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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.

Top attractions in Nagoya

5
Castle

Nagoya Castle

Reconstruction of the original castle.
3.6 / 5
1,593
6
Amusement Park

Legoland

Amusement park featuring the popular toy.
3
7
Nature

Korankei

Valley outside Nagoya famous for fall colors.
4.0 / 5
45
8
Museum

Science Museum

Featuring one of the world's largest planetariums.
3.7 / 5
157
9
Shrine

Atsuta Shrine

One of Shinto's most important shrines.
3.6 / 5
552
12
Town/Neighborhood

Sakae

Nagoya's major downtown area.
3.2 / 5
905
13
Zoo/Wildlife

Nagoya Port Area

Recently redeveloped leisure district.
3.2 / 5
541
14
Viewpoint/Tower

Midland Square

Tall skyscraper with observation deck.
3.0 / 5
193
15
Shopping

JR Central Towers

Twin towers rising over Nagoya Station.
2.9 / 5
1,099
Side Trips from Nagoya
3

Takayama••

Preserves one of Japan's nicest old towns.
4.2 / 5
1,476
4

Ise Shima••

Site of Japan's most sacred Shinto shrines.
3.8 / 5
1,270
6

Gero Onsen

Famous hot spring resort south of Takayama.
3.6 / 5
378
7

Inuyama

Former castle town north of Nagoya.
3.4 / 5
605

Access and Orientation

Hotels around Nagoya

Recommended Hotels
Hotel Route Inn Nagoya Sakae
Reliable business hotel in the central Sakae district.
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Agoda
Nagoya Marriott Associa
Excellent hotel in one of the two towers that rise above JR Nagoya Station.
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Booking
Nagoya Tokyu Hotel
Good value hotel in the central Sakae district.
Book:
Agoda Booking

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Page last updated: January 6, 2018