Nagoya Travel Guide

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Nagoya Things to Do

  • Nagoya Castle

    4 out of 5 stars

    The year 2013 will see another get-together of world tourists to Nagoya probably since 2005 when the Expo was held. It is not only the opening of Honmaru Palace of Nagoya Castle but another tourist attraction Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden will be much refreshed. Nagoya castle had two grand palaces, Honmaru Palace adjacent to castle keep and...

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  • Higashiyama Park, Zoo and Botanic Garden

    Higashiyama Koen(Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden, Higashiyama Park, Nagoya Zoo and Botanic Garden) is the second popular zoo in Japan in 2010 with 2.18 million annual visitors twice as large figure as that of Nagoya castle and used to be the largest of its kind in Asia before the second world war. The park which has about 60 ha in area is...

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  • Tokugawa Art Museum and Tokugawa-en

    The Tokugawa Art Museum is an excellent museum dedicated to displaying objects from the collections of the Owari Tokugawa which ruled from Nagoya and were one of the most powerful domains of feudal Japan. As such, the collection of artifacts is impressive and those familiar with Japanese history should recognize the names of some of the artifacts'...

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Nagoya Hotels

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Nagoya Restaurants

  • Nagoya Station

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    When I arrived in Nagoya station I was really hungry so VTer Yujiro took me to a restaurant in Nagoya station. There are endless amounts of restaurants.... everything is displayed outside the restaurant. So you can just point and you will be safe.

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  • Hard Rock Cafe-Closed

    3 out of 5 stars

    I only went into downtown three times in the month I was in Japan, and only twice at there, and only at one restaurant, so I'll go ahead and give it my approval. The Hard Rock Cafe. The first time I got an 'All American Bacon Cheese Burger', and the second time a 'Chicken Club Sandwich'. It was so good to have that 'American' food after having...

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  • Yabaton

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Miso Katsudon is one of Nagoya's famous culinary specialties, and here at the Yabaton is where it was born. If you can only try it once, this is the place to go! It has become so popular that they've opened multiple stores throughout the city, as well as in Mie, Tokyo, and Fukuoka Prefectures. This review is for the original restaurant in...

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Nagoya Nightlife

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  • A Taste of Oz in Nagoya

    Open 17:30 - 02:00 (Mon - Thu), 17:30 - 3:00 (Fri & Sat) and 12:30 - 2:00 (Sun).The Red Rock is located behind the Chunichi Building in the Sakae business/shopping district. Subway access from Sakae Station (serving the yellow and purple lines) Exit 13. It's a big station connected to a huge underground shopping mall so you'll need to do a little...

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  • Cool night time hang out

    Awesome lounge/cafe with a really cool atmosphere. Most beer is only 500yen, even Corona... which is really good for Nagoya. The have a projector and flat screen TV which they play games on sometimes. Opened until like 2am or so Casual

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  • Street style bar

    Close to Higashima zoo and botanical gardens lies a neat little bar known as L.U.G.G.S. (which stands for Let us go get stoned apparently!). This awesome place serves delicious food and a wide variety of drinks both alcoholic and soft.The staff are young and friendly and I really had a cool time here.I totally recommend the place! None

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Nagoya Transportation

  • Delta Airlines

    Delta Airlines primarily operates a hub and spoke route system with hubs in Amsterdam, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and here in Japan, they have 3 major hubs, Tokyo Narita International Airport, Osaka Kansai International Airport and here in Nagoya Centrair International Airport. Delta is the world's Second largest airline in terms of...

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  • Nagoya,Chubu Centrair International...

    The Nagoya Chubu International Airport is one of the three main gateways to Japan and is the second one located on a man made island like the Kansai International Airport in Osaka, further South. It is the gateway to Central Japan and to historic Nagoya City and to the Japanese Alps. it has one large maint terminal. The Airport is shaped like a...

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  • Nagoya Subway Lines

    As one of Japan's largest cities, Nagoya has a subway system to help people get around. There are four major lines.From Nagoya Station, you can catch the Sakura-dori Line (red) or Higashiyama Line (yellow). The Higashiyama Line runs north and south. Some of its stations with nearby attractions, include:-Nakamura Koen Station: Toyokuni...

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Nagoya Shopping

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  • Osu Shopping Arcade

    The shopping street near Osu Kannon Temple is a popular place for both locals and tourists to shop. There are some shops where visitors can buy Nagoya souvenirs, but most of the shops are regular stores, so you can also get some real shopping done. There are many clothing stores, along with specialty shops and some fun and interesting places to buy...

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  • Aeon Mall Atsuta

    So, Atsuta Aeon is definitely the place to go mall-shopping in Nagoya. They have everything. I could spend a whole day there, and I don't really like to shop. There are many great shops in the mall. Beaux-Arts, I think, is one of them. I'm not from Japan, so I get into the exotic stuff that foreigners love about Japan. All the cool yucattas and...

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  • Sakae Underground Mall

    Central Park is one of many underground shopping malls that Nagoya is famous for. It is located at Sakae station. There are many shops and eateries here. The mall also connects to all the major stores in Sakae. It's worth a stroll even if you're window shopping. Open until 8:30pm daily. Restaurants until 9pm. There's lot of shops, but most are for...

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Nagoya Local Customs

  • Nagoya and Japanese Keychains

    Keychains are one of the most common souvenir items. They are very inexpensive and small to store both while traveling home and don't take up much room in a home. Keychains can act as a reminder of the trip since they can be carried around during everyday life. They also are gender and age neutral and can appeal to many types of vacation shoppers...

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  • Nagoya Shot Glasses

    a nice souvenir of Nagoya as I'm a collector of shot glasses. I bought one since i'm an avid shot glass collector besides being an equal avid refrigerator magnet collector. I have lots of shot glass collection in my study table and buying a Nagoya shot glass is a must to bolster my collection. shot glasses here in japan comes in different designs...

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  • Nagoya Fridge Magnets

    another cool collection from Nagoya as I'm also a refrigerator magnet collector too. Refrigerator Magnets are nice stuffs for a souvenir, I have been an avid collector of refrigerator magnets since i've started travelling and has tons of the stuff at my refrigerator that some are just stored to my cabinet due to lack of space hehehe. here in...

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Nagoya Warnings and Dangers

  • Credit Card Fraud

    Be very careful where you use your credit card. ATMs without surveillance are often targetted by fraudsters who upload information in order to create duplicate cards. Unfortunately, Nagoya seems to be a hotspot for this. In my case, I was paying for a hotel bill using this vending machine located in the foyer of my room. Two days after I used this...

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  • For your dinner

    We found that restaurant in Nagoya closed very early. I don't know in another area, but around Nagoya station, most of the restaurants are close on 8. Be sure to come earlier or find another place instead.

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  • Be careful if you have seafood allergies

    I have an allergy to shrimp and I learned the hard way that there is shrimp in most foods that you find in restraunts. Make sure to ask if there is the substance that you are allergic to in the food you are ordering, even if it looks like there isn't. The Japanese for this is ' ga haiteimasu ka?'

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Nagoya Tourist Traps

  • How to Avoid Post-Honmaru-Palace...

    Last year saw the opening of Tokyo Skytree tower that brought so much people around there. In 2013 Nagoya Castle area will be like this. The first stage opening of Nagoya Castle Honmaru Palace on May 29 will bring millions of people to Nagoya castle from all over the world. This palace is comparable to that of Nijo Castle(World Heritage) in Kyoto...

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  • Bic Camera

    They work with a point card system. The more you buy, the more discount you get of your next buy. But we compared the prices in several shops around Nagoya and Bic Camera's prices are MUCH higher than certain other shops. The reduction you get on your next buy reduce the prices to the real market-price.We bought an mp3-player at Bic Camera. The...

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  • Don't bother with the 'Little...

    Don't bother with the 'Little World' theme park, unless you would like a laugh. The park was designed so that Japanese Citizens could learn about other cultures, unfortunately it was probably designed by people who have never left the country.

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Nagoya What to Pack

  • Packing List

    Pack lightly!! Taxis from the international airports are expensive. In most train stations; porters are scarce as are escalators and elevators. The less you have with you the easier your trip will be! Except in the heat of August, when it's always hot and muggy, the temperature is unpredictable. In spring and altumn, you'll need a jacket or...

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  • Packing List

    Make sure you have plenty of room in your suitcase. There are tons of great deals in Nagoya's shopping district, Ossu-Kannon. Bring comfortable shoes. There will be a lot of walking to do if you can't afford a cab. If you have a digital camera and always wanted to make prints, Japan is the cheapest place to do it. At any Fuji shop a print is only...

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  • Nagoya Hotels

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Nagoya Off The Beaten Path

  • Royce Chocolates

    Royce chocolates are the true luxe Japanese chocolate brand (comparable to the Godiva and Varlrhona brand of France and Belgium) while the Meiji Chocolates which is one of their competitors and is more known around Asia is the more affordable brand. Royce factories are in Sapporo but they have many branches around japan and in the asian region....

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  • Marunouchi: Overview

    Marunouchi at the southwest of Nagoya Castle has a lot of office buildings, banks including Nagoya Branch of Bank of Japan and some major hotels such as Nagoya Marunochi Tokyu Inn Hotel. The advantage of taking a lodge in Marunouchi district is you can enjoy the morning walk or jog around the Sannomaru Outer Moat, which is also a popular walking...

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  • Nagoya Shrine

    Founded in 911 A.D. as one of the subsidiary shrines of Tsushima Shrine, the shrine was taken into as part of Sannomaru enclosure of Nagoya Castle when the Nagoya Castle was reconstructed by Iyeyasu Tokugawa in 1610. In 1876 Meiji Government moved the shrine to current place the former site of Meirinsha school. At the same time Toshogu Shrine...

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Nagoya Sports & Outdoors

  • Lacrosse In Tsuruma Park

    Track Field of Tsuruma Park is often used for sporting events. When I visited Tsuruma Park on September 2, 2012, a Lacrosse match organized by JLA(Japan Lacrosse Association) was going on. Lacrosse, similar to rugby but uses stick with net, is a minor sport in Japan played by 25,000 people. Tsuruma Park Track Field is often picked as the venue for...

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  • Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament

    In Nagoya, Grand Sumo Tournament is annually held in July at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium right beside the East Gate of the Nagoya Castle. Grand Sumo Tournament is held six times each year. In January, May, and September it is held in Ryogoku Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo, Osaka in March , Nagoya in July and Fukuoka in November. The gymnasium also has a...

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  • Jogging In Meijo Park

    Meijo Park located north of Nagoya Castle has a running course 1,300 meters in one circuit. You can easily set the pace because there is a distance marker in every 100 meter point. Meijo Park is also a start for longer running circuits for two, three or four kilometers in length.

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  • Shrines & Temples

    The shops at Ossu-Kannon have some really great deals and some really unique stores. I found a complete kimono set for only about 10,000 yen (about $75 US). Just get off at the Kamemaezu or Ossu-Kannon stops on the tsurumai line. Hidaka matsuri (the naked festival) is the most insane celebration I have ever seen. It is a practice almost 1000 years...

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  • Expect long lines....at the EXPO 2005

    While I saw lots on long lines at around 9am when I got there...I was pretty surprised that I was in the expo ground by almost 920am....I had a special pass, valid for ONE DAY....I went up to the window which exchange the VOUCHER for the real tickect.. which was located right up the WEST GATE.....I passed lots of people waiting in line...I mean...

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  • Expo 2005

    The expo is a must see activity. It has many things to do, depending on what your focus is. I loved the pavillions... all of them were beautiful and you get to appeciate all of the different countries. I only got to visit a handful because there were endless lines for a few popular ones. But I did enjoy the Mexico Pavillion... it was just...

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