Nagoya is the fourth-largest city in Japan with over 2
3 million, located in the center of the main island Honshu
The city had been an important place since the building of Nagoya Castle in the 17th century
Nowadays, Nagoya is the city with various industries such as traditional handicrafts, ceramics, textiles, and also modern industries such as automobiles, machine tools, and aviation
Nagoya also offers a number of historical sites for tourists with bold characteristics on its building
You can visit Nagoya Castle, a 17th-century castle, as well as Verdant Park, Higashiyama Park with lots of botanical gardens
Plenty of historical and cultural sites are offered in Nagoya. The rich culture and tradition of the building from three feudal eras in 17th-centuries is the main reason why tourists visit Nagoya. Besides the ancient building in Nagoya, tourists can also visit the museum of the manufacturing industries spanning over a thousand years such as textile, brewing industry including sake (rice wine). Oasis 21, a public recreation area that includes public facilities as well. The historical preservation is also can be visited such as Arimatsu and Shikemichi.
The downtown of Nagoya is a business and industrial center, yet plenty of interesting places can be found easily. The Osu Shopping Arcade is one of interesting place to visit while in the downtown, there’s also Nagashima Spa Land, a recreation place to enjoy weekend or holidays with friends and family.
Visiting Japan and buying souvenirs or gifts is a must. You can visit Sanrio Gift Gate, a gift store that specializes in providing Hello Kitty-themed gifts and souvenirs. Here you can find numerous gifts at affordable prices. Another one to visit to buy souvenirs is Analogue Life, a simple and minimalist gift shop concept. They provide antique and unique items such as mugs, teapots, and wooden sculptures with varied forms. It’s a place for those who look for the essence of a gift.
Nagoya food is known for Nagoya-mesh, it’s a variety of food with Nagoya’s traditional and local ingredients. The foods that usually served such as Nagoya Cochin Chicken, Ankake Spaghetti, Misonikomi, Hitsumabushi, and others. When you traveling to Nagoya, to get a deeper understanding of typical Nagoya cuisine is by joining Nagoya-meshi food tour.
Nagoya has a long story of their cultural and traditional aspects that shifted society to date. The language spoken in Nagoya, as in the rest of Japan is Japanese.
The best time to visit Nagoya is during the Spring and Autumn which are from March to May and September to November.
The Royal Park Canvas-Nagoya is located a five-minute walk from Nagoya Station and nearby shopping malls and restaurants. The hotel offers a comfortable stay with a city view from the top floors. The easy access to public facilities makes this hotel worth visit. Another good hotel to stay in Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower, a 170-meter high building lets you enjoy the amazing view of the whole city from above. The facilities are also quite complete for your daily activities.
Midtown BBQ - Nagoya is one of the best restaurants you can visit with their fresh beer and premium Edelpis and Yebisu beers. Drinking beers in this restaurant will be featured with Koyoen’s famous “Specially Seasoned Mongolian Lamb Barbeque.” Kogane Shabu Shabu Takafuku is also worth visit, they provide authentic shabu-shabu which is combined with local and traditional ingredients of Nagoya.
Epic Coffee is a coffee shop located in the heart of Nagoya and they provide good coffee. They provide indoor seats with a warm and comfy atmosphere. The coffee they served is various that you can get yours. Trunk Coffee is also one of the recommended coffee shops to visit in Nagoya. The seats are managed indoor and outdoor that customers can have coffee inside or outside.
The nightlife in Tokyo is quite many with various spirits and drinks provided. You can visit Critical Hit, a bar located in the center of Nagoya. They provide a good cocktail with a great atmosphere indoor with collections of retro games. It’s great for gamers to come to this bar. Another good bar is Bar LIBERTY, a bar with great dart games available. They also provide great drinks and spirits to make your night better in Nagoya.
Nagoya offers plenty of tourist attractions that you can visit. You can start by visiting Nagoya Castle, a historical and cultural site in Japan with the typical design of Japan in the old days. The castle was the witness of the 300 years of the Edo era in Japan. The other places you can visit are Shikemichi Old Town District, an old warehouse district and was built in the same period of Nagoya Castle. Nowadays, the warehouse is turned into shops and cafes.
If you’re looking for good places to take pictures, Nagoya Castle is a must. It has been on movies of Godzilla, all three movies always put the castle as the background. Here, you can take vintage and retro background from the castle. Osu Shopping Street is also a perfect place to take pictures. The unique and alive situation of people in the shopping center will make your pictures more natural and great.