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12 Attractions of the Nagoya region

Many excellent companies that are top-ranked globally such as TOYOTA are active in the Nagoya area. Nagoya is known to Japanese people as “the beautiful city with wide roads.” Nagoya Castle and the nearby castle town were built some 400 years ago by Tokugawa Ieyasu at the beginning of the 17th century. Today, Nagoya has become a multifaceted metropolis.



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1Delicious! Unique! Nagoya-meshi and Nagoya-style breakfasts

Hitsumabushi eel, kishimen noodles, red miso dishes, chicken wings, and coffeeshop culture

Hitsumabushi Kishimen Tebasaki
Breakfast combo Gamagori Orange Park Himakajima (octopus and pufferfish)

2Shopping and walking around town

Factory outlets and brand-name shops in department stores and retail districts

Nagoya Station Sakae Osu shopping district
Jazz Dream Nagashima Noritake Garden  

3A core city for manufacturing, science, and technology

Activity and tour locations

Toyota factory Science Park Kakukyu (soybean paste)
Waste disposal plant Nagoya City Science Museum  

4The only outstanding castle in Japan that has the golden dolphins on its roof

Part of Nagoya Castle’s Hommaru Palace, that is brilliant as Kyoto’s Nijo Castle, is now open to the public!

Golden Shachi close-up Palace interior

5Historical museums of industrial technology in Nagoya

Textile machinery and automotive technology

Museum exterior  

High-speed rail technology

6Feel the world's largest attractions!

Orcas, dolphins, beluga whales, penguins and sea turtles attract the audience

orcas beluga

Tons of interactive science exhibits!


7Unique and valuable museum that passes down the Tokugawa history

Personal articles of Ieyasu’s, with Tokugawa-en (a Japanese garden) beside the museum

Armor and helmet (front view) Tokugawaen(Japanese garden) Tokugawa Art Museum

8The history and culture of the 53 stations of the Tokaido which are renowned for Ukiyo-e

* The 53 stations of the Tokaido are the rest areas along the route that connected Tokyo and Kyoto during the Edo period.
* Ukiyo-e is a genre of woodblock prints and paintings that flourished in Japan from the 17th through to the 19th century.

Atsuta Shrine, the venerable great shrine behind Ise Jingu

Atsuta Jingu  

Traditional tie-dyeing “Arimatsu & Narumi tie-dyeing”

Arimatsu & Narumi tie-dyeing  

9(SPRING) Pink cherry blossoms in bloom -- magical at night as well! (MARCH-MAY)

Cherry blossom festival on tree-lined roads and in parks, castle grounds and riverside areas.
Elegant Hinamatsuri in Spring
(Hinamatsuri is a doll festival to celebrate girls happiness, growth and good health.)

Enjoy spring in Nagoya

               Nagoya Castle                  Tsuruma Park


The sakura (cherry blossoms) and wisteria in the Nagoya area: What to see

Inuyama Festival Iwakura Gojo River Sakura Festival Owari Tsushima Wisteria Festival



10(SUMMER) Summer festivals: Fun at rivers and beaches (JUNE-AUGUST) & World Cosplay Summit

Nippon Domannaka Matsuri and Nagashima (water park, amusement park, and outlet mall)

Domannaka Matsuri Nagashima Spaland

Cosplay lovers congregate in Nagoya

World Cosplay Summit  

Summer festivals and evening festivals in Nagoya

Osu Summer Festival Endoji Tanabata Festival

Summer festivals and riverside/beach fun in the Nagoya area

Owari Tsushima Tenno Festival  

11(AUTUMN) Enjoy the flowers and colorful leaves of fall (SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER) & Fall festivals and events of all kinds

Chrysanthemums and fall leaves at the castle, Japanese gardens with fall leaves, and Korankei

Nagoya’s fall leaves and flowers: What to see

Nagoya Castle
(chrysanthemum dolls)
Shirotori Garden Tokugawa-en

The fall leaves and flowers in the Nagoya area: What to see

Korankei Obara Shikizakura

Fall festivals and events of all kinds

Fall festivals and events in Nagoya

Nagoya Festival Osu Street Performer Festival

Fall festivals and events in the Nagoya area

12(WINTER) Night Lights, Setsubun and Onsens (DECEMBER-FEBRUARY)

Traditional events at Osu Kannon are also popular

Nagoya’s winter festivals and events

Downtown night lights Setsubun bean-scattering
(Osu Kannon)

Fun Things to Do Around Nagoya in Winter — Nagoya, Your Starting Point for Enjoying Onsens and Snow

Nabana no Sato Shirakawa-go Minamichita Hot Springs

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