Nagoya is known as an industrial city. It could be that the Japanese car manufacturer that you often see pacing on the road comes from here.
Nagoya is also famous for being the only stop on the Nozomi Shinkansen train that runs from Tokyo to Osaka.
So, what are the tourist attractions in Nagoya that you can visit? Keep on reading this article, gesss!
1. Nagoya Castle
This castle has been built since 1615, the original version. Of course it has been destroyed several times, renovated, destroyed again, and until now it has become a museum.
However when I came here the castle was being renovated and couldn’t be entered. So I stopped by the palace that was made specifically to entertain the guests of the king who was next to it, namely the Honmaru palace.
The palace is divided into many different rooms. Guests will be assigned according to their status. The higher the guest caste, the more luxurious the room. Plus gold ornaments, paintings, carvings, to different ceiling shapes.
If we are just ordinary people, there is a special room too. Maybe you can only hear the king’s voice without being able to see his figure haha!
Address : 1-1 Honmaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 460-0031 ; Entrance Ticket 500 ; https://www.nagoyajo.city.nagoya.jp/
2. Toyota Commemorative museum of industry and technology
Toyota, a world’s largest automotive company, originates from the city of Nagoya, Aichi prefecture. There are several Toyota museums in the city of Nagoya with different themes.
What I visited was the Toyota Commemorative museum of industry and technology which contains the history of Toyota from the start of a textile company (yes, originally not an automotive), which was built in 1911 to become one of the largest automotive companies in the world.
Its founder is Sakichi Toyoda. At first their brand was Toyoda, but because Toyota is easier to pronounce, Toyoda finally changed its name to Toyota.
For fans of machines, automotive, or for those of us who want to learn, you can come to the museum which was once a car factory.
[Alamat] 4-chōme-1-35 Noritakeshinmachi, Nishi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 451-0051 ; [tiket masuk] 500
3. Don Quijote at Sakae
Don’t worry if you are looking for souvenirs in Japan. In this one shop, it’s enough. From snacks, clothes, to strange and quirky Japanese items, you can find them here.
Truly a one-stop shop and 24 hours anyway (not all don quijote, but most do). I have a special video that discusses this simple shop you can see on youtube.
4. Osu Shopping district
In the middle of Japanese cities, malls are usually rare. Aeon is usually on the outskirts of the city. If it’s in the middle of the city, it’s usually a street shopping arcade which has lots of shops on its side. Usually cars are not allowed to pass.
The length is not half-hearted, sometimes it can be 3 km like in this Osu shopping district. This Osu shopping district has been around for 400 years. So you will find some old buildings and temples here.
Address : Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 460-0008
5. Nagoya Mosque
For Muslims who want to pray, especially men who want to perform Friday prayers while on vacation here, they can also stop by at the Nagoya Mosque.
The mosque is indeed small, but has 5 floors which are divided for men, women, and other rooms. Similar to the Okachimachi mosque in Tokyo.
[Alamat] 2-chōme-26-7 Honjintōri, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 453-0041 [URL] http://nagoyamosque.com/
6. Legoland Japan resort
This is an amusement park like Universal Studios and Disneyland, but has a Lego theme! Maybe it’s not as big as the two parks, but I think the attraction is more fun because it’s mostly suitable for all ages!
When I went to disneyland, I felt it was too much for the kids. In Legoland, I think, children, teenagers, adults, to parents can play on the rides. The size is also compact so it doesn’t make your feet tired. I see more domestic tourists here than foreign tourists.
[Alamat] Kinjofutou, Logoland Japan Limited, 2-2-1 Minato, Nagoya-city, Aichi, 455-8605 [Tiket masuk] from 3,300 [URL] https://www.legoland.jp/
7. SCmaglev & Railway Park
1964 Japan has issued their very first shinkansen with a speed of 210 km / h.
Some time ago, I took the E6 Hayabusa shinkansen from Tokyo to Hakodate, with a speed of 320 km/hour (gile).
And it is planned that in 2027, the train which is still on display at SCmaglev & Railway park Nagoya will have a speed of more than 500 km / hour!
In this museum managed by JR Central, we can see the history of all trains in Japan from the beginning. From the first locomotives built, to trains from the future like this maglev. Maglev trains will later float on the rails at a certain speed using magnetic forces. That’s why this train is called SCMAGLEV (Super Conducting Magnetic Leviation).
Tokyo Osaka which is 500 km away takes 2.5 hours by Nozomi Shinkansen. With SCMaglev later the estimated distance is less than an hour!
[Alamat] 3-chōme-2-2 Kinjōfutō, Minato-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 455-0848 [Tiket Masuk] 1,000
8. Nagoya Public Aquarium
The Port of Nagoya public aquarium is the largest in Japan. Here there are dolphins, jellyfish, turtles, various fish and the most famous here are orca killer whales and beluga whales!
[Alamat] 1-3 Minatomachi, Minato-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 455-0033 [Tiket masuk ] 2,000 [URL] http://www.nagoyaaqua.jp/
9. Flight of dreams
As we know, Nagoya is one of the industrial cities in Japan. In addition to many automotive manufacturers, many aircraft parts manufacturers are also made in Nagoya.
Most parts of the Boeing 787 are made in Nagoya. It’s for this reason that boeing donated a prototype 787 to this very first centrair to make this an aviation themed park!
There is a flight simulator in the real cockpit, a projection visualization from Teamlab at the bottom, and of course this hangar has been transformed into a food court called Seattle Terrace. Seattle is Boeing’s hometown. So here are a lot of typical foods from there and of course there is a Boeing Official Store that sells various merchandise.
It’s only a 10-minute walk from the check-in area of Chubu International Airport. So don’t miss it!
[Alamat] 479-0881 Aichi, Tokoname, Centrair Airport, 1 Chome−１[URL] https://flightofdreams.jp/en/
10. Watch Sumo at the Dolphin Arena!
There is a sumo arena called the dolphin area in the middle of Nagoya city. The schedule follows the annual tournament schedule which you can see on the official Japanese sumo website. So not every time you can follow.
Very busy! When I watched it, I got the very back seat (4900 yen), so I had to use a 200mm telephoto lens to take the photo above. If you want a slightly more expensive front, it can be 20,000 yen more.
Sumo is a popular sport tradition in Japan. So for those who want to mingle with the locals, I think watching sumo is quite a unique experience.
So that’s a few things to do in Nagoya, in the next post there will be some places around Aichi prefecture for a daytrip from Nagoya.
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