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Admire luxury cars, explore historic sites, enjoy a massage overlooking the city or shop for some of Japan’s biggest brands in this bustling metropolis.

Japan’s fourth-largest city, Nagoya, is sophisticated and modern, yet steeped in history. Today, the city is home to almost 3 million residents and attracts visitors for its shopping, luxury hotels and fascinating historical sites.

Visit Nagoya Castle to see the historic heart of the city. Damaged by fire during World War II, the castle has been meticulously restored and is one of the city’s most popular attractions.

Visit Nagoya in spring and be met by bursts of color as cherry blossoms begin to bloom. Bring a picnic to one of Nagoya’s parks and join in the traditional Japanese pastime of hanami, where crowds gather to enjoy the day beneath the flowers. Heiwa Park is one of the most famous places for hanami.

The modern center of Nagoya resides above Nagoya Station, the city’s main train station and the largest railroad complex in the world. The JR Central Towers above the station are home to some of the best shopping in town, as well as luxury hotels and two viewing decks, complete with bars and day spa facilities.

Enjoy a day in the outskirts of Nagoya. Catch the train to the nearby Toyota Automobile Museum to see classic car models from one of the biggest manufacturers in Japan, as well as luxury European and American cars.

Pay your respects at one of the most sacred sites in Japan, the Atsuta Shrine, a 15-minute train ride from Nagoya Station. Surrounded by woodland, this is a great place to unwind after a day in the city.

Sample Nagoya’s famous cuisine and try a plate of hitsumabushi (grilled eel). Served in a wooden bowl with broth and rice, the dish is an authentic dining experience.

Nagoya is located in central Japan. Fly into Nagoya International Airport or arrive by high-speed train, which takes 35 minutes from Kyoto or 1 hour 20 minutes from Tokyo. When you step out Nagoya Station, you’ll be in the city center, right beneath JR Central Towers.

Where to stay in Nagoya

Nagoya City Centre, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

Nagoya City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(89 area reviews)

Museums, hot springs and coffee shops highlight some notable features of Nagoya City Centre. Make a stop by Osu or Nagoya City Science Museum while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Fushimi Station or Marunouchi Station to get around town.

Nagoya City Centre
Nagoya City Art Museum as well as an individual female

Naka Ward

4.5/5Wonderful!(14 area reviews)

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in Naka Ward. Spend some time visiting top spots like Osu, and catch the metro at Yabacho Station or Kamimaezu Station to see more of the area.

Naka Ward
Sakae, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

Sakae

Shopping, hot springs and coffee shops highlight some notable features of Sakae. Make a stop by Osu or Nagoya TV Tower while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Sakae Station or Yabacho Station to get around town.

Sakae
Nakamura, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

Nakamura

4.5/5Wonderful!(6 area reviews)

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Nakamura. If sightseeing is on the list, Takashimaya is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Nakamura Koen Station or Nakamura Nisseki Station to see more of the area.

Nakamura
Atsuta Shrine showing a temple or place of worship and heritage architecture

Kanayama

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

The bars and spas are just a few things visitors like about Kanayama. Atsuta Jingu Shrine and Nagoya-Boston Museum of Fine Arts are worthwhile spots to check out, and you can hop on the metro at Nishi Takakura Station or Jingu Nishi Station to get around the larger area.

Kanayama
Meieki, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

Meieki

While you're in Meieki, take in top sights like Winc Aichi or Midland Square, and hop on the metro to see more of the city at Kokusai Center Station or Meitetsu Nagoya Station.

Meieki

Top hotels in Nagoya

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel
Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
1-1-3 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya
The price is £100 per night

Located in Nakamura, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, Nagoya City Science Museum and Nagoya Castle. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,921 reviews)

"Great location by the station. Excellent breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar 2020

Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel
LEGOLAND Japan Hotel
LEGOLAND Japan Hotel
4 out of 5
2-7-1 Kinjofuto, Nagoya, Aichi
The price is £226 per night

This family-friendly Nagoya hotel is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of LEGOLAND Japan and SCMAGLEV and Railway Park. Port of Nagoya and Port of Nagoya ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,112 reviews)

"The hotel theme was great for children. However, the cleanliness of the room left a lot to be desired."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2020

LEGOLAND Japan Hotel
Hilton Nagoya
Hilton Nagoya
4 out of 5
1-3-3 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi-ken
The price is £110 per night

Located in Naka Ward, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chubu Electric Power Science Museum, Osu, and Nagoya City Science Museum. Nagoya Station ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (994 reviews)

"Good , everything was polite and clean , only selection of bfast menu was so limited"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2020

Hilton Nagoya

Popular places to visit in Nagoya

LEGOLAND Japan
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LEGOLAND Japan

4.5/5(4 reviews)

Have a fun-filled day at LEGOLAND Japan and see why this is a favourite theme park in Nagoya. While you're in the area, find time to visit its shops.

Nabana no Sato
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Nabana no Sato

4.5/5(23 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Nabana no Sato, a popular green space in Kuwana. While in this walkable area, find time to visit its shops.

Osu
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Osu

4/5(27 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home with a trip to Osu, a favourite shopping spot in Nagoya. While you're here, you can savour the top-notch restaurants.

Port of Nagoya Aquarium
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Port of Nagoya Aquarium

4.5/5(13 reviews)

Take the family to visit the sea creatures at Port of Nagoya Aquarium, and learn why this is a favourite attraction in Nagoya. While you're in the area, find time to visit its shops.

Nagoya Castle
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Nagoya Castle

4.5/5(23 reviews)

See weaponry, clothing and furniture in the treasure hall or roam the gardens to discover defense towers and cherry blossoms at Nagoya’s famous castle.

Atsuta Jingu Shrine
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Atsuta Jingu Shrine

4.5/5(10 reviews)

Visit this ancient shrine to admire its beautiful architecture, discover ancient relics and enjoy a blissful escape in the surrounding park.

Top things to do in Nagoya

Unlimited Prepaid Nano SIM Card for Japan
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Unlimited Prepaid Nano SIM Card for Japan

£28
Per adult
Takayama and Shirakawago 1 Day Bus Tour from Nagoya
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Takayama and Shirakawago 1 Day Bus Tour from Nagoya

£65
Per adult
Meet the Locals: Nagoya Nighttime Food and Frolic
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Meet the Locals: Nagoya Nighttime Food and Frolic

£103
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Private & Personalized: Full Day in Nagoya with a Local
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Private & Personalized: Full Day in Nagoya with a Local

£220
Per adult
Shirakawago and Takayama Day Tour [From Nagoya]
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Shirakawago and Takayama Day Tour [From Nagoya]

£90
Per adult
Private Tour to Mt.Fuji & Lake Kawaguchi
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Private Tour to Mt.Fuji & Lake Kawaguchi

£76
Per adult

Reviews of Nagoya

4.3

Top Destination

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4 - Good
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4 - Good 50.98039215686274%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 10.784313725490197%
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

15 Jan 2020

Grab your money and looking for Japanese food in the city then shopping

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

5 Jan 2020

A lot of tourist spots in Nagoya And there are too many road blocks

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 Dec 2019

It’s a nice city. It’s not like Tokyo, not like Osaka. it’s Nagoya way.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

27 Nov 2019

Many place for kids

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

13 Nov 2019

Nagoya is quiet and peaceful in the day, perfect time to explore and see the often overlooked city and sights. At night, its much noisier and busier, but when compared to Shibuya or Dotonobori, Nagoya Nightlife is a dream.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

26 Oct 2019

Having only a limited time in Nagoya, after vis, the Nagoya castle, we took t, and city bus tour around all the sights visited, without getting off, just to see what they looked like. The bus also had a helpful video displaying more information.

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