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  • Chubu Centrair International Airport
    Transportation
    Aichi Pref. Tokonameshi Centrair 1-chome
    An airport in Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture which opened in 2005 and which serves as the gateway to the skies in the Chubu area. Both international and domestic flights operate here, making transfers convenient. The airport’s restaurants and shops open early and close late to serve passengers taking early morning and late night flights. The Meihinkan shop sells an abundant variety of Nagoya products with a focus on goods perfect for souvenirs. You can also find restaurants offering a variety of cuisine genres as well as Nagoya specialties. Or you can enjoy a bath while watching the planes take off and land in Centrair’s own Fu no Yu bathhouse. With so many shops and facilities on offer, Chubu Centrair is almost like a theme park.
  • Nagoya Dome
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    4.0
    397 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Daikouminami 1-1-1
    This domed stadium, which opened in 1997, is widely known as the home of the Chunichi Dragons. In addition to holding baseball games, it can also host a wide variety of other events such as concerts and exhibitions. It is equipped with a 106 meter-wide video screen, LED lighting, and other facilities that allow a diverse range of productions that leverage its massive scale. Other facilities include concession stands and restaurants on each level, shops that sell original merchandise, and a nursery.

    What an atmosphere! Nagoyan fans are amazing, they chant all game long!!! F&B are good and with a great variety to offer.

  • Atsuta Jingu (Atsuta Shrine)
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    4.0
    1722 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Atsuta-ku Jingu 1-1-1
    This shrine located in Nagoya City’s Atsuta Ward has been known familiarly as “Atsuta Sama” since long ago. Reported to have been established in 113, it is revered as a Great Shrine ranking second only to Ise Jingu Shrine. The shrine is famous as a place that enshrines the sacred sword Kusanagi-no-tsurugi, one of the three sacred treasures that symbolize the Imperial throne. The approximately 190,000-square meter premises are thick with kusunoki (camphor trees) that have been living for more than one thousand years, and are scattered with numerous setsumatsu-sha (smaller shrines managed under the shrine). There are numerous events and festivals held at the shrine including Hatsu Ebisu on January 5, and it is constantly bustling with visitors for Shichi-Go-San (shrine visit by children aged 7, 5 and 3), omiya-mairi (the first shrine visits by babies) and even Hatsu Mode (the first shrine visit of New Year).

    We arrived 1400h. There was only two tour buses. The rest were locals. So it was pretty quiet. It can get very crowded on special occasions and different season. It was a lovely walk and offering of...

  • Nagoya Castle
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    4.0
    3489 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Honmaru 1-1
    Nagoya Castle was built in 1612 as the castle of the feudal lord, Yoshinao who was the ninth son of Tokugawa Ieyasu. The large donjon and the small donjon with their characteristic golden dolphins were destroyed during the air raids of Nagoya in 1945, but they were rebuilt in 1959. The pictures on room partitions which are Important Cultural Properties and historical materials are on display in the large donjon, in addition, you can also observe a “full-scale replica of the Golden Dolphin” and you can experience stone pulling and palanquin riding. Nagoya Castle was selected as one of Japan’s 100 Great Castles, and it has also been designated as a Special Historic Site of Japan.

    It is better to rent a car for easy traveling nearby places, as Nagoya has limited things to do. However, booking in advance is important.

  • Nagoya Congress Center
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    3.5
    88 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Atsuta-ku Atsutanishimachi 1-1
    A convention center located in Shiratori Park in Atsuta Ward, Nagoya City. Facilities include the 3,000 seat Century Hall, international conference rooms, event halls, and more. The center holds regular events such as classical music competitions and concerts and is used by many locals and visitors from far and wide.

    Was here for a live concert. It took place in the Century Hall, its capacity is 3,000 seating not one of the big ones but its still very good to host concerts. Had a great time.

  • Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Minato-ku Minatomachi 1-3
    This large aquarium is located in Minato Ward, Nagoya City. It is comprised of two buildings; the North Building and the South Building. The South Building is notable for exhibits that recreate five parts of the world's oceans, namely Japan, Australia, the Equator, Antarctica, and the deep sea. Check out the ''sardine tornado'' in its large tank as well. The North Building, which is themed around Cetacea classified marine mammals, displays species including the common bottlenose dolphin and beluga whales. Its biggest attraction is the dolphin shows held in its main pool, which happens to be Japan's largest. The dynamic performances are popular with people of all ages.
  • A National Treasure, Inuyama Castle
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    4.5
    1017 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Inuyama Kitakoken 65-2
    Inuyama Castle which was founded by Oda Nobuyasu, Oda Nobunaga’s uncle in 1537 during the Muromachi period. It is the oldest wooden donjon in existence in Japan and is one of “the 12 Castles with Existing Castle Towers”. The top floor of the watchtower style donjon overlooks Kiso River, Gifu Castle and Nagoya town, and it must surely be a superb view. I guess you will be able to get a sense of what it was like to be a feudal lord. The castle was designated as a National Treasure in 1952 based on the Cultural Property Protection Act.

    It was under restoration when we went in October 2019. One of the oldest fortress in Japan is still beautiful and accessible despite the restoration. The views from the castle is beautiful especially...

  • Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
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    4.0
    744 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Chikusa-ku Higashiyamamotomachi 3-70
    The Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens are located within Higashiyama Park in Nagoya City, and are divided up into three zones comprised of a zoo, botanical gardens, and an amusement park. The zoo is home to approximately 500 types of animals ranging from popular creatures such as elephants, giraffes and koalas to killifish. Complete with a corner to enjoy feeding and petting of animals, the zoo attracted attention in 2015 for its very handsome gorilla, Shabani, who was said to be “too ikemen” (a colloquial phrase for “hot guy”). The botanical gardens which display approximately 7,000 types of plants allows visitors to come in contact with nature in the large greenhouse and around the gentle walking course. The amusement park is popular among families with many attractions costing between 100 and 300 yen.

    Have been to this zoo several times. It’s fine in many ways, in that it has a decent array of animals, some ok food on offer and some other attractions such as the botanical gardens and some rides...

  • Matsuzakaya Nagoya
    Shopping
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Sakae 3-16-1
    This department store was originally founded in 1611 as the dry goods and sundries shop Ito Gofukuten. Its brand strength is especially strong in the Nagoya region. Comprised of three buildings, a North Building, Main Building, and South Building, its vast sales floor space hosts a large number of shops including fashion, foreign brand-name goods, jewelry, watches, cosmetics, food, and more. In addition to large stores including H&M and Yodobashi Camera, the department store also features facilities such as a Pokemon Center and an art museum. It is connected directly to Yabacho Station.
  • Zepp Nagoya
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nakamura-ku Hiraikechou 4-60-7
    A live performance and concert hall. Accommodating up to 1,864 people when standing, the facility is one of the largest concert halls in the Tokai region. There is a drink shop on-site as well as lockers. Limited edition original merchandise is also frequently sold here. Concerts and events are held at Zepp Nagoya monthly. The facility is also conveniently located a five minute walk from Sasashima-raibu Station on the Aonami Line.

    名鉄の駅からだとまだ歩ける距離にありますが、JR、地下鉄の名古屋駅からだと少し距離があると感じられるかと思います。JRからだとあおなみ線に乗り換えて行った方が良いかもしれません。実際、乗り換えた事が無いので何とも言えないですが、かなり絶妙な場所に位置しているので、名古屋駅から徒歩で考えてる方は時間に余裕を持って行かれることをお勧めします。 キャパが広く、ロッカー数も割と多くて音響が良いので、ライ...

  • Nagoya Parco
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Sakae 3-29-1
    A shopping mall hosting fashionable shops and restaurants. In addition to the East, West, and South Buildings, there is a centrally located, compact building called Midi. Many of the shops are making their Nagoya debut here and offer stylish and superbly crafted items. Floors 9 through 11 of the West Building are occupied by the Nagoya Creston Hotel. Conveniently accessible, floor B1 of the East Building is connected directly to Yabacho Station.
  • Cape Irago Lighthouse
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Taharashi Iragochou Koyama
    A lighthouse which stands on the tip of the Atsumi Peninsula which has been selected as one of the 50 most scenic lighthouses in Japan. From the area of the lighthouse, you can get a sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean, Ise Bay, and Mikawa Bay. The lighthouse serves a valuable role as a marker for ships coming into and leaving port. The medium-sized, white-walled lighthouse stands out against the blue of the ocean and sky. Visitors may only explore the area around the lighthouse; the interior is closed to the general public.
  • Nagoya City Science Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Sakae 2-17-1 Forest of art and science/In Shirakawa park
    This is a comprehensive science museum located in Nagoya City. The building is characteristic for its unique external appearance which seems to be embracing a giant sphere. The museum is largely composed of three main buildings, the Life Science Building, which features exhibits about the human body and life on earth, the Astronomy Building, which features astronomy and the mysteries of space, and the Science and Technology Building featuring exhibits related to science and physics. The sphere is actually the Brother Earth planetarium, the world’s largest which projects a large starry sky on the dome. There are also large exhibits popular with both children and adults such as a room with a temperature of -30 degrees Celsius where visitors can experience an aurora and a corner to experience an artificial tornado.
  • Aichi Prefectural Arts Theater
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    4.5
    44 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Higashisakura 1-13-2 Aichi Arts Center
    A performing arts theater standing along Nishiki-dori Avenue in Higashisakura, Higashi Ward, Nagoya City. The theater has a large hall complete with stage mechanisms able to be used for fully fledged opera performances, a concert hall equipped with a pipe organ, a small hall which can be used for a variety of performing arts, and one medium sized and one large rehearsal room.

    栄地下からもオアシスからも、入れてとても便利な場所にあります。 正面から見た入口は、とても綺麗で趣がある外観です。 美術館、コンサートホール、図書館やレストランなども入っていて色々な用途に利用することができます。 名古屋の中心部で立地がいいので、とても便利です。

  • LEGOLAND Japan Resort
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Minato-ku Kinjofuto 2-2-1
    This large outdoor theme park based on the popular children’s toy of Lego(R) opened in April of 2017. The park is divided up into seven areas including attractions and roller coasters where visitors can have adventures in a mysterious world, an area that recreates Japan’s famous places in Lego(R), and an area where guests can play freely with Lego(R) blocks. At the largest Lego(R) shop in Asia, they also sell products that are limited to the park. From small children to adults, this is a popular spot that the entire family can enjoy together. The closest station is Kinjo-futo Station.
  • Kariya Highway Oasis
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    4.0
    383 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Kariyashi Higashizakaichou Yoshino 55
    This parking area is located between the Toyoake and Toyota Minami interchanges of the Isewangan Expressway. It has many facilities such as a natural hot spring, park, Ferris wheel, shops and food court. In the fresh produce market, there is an extensive lineup of specialty products from the Tokai region and local fresh ingredients. Kariya Highway Oasis exhibits items related to celebrities born there, and warrior dolls from the local Mando Festival, an Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Aichi Prefecture. It can be accessed from both the highway and regular roads.

    We were on the way back from Mie to Saitama. Stopped there for a big breakfast. Enjoyed Nagoya speciality Kishimen, miso katsudon, miso Ebi katsudon, hatcho miso tan tan men. Everything was good...

  • Midland Square
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nakamura-ku Meieki 4-7-1
    This high-rise building in Nagoya is the tallest in the Chubu region at 247 meters. In the office section are the offices of world-famous companies such as Toyota Motor, and a double deck two-story elevator is in operation there. Sky Promenade, the outside observatory on the highest floor, offers a 360-degree panoramic view of Nagoya and is popular spot to enjoy the cityscape. The commercial tower houses shops belonging to the world’s top brands, as well as fashion and lifestyle boutique shops, restaurants and a cinema complex.
  • Oasis 21
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Higashisakura 1-11-1
    Oasis 21 which has a direct connection to Nagoya’s business district Sakae Station is a multi-complex facility with parks, bus terminals and commercial facilities. Enjoy the seasonal flowers on the field of green where the lawn stretches out, and events are often held in the Galaxy Platform. The “Spaceship-Aqua” fills the space above the blowout space. It is a large roof of glass which floats in the air. A thin veil of water flows on the glass surface, and it is beautifully illuminated in vivid colors. A garden path surrounds the outer circumference of the glass roof, allowing people to enjoy a stroll in the air 14 meters above ground.
  • Airport Walk Nagoya
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    4.0
    89 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nishikasugaiguntoyoyamachou Toyoba Hayashizaki 1-8
    A shopping mall housed inside the former Nagoya Airport International Terminal building. The mall has a movie theater and shopping center building and also retains many features of the original airport, including check-in counters and an observation deck. A variety of airport-related events are held here regularly and the mall is frequented by families and others.

    A large shopping centre with a good range of eating places and a childrens play area There is a supermarket and a wide range of shops

  • SCMAGLEV and Railway Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Minato-ku Kinjoufutou 3-2-2
    This railroad museum located in the Minato Ward of Naogya City is based around the Tokaido Shinkansen yet also introduces high-speed rail technology in use from conventional trains to superconducting magnetic levitating trains (SCMaglev). The museum has 39 real train cars on display including the MLX01-type linear motor car that was displayed at Expo 2005 Aichi Japan, and visitors can even enter some of them. There is a railroad diorama and also numerous display corners where visitors can learn about train history and technology through exhibits. The Shinkansen and conventional train simulators (chosen by lottery) are very popular. There is also a very dynamic mini theater where visitors can experience a simulated world of a SCMaglev train cruising at a speed of 500 kilometers/hour.

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Aichi is a prefecture of great natural beauty with Nagoya city at its heart, a busy hub home to a labyrinth of underground shops and the 17th-century Nagoya Castle. Castles are easy to find in this history-rich prefecture, but the highlight for history buffs has to be the Museum Meiji-mura, where preserved buildings from the turn of the 20th century are displayed in all their grandeur in an outdoor museum.

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