Top things to do and places to visit in Nagoya

Located in Aichi Prefecture, the capital city, Nagoya, is the fourth largest city in Japan.  It is common that Nagoya is a good base for travelers to explore the central of Japan such as , Toyama, Gifu, Shiga, and Mie. Unlike the busy streets in Tokyo, Nagoya offers you a quiet life here. You could fully enjoy the main international trading port of Nagoya while feeling the sea breeze or look around Nagoya castle which is built for Tokugawa clan to unify the whole country. Looking for other fun things to do in Nagoya? We prepare the ultimate list for you! Make sure to check them out before visiting Nagoya!

Toyota Related Sights
Toyota Related Sights
Aichi Prefecture has many sightseeing spots where you can learn about the world’s leading car manufacturer, Toyota. See Japanese automobiles of the past and also of the future at this museum beloved by car enthusiasts.
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The Port of Nagoya
The Port of Nagoya
The Port of Nagoya, along with Yokohama port, is one of Japan’s largest ports for international trade. The port is centered on logistics, but you can also enjoy the aquarium, sightseeing cruises, and other amusement activities.
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Atsuta Shrine
Atsuta Shrine
Atsuta Shrine is lovingly called by the nickname “Atsuta-san” or “Atsuta-sama” by the people of Nagoya. On the other hand, it is one of the most prestigious shrines in Japan, worshiped by emperors.
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Nagoya Castle
Nagoya Castle
Nagoya Castle was the final castle built for the Tokugawa clan to unify the whole country. Restoration is still ongoing after the castle was burned down during the war.
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Nagoya City Science Museum
Nagoya City Science Museum
At the Nagoya City Science Museum, the whole family can enjoy and learn about science. See the exhibits and interactive shows with the theme of physics and biology, and also enjoy the world’s largest planetarium.
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Osu Kannon Temple
Osu Kannon Temple
Osu Kannon Temple is the place to visit when coming to Osu. It’s adjacent to the Osu Shopping District, a lively area that has events throughout the year, attracting both the young and the old.
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Sakae
Sakae
Sakae, the center of Nagoya city, is an amusement quarter which represents Aichi Prefecture. Enjoy shopping in the department stores, malls, and the huge underground complex, and also enjoy the night view.
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Midland Square
Midland Square
At Midland Square, you’ll find high end brand shops, restaurants, an observation deck, the automobile showroom, and a movie theater. It is also has very good access as it’s near Nagoya Station.
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Inuyama Castle
Inuyama Castle
Construction was completed in 1537. The existing castle towers were built upon a slightly elevated mountain and the awareness of constant war is understood from things such as the steep stairways and the hidden rooms for soldiers. The view from the highest floor is of scenery that could only be seen by the strongest warriors.
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