Nagoya: Best Things to Do

Pixabay - Nagoya is the fourth-largest city in Japan with over 2.3 million, located in the center of the main island Honshu.

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

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SIGHTSEEING

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.

Nagoya Castle

This restored castle originally completed in 1612 features artifacts & exhibits on the Edo Period.

Address : 1-1 Honmaru, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 460-0031, Japan

Arimatsu

The craft of traditional Japanese tie-dying is showcased via demos & displays in an intimate space

Address : 3008 Arimatsu, Midori Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 458-0924, Japan

Shikemichi

Shike-michi is a small historical street in Nishi-ku, Nagoya in central Japan

Address : 1 Chome-36-36 Nagono, Nishi Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 451-0042, Japan

DOWNTOWN

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.

Osu Shopping Arcade

There are several stores along the street and a lot of things you need to buy

Address : Unnamed Road, 2 Chome, 18 Ōsu, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 460-0011, Japan

SHOPPING

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.

Sanrio Gift Gate

Chain store selling gifts, apparel & accessories featuring Hello Kitty & other cartoon characters

Address : Japan, 〒450-6607 Aichi, Nagoya, Nakamura Ward, Meieki, 1 Chome−1−3 タカシマヤ ゲートタワーモール7F

Analogue Life

You can find easily Japanese ceramics and utensils handcrafted by artisans here

Address : Japan, 〒467-0004 Aichi, Nagoya, Mizuho Ward, Shogetsucho, 4 Chome−9−22F

FOOD & DRINK

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.

CULTURE

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.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Nagoya is during the Spring and Autumn which are from March to May and September to November.

HOTEL

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.

The Royal Park Canvas-Nagoya

Comfy place to stay and they offers a city view from the rooftop

Address : 3 Chome-23-13 Meieki, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 450-0002, Japan

Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower

The hotel location is convenient & you can see how wonderful is citylights by its window

Address : 4 Chome-60-12 Hiraikecho, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 453-0872, Japan

RESTAURANT

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.

Midtown BBQ - Nagoya

One of the best restaurants you can visit with their fresh beer and premium Edelpis and Yebisu beers

Kogane Shabu Shabu Takafuku

They provide authentic shabu-shabu which is combined with local and traditional ingredients of Nagoya

CAFE

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.

Epic Coffee

Great place in Nagoya to relaxing your mind and enjoy a cup of a coffee

Address : 2 Chome-13-12 Marunouchi, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 460-0002, Japan

Trunk Coffee

They serve you the finest coffee beans

Address : Japan, 〒461-0001 Aichi, Nagoya, Higashi Ward, Izumi, 2 Chome−28−24 東和高岳 ビル 1F

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

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.

Bar LIBERTY

A bar with great dart games available

They also provide great drinks and spirits to make your night better in Nagoya

Critical Hit

They provide good cocktail with great atmosphere indoor with collections of retro games

INTERESTING PLACE

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.

Nagoya Castle

This restored castle originally completed in 1612 features artifacts & exhibits on the Edo Period.

Address : 1-1 Honmaru, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 460-0031, Japan

Shikemichi

Shike-michi is a small historical street in Nishi-ku, Nagoya in central Japan

Address : 1 Chome-36-36 Nagono, Nishi Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 451-0042, Japan

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

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.

Nagoya Castle

This restored castle originally completed in 1612 features artifacts & exhibits on the Edo Period.

Address : 1-1 Honmaru, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 460-0031, Japan

Osu Shopping Arcade

There are several stores along the street and a lot of things you need to buy

Address : Unnamed Road, 2 Chome, 18 Ōsu, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 460-0011, Japan