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Sakae
# 3   of 14 most visited
sights in Nagoya

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Oasis 21 and Nagoya TV Tower

Sakae is the name of Nagoya's downtown district, which is located less than two kilometers east of Nagoya Station.

The district's old landmark is the Nagoya TV Tower, which was completed in 1954 and was the first TV tower built in Japan. The tower is 180 meter tall and houses an observation deck with views from 100 meters above ground. Although tall for its era, the Nagoya TV Tower has been surpassed by the JR Central Towers which has an observation deck at 240 meters.

Sakae's new landmark is the futuristic looking Oasis 21 complex, which was opened to the public in 2002. Oasis 21 accommodates Nagoya's highway bus terminal and several shops and restaurants. Various events are held on the "Milky Way Square", the public space below the building's intriguing "Water Spaceship" roof.

Furthermore, Sakae offers a large array of shopping, entertainment and dining opportunities, including various department stores. A relatively recent addition to Sakae is Nadya Park, a small city within the city, containing a design center and museum, a Loft department store, Kinokuniya Bookstore and various other shops and restaurants, as well as business and office space.

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How to get there
On April 1, 2014, the consumption tax increased from 5% to 8%, causing widespread changes to transportation fares. This page has not been updated yet, and some of the fees and fares in this section may not be up-to-date.

Sakae is a 20-30 minute walk or a five minute subway ride (Higashiyama Line to Sakae Station or Sakuradori Line to Hisayaodori Station, 200 yen) east of Nagoya Station.

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Hours and Fees
Nagoya TV Tower
Hours:10:00 to 22:00 (until 21:00 January to March)
Closed:No closing days
Admission:600 yen

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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.

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English Links
Nagoya TV Tower
Official English page.

Japanese Links
Oasis 21
Official website.
Nagoya TV Tower
Official website.

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