Spots in Nagoya Area

  • Atsuta Jingu (Atsuta Shrine)
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    4.0
    1750 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).

    A beautiful shrine set in splendid nature that is very well-maintained. Enjoyed the serene surroundings as I strolled through the forested path to the shrine. Theres a peaceful walking trail around...

  • Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
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    4.5
    1271 Reviews
    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.

    When cetaceans face an aggressor in the wild, they are able to swim away. When they are in captivity like in Nagoya Aquarium, there is nowhere to go but to live with them in such a confined space...

  • Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
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    4.5
    1518 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nishi-ku Noritakeshinmachi 4-1-35
    This is the corporate museum of the Toyota Group, which transitioned into the automobile industry from the textile machinery industry and has now become a global automobile manufacturer. The museum uses the brick building that was the former Sako Plant of Toyoda Automatic Loom Works. The exhibits inside the museum are divided into the Textile Machinery Pavilion and the Automobile Pavilion, and in the Textile Machinery Pavilion visitors can learn about textile machinery and the evolution of technology. The Automobile Pavilion introduces the mechanism of automobiles and the exercise of developmental technology and production technology. There is also a monozukuri (Japanese craftsmanship) corner intended for children.

    We took a walk up to the Museum on a rainy day, it was a memorable experience on the two plus kilometres journey which was through some less commercialized area. The museum housed inside few...

  • LEGOLAND Japan Resort
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    3.5
    579 Reviews
    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.

    I went there a second time with my kids they loved it and begged me too go again. but we didnt because of covid.

  • Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
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    4.0
    755 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.

    Wow! Such an incredible zoo. So many things to see it takes all day. My only suggestion for improvement would be for them to charge more for the tickets. Costs only 500 Yen --should be 3 or 4 times...

  • Oasis 21
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    4.0
    489 Reviews
    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.

    Went to Oasis 21 in the afternoon to do a little bit of shopping. I would recommend visitors to go in the evening because the roof looks like a spaceship! Could see Nagoya Tower from there as well.

  • Tokugawa Art Museum
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    4.0
    447 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Tokugawachou 1017
    This private art museum located within Tokugawaen in Nagoya City opened in 1935 to showcase items donated by the 19th lord of the Owari Tokugawa clan and his in-laws. The collection exceeds 10,000 items and is comprised of daimyo (feudal lord) implements passed down in the Owari Tokugawa clan such as relics related to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate, articles purchased from other daimyo families, and donations from wealthy merchants. The collection includes numerous National Treasures, Important Cultural Properties, and important works of art, and is famous for items such as Genji Monogatari Emaki (The Picture Scroll of the Tale of Genji)” and Hatsune no Chodo. Displays in the permanent section allow visitors to catch a glimpse of life in the Owari clan, and exhibitions are also held in accordance with the seasons as well as different themes.

    While the Tokugawa Art Museum doesnt have much in quantity of what is on display, it has nine items that are designated as national treasures which includes 12th century handscrolls. The items that...

  • Nagoya Castle
    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.
  • Nittaiji Temple
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    4.0
    140 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Chikusa-ku Hououchou 1-1
    Nittaiji Temple is located about 10 minutes on foot from Kakuozan Station. It was founded in 1904 to house the ashes of Buddha, which the Kingdom of Siam (now the Kingdom of Thailand) gave to Japan. It is the only temple in Japan that does not belong to any specific sect but represents all the sects. In the main hall is the gold-bronze statue of Shaka Nyorai (Tathagata), which was a national treasure of Thailand, and the ashes of Buddha are kept in the holy tower. On the 21st of every month approximately 100 stalls and throngs of people flock to the path leading up to the temple. It is also well-known as a place to see cherry blossom and azaleas.

    They have market on 21th every month. Lots of food carts on side of street from the kakuozan subway station. Try little bit each as one portion is small and cheap!

  • Meitetsu Department Store Main Building
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    3.5
    98 Reviews
    Shopping
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nakamura-ku Meieki 1-2-1
    This department store located above Meitetsu Nagoya Station is comprised of two buildings; the Main Building and the Men's Building. It is famous for being the home of Nana-chan, a giant mannequin that serves as a meeting place for many visitors to Nagoya Station. In addition to stores that carry a wide variety of trendy fashion items, there are also stores that carry everyday items. The gourmet food court on the 9th floor of the main building has a full selection of dining options including well-established Japanese, western-style, Chinese, and Italian restaurant, as well as well-known local restaurants.

    Located at the Meitetsu train station, the mall gives off an old feel. There is a supermarket where you can get something for the train ride. There are some good restaurants upstairs. Be there early...

  • Ryusenji no Yu (Nagoya Moriyama Honten)
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    4.0
    92 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Aichi Nagoya-shi Moriyama-ku Ryusenji 1-1501
    A Super Sento bathhouse in 1 Chome, Ryusenji, Moriyama Ward, Nagoya City. It has a sauna and a variety of baths that draw on natural hot springs, including a pure hot spring bath and a highly concentrated carbonated spring. The outdoor bath Tenku Hotaru-no-Yu has blinking LED lights in bathtub and a view of the Shonai River and town. There's a rest space, a restaurant, and accommodation available, too.

    I have been here twice now, once with a friend and once alone. The bath options are exceptional! They have many outdoor options with a beautiful view and nice breeze. Some of my favourites are a...

  • Higashiyama Sky Tower
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    4.0
    114 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Chikusa-ku Tashirochou Kameiri 1-8
    An observatory tower adjoining Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Kameiri Tashiro-cho, Chikusa Ward, Nagoya City. The tower was erected in 1989 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the creation of Nagoya City. 134 meters tall, the tower's observation deck 100 meters above the ground offers visitors a sweeping view of Nagoya. There is also an observatory restaurant on the top floor.

    It is standing on a hill and provides a great panoramic views of Nagoya. Compared to the zoo side, it was rather quiet and comfortably providing space for relax for small additions to zoo...

  • Atsuta Houraiken Jingu Branch
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    4.5
    362 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Atsuta-ku Jingu 2-10-26
    A venerable traditional ryotei restaurant which was founded in 1873. The restaurant serves eel cuisine, including hitsumabushi eel on rice, a Nagoya specialty. The restaurant’s a la carte menu includes many dishes made with Aichi seafood. The unagi kaiseki eel course meal requires a reservation. The restaurant also offers a menu of takeout items which can be brought home to enjoy.

    Location of the restaurant is just beside one of the the entrance of the Atsuta Jingu shrine. Went to the restsurant before visiting the shrine to take a queue number first as I knew the waiting time...

  • Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
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    4.0
    82 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Higashisakura 1-13-2 Aichi Arts Center, 10th Floor
    This art museum in Nagoya City's Higashi Ward is located on the 10th floor of the Aichi Arts Center, and is the successor to the Aichi Prefectural Culture Hall and Museum of Art which opened in 1955. Primarily featuring 20th century art from Japan and abroad, the museum is home to many masterpieces including works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Ryuzaburo Umehara, and Sotaro Yasui. In particular, there is a complete collection of works leaning towards German Expressionism and Surrealism, and also postwar art of the USA. The special collection donated by Nagoya art collector Teizo Kimura has more than 3,000 works including modern Japanese-style paintings, Chinaware, and Buddhist images, and these works are displayed in the Teizo Kimura Collection Room and in some of the special exhibitions.

    Was impressed by the way the park has been redeveloped into both a recreational area and shopping maal with conne tion to the metro station

  • Odaka Ryokuchi Greens Park (Odaka Ryokuchi)
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    4.0
    78 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Midori-ku Odakachou Takayama 1-1
    A park where children and adults can play surrounded by greenery and natural beauty. The park also boasts an array of facilities such as go-karts, miniature golf, a dinosaur plaza, dog run, and boats. Some facilities, such as the day camp area, require an advance reservation. The park’s soothing and atmospheric bamboo thicket walking trail was selected as one of the top 20 designs in the inaugural Nagoya Town Design Selection contest. The park is planted with a great variety of flowering plants that bloom throughout the year for visitors to enjoy. Crayfish fishing in the park’s flower and tree garden is popular; in fall, the shiratama hoshikusa pipeworts come into bloom.

    Odaka Ryokuchi is a spacious green space located cozily near the railway station and Old Tokaido. It is one of the most popular urban parks in Nagoya with nice cherry orchard, plum blossom grove...

  • Aichi Prefectural Arts Theater
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    4.0
    46 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.

    5階席で観ました。音響は申し分ありませんがロックバンドのライブを観るには少々雰囲気がイマイチです。売店はありませんでした。

  • Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art
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    4.5
    103 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Aoi 1-19-30
    The art museum is directly connected to Exit 1 of Shinsakaemachi Station. On display are the pieces of art collected by the late Yamazaki Teruyuki, former president of the Yamazaki Mazak Corporation. The collection focusses on French art from the 18th to 20th centuries. Along with paintings are art nouveau works by artists such as Emile Galle including glass pieces and furniture. Relax and enjoy French fine art in the exhibition halls decorated with chandeliers and other adornments giving them the feeling of classical salons.

    The receptionist had peremptory manners and it made me unpleasant. Its not busy at all even at weekend.

  • Nagoya Congress Center
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Nagoya City Archives
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    4.0
    106 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Higashi-ku Shirakabe 1-3
    This public archives building built in 1922 was used as the site for the former courthouse, and in addition to exhibiting materials concerning Nagoya’s municipal government, items connected to the courthouse are regularly on display. Inside the spectacular Neo-Baroque-style building made of brick and granite sights such as the stairwell with its beautiful stained-glass windows and the magnificent restored conference hall are not to be missed. Visitors can also tour a reproduced courtroom under the old Meiji Constitution and a prisoner lock-up area. The guided tours of the building provided by the staff are also popular. The building is a five-minute walk from Higashi Ote Station on the Meitetsu Seto Line.

    Nagoya City Archives and Museum was a nice surprise as we made a quick stop on the way to the Nagoya Castle area. Its a former courthouse building that has been preserved after the court moved to...

  • Togokusan Fruits Park
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    4.0
    56 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Moriyama-ku Kamishidami Tougoku 2110
    A fruit theme park located at the foot of Mt. Togoku. The park has a variety of facilities. 15 varieties of fruits are grown in the park’s fruit orchard. In the tropical fruit greenhouse, you can see approximately 100 varieties of tropical and subtropical fruit trees from around the world. Learn about fruit in the park’s museum. The park’s shop sells fresh juices made with fruits grown on-site and fresh fruit. In the park’s restaurant, you can enjoy a meal together with seasonal fruit. Visitors can also enjoy fishing in the park’s large pond.

    My daughter loves this place. Its a simple park, with fruit. There is public transport to the park. Take the Yutori bus line from Ozone all the way to the end (bus will say its going to Fruits...

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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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