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.

What To See

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Nagoya Castle

Reconstruction of the original castle.

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Science Museum

Featuring one of the world's largest planetariums.

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Atsuta Shrine

One of Shinto's most important shrines.

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Korankei

Valley outside Nagoya famous for fall colors.

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Sakae

Nagoya's major downtown area.

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Side Trips from Nagoya

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Shirakawa-go

Mountainous region, known for its farmhouses.

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Kiso Valley

Valley with nicely preserved post towns.

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Takayama

Preserves one of Japan's nicest old towns.

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Ise Shima

Site of Japan's most sacred Shinto shrines.

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Gero Onsen

Famous hot spring resort south of Takayama.

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Inuyama

Former castle town north of Nagoya.

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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

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