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Nagoya
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With over two million inhabitants, Nagoya 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 (21 votes)
Visited by: 32 users
 2  Nagashima Resort
Large amusement park outside Nagoya.
User rating: 84/100 (42 votes)
Visited by: 93 users
 3  Tokugawa Art Museum
Displaying the former feudal lords' treasures.
User rating: 83/100 (98 votes)
Visited by: 208 users
 4  Toyota Related Sights
Factory tour and Toyota related museums.
User rating: 80/100 (125 votes)
Visited by: 273 users
 5  Nagoya Castle
Reconstruction of the original castle.
User rating: 78/100 (602 votes)
Visited by: 1229 users
 6  Science Museum
Featuring one of the world's largest planetariums.
User rating: 81/100 (34 votes)
Visited by: 72 users
 7  Atsuta Shrine
One of Shinto's most important shrines.
User rating: 77/100 (193 votes)
Visited by: 415 users
 8  Noritake Garden
Introducing Noritake ceramics.
User rating: 76/100 (81 votes)
Visited by: 188 users
 9  Osu Kannon Temple
Popular temple in central Nagoya.
User rating: 74/100 (225 votes)
Visited by: 452 users
 10  Sakae
Nagoya's major downtown area.
User rating: 73/100 (305 votes)
Visited by: 698 users
 11  Nagoya Port Area
Recently redeveloped leisure district.
User rating: 72/100 (198 votes)
Visited by: 456 users
 12  Midland Square
Tall skyscraper with observation deck.
User rating: 72/100 (40 votes)
Visited by: 105 users
 13  JR Central Towers
Twin towers rising over Nagoya Station.
User rating: 66/100 (423 votes)
Visited by: 904 users
 14  Korankei
Valley outside Nagoya famous for fall colors.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 8 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 (279 votes)
Visited by: 572 users
 2  Kiso Valley
Valley with nicely preserved post towns.
User rating: 89/100 (168 votes)
Visited by: 331 users
 3  Takayama
Preserves one of Japan's nicest old towns.
User rating: 87/100 (558 votes)
Visited by: 1097 users
 4  Ise Shima
Site of Japan's most sacred Shinto shrines.
User rating: 82/100 (378 votes)
Visited by: 961 users
 5  Gujo-Hachiman
Small town in rural Japan with castle.
User rating: 79/100 (63 votes)
Visited by: 167 users
 6  Gero Onsen
Famous hot spring resort south of Takayama.
User rating: 78/100 (116 votes)
Visited by: 282 users
 7  Inuyama
Former castle town north of Nagoya.
User rating: 74/100 (206 votes)
Visited by: 469 users
  

Access and Orientation
Access and Orientation
How to get to and around Nagoya.

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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 - with lowest rates by selected hotel reservation websites
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
Ratings for Nagoya:
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User Rating (by 1153 users):
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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
Offering hands-on experiences for tourists, such as home visits and cooking lessons.

Japanese Links
Nagoya City
Official website.

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