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Nagoya
Travel Guide

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

Tour fascinating historic sites dating back to the first century, enjoy authentic local cuisines and indulge in some of Japan’s best shopping in this dynamic city.

Nagoya, one of Japan's largest cities, is a modern metropolis with a rich historical past. The city, which is home to almost 3 million people, has well-preserved historical sites, excellent shopping and luxury accommodation.

Learn more about Nagoya's past with a trip to Nagoya Castle. Much of this impressive castle was destroyed by a fire during World War II but it has been carefully restored.

In spring, the city is awash in colour as the cherry trees flower. Join locals in the ancient Japanese practice of hanami, which sees family and friends gathering to admire the blossoms. Visit one of Nagoya’s parks, such as the famous and beautiful Heiwa Park, and have a picnic under the colourful boughs.

At the centre of the city is Nagoya Station, the city’s primary train station and one of the world’s largest railroad hubs. Directly above the station are the JR Central Towers. The towers house luxury hotels as well as viewing decks, bars and day spa amenities.

Just on the edge of town is the Toyota Automobile Museum. Here you can see classic car models a well as luxury American and European cars from one of the main automobile manufacturers in Japan.

Enjoy the serene Atsuta Shrine. This shrine, which is one Japan’s most sacred sites, is only a short train ride from Nagoya Station. The shrine’s woodland surroundings make it the ideal place to relax after a day seeing the city's sights.

Feast on some of Nagoya’s renowned cuisine. For an authentic dining experience, try hitsumabushi (grilled eel) which is served with rice and broth.

Nagoya is situated in the centre of Japan. To get to the city, fly into Nagoya International Airport. You can also travel to Nagoya via high-speed train; the train ride from Kyoto is just over 30 minutes and the train ride from Tokyo is 80 minutes. Passengers will arrive at Nagoya Station, right in the city centre.

Mitsui Garden Hotel Nagoya Premier
Mitsui Garden Hotel Nagoya Premier
4 out of 5
The price is NZ$169 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Located in Nakamura, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Winc Aichi and Nagoya Station Tourist Information Center. Osu and Nagoya City Science Museum are ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (972 reviews)
"A safer place to stay. Rather expensive in Nagoya city though."

Reviewed on 30 Mar. 2021

Mitsui Garden Hotel Nagoya Premier
ibis Styles Nagoya
ibis Styles Nagoya
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$65 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Located in Nakamura, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Winc Aichi and Nagoya Station Tourist Information Center. Osu and Nagoya City Science Museum are ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (24 reviews)
"Very clean and new! Amazing bed and pillows! Worth the cost."

Reviewed on 17 Apr. 2021

ibis Styles Nagoya
APA Hotel Nagoya-Sakae
APA Hotel Nagoya-Sakae
3 out of 5
4-10-16, Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi-ken
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$65 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Located in Naka Ward, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Aichi Arts Center, Osu, and Oasis 21. Nagoya TV Tower and Nagoya City Science Museum are also ...
3.9/5Good! (984 reviews)
"The appearance of the room needs to be updated, such as beds and walls"

Reviewed on 15 Jan. 2021

APA Hotel Nagoya-Sakae
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
35 min to Kyoto 1 LDK 3 min Walk From JR Gifhashima Station 303
35 min to Kyoto 1 LDK 3 min Walk From JR Gifhashima Station 303
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The price is NZ$142 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Situated in a rural location, this holiday home is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Asano Kajiya Blacksmith and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Snova Hashima. Ichinomiya City Memorial ...
35 min to Kyoto 1 LDK 3 min Walk From JR Gifhashima Station 303
Central of Japan 3min Walk to JR Sta303 / Hashima Gifu
Central of Japan 3min Walk to JR Sta303 / Hashima Gifu
Funabashicho Miyakita 6-1, Guest House Gifu Hashima Shinon, Hashima, Gifu (prefecture)
The price is NZ$128 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Situated in Hashima, this apartment building is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Asano Kajiya Blacksmith and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Snova Hashima. Ichinomiya City Memorial ...
Central of Japan 3min Walk to JR Sta303 / Hashima Gifu
Central of Japan 3min Walk to JR Sta302 / Hashima Gifu
Central of Japan 3min Walk to JR Sta302 / Hashima Gifu
Funabashicho Miyakita 6-1, Guest House Gifu Hashima Shinon, Hashima, Gifu (prefecture)
The price is NZ$128 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Situated in Hashima, this apartment building is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Asano Kajiya Blacksmith and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Snova Hashima. Ichinomiya City Memorial ...
Central of Japan 3min Walk to JR Sta302 / Hashima Gifu
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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9 Feb. 2020

Good place to go after you've been to a lot of other places (2nd trip kind of place)

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16 Jan. 2020

We enjoyed visiting Nagoya Castle and walking through the gardens near Atsuta Shrine.

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26 Nov. 2019

Lovely bits of Japanese history to be found and lots of nice food too

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18 Nov. 2019

We really loved Nagoya and found the transport on the subway really easy to use and good value for money

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4 Nov. 2019

Very clean and modern city.

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22 Oct. 2019

We were in Nagoya only to get to the Grand Prix in Suzuka. Very nice clean hotel with shuttle bus to Nagoya station. Very clean nice relaxing onsen.