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Nagoya's downtown district, Sakae (栄), is located about two kilometers east of Nagoya Station. It offers multiple department stores and malls catering to all kind of shoppers, as well as a plethora of dining options.

Some green space in the downtown area is provided by the Hisaya Odori Park, a more than one kilometer long city park in the median of the Hasaya Odori Street that leads through Sakae from south to north. The northern part of the park around the television tower was recently renovated into an attractive outdoor shopping and dining area.

Places of interest

Mirai Tower (Nagoya TV Tower)

Hours: 10:00 to 21:00 (until 21:40 on Saturdays)
Admission: 900 yen

Hisaya Odori Park

Opening hours vary by restaurant; typically 11:00 to 22:00

Oasis 21

Roof access: 10:00 to 21:00
Shops: typically 10:00 to 21:00
Restaurants: typically 10:00 to 22:00

Shopping

In addition to the malls and department stores listed below, the other big names in the Sakae district are Maruei and Skyle, and Parco. There are also a number of high-end fashion boutiques located within the area.

Sunshine Sakae

Shops: Hours vary by shop; typically from 11:00 to 21:00
Restaurants: typically from 11:00 to 23:00
Ferris wheel: 12:00 to 22:00, 500 yen

Matsuzakaya

Hours: typically 10:00 to 20:00 (shopping), 11:00 to 22:00 (restaurants)

Mitsukoshi / Lachic

Mitsukoshi: 10:00 to 20:00
Lachic: 11:00 to 21:00 (restaurants until 23:00)

Nadya Park

Hours: Vary by shop; typically 10:30 to 20:00

Getting there and around

Sakae is a five minute subway ride (Higashiyama Line to Sakae Station or Sakuradori Line to Hisayaodori Station, 210 yen) or a 20-30 minute walk east of Nagoya Station.

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Hotels around Nagoya

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    • Glocal Nagoya Backpackers Hostel
      Budget-friendly
      Open from June 2015, Glocal Nagoya Backpackers Hostel offers modern accommodation, just a 7-minute walk from JR Nagoya Station. Guests can enjoy various beverages at the on-site bar or cafe. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Guests can choose to stay in private rooms or in dormitory rooms. Dormitory rooms feature custom-made wooden bunk beds. Each bed has a plug and a small reading light by the head of the bed, and also privacy curtains. Bathroom facilities are shared with other guests. Shampoo and body soap are provided. There is a fully equipped shared kitchen and dining tables. Luggage storage, lockers and a coin launderette are also on offer at Nagoya Backpackers Hostel Glocal. English-speaking staff are readily available to help.
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    • The Tower Hotel Nagoya
      Luxury
      Featuring a fitness centre, a restaurant as well as a bar, The Tower Hotel Nagoya is located in the centre of Nagoya, 200 metres from Oasis 21. With free WiFi, this 5-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and a concierge service. Guests can have a drink at the snack bar. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a wardrobe, a coffee machine, a fridge, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. The rooms have a kettle, while some rooms are equipped with a terrace and others also offer garden views. At The Tower Hotel Nagoya each room is equipped with bed linen and towels. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy an Asian breakfast. Nagoya Castle is 2.7 km from The Tower Hotel Nagoya, while Nagoya Station is 3 km away. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airport, 10 km from the hotel.
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    • GOLD STAY Nagoya Osu
      Luxury
      Featuring 4-star accommodation, GOLD STAY Nagoya Osu is situated in Nagoya, 2.7 km from Oasis 21 and 3.3 km from Nagoya Station. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and a lift, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The aparthotel has family rooms. The aparthotel will provide guests with air-conditioned units offering a desk, a kettle, a microwave, a toaster, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At the aparthotel, each unit is fitted with bed linen and towels. If you prefer to cook in the comfort of your own place, you can make use of the kitchenette facilities, which include a fridge, a stovetop and kitchenware. Aeon Mall Atsuta is 3.4 km from the aparthotel, while Nagoya Castle is 4.5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airport, 13 km from GOLD STAY Nagoya Osu.
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    • Nikko Style Nagoya
      Luxury
      Located in Nagoya, 1 km from Nagoya Station, Nikko Style Nagoya provides accommodation with a fitness centre, private parking, a restaurant and a bar. Located around 1.9 km from Oasis 21, the hotel with free WiFi is also 3.2 km away from Nagoya Castle. The accommodation features nightclub and a 24-hour front desk. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. Guest rooms include a wardrobe. Aeon Mall Atsuta is 5.4 km from Nikko Style Nagoya, while Nippon Gaishi Hall is 10 km away. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airport, 12 km from the accommodation.
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    • Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower
      Luxury
      Located at 13-minute walk from Nagoya Station, Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower offers free WiFi throughout the hotel. Shared parking is available on site for a fee. The 24 hour front desk offers free luggage storage service as well as concierge service for guests' convenience. This hotel features a fitness centre and business centre on site, while currency exchange service is offered at this property. There is a designated smoking area. Guests can relax with a massage service for a fee. All rooms have a TV, fridge and coffee machine. Guests will find nightwear and electric sockets near the bed. A closet is fitted in each room as well as a safety deposit box and iron. Private bathrooms are equipped with a bathrobe, hairdryer, and free toiletries. Extras include toothbrushes and slippers. Items for rent includes trouser press and DVD players. A bar and restaurant are available on site. Guests can find drinks at vending machine at this hotel. A variety of restaurants and cafes are accessible within a 10-minute walk from this hotel. Nagoya Castle is a 15-minute car ride away from Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower. Nippon Gaishi Hall is 35 minutes by train. Chubu Airport is 45 minutes by train from this hotel.
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    • GOLD STAY Nagoya Sakae ゴールドステイ名古屋栄
      Luxury
      Attractively situated in the Naka Ward district of Nagoya, GOLD STAY Nagoya Sakae ゴールドステイ名古屋栄 is situated 3.7 km from Nagoya Castle, 4.1 km from Nagoya Station and 4.7 km from Aeon Mall Atsuta. This 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi. The property is 1.6 km from the city centre and less than 1 km from Oasis 21. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a coffee machine, a fridge, a microwave, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At GOLD STAY Nagoya Sakae ゴールドステイ名古屋栄 rooms include bed linen and towels. Nippon Gaishi Hall is 9 km from the accommodation, while Toyota Stadium is 28 km from the property. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airport, 10 km from GOLD STAY Nagoya Sakae ゴールドステイ名古屋栄.
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    • GRAND BASE Nagoya Ekinishi
      Mid-range
      GRAND BASE Nagoya Ekinishi is located in the Nakamura Ward district of Nagoya, 3.6 km from Oasis 21, 4.3 km from Nagoya Castle and 6.5 km from Aeon Mall Atsuta. This 3-star aparthotel offers a lift and full-day security. The property is 1.8 km from the city centre and 1.2 km from Nagoya Station. The units are equipped with air conditioning, a microwave, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, a hair dryer and a desk. With a private bathroom equipped with a hot tub and slippers, units at the aparthotel also offer free WiFi, while certain rooms include a balcony. At the aparthotel, each unit is equipped with a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV. Nippon Gaishi Hall is 11 km from the aparthotel, while Nagashima Spa Land is 27 km away. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airport, 13 km from GRAND BASE Nagoya Ekinishi.
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    • LAMP LIGHT BOOKS HOTEL nagoya
      Mid-range
      Offering free WiFi, LAMP LIGHT BOOKS HOTEL nagoya is located a 3-minute walk from Exit 10 of Fushimi Subway Station. The property is 1.4 km from Oasis 21 and 1.8 km from Nagoya Castle. The ground floor features a 24-hour bookstore and cafe for guests to enjoy. All units are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, electric kettle, a high-tech toilet, free toiletries and a desk. The rooms include air conditioning, and some units at the economy hotel have a balcony. Each room features an armchair with a footrest. Private bathrooms feature a hairdryer, toothbrushes and free toiletries. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Coin-operated washing machines are available. Guests can enjoy breakfast at the on-site cafe or in their room. Nippon Gaishi Hall is 9 km from LAMP LIGHT BOOKS HOTEL nagoya, while Nagoya Congress Center is 4.2 km away. The nearest airport is Chubu Airport, 35 km from the accommodation.
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    • Courtyard by Marriott Nagoya
      Luxury
      In a prime location in Nagoya, Courtyard by Marriott Nagoya provides air-conditioned rooms, a fitness centre, free WiFi and a restaurant. This 4-star hotel offers room service and a 24-hour front desk. Private parking is available on site. All units at the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a safety deposit box. Featuring a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, certain units at Courtyard by Marriott Nagoya also provide guests with a city view. At the accommodation every room is fitted with bed linen and towels. Guests can make use of the business centre or relax in the bar. Nagoya Station is 1.4 km from Courtyard by Marriott Nagoya, while Oasis 21 is 2.1 km away. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airport, 12 km from the hotel.
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    • Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel
      Luxury
      Directly connected to JR Nagoya Station, the Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel offers an on-site restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. There is a 24-hour fitness room at this property and is equipped with treadmills and exercise bikes. Guest rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV, refrigerator and safety deposit box. An iron is provided in all rooms. The private bathrooms include a hairdryer and toiletries. Guests will find complimentary green tea in their rooms. Dry cleaning services are provided on site for an additional fee. There is a currency exchange service and free luggage storage on site. The entire property is a non-smoking building but there is a designated smoking area. There is an on-site restaurant where guests can enjoy breakfast that uses local ingredients while enjoying the city view of Nagoya and the rooftop garden. Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel is located 10-minutes away from Nagoya Castle via car. Osu Kannon Temple is a 20-minute train ride away from the property on Higashiyama Line. In addition, guests can reach Nagoya Dome in 34-minutes on Chuo Line.
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