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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

Naka Ward

Nagoya City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(325 area reviews)

Museums, hot springs, and coffeehouses highlight some notable features of Nagoya City Centre. Make a stop by Osu or Nagoya City Science Museum while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Fushimi Station or Marunouchi Station to get around town.

Nagoya City Centre
Naka Ward

Sakae

Shopping, hot springs, and coffeehouses highlight some notable features of Sakae. Make a stop by Osu or Nagoya TV Tower while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Sakae Station or Yabacho Station to get around town.

Sakae
Nagoya City Art Museum as well as an individual femail

Naka Ward

4.5/5Wonderful!(6 area reviews)

Travelers choose Naka Ward for its ample dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Yabacho Station or Kamimaezu Station and check out top sights like Osu.

Naka Ward
A hotel with excellent view of the Nagoya city!

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trover photo by James Ng

Nakamura

4.5/5Wonderful!(13 area reviews)

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in Nakamura. Spend some time visiting top spots like Takashimaya, and catch the metro at Nakamura Koen Station or Nakamura Nisseki Station to see more of the area.

Nakamura
Atsuta Shrine featuring heritage architecture and a temple or place of worship

Kanayama

4.5/5Wonderful!(14 area reviews)

Kanayama is well-liked for its bars and spas. If you're hoping to get in some sightseeing, Atsuta Jingu Shrine and Nagoya Urban Institute are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at Nishitakakura Station or Jingunishi Station to get around.

Kanayama
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Nishiki

Hot springs and shopping are highlights of Nishiki. Make a stop by Nagoya TV Tower or Hisaya Odori Park while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Fushimi Station to get around town.

Nishiki

Top Hotels in Nagoya

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel
Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
1-1-3 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya
¥13,636
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

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! (1,864 reviews)

"Easy to access and staffs are helpful. Have some shops nearby."…"

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2020

Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel
APA Hotel Nagoya-Sakae
APA Hotel Nagoya-Sakae
3 out of 5
4-10-16, Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi-ken
¥4,545
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

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

3.8/5Good! (1,060 reviews)

"Mixed frelings about this place. Convenient location but smacked in the middle of seedy bars and night clubs. Only a very thin pillow was provided, however the bed was relatively comfortable. One specialty about all APA hotels is the onsen featured in every single hotels."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2019

APA Hotel Nagoya-Sakae
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Nagoya Taiko dori Side
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Nagoya Taiko dori Side
3.5 out of 5
18-10 Tsubaki-cho, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi
¥8,264
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21

Located in Nakamura, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mode Gakuen Spiral Towers and Nagoya Station Tourist Information Center. Osu and Nagoya City Science ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,169 reviews)

"Great hotel to stay as it is conveniently located near nagoya station and takashimaya. Room is too small and limited space for luggages. Matresses are abit hard. Hotel is clean and there are coin operated laundry and 7 Eleven store within the hotel."…"

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Daiwa Roynet Hotel Nagoya Taiko dori Side

Popular things to do in Nagoya

LEGOLAND Japan
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LEGOLAND Japan

4/5(24 reviews)

Enjoy the rides and games at LEGOLAND Japan and see why this is a favorite amusement park in Nagoya. While you're in the area, find time to visit its shops.

Nabana no Sato
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Nabana no Sato

4.5/5(13 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Nabana no Sato, a popular green space in Kuwana. While in this walkable area, find time to visit its shops.

Osu
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Osu

4.5/5(44 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home with a trip to Osu, a favorite shopping spot in Nagoya. Discover the cafés and its museums while you're in the area.

Port of Nagoya Aquarium
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Port of Nagoya Aquarium

4/5(25 reviews)

Take the family to visit the sea life at Port of Nagoya Aquarium and learn why this is a favorite attraction in Nagoya. While you're in the area, find time to visit its shops.

Nagoya Castle
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Nagoya Castle

4.5/5(100 reviews)

See weaponry, clothing and furniture in the treasure hall or roam the gardens to discover defense towers and cherry blossoms at Nagoya’s famous castle.

Atsuta Jingu Shrine
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Atsuta Jingu Shrine

4.5/5(33 reviews)

Visit this ancient shrine to admire its beautiful architecture, discover ancient relics and enjoy a blissful escape in the surrounding park.

Top activities in Nagoya

Takayama and Shirakawago 1 Day Bus Tour from Nagoya
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Takayama and Shirakawago 1 Day Bus Tour from Nagoya

¥8,500

On this tour our bus will take you from Nagoya to the historical town of Takayama and the UNESCO world heritage village of Shirakawa-go, the two most important sites of central Japan.

Unlimited Prepaid Nano SIM Card for Japan
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Unlimited Prepaid Nano SIM Card for Japan

¥3,918

Enjoy your vacation in Japan while staying connected to the internet. Japan has relatively poor Wi-Fi infrastructure, especially outside of the big cities, so the best way to stay connected is through a prepaid, easy-to-set up SIM card that lets you travel the country with ease of mind.

Half-Day Sushi-Making Experience with Lunch
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Half-Day Sushi-Making Experience with Lunch

¥10,800

Make sushi for your lunch with expert guidance from a professional chef. Learn to prepare several types of sushi—including both nigiri and maki—in addition to tips for preparing the sushi toppings and learning to cook authentic miso soup.

Meet the Locals: Nagoya Nighttime Food and Frolic
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Meet the Locals: Nagoya Nighttime Food and Frolic

¥11,500

Welcome to Nagoya! While others may have skipped over Nagoya for the bright green tourist pastures of Tokyo or Kyoto, by choice or circumstance, you, brave soul, have found yourself with time to frolic in Nagoya.

Shared Arrival Transfer : Chubu Nagoya Airport to Nagoya City
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Shared Arrival Transfer : Chubu Nagoya Airport to Nagoya City

¥4,907

Your driver will pick you up from the Chubu International Airport terminal to Nagoya City dropping you right at the doorsteps of the address where you want to go. This is a door to door offer, cheaper than a taxi, more eco-friendly than your personal car and more comfortable than the public transport.

Explore Nagoya's Castle, Gardens, History, and More!
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Explore Nagoya's Castle, Gardens, History, and More!

¥10,700

Ask the average Japanese on the street, and they may wonder why you've chosen to visit Nagoya, but you, intrepid traveler, are in the know – and possibly even ahead of the curve! Nagoya has lots to see, a culture vastly different from both the Tokyo/Yokohama and Kyoto/Osaka areas, and all the urban excitement you'd expect from Japan's third largest metropolis.

Reviews of Nagoya

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
125
5 - Excellent 47.70992366412214%
4 - Good
116
4 - Good 44.274809160305345%
3 - Okay
19
3 - Okay 7.251908396946565%
2 - Disappointing
1
2 - Disappointing 0.3816793893129771%
1 - Terrible
1
1 - Terrible 0.3816793893129771%

5/5 - Excellent

T

Feb 12, 2020

Good food nice people

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 12, 2020

It’s a very safe and friendly city.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 29, 2020

Devote at least one day to go around on the Me-guru sightseeing bus. Use a translator app as most Nagoyans cannot speak much English.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 7, 2020

Great little city. Quieter and slower that Tokyo but over the festive period and how busy everything is, Nagoya was a welcomed pause.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 29, 2019

Different from Tokyo and Kyoto. Struggling for sightseeing business but deep in unification process in Japanese history and her economic growth.

4/5 - Good

Amy

Dec 10, 2019

nice city to visit

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