Nagoya

Travel Guide
Atsuta Shrine featuring a temple or place of worship, street scenes and a garden

Japan’s fourth-largest city is home to a fascinating history, an up-to-date shopping scene and gorgeous springtime cherry blossoms.

With nearly 3 million inhabitants, Nagoya is the fourth-largest metropolis in Japan. Still, this vibrant modern city has retained its strong historical flavour and its distinctive local charms. Visit Nagoya for its its shopping opportunities, its lovely springtime scenery and its well-maintained cultural attractions.

If you come to Nagoya by high-speed train, you will arrive at the city’s main railroad station. Nagoya Station is in fact the world’s largest railroad complex. Head upstairs to the JR Central Towers, where some of Nagoya’s finest shopping is to be done. You will also find two viewing decks, luxury hotels, bars and day spa facilities.

Take the train to the city’s outskirts to learn about another favourite mode of transport in Japan, the automobile. The Toyota Automobile Museum is home to a variety of luxury cars from Europe and the United States, along with some classic Japanese models. Auto enthusiasts will also enjoy the educational Toyota Techno Museum in town.

Nagoya’s historical side is on show at the Nagoya Castle, at the city’s historical centre. This castle was damaged during World War II but has been carefully restored since then, with renovations ongoing. Check out the moats and the turreted walls in the surrounding park as well.

During springtime, Nagoya bursts with colour as the cherry blossoms bloom. Take part in the Japanese tradition of hanami, a pastime that brings crowds together in parks to enjoy the trees’ beautiful display. Head to Helwa Park to experience one of the most well-known hanami spots in town.

Just 15 minutes on the train will bring you to one of Japan’s most sacred sites. Pay your respects at the Atsuta Shrine, and linger a while to enjoy the serenity of this lovely wooded area.

Nagoya’s well-known cuisine is certainly worth a taste test. The city’s signature dish is hitsumabushi, a meal of grilled eel served with broth and rice in a wooden bowl.

Reach Nagoya by air or by high-speed train. The train journey takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes from Tokyo or 35 minutes from Kyoto.

ibis Styles Nagoya
ibis Styles Nagoya
3 out of 5
The price is AU$70 per night from 3 Jan. to 3 Jan.
Located in Nakamura, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Winc Aichi and Osu. Nagoya Castle and Shirakawa Park are also within 2 miles (3 km). Kokusai Center ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (99 reviews)
Maybe best value hotel ever!
"Nice room, comfortable bed, great shower and quiet: room was like-new"

Reviewed on 8 Aug. 2021

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Mitsui Garden Hotel Nagoya Premier
Mitsui Garden Hotel Nagoya Premier
4 out of 5
The price is AU$174 per night from 9 Dec. to 9 Dec.
Located in Nakamura, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Winc Aichi and Osu. Nagoya Castle and Shirakawa Park are also within 2 miles (3 km). Kokusai Center ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (973 reviews)
Nice rooms, standard Japanese service.
"The place was nice. Additional shared bath/spa was pleasant. Room had a nice tub. Access was sort of annoying in the sense that you have to use two elevators. Parking was a lot at a shopping center a few minutes walk away that costs about 1,800 yen. I didn’t fully understand the explanation at check-in ..."

Reviewed on 5 Jul. 2021

Mitsui Garden Hotel Nagoya Premier
Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower
Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower
4 out of 5
4-60-12 Hiraike-cho, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi
The price is AU$235 per night from 4 Jan. to 4 Jan.
Located in Nakamura, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Osu and Nagoya City Science Museum. Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and Nagoya ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (651 reviews)
"Awesome hotel, staff is very friendly"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2021

Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower
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Hostel 758 Nagoya 3G
Hostel 758 Nagoya 3G
2.5 out of 5
The price is AU$87 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Located in Nakagawa Ward, this apartment building is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Osu, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Oasis 21 and Nagoya Congress Center. Nagoya Castle and ...
3.7/5 Good! (7 reviews)
"なぜか箸が1本だけあったり、レンタルの場所がわかりづらかった。"

Reviewed on 29 Nov. 2021

Hostel 758 Nagoya 3G
Casa de Marzo
Casa de Marzo
2.5 out of 5
Located in Naka Ward, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Matsuzakaya Museum, Osu and Oasis 21. Nagoya Institute of Technology and Tsurumai Park ...
Casa de Marzo
GRAND BASE Nagoya Ekinishi
GRAND BASE Nagoya Ekinishi
3 out of 5
The price is AU$208 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
Located in Nakamura, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Midland Square and Osu. Winc Aichi and Shirakawa Park are also within 2 miles (3 km). Nakamura ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (7 reviews)
"家族5人で泊まらせていただきました。 部屋はとても広く綺麗で、キッチン用品も整っていて、みんなでゆったりゆっくり過ごす事ができてとても満足です。"

Reviewed on 27 Nov. 2021

GRAND BASE Nagoya Ekinishi
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