizuho Ku

District

Station

Monthly cost

Rent

Maintenance fee

Parking

Type

Age

Mizuho 

Sakurayama (S11)

97.75

¥235,000

¥220,000

Incl.

¥15,000

Apt

2008

 

Sogo Rehabiri Center (M21)

115.00

¥377,000

¥350,000

¥12,000

¥15,000

Apt

1993

 

Sogo Rehabiri Center (M21)

145.74

¥400,000

¥400,000

Incl.

Incl.

House

2005

 

Mizuhoundojo Higashi (M22)

213.36

¥450,000

¥450,000

Incl.

Incl.

House

2001

 

Sogo Rehabiri Center (M21)

224.59

¥600,000

¥600,000

Incl.

Incl.

House

1996

3BR AVERAGE

159.2

\412,400

\404,000

\12,000

\15,000

 

4 Bedrooms in Mizuho Ku

District

Station

Monthly cost

Rent

Maintenance fee

Parking

Type

Age

Mizuho 

Sakurayama (S11)

199.38

¥350,000

¥350,000

Incl.

Incl.

House

2002

 

Mizuhoundojo Higashi (M22)

200.69

¥550,000

¥550,000

Incl.

Incl.

House

2001

4BR AVERAGE

200.03

¥450,000

450,000

¥0

¥0

 

 

5 Bedrooms in Mizuho Ku

District

Station

Monthly cost

Rent

Maintenance fee

Parking

Type

Age

Mizuho 

Sakurayama (S11)

274.24

¥450,000

¥450,000

Incl.

Incl.

House

1990

Sakurayama (S11)

199.38

¥350,000

¥350,000

Incl.

Incl.

House

2002

 

Sogo Rehabiri Center (M21)

210.00

¥400,000

¥400,000

Incl.

Incl.

House

1977

5BR AVERAGE

227.87

¥443,333

¥443,333

 

 

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