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Nagoya
Travel Guide

Admire luxury cars, explore historic sites, enjoy a massage overlooking the city or shop for some of Japan’s biggest brands in this bustling metropolis.

Japan’s fourth-largest city, Nagoya, is sophisticated and modern, yet steeped in history. Today, the city is home to almost 3 million residents and attracts visitors for its shopping, luxury hotels and fascinating historical sites.

Visit Nagoya Castle to see the historic heart of the city. Damaged by fire during World War II, the castle has been meticulously restored and is one of the city’s most popular attractions.

Visit Nagoya in spring and be met by bursts of color as cherry blossoms begin to bloom. Bring a picnic to one of Nagoya’s parks and join in the traditional Japanese pastime of hanami, where crowds gather to enjoy the day beneath the flowers. Heiwa Park is one of the most famous places for hanami.

The modern center of Nagoya resides above Nagoya Station, the city’s main train station and the largest railroad complex in the world. The JR Central Towers above the station are home to some of the best shopping in town, as well as luxury hotels and two viewing decks, complete with bars and day spa facilities.

Enjoy a day in the outskirts of Nagoya. Catch the train to the nearby Toyota Automobile Museum to see classic car models from one of the biggest manufacturers in Japan, as well as luxury European and American cars.

Pay your respects at one of the most sacred sites in Japan, the Atsuta Shrine, a 15-minute train ride from Nagoya Station. Surrounded by woodland, this is a great place to unwind after a day in the city.

Sample Nagoya’s famous cuisine and try a plate of hitsumabushi (grilled eel). Served in a wooden bowl with broth and rice, the dish is an authentic dining experience.

Nagoya is located in central Japan. Fly into Nagoya International Airport or arrive by high-speed train, which takes 35 minutes from Kyoto or 1 hour 20 minutes from Tokyo. When you step out Nagoya Station, you’ll be in the city center, right beneath JR Central Towers.

Where to stay in Nagoya

Top Hotels in Nagoya

APA Hotel Nagoya-Sakae
APA Hotel Nagoya-Sakae
3 out of 5
4-10-16, Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi-ken
The price is ¥4,050 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Naka Ward, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Aichi Arts Center, Osu, and Oasis 21. Nagoya TV Tower and Nagoya City Science Museum are also ...

3.8/5Good! (985 reviews)

"The appearance of the room needs to be updated, such as beds and walls"…"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

APA Hotel Nagoya-Sakae
Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel
Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
1-1-3 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya
The price is ¥12,273 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Nakamura, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, Nagoya City Science Museum, and Nagoya Castle. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,563 reviews)

"Excellent location, very clean, comfortable hotel."…"

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel
Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower
Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower
4 out of 5
4-60-12 Hiraike-cho, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi
The price is ¥14,021 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Nakamura, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Osu and Nagoya City Science Museum. Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and Nagoya ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (562 reviews)

"We love the hotel! But we missed a smart TV. We’re foreigner and we don’t watch Japanese tv so if they could offer Netflix or YouTube that experience could have been more perfect that really was."…"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2021

Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Nagoya

Yabacho apartment (202,205,403,303,203,305,401,405)
Yabacho apartment (202,205,403,303,203,305,401,405)
3 out of 5
5-12-30, Sakae, Naka-ku, Yamani Building, Nagoya, Aichi
The price is ¥3,818 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Naka Ward, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Osu and Oasis 21. Nagoya City Science Museum and Nagoya TV Tower are also within ...

3.8/5Good! (5 reviews)

"綺麗で、アメニティなどの設備もしっかりしており、満足です。"…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Yabacho apartment (202,205,403,303,203,305,401,405)
SAMURAI HOUSE 2
SAMURAI HOUSE 2
3.5 out of 5
3-28-2 Komenocho, Nagoya, Aichi
The price is ¥21,818 per night from Mar 17 to Mar 18

This family-friendly Nagoya vacation home is located in Nakamura, within 1 mi (2 km) of Mode Gakuen Spiral Towers and Nagoya Station Tourist Information Center. ...

5/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)

"this trip is extremely great. nice, comfortable and cozy space and make my family rather stay at this house. i will definitely come again when I visit nagoya!!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2020

SAMURAI HOUSE 2
Kogane apartment
Kogane apartment
2.5 out of 5
6-chome-23 Koganedori, Nakamura, Nagoya, Aichi

Located in Nakamura, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mode Gakuen Spiral Towers, Osu, and Nagoya Station Tourist Information Center. Nagoya Congress ...

4.1/5Very Good! (7 reviews)

"とても綺麗なお部屋で、ダブルベッドが2つあるのがよかったです。 日にちの変更を急遽お願いしたのですが、その際もとてもご親切にしていただきました。"…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Kogane apartment
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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