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名古屋城

Nagoya Castle

名古屋港水族館のシャチ

Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

大須商店街

Osu Shopping District

熱田神宮の本宮

Atsuta Shrine

トヨタ産業技術記念館の名車展示

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

オアシス21

Oasis21

レゴランド・ジャパン

LEGOLAND Japan

名古屋市科学館とプラネタリウム

Planetarium (Nagoya City Science Museum)

白鳥庭園

Shirotori Garden

リニア・鉄道館の実写展示

SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

Top 10 Tourist Places in Nagoya

Top 10 Tourist Places in Nagoya

Nagoya Castle

Nagoya Castle

Nagoya Castle – One of the Most Magnificent Castles in Japan

Nagoya Castle's beauty is worthy of world-wide recognition. The people of Nagoya are both proud and honored to have such a special and historic site in their city. In 1615 the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, one of the most famous samurai warriors at the time, had brought an end to the Sengoku period - the period of warring states. It was at this time that he built the castle as a military base. This marked the beginning of Edo Period - a time of peace that lasted about 265 years.

Nagoya Castle Hommaru Goten - Hommaru Palace Hommaru Goten - Hommaru Palace
  • Nagoya Castle was built in 1615.
  • The castle tower has golden Shachihoko shining on top as a symbol of Nagoya.
  • The residential area “Hommaru Goten (Palace)” is open to public after a decade’s restoration.
  • The night view of the castle is a must-see!
Address〒460-0031
1-1 Hommaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya
Access● Just next to the Me~guru Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus "4 Nagoya Castle" Bus Stop
● 5-minute walk from Exit 7 of Shiyakusho Station on the Meijo subway line
CostAdults: 500 yen
*Junior high school students and younger: free
Opening Hours9:00~16:30(Last admission to Hommaru Palace is at 16:00)
Regular Holiday12/29~1/1(Subject to change due to events)
Parking431 passenger car parking spaces
28 passenger bus parking spaces
(Paid)
Paid parking: 180 yen per 30 minutes
Official Site https://www.nagoyajo.city.nagoya.jp/en/
Click HERE for Details

Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

A popular Aquarium that is celebrated nationwide

The Nagoya Port Aquarium remains popular in Nagoya and is also frequently visited by Japanese living in other prefectures.
It has been ranked highly amongst the various media rankings that recognise the best aquariums situated all over Japan and in the world.
The Aquarium registers close to 2 million visitors annually.
It is the largest Aquarium in Japan and possesses up to 500 species and 50,000 marine animals in its grand collection.
Without a doubt, the Nagoya Port Aquarium continues to be a constant source of attraction for visitors and tourists alike.
We will continue to showcase the winning and unique qualities that define this popular landmark.

dolphin show Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium beluga trainings
  • It is the largest aquarium in Japan.
  • More than two million people visit and enjoy this amazing aquarium.
  • They have 500 ocean species and it totals over 50,000 sea creatures.
  • There are indoor and outdoor shows as well.
  • Don’t miss the dolphin show and beluga & killer whale trainings. They are phenomenal!
Address〒455-0033
1-3 Minato-machi, Minato-ku, Nagoya
Access5-minute walk from Exit 3 of Nagoyako Station on the Meiko subway line from the Meijo subway line toward Kanayama (counterclockwise)
Cost・Adults: 2,030 yen
・Elementary/junior high school students: 1,010 yen
・Children (ages 4 and above): 500 yen
Opening Hours・9:30~17:30 (normal hours)
・9:30~17:00 (winter season hours)
・9:30~20:00 (Golden Week and summer vacation hours)
*Admission allowed until one hour before closing.
Regular HolidayEvery Monday (or the following day if a holiday. Open through all of Golden Week, July–September, and spring and winter vacation.)
*Changes may occur.
Parking・1200 passenger car parking spaces
・23 passenger bus parking spaces
(Paid)
・Paid parking: 100 yen per 30 minutes
・Up to 1,000 yen per day
Official Sitehttps://nagoyaaqua.jp/english/
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Osu Shopping District

Osu Shopping District

A key symbol of Osu as well as popular tourist spot

The Osu Kannon is the symbol of Osu city. Situated at the Osu shopping district, a prime location, the beautiful temple has a picturesque façade, making it one of the most popular tourist spots for a perfect photo opportunity. Let us begin our tour, starting right here and discover this exciting shopping street together!

Osu Shopping District Beckoning cat Japanese miso fried chicken
  • Osu Shopping District is the largest shopping arcade in Nagoya.
  • You’ll see all kinds of stores, restaurants and cafes from electronics to cosplay.
  • Stroll around and try some unique Osu food and enjoy the diversity.
Address〒460-0011
Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya
Access● Subway Tsurumai or Meijo line "Kamimaezu" Sta.
● Subway Tsurumai-line "Osu Kannon" Sta.
Opening HoursHours of operation may vary by each shop.
Regular HolidayHolidays vary by each shop.
ParkingParking lot for buses
Official Sitehttp://inbound.nagoya-osu.com/en/
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Atsuta Shrine

Atsuta Shrine

A sacred shrine dedicated to the Kusanagi Sword, one of the Three Sacred Treasures of Japan.

Atsuta Shrine is a sacred shrine that enshrines the Kusanagi Sword, one of the Three Sacred Treasures of Japan.
The Three Sacred Treasures of japan are the three treasures of Japanese mythology.
It also plays the role of representing the throne instead of the crown in the ceremony of the Emperor's accession.
However, the Sword used in the ceremony is actually a replica and even this replica has not been shown to the public.
The real Kusanagi Sword is enshrined at the Atsuta Shrine but it is not on public display either.
Both the real and the replica are treasures shrouded in mystery and it is unlikely no one has ever seen them up close at all.

Miya Kishimen (Nagoya Meshi) chicken (Nagoya Cochin) Torii gate
  • Atsuta Shrine is one of the most important shrines in Japan.
  • More than 2,300,000 people visit Atsuta Shrine to celebrate New Year and wish for good fortune.
  • There are some “power spots”, sacred places filled with an energy called “qi” where you feel cleansed, refreshed and relaxed.
  • Enjoy Kishimen noodles, one of local Nagoya specialties at a small shop inside the shrine grounds.
Address〒456-0031
1-1-1 Jingu, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya
AccessSubway Meijo-Line "Jingu-Nishi" sta.
Meitetsu "Jingu-Mae" sta.
Opening HoursThe Treasure Hall: 9:00~16:30 (Entrance close at 16:10), Shrine is open for 24 hours to pray
Regular HolidayOpen year round (Shrine)
Final Wednesday and following day of each month / December 25 - 31 (Treasure Exhibition Hall)
Parking400 passenger car parking spaces
6 passenger bus parking spaces
Official Sitehttp://www.atsutajingu.or.jp/en/intro/
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Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

Toyota Commemorative Museum  of Industry and Technology

TOYOTA Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

The Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology was opened in 1994.
It is a corporate museum run by Toyota group that educates visitors about the history of Toyota while showcasing the technological prowess associated with this phenomenal brand.
At this Museum, there are various forms of exhibits as well as interactive events to engage everyone.
Situated near the Nagoya Station, the Museum is easily accessible by train.
The Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology was mainly built to promote the importance of manufacturing to society, a legacy of the founder of the Toyota Group, Mr Sakichi Toyoda and Mr Kiichiro Toyoda, the founder of the Japan automobile industry.

Technoland Demonstration of Metal Working Technologies Automobile Pavilion
  • Toyota Motor Corporation has been leading Japan’s car industry.
  • The Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology tells you the history of the company and shows you amazing technology.
  • They have manufacturing machinery from different times on display and fascinating car collections both old and new.
  • There are a lot of machine tools as well.
  • Enjoy the actual sounds and the speed when they are in working order.
  • Then take your kids to “Technoland”.
  • The interactive fun games are always kids’ favorite.
Address〒451-0051
4-1-35 Noritake Shin-machi, Nishi-ku, Nagoya
Access● Just next to the Me~guru Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus "① Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology" Bus Stop
● 3-minute walk from Sako Station on the Meitetsu Nagoya Line
Cost・Adults: 500 yen
・Junior high school/high school students: 300 yen
・Elementary school students: 200 yen
・Seniors over 65 years old: 300 yen
Opening Hours9:30~17:00(Admission until 16:30)
Regular HolidayMondays (or the following day if a national holiday)
year-end/new year holiday
Parking220 parking spaces available for standard vehicles
10 parking spaces available for buses
(Free)
Official Sitehttps://www.tcmit.org/english/
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Oasis21

Oasis21

Landmark Representing Nagoya

Oasis 21 is in Sakae, downtown Nagoya consisting of a rooftop Spaceship-Aqua, Field of Green on the ground level, Galaxy Platform in the basement. It is connected directly from Sakae subway station. There is Bus Terminal which also connects to a lot of different kinds of bus lines and routes.

Nagoya Television Tower Oasis21 Spaceship-Aqua
  • OASIS 21 is an impressive symbol of Nagoya, a magnificent structure that resembles a water spaceship!
  • You can actually climb into it and explore on foot!
  • Located at downtown Nagoya, it connects to the subway and bus terminals, and is impossible to miss!
  • At night, the OASIS 21 illuminates in a magical and romantic way.
Address〒461-0005
1-11-1 Higashisakura, Higashi-ku, Nagoya
Access● For customers visiting by car: Take the Toshincho Exit on the Nagoya Expressway, then go west on Nishiki-dori Avenue for 500 meters
CostFree
Opening Hours● Spaceship Aqua 10:00~21:00
● Shops 10:00~21:00
● Restaurants 10:00~22:00(Business hours vary by shop)
Regular HolidayUnscheduled closures twice a year
Official Sitehttps://www.sakaepark.co.jp/en/
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LEGOLAND Japan

LEGOLAND Japan

Awesome Entertainment for Kids

Nagoya never had a theme park until April, 2017. Finally, LEGOLAND Japan Resort was launched in Nagoya Port! It’s the very first theme park in Nagoya and the only LEGOLAND in Japan. People in Nagoya had been waiting for this fascinating theme park to come and it sure has made Nagoya Port area more exciting!

LEGOLAND Japan Hotel LEGO Chicken sandwich Pirate Shores
  • LEGOLAND Japan opened in Nagoya, which counts the eighth LEGOLAND in the world.
  • There are lots of family friendly attractions for kids under 12 years old.
  • Don’t miss “Miniland” with 10,496,352 LEGO bricks! The scenery is magnificent!
  • Enjoy Sea Life Nagoya and LEGOLAND Japan Hotel in the area.
Address〒455-8605
2-2-1 Kinjo-futo, Minato-ku, Nagoya, Aichi-ken
AccessJust outside of Kinjo-futo Station on the Aonami Line from Nagoya Station
Cost1 Day Pass
Children: 3,400-4,600 yen (tax included)
Adults: 4,600-7,100 yen (tax included)

*Ages 3–12 are considered as children, and ages 13 and above are considered as adults.
* Varies depending on the season (Please see the website)
Opening HoursFrom 10:00. Closing time differs depending on the day (see the website).
Regular HolidayIrregular (see the website).
ParkingIf you use the Nagoya City Kinjofuto parking lot:
500 yen per hour, up to 1,000 yen per day on weekdays, and 1,500 yen per day on weekends and holidays. * Only for periods of up to 24 hours.
500 yen per hour, up to 1,000 yen per day on weekdays, and 1,500 yen per day on weekends and holidays. * Only for periods of up to 24 hours.
Official Sitehttps://www.legoland.jp/en/
Click HERE for Details

Planetarium (Nagoya City Science Museum)

Planetarium (Nagoya City Science Museum)

The Nagoya City Science Museum is a popular place for citizens and remains well recognised as a venue space for events including activities organised by elementary schools.

Situated right at the heart of Nagoya City, the Nagoya City Museum houses two main function rooms.
One, an exhibition space for interactive and experiential activities, the other, a planetarium that projects the latest technologies and realities in large scale formats.
Enjoyed by children and adults alike, this is an ideal venue that tourists can come to know as well.

Tornado Lab Deep Freezing Lab Electric Discharge Lab
  • Nagoya City Science Museum is a very interactive museum both kids and adults enjoy.
  • Don’t miss their fun educational lab shows.
  • Those are a must see!
  • They have a gigantic planetarium with the world’s largest and highest quality dome as well.
  • They have the best starball technology and sound system along with spacious seating with large reclining seats.
  • You’ll have an amazing starry experience!
Address〒460-0008
2-17-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya
Access● Subway Higashiyma-Line/ Tsurumai-Line "Fushimi" sta. Exit 5
● Sightseeing Route Bus ME-GURU "Hirokoji-Fushimi" sta.
Cost・Adults: 800 yen (Exhibition & Planetarium), 400 yen (Exhibition only)
・High School & College Students: 500 yen (Exhibition & Planetarium), 200 yen (Exhibition only)
・Jr. High School Students or younger: Free
※ High school and university students must show their student ID
Opening Hours9:30~17:00
Regular HolidayMondays (or the following weekday.
if Mon. falls on a national holiday), the 3rd Friday (or the 4th Friday, if the 3rd Fri. falls on a national holiday), year-end holidays and New Year Holidays
ParkingNone
Official Sitehttp://www.ncsm.city.nagoya.jp/en/
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Shirotori Garden

Shirotori Garden

Find Zen in Shirotori Garden

Shirotori Garden is one of the largest traditional Japanese gardens in Nagoya City. A big pond is designed in the center of the park and you can stroll around it. The elements of nature at the park represent the nature surrounding Nagoya City. The central pond is the body of water of Ise Bay. The small hill in the southwest depicts Mt. Ontake and the stream originating from the hill shows the Kiso River. Enjoy the exquisite combination and balance of the lawn, trees, rocks and water. Spend some peaceful and relaxing time at this tranquil old Japanese style garden.

Shirotori Garden Winter Shirotori Garden Shirotori Garden illumination
  • Shirotori Garden is one of the largest traditional style Japanese gardens in Nagoya.
  • A big pond is designed in the center of the park and the nature surrounding the pond is stunning.
  • Enjoy different sceneries by the season.
  • Have fun feeding beautiful Japanese koi carps!
Address〒456-0036
2-5 Atsuta-nishimachi, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya
AccessSubway Meijo-line "Jingu Nishi" sta. Exit4
CostAdults:300yen
Junior High School atudents or younger:Free
Opening Hours9:00~17:00
*Admission untill 16:30
Regular HolidayMondays (or the following day if a public or substitute holiday falls on a Monday)
Parking40 passenger car parking spaces
1 passenger bus parking spaces
(Paid)
Official Sitehttp://www.shirotori-garden.jp/english/index.html
Click HERE for Details

SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

A Must See Museum in Nagoya Port

There is so much to see in SCMAGLEV and Railway Park. You don’t have to be a train geek to enjoy this museum. You’ll be amazed to see rolling stock in a row and a range of train driving simulators to try. You might become a rail fan after visiting this museum!

MLX01-1 Superconducting Maglev Series 0 Shinkansen Class 21 ticket
  • The museum exhibits 39 rolling stock which actually used to run in Japan. It includes Shinkansen, bullet trains past and present, along with other regular trains.
  • Try one of those train driving simulators.
  • The driver’s cabin is actual size with a big screen in front of you showing incredible sceneries.
  • Don’t miss one of the largest model train diorama set-ups in Japan.
Address〒455-0848
3-2-2 Kinjo-futo, Minato-ku, Nagoya
AccessApproximate 2-minute walk from Kinjo-futo Station on the Aonami Line
CostAdults: 1,000 yen
Elementary/junior high/high school students: 500 yen
Children (from ages 3 to elementary school ages): 200 yen
*Entry to simulators done through a lottery system (some on a first come, first served basis). Fee required.
※ The simulator is decided by raffle or on a first-come basis for an additional fee
Opening Hours10:00~17:30 (Admission until 17:00)
Regular HolidayTuesdays
(The following day if Tuesday is a national holiday. However, open every day during Golden Week, spring and summer holidays, etc.)
12/28~1/1
ParkingParking available in nearby parking lot.
Official Sitehttps://museum.jr-central.co.jp/en/
Click HERE for Details