Expo 2005 Aichi
Opening: March 25, 2005
Closing: September 25, 2005
Participating countries: 121
Site Area: 173 ha (427.5 acres)
Image: © 2005. Urso Chappell.
Held in the eastern hills of Nagoya, Japan in the suburbs of Nagakute and Seto, Expo 2005 Aichi's site was created such that most of the land would be returned to its original parkland afterward. Most of the wooded site was undisturbed and visitors traveled by gondola or bus between two separate sites.
The Global Loop, an elevated structure on the Nagakute site, provided a pedestrian walkway between different zones which represented various geographic regions on the planet.
Japan had previously hosted Osaka's Expo '70, Okinawa's Expo '75, and Tsukuba's Expo '85.