Published On: Mon, Jun 13th, 2016

22 Best Places to Go in Nagoya

22 Best Places to Go in Nagoya

When people decide to choose Japan as their travel destination, it seems like they will choose the famous destination such as Tokyo which represents more modern part of Japan and Osaka which represents more traditional part of Japan. However, people should consider visiting Nagoya which is placed between Tokyo and Osaka. In this city, people will be able to reveal various kinds of unique culture which includes food. Many things can be offered by Nagoya which is considered as one of the largest city in Japan. It also becomes the industrial center anyway. Here is the list of the places which people can consider to go when they are in Nagoya.

Nagoya Castle

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If people are looking for the most famous landmark of Nagoya, it must be the Nagoya Castle must be the answer. It has become the symbol of this city for more than 400 years after all. The castle is built as the living place for Tokugawa Ieyasu who built the Edo period base. The original building was burnt down in 1945 but it was rebuilt in 1959. People can enjoy the interesting exhibition inside the castle with superb garden to stroll in.

Address: 1-1 Honmaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya-city, Aichi (Google Map)

Atsuta Jingu Shrine

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Next, there is oldest landmark in Nagoya which is called Atsuta Shrine which stood for more than 1900 years. The shrine was built in the ground with 20 hectors size mostly covered with the forest. People can find it at the south direction from Nagoya station. There are some trees which are old enough just like the shrine with more than 1000 years old age. The shrine comes with architecture which symbolizes the high status of the shrine and people will be impressed with it. If people want to enjoy the pleasant walk in the center of the city, this must be the perfect place.

Address: 1-1-1 Jingu, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya-city, Aichi (Google Map)

Shirotori Garden

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Not far from Atsuta Shrine, people can find Shirotori Garden which takes about ten minutes walk from the shrine. It is kind of Japanes garden which can be considered as the biggest in Nagoya with about 3.7 hectors large for a charge which can be found inside the Shirotori Park. The design of the garden took the modern aesthetic which is brought by the artisans from other places in Japan. For enjoying more traditional Japanese feel, people can experience the tea time in the traditional tea room. However, people can also find the modern restaurant in the garden.

Address: 2-5 Atsutanishi-machi, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya-city, Aichi (Google Map)

Osu Kannon and Osu Shopping District

Osu Kannon Nagoya

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For enjoying the great place in Nagoya, people do not have to go too far from the Nagoya Station because place like Osu Kannon. It is one of the largest Kannon statues which can be found in Japan. The temple was built in 1333 after all. However, it is not the only attraction from this place because people can also find the flea market on 18th and 28th each month. People must not forget about Osu Shopping Arcade which is considered as the shopping district in the neighborhood.

Address: 2-21-47 Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya-city, Aichi (Google Map)

Nagoya City Science Museum

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In the city science museum, people will be able to find the hands on exhibition which is very attractive. It has the planetarium which is considered as the biggest one in the world with the best quality. It comes with the room which has 35 meters diameter and -30 degree so the visitors will be able to experience various kinds of natural events including aurora and tornado. Visitors with any age can visit and enjoy this great exhibition.

Address: 2-17-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-city, Aichi (Google Map)

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

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This is the museum which is run by the group companies of Toyota. In this place, there is exhibition which is very comprehensive for understanding the history and spirit of the company modern development better. Various things are displayed in the museum from the manufacturing of textile to the robotics. The explanation can also be found in English so people do not have to be confused. This if the perfect place for anyone who have great interest in the process of industrial manufacturing.

Address: 1-35, Noritake Shinmachi 4-chome, Nishi-ku, Nagoya-city, Aichi (Google Map)

Toyota Automobile Museum

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People all around the world of course are pretty familiar with Toyota as the automobile company. Many people become great fan of the automobile from this brand. If people have this kind of interest, it means that visiting Toyota Automobile Museum is a must. It is placed in Nagakute which is about 50 minutes using the public transportation from the Nagoya station. In this place, people will know more about the automobile history from its birth. It means that people will not only find the automobile from Toyota. They are able to find about 160 vehicles from all around the world with different ages.

Address: 41-100 Yokomichi, Nagakute-city, Aichi (Google Map)

Tokugawean Garden

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If people visit Nagoya, it means that they have to visit the Japanese styled garden in Tokugawean Garden. It was originally belong to the family of Owari Tokugawa that is one of the big three of family in Japan. It was used as residence before. The original garden comes with 44 hectares large after all. People will see the typical style of Daimyo garden when they visit the current garden. There will be a pond which comes with different landscapes for offering the vertical intervals which must be really great.

Address: 1001 Tokugawa-cho, Higashi-ku, Nagoya-city, Aichi (Google Map)

Tokugawa Art Museum

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If people decide to visit Tokugawean Garden, they must not miss the opportunity for visiting the Tokugawa Art Museum which adjacent to the garden. The museum becomes the place for seeing various great household collections which are donated by the family descendant of Owari Tokugawa. There are over thousand furniture items along with clothes and household goods which become the collection of this museum. All of the collection is displayed in comprehensive way so people are able to imagine about the way of life of the Daimyo at that time.

SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

scmaglev railway park nagoya

This is the museum which is run by the JR Central. People are able to find the display of about 40 trains which are already retired. Visitors will be able to find steam locomotive, bullet train, and even maglev in this museum. This is the place where people can learn further about the history and mechanic of the train. Visitors will also be able to see some attractions which are popular in this place. They include the simulator of train crew, simulator of train, as well as train dioramas which can be one of the biggest one in Japan. This museum must be able to be enjoyed by visitors by all ages. Foreign visitors can get better understanding with English guide available in English.

Address: 3-2-2 Knjo-futo, Minato-ku, Nagoya-city, Aichi (Google Map)

Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

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In Nagoya, people must not miss the opportunity for visiting one of the best as well as the largest aquarium in Japan, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. This aquarium can offer the attraction which has more educational purpose. Visitors can see more sea animals with large size as the focus of the aquarium. There are shows for large creatures including dolphins, beluga whales, as well as orca. Display of sardine tornado looks great for the school of smaller creatures.

Address: 1-3 Minato-machi, Minato-ku, Nagoya-city, Aichi (Google Map)

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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If people want to enjoy the pleasant day out place, there is no doubt that Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden will be a great place. It covers about 60 hectares ground and there are about 500 species in the exhibition. About 7000 plant varieties can be found in the botanical garden. There is also beautiful walking path and greenhouse with large size. People must not miss seeing Shabani that is western lowland gorilla with handsome look brought from Sydney.

Address: 3-70, Higashiyama-motomachi, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya (Google Map)

Arimatsu Townscape

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Arimatsu was the town which is built in 1608 for a break on the Tokaido Highway. People can see the highlight of the townscape with ten old houses made from wooden material in the Edo period as well as Arimatsu Shibori. The last one is the traditional method of tie dyeing in Japan.

Address: Arimatsu, Midori-ku, Nagoya-city, Aichi (Google Map)

JR Central Towers

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Above the Nagoya station, people can find the JR Central Towers. It can be considered as the tallest landmark which can be found in Nagoya until it is surpassed by Midland Square in the neighborhood. There are two towers which are used for hotel, office, as well as area for merchandise. On the lower floor, people can find department store of Takashiyama. Lounges and restaurants with great view can be found in the both towers.

Address: Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-city, Aichi (Google Map)

Midland Square Sky Promnade

midland square sky promnade nagoya

This is the tallest building which can be found in Nagoya station neighborhood. People should go to the Sky Promnade on the top of the building with 247 meters height. It is kind of observation deck with semi open air design. This is the right place for seeing the scenery over Nagoya. The impressive scenery can also be enjoyed while dining at the restaurants.

Address: 4-7-1 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-city, Aichi (Google Map)

Oasis 21

oasis 21 nagoya

Oasis 21 is placed in Sakae and it is considered as the modern landmark which people must go when people are in Nagoya. In this place, people will be able to find the combination of commercial area, bus terminal, as well as parks. People will be able to relax at the field which is covered in green. Walk path with glass roof view as well as gorgeous night illumination can also be enjoyed in this place.

Address: 1-11-1 Higashisakura, Higashi-ku, Nagoya-city[ (Google Map)

Inuyamajo Castle

inuyama jo castle nagoya

This castle is located in the neighboring town to Nagoya. By taking the Meitetsu express train, people will arrive to Inuyama in 40 minutes. The castle was built in 1537 with the oldest Japanes architectural style for the main building. Just like Nagoya, people can see a lot of things when they are in Inuyama.

Address: 65-2 Inuyama Kitakoken, Inuyama-city, Aichi (Google Map)


meijimura nagoya

This is a park with architecture theme from the Meiji era. The collection includes various buildings such as shop, church, industrial heritage, and also residence.

Address: 1,Uchiyama, Inuyama-city, Aichi (Google Map)


Urakuen Nagoya

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It is kind of Japanese garden with Jo-an as the highlight. Jo-an is one of the most excellent tea houses which can be found in Japan. Uraku was Oda Nobunaga brother and also the tea ceremony master. Besides the garden, people can also stroll at his residence as well as two tea houses.

Address: 1 Gomonsaki, Inuyama-city, Aichi (Google Map)

Tokoname Pottery Footpath

tokoname pottery footpath nagoya

People should visit Tokoname where the Tokoname pottery is produced. They will be able to find the galleries and workshops just by walking around. They also need to visit INAZ Museums with great potteries collections.

Coffee Shop for Breakfast

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Nagoya coffee shop can offer the great breakfast deals. Nagoya is famous for the Ogura toast which must not be missed.

Restaurants for Tebasaki or Izakaya

izakay tebasaki nagoya

When people visit Nagoya, people must try tebasaki which is spicy flavored deep fried chicken wingtips. It can be enjoyed in many restaurants including izakaya. Tebasaki is more acceptable for many visitors although people can also find other specialties in Nagoya including misokatsu or kishimen.

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