Nagoya is the fourth largest city in Japan and sits in the charming Aichi region of the country. It is best known perhaps for being the center of the automotive industry in Japan and you will find all the big name factories here such as Toyota, Honda and Mitsubishi. Located on the Pacific coast on central Honshu, it is the capital of Aichi Prefecture and is one of Japan’s major ports along with those of Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, Yokohama, and Chiba. It is also the center of Japan’s third-largest metropolitan region, known as the Chūkyō metropolitan area.
Places to visit in Nagoya
1 Nagoya Castle
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.wo stories of paintings, sculptures and ceramic works by the artist in addition to photos of him at various points during his life.
4 Legoland Japan
Legoland Japan is a theme park in Nagoya, Japan. It opened on April 1, 2017. It is the first Legoland theme park in Japan, the second in Asia after Legoland Malaysia Resort, and the eighth worldwide. The park is projected to attract over two million visitors annually.
5 Nagoya City Science Museum
The Nagoya City Science Museum is a museum located in Sakae, Nagoya, the center of Nagoya City, in central Japan. The museum houses the largest planetarium in the world and has three main sections on modern technology, life sciences and general science with a variety of hands-on exhibits.
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.
6 JR Central Towers
The JR Central Towers create a dramatic profile that redefined the Nagoya skyline. The 55-story JR Towers office building totals more than 1.1 million square feet of space. The 59-story, 774-room Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel is regarded as one of the six best hotels in Japan. Amenities include 10 restaurants and 50,000 square feet of meeting and function rooms in a state-of-the-art convention center.
7 Osu Kannon Temple(Buddhist Temple)
Built during the Kamakura period, the Osu Kannon Temple is a buddhist shrine in Nagoya. People who are interested in traditional Japanese architecture and spending time in peace shold defiintely make a head towards this shrine on one of their days in Nagoya.
8 Tokugawa Art Museum
The Tokugawa Art Museum was opened in 1935, on the basis of a donation made by Marquis Tokugawa Yoshichika, the 19th generation head of the Owari Tokugawa Family. The collection holds more than 10,000 artworks, that were passed down in the Owari Family, the largest of the “Three Houses of the Tokugawa Clan” which reigned, during the Edo period, the Owari and the surrounding region as the lord with approximately 620,000 koku (a volume measurement) of rice production.