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Nagoya
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With over two million inhabitants, Nagoya (名古屋) is Japan's fourth most populated city. It is the capital of Aichi Prefecture and the principal city of the Nobi plain, one of Honshu's three large plains and metropolitan and industrial centers.

Nagoya developed as the castle town of the Owari, one of the three branches of the ruling Tokugawa family during the Edo Period. Much of the city, including most of its historic buildings, were destroyed in the air raids of 1945. The Toyota Motor Corporation maintains its headquarters just outside of Nagoya.

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Attractions
In and around Nagoya
 1  Railway Museum
Museum by the Central Japan Railways.
User rating: 93/100 (27 votes)
Visited by: 43 users
 2  Nagashima Resort
Large amusement park outside Nagoya.
User rating: 83/100 (46 votes)
Visited by: 107 users
 3  Tokugawa Art Museum
Displaying the former feudal lords' treasures.
User rating: 83/100 (102 votes)
Visited by: 220 users
 4  Toyota Related Sights
Factory tour and Toyota related museums.
User rating: 80/100 (131 votes)
Visited by: 285 users
 5  Nagoya Castle
Reconstruction of the original castle.
User rating: 78/100 (635 votes)
Visited by: 1296 users
 6  Science Museum
Featuring one of the world's largest planetariums.
User rating: 81/100 (40 votes)
Visited by: 84 users
 7  Atsuta Shrine
One of Shinto's most important shrines.
User rating: 78/100 (211 votes)
Visited by: 446 users
 8  Korankei
Valley outside Nagoya famous for fall colors.
User rating: 77/100 (6 votes)
Visited by: 18 users
 9  Noritake Garden
Introducing Noritake ceramics.
User rating: 75/100 (84 votes)
Visited by: 194 users
 10  Osu Kannon Temple
Popular temple in central Nagoya.
User rating: 74/100 (240 votes)
Visited by: 476 users
 11  Sakae
Nagoya's major downtown area.
User rating: 73/100 (328 votes)
Visited by: 743 users
 12  Midland Square
Tall skyscraper with observation deck.
User rating: 73/100 (48 votes)
Visited by: 120 users
 13  Nagoya Port Area
Recently redeveloped leisure district.
User rating: 72/100 (206 votes)
Visited by: 476 users
 14  JR Central Towers
Twin towers rising over Nagoya Station.
User rating: 66/100 (444 votes)
Visited by: 949 users
 
Special Interest Guides
  Nagoya Food Guide
  Guide to the local Nagoya Cuisine.
  Nagoya Cherry Blossom Spots
  A list of popular cherry blossom spots in Nagoya.
Side Trips from Nagoya
 1  Shirakawa-go
Mountainous region, known for its farmhouses.
User rating: 93/100 (300 votes)
Visited by: 614 users
 2  Kiso Valley
Valley with nicely preserved post towns.
User rating: 89/100 (174 votes)
Visited by: 351 users
 3  Takayama
Preserves one of Japan's nicest old towns.
User rating: 87/100 (583 votes)
Visited by: 1154 users
 4  Ise Shima
Site of Japan's most sacred Shinto shrines.
User rating: 82/100 (394 votes)
Visited by: 1015 users
 5  Gujo-Hachiman
Small town in rural Japan with castle.
User rating: 80/100 (64 votes)
Visited by: 178 users
 6  Gero Onsen
Famous hot spring resort south of Takayama.
User rating: 78/100 (125 votes)
Visited by: 300 users
 7  Inuyama
Former castle town north of Nagoya.
User rating: 75/100 (213 votes)
Visited by: 492 users
  

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Hotels and Ryokan
Nagoya offers a wide range of hotels. The Nagoya Station area and the central Sakae district are most convenient for exploring the city.
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Recommended Hotels around Nagoya
Hotel Route Inn Nagoya Sakae
Reliable business hotel in the central Sakae district.
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Nagoya Marriott Associa
Excellent hotel in one of the two towers that rise above JR Nagoya Station.
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Nagoya Tokyu Hotel
Good value hotel in the central Sakae district.
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Tours and Packages
Nagoya Tours
Various tours and travel packages for Nagoya and surroundings.

User Ratings
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English Links
Nagoya City
Official English website.
www.bar-and-restaurant.com
Guide to Bars, Restaurants and Nightclubs in Nagoya.
Nagomi Visit
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Japanese Links
Nagoya City
Official website.

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