Nagoya Travel Guide

  • An event near the gazebo of Tsuruma Park
    An event near the gazebo of Tsuruma Park
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  • The park faces the second moat of the castle
    The park faces the second moat of the...
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  • Heart-Shaped Ema Tablets, Himeki Shrine
    Heart-Shaped Ema Tablets, Himeki Shrine
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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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  • Nagoya Expo 2005 -Archive

    In the CORPORATE PAVILION ZONE B....you will find the Mountain of dreams, not sure if it worth going in it..I did not..but I saw long lines..... There are presentation from Sekisui house, Chubu nippon broadcasting and tokai television broadcasting... The gas pavilion...its a show called "the magic theater of flames" ..the show uses flames from...

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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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  • General

    5 out of 5 stars

    Tampopo is a movie that is based around the role food plays in Japan... with a general theme of ramin and off shots in every direction. My love and my father's love of this movie is what made it a must do, no matter how short I was in Japan. I was sick the day I ate this bowl, but it tasted so good. I wish I could have been feeling better. Being...

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Nagoya Nightlife

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  • Bali Moon Cafe

    If you find yourself in Akaike, about 20 minutes southeast of Nagoya, check out the Bali Moon. It's not quite an izakaya (Japanese style bar) or anything else. It has a Bali theme. The people here speak a little English and you'll always feel welcome. The staff are mostly University English students. The place is kind of an outpost of gaijin. Wear...

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  • La Piedra (Some of its Restaurant Shops...

    My personal favourite is a bar called La Piedra, located in the district of Issha. This small, intimate bar serves good food as well as providing a relaxing atmosphere in pleasant surroundings. Smart/casual.

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  • Nagoyamovies.com -Closed

    As some showings go quite late in Nagoya, movies are a popular way of spending evening hours in Nagoya. Nagoya, unlike some other cities in Japan, get some of the top hits in the states at the same time, or sometimes slightly later, as they are playing in American cinemas. The only source for english info for timetables and cinema information for...

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Nagoya Transportation

  • Railway Lines

    Nagoya has three different railway operators with their own stations side by side: Nagoya Station (JR), MeitetsuNagoya Station (Meitetsu Railway), and KintetsuNagoya (Kintetsu Railway). Most people will probably come using JR trains. Since Nagoya Station is a Shinkansen station, those traveling from anywhere around the Shinkansen line, especially...

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  • Subway/Metro/Streetcars

    In Nagoya, there are many forms of transportation, both private and public transportation. However, i personally feel that the best way is to take the Subway. There are 3 reasons. Number 1, the subway stations are always close to hotels, houses and tourist spots. Number 2, there are big bicycle lots to keep your bicycle until you get back to that...

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  • By Air

    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 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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  • Duty-free Shops

    located at the 3rd floor of the departure area of the Centrair International Airport, there is a number of Duty free shops that sells assorted local japanese food stuffs, arts and crafts and luxe international retailer brands such as prada, hermes, gucci and a lot more. these duty free shops are open from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday. all the duty...

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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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Nagoya Local Customs

  • Souvenirs

    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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  • O-hamani, Cherry Blossom Viewing

    O-hanami means 'flower-viewing'. It happens around the end of every April. This is the time when the Japanese purge themselves of the past year and prepare for the challenges of a new year (May to April represents a year for most businesses and schools in Japan). If you're in Japan during this time, you won't miss hanami. It's going on everywhere...

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  • Smoking, the rules and regulations

    Not so much a local custom - moreso a wacky local regulation. I saw this at a pedestrian crossing and just had to take a picture. The information on the right advises "No Smoking", whilst the information on the left tells us not to drop our cigarette butts. What should I do if I'm in the middle of a smoke when I see this? Eat it? Unlike most...

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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...

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  • 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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Nagoya Tourist Traps

  • Science Museum Planetarium Show Rip-Off

    Usually, when you see the brochure for the Nagoya Science Museum, it will recommend you to watch the planetarium show. However, if you cannot understand Japanese, then you are just wasting your money ( unless you can look at images alone, like me ). Other than the planetarium show, there also other types of fun at the Science Museum. Other than...

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  • 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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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 Off The Beaten Path

  • Chubu Centrair International Airport

    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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  • Shirotori Park

    Shiratori Park is a huge park located opposite to Atsuta Jingu Park connected by Atsuta Memorial Bridge. It has Nagoya International Convention Hall, kids' playground and Shirotori Teien, a Japanese garden.

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  • Italian Village - Closed

    Venice? Trieste? Genoa? Nope, none of these. This is "Villagio Italia", and Italian-themed shopping complex by Nagoya harbor. I must say they have done a pretty good job. There are food and fashion stores, bars, restaurants and even a chapel. It covers an enormous area - 53,000 square meters - and you can easily spend an afternoon wandering around....

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Nagoya Sports & Outdoors

  • Atsuta Jingu Park

    Atsuta Jingu Park close to Atsuta Shrine is a nice place to stroll and watch local people play baseball, tennis and other activities. It is also known as the place where Danpusan Tomb Mound, the longest keyhole shaped Kofun in Aichi Prefecture,150 meters in length, is located. You cannot get inside the mound but you can walk around the ancient tomb...

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  • Ball Parks

    The dome is a pretty impressive indoor covered stadium. One weekend, on a lark, we took the subway out and found that even though the Dragons were not playing, there was a Jr. Sumo wrestling for childern being held. We were able to walk down on the field and check it out.

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  • Lacrosse

    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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  • 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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  • Internet Cafes

    There are several internet cafes in Nagoya but this one is quite cool. Media Cafe Popeye. And it's a media cafe not just internet. Why? Because you can: Surf internet, watch DVD movies, play games, read comics and magazines, play billiards, get a footbath or a shower and get free drinks! Well the drinks are free in every internet cafe i have been....

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  • World Expo 2005 -Archive

    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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