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Verified travelerNov 18, 2019
Now is a great city to come. It’s not as big or as frantic as talking or also come but it’s a great place to come
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.
Museums, hot springs, and coffeehouses highlight some notable features of Nagoya City Centre. Make a stop by Nagoya City Science Museum or Osu while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Fushimi Station or Marunouchi Station to get around town.
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.
Hot springs, coffeehouses, and shopping are just a few things travelers like about Nishiki. Sights like Nagoya TV Tower and Hisaya Odori Park are spots to explore, and you can get around the greater Nagoya area at Fushimi Station.
Get to know Kanayama and its many features like its bars and spas. You might want to explore sights like Atsuta Jingu Shrine and Nagoya Urban Institute, and you can jump on the metro at Nishitakakura Station or Jingunishi Station to get around the city.
If you're spending time in Meieki, check out sights like Winc Aichi or Midland Square and hop on the metro to see more the city at Kokusai Center Station or Meitetsu Nagoya Station.
When in Centrair, you can plan a visit to Flight of Dreams and Aeon Mall Tokoname, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.
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Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019
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.
Visit this ancient shrine to admire its beautiful architecture, discover ancient relics and enjoy a blissful escape in the surrounding park.
Learn about Toyota's manufacturing history at this intriguing museum, which features textile looms, automobile displays and engrossing interactive exhibits.
Enjoy the rides and games at LEGOLAND Japan and see why people love this theme park in Nagoya. While you're in the area, find time to visit its shops.
Take the family to visit the sea creatures at Port of Nagoya Aquarium and find out why this is a popular attraction in Nagoya. While you're in the area, find time to visit its shops.
Nagoya City Science Museum is a top museum in Nagoya with a rich history. While you're in the area, find time to visit its shops.
Scope out shops, temples, and museums in bustling Nagoya, explore seaside sights in Toyama, and admire charming grass-roofed houses in the village of Shirakawa-go. Dive into the heart of Japan with this 3-day bus pass with convenient transfers from Chubu Centrair and Komatsu airports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Soba is one of the most representative food cultures in Japan, which is rich in taste and nutrition. Japanese people traditionally eat soba (buckwheat noodles) on New Year's Eve to wish for a long lasting life. This program provides you an opportunity to learn how to make soba.
Verified travelerOct 18, 2019