Top 17 sightseeing spots in Nagoya according to TripAdvisor

Nagoya is the center of Aichi prefecture. It’s a little less than 2 hours away by Shinkansen from Tokyo, so it’s a convenient distance for a day trip. Below are 17 of the top sightseeing sites you'd want to vist, according to TripAdvisor.

Nagoya castle is a must see sightseeing spot, as well as Atsuta Shrine and the Railway Park. Other than sightseeing, you’ll also want to try eat the Miso-katsu, Miso-udon, Tebasaki, and other delicacies  which are famous in 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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SCMaglev and Railway Park
SCMaglev and Railway Park
A museum where you can learn about the evolution of Japan’s railway technology through a close up tour of actual trains. 38 trains are displayed from the Shinkansen to conventional trains.
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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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Korankei
Korankei
Korankei is famous for its maples and blossoms of dogtooth violet. In the autumn, the leaves take on beautiful colors, and the area in Aichi Prefecture is popular with many tourists.
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The Tokugawa Art Museum
The Tokugawa Art Museum
A valuable collection that has amassed items left by Ieyasu Tokugawa, articles which belonged to the feudal lords, and everything from armor to goods used for wedding ceremonies. Even the museum building itself has been rdesignated as a Registered Tangible Cultural Property of the nation.
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Noritake Garden
Noritake Garden
Noritake is a company famous as a manufacturer of ceramics, and the garden was built on the factory’s premises. From a tour of the factory to the restaurant, it is a multipurpose complex where you can even enjoy trying ceramics painting.
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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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JR Central Towers
JR Central Towers
JR Central Towers were recognized as being the tallest station building complex in the world up to 2014, and are still considered as the tallest such complex in Japan. The two cylindrical buildings are a symbol of Nagoya.
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Tokugawa-en Garden
Tokugawa-en Garden
This is a pond-centered Japanese garden built in the style of a daimyo garden of the Edo Era. Making use of the varying topography and existing trees, you can view the impressive scenery that condenses a valley environment. Adorned in flowers from all four seasons, you can enjoy a variety of scenes throughout the year.
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Osu Shopping District
Osu Shopping District
The Osu Shopping District has a long and successful history as the temple town for Osu Kannon. Bordered by Wakamiya Boulevard, Fushimi Street, Osu Street and Minami Otsu Street, the area contains approximately 1200 stores. Starting with inexpensive secondhand clothes shops and recycling stores, there are also restaurants specializing in Nagoya cuisine and dishes from all over the world. Also famous as one of the top three electronics districts in Japan along with Akihabara, in addition to its sales of electronic goods, it is also one of the venues for the annual World Cosplay Summit.
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Oasis 21
Oasis 21
Enjoy dining and shopping through the great variety of shops at Oasis 21 which is also convenient for its bus terminal and information center where you can obtain travel information. Walk around the perimeter of the symbolic Spaceship Aqua where you can enjoy a mid-air stroll 14 meters above ground. The night illumination can also not be missed.
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