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Top 30 Nagoya Tourist Attractions

Nagoya Tourist Attractions

Nagoya, one of Japan’s leading metropolises, is home to historical landmarks such as Nagoya Castle and Atsuta Shrine, Osu Shopping Street and Kinshachi Yokocho where you can enjoy Nagoya gourmet food, Oasis 21 where you can take Instagram-worthy photos, and places to visit with your family. 

There are lots of fun tourist attractions such as Tai Legoland (R) and Japan Resort! 

Introducing the popular ranking of tourist spots in Nagoya and the latest information on things to do in Nagoya, selected by Japan Truly readers. 

Top Nagoya Tourist Attractions

Nagoya Castle

Nagoya Castle, a Tokugawa clan stronghold, is famed for its golden shachihoko ornaments, the city’s symbol. Once Japan’s first national treasure castle, it boasted the largest castle tower ever built.

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Built in 1612 by Tokugawa Ieyasu, victor of Sekigahara, it guarded against the Toyotomi clan. Though destroyed in WWII, Nagoya meticulously restored it.

Explore the Honmaru Palace, residence of feudal lords, and marvel at the Kano school’s artistry in the Omote Shoin audience room. Tour the war-surviving Sumiyagura building and unwind in the vast Ninomaru Garden. Don’t miss Kinshachi Yokocho, a haven of local delicacies!

  • Address: 1-1 Honmaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
  • Access: 5 minutes walk from Exit 7 of Nagoya Castle on the Meijo Subway Line, 15 minutes walk from Higashi Ote Station on the Meitetsu Seto Line

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Atsuta Shrine

Steeped in 1,900 years of history, Atsuta Jingu ranks second only to Ise Shrine as a protector of Japan. Explore its vast grounds, offering year-round festivals (check their website!). 

Three entrances make access easy: East Gate near Meitetsu Jingumae and JR Atsuta Stations, West Gate near Atsuta-Jingu Nishi Station, and South Gate near Atsuta-Jingu Denmacho Station.

Within the sprawling 190,000-square-meter precincts, discover a legendary camphor tree (planted by Kobo Daishi 1,000 years ago!) and the serene Kokoro no Komichi path (opened in 2012). 

Witness the vibrant culture through 70 annual rituals and festivals, including the prestigious Atsuta Festival on June 5th, featuring fireworks and imperial messengers. 

After exploring, unwind at the charming Atsuta Jingu Shopping Street with its retro cafes and sweet treats.

  • Address: 1-1-1 Jingu, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
  • Access: 3 minutes walk from Jingumae Station on the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line

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Esca Underground Shopping Center

Esca, right by JR Nagoya Station’s Shinkansen platform, is your gateway to Nagoya’s delights. 

Discover local specialties at souvenir shops, or dive into Nagoya’s culinary scene with restaurants serving miso cutlet, miso nikomi udon, kishimen, and Nagoya Cochin.

This arcade, open since 1964, offers a taste of Nagoya from breakfast cafes to takeout options. 

Savor hitsumabushi, miso katsu, miso nikomi udon, tebasaki (chicken wings), and kishimen.

Need souvenirs? Esca’s got you covered! Plus, find convenience stores, fast fashion, ticket shops, and beauty salons for a pick-me-up before hitting the town.

  • Address: 6-9 Tsubaki-cho, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
  • Access: 1 minute walk from JR “Nagoya Station”

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JR Central Towers/JR Gate Tower

Soaring above JR Nagoya Station, JR Central Towers and JR Gate Tower are iconic landmarks. Take a break from shopping and soak in panoramic views, or delve into the massive restaurant district, boasting one of Japan’s largest selections!

These three towers form a complex directly connected to the station. Inside, discover department stores, hotels, offices, electronics stores, fast fashion, and more.

A must-see is the 15th-floor Sky Street, featuring a breathtaking glass wall. On clear days, admire the distant Tokai mountains like Mt. Ontake and Mt. Norikura. At night, witness the dazzling cityscape come alive.

If you gettin’ hungry, head to the Towers Plaza/Gate Tower Plaza Restaurant District on the 12th and 13th floors. With over 70 restaurants across both buildings, you’ll find everything from Japanese fare to Western cuisine, Chinese delights, and Asian specialties.

  • Address: JR Central Towers, 1-1-4 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture / JR Gate Tower, 1-1-3 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
  • Access: Directly connected to Nagoya Station (Tokaido Shinkansen, JR conventional Lines (Tokaido Main Line, Chuo Main Line, Kansai Main Line), Meitetsu Line, Kintetsu Line, Subway (Higashiyama Line, Sakuradori Line), Aonami Line)

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Nagoya City Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden

Immerse yourself in nature at the sprawling Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden, covering 60 hectares. 

This all-day adventure park offers a zoo, botanical gardens, an amusement park, and even the Higashiyama Sky Tower!

The zoo itself boasts the most animal species in all of Japan, with over 450 fascinating creatures, including endangered species like Asian elephants, koalas, red pandas, and western gorillas.

Explore the diverse plant life at the botanical garden, showcasing 7,000 varieties across various natural landscapes. Witness the changing seasons, from spring’s cherry blossoms to vibrant autumn leaves.

Don’t miss the greenhouse front building, a nationally designated treasure known as the “best crystal palace in the East.” Here, you can marvel at tropical and subtropical flora year-round.

  • Address: 3-70 Higashiyama Motomachi, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
  • Access: Approximately 3 minutes walk from Exit 3 of Higashiyama Koen on the Nagoya Municipal Subway Higashiyama Line

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Osu Shopping Street

Unleash your shopping spree at Osu Shopping Street, Nagoya’s largest with over 1,200 stores! Immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant culture through year-round events.

Spring brings the lively Osu Spring Festival (Mucha Baisai), where 120 stores offer incredible deals. Witness the colorful Oiran Dochu parade, where participants dress as flamboyant courtesans. 

In summer, the Osu Summer Festival pulsates with energy. Fall welcomes the Osu Daido Townspeople Festival, and winter ushers in the unique Osu Setsubun Treasure Ship Procession. Don’t miss out on experiencing Nagoya’s cultural heart

  • Address: 2-3 Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
  • Access: 2-minute walk from Exit 8 or Exit 12 of Kamimaezu Station on the Meijo Subway Line and Tsurumai Line, 2-minute walk from Osu Kannon Station on the Tsurumai Subway Line 3 minutes walk from Exit No.

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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

Dive into an aquatic wonderland at the Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, a leader among Japanese aquariums. Witness over 50,000 creatures from 500 species!

Marvel at impressive dolphin performances in the massive main pool, one of Japan’s largest. Be charmed by the public training sessions of the adorable beluga whales. 

Don’t miss the mesmerizing “Sardine Tornado,” where thousands of sardines swirl in a synchronized dance! This aquarium is a feast for the senses, showcasing the wonders and beauty of the underwater world.

  • Address: 1-3 Minato-cho, Minato-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
  • Access: 5 minutes walk from Exit 3 of Nagoya Port Station on the Nagoya Municipal Subway

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Tokugawa Art Museum

Step back in time at the Tokugawa Art Museum, a venerable institution established in 1935. Explore over 10,000 treasures passed down through generations of the Owari Tokugawa family, descendants of Tokugawa Ieyasu.

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Marvel at 9 National Treasures, including the iconic “Tale of Genji Emaki” scroll, one of Japan’s most prized artworks. Don’t miss the 59 Important Cultural Properties, showcasing the family’s exquisite taste and the pinnacle of Japanese craftsmanship.

Walk in the footsteps of feudal lords within a partially restored section of Nagoya Castle’s Ninomaru Palace.  

Free guided tours are offered three times daily on weekdays, providing deeper insights into this historic collection.

  • Address: 1017 Tokugawa-cho, Higashi-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
  • Access: 10 minutes’ walk from the south exit of Ozone Station on the JR Chuo Main Line, 3 minutes’ walk from the Tokugawaen Shindeki bus stop on the main city bus route. 

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Osu Kannon

Immerse yourself in history at Osu Kannon, a revered Buddhist temple and one of Japan’s three major Kannon temples (alongside Asakusa Kannon and Tsu Kannon). 

Locals know it by this nickname, though its official name is Kitanosan Shinpukuji Hoshoin. Founded in 1333 and relocated by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1612, the temple boasts a rich past. 

Explore its collection of 15,000 ancient documents, including national treasures and even the oldest manuscript of Japan’s Kojiki chronicle.

Spring paints the temple grounds with vibrant blooms, creating a picture-perfect scene. Twice a month, an antique market comes alive within the spacious grounds.  

This bustling energy extends to the nearby Osu Shopping Street, renowned as one of Japan’s most lively shopping districts.

  • Address: 2-21-47 Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
  • Access: 2 minutes walk from exit 2 of Osu Kannon Station on the Nagoya Subway Tsurumai Line

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Oasis 21

Oasis 21 is a multi-level park offering a unique blend of nature and urban energy.

Soar 14 meters above ground on a skyward stroll through the spaceship-shaped “Spaceship Aqua,” a glass rooftop awash with natural light.  

Below, unwind in the verdant “Field of Green” or explore the vibrant “Galaxy Platform” with its 30 shops and eateries.

Come nightfall, “Spaceship Aqua” transforms into a magical spectacle, adorned with seasonal illuminations and special lighting displays.  This captivating landmark is a must-see for any Nagoya visitor.

  • Address: 1-11-1 Higashizakura, Higashi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
  • Access: Immediately outside the east ticket gate of Nagoya Municipal Subway Higashiyama Line/Meijo Line “Sakae Station” (directly connected to the station)

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Tokugawaen

Step back in time at Tokugawaen, a captivating Japanese garden reflecting the grandeur of the Edo period. 

Stroll along the pond’s edge, admiring the symbolic landscape design and impressive stonework reminiscent of samurai power. 

Explore the park’s varied terrain, taking in the vibrant blooms of peonies and irises throughout the year, and the blaze of autumn leaves. 

Designated cultural properties within the park, like the well-preserved “Tokugawaen Kuromon” gate, offer a glimpse into the garden’s rich history. 

  • Address: 1001 Tokugawa-cho, Higashi-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
  • Access: From Nagoya Station, take the bus terminal number 10 and get off at the “Tokugawaen Shindeki” stop on the main city bus line 2, then walk 3 minutes

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Nagoya City Science Museum

Unveiling the wonders of science like a theme park, Nagoya City Science Museum is a must-visit. 

The giant domed sphere is a striking landmark, housing the Guinness World Record-holding “Brother Earth” planetarium – one of the world’s largest, with a mesmerizing 35-meter inner diameter.

Embark on a cosmic adventure in the planetarium’s reclining seats, complete with live commentary from a curator. Witness a starry sky recreated with breathtaking realism. 

The museum itself boasts three exciting halls: Science and Engineering, Astronomical, and Life. 

Brace yourself for a -30°C room showcasing mesmerizing auroras, or witness the power of a 9-meter-tall artificial tornado!

Don’t miss the “Museum Café” with its unique space-themed menu, featuring delights like “Space Ramen” and the red bean and cream-filled “Ogura Dock.”  For a science-inspired souvenir, head to the “Museum Shop.”

  • Address: 2-17-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, Shirakawa Park, the Forest of Art and Science
  • Access: Get off at Fushimi Station on the Higashiyama Subway Line and Tsurumai Line, and walk 5 minutes south from exits 4 and 5. Minutes

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Outdoor Observation Deck “Sky Promenade”

Ascend to breathtaking new heights at Sky Promenade, Nagoya’s crown jewel observation deck. 

Located on the 44th to 46th floors of the iconic Midland Square skyscraper, this open-air paradise offers unparalleled panoramic views.

Unwind on the expansive strolling deck – soak in the city’s daytime majesty or be dazzled by the twinkling cityscape at night. 

Find your perfect spot to relax: the serene deck bench area with its wooden staircase benches, the comfortable outdoor sofas with tables, or the chaise longues nestled on a patch of artificial grass. 

Feeling stylish? Perch yourself at a high table with a sleek artificial marble top.

For the ultimate Instagram moment, strike a pose on the cloud-shaped chairs at the dedicated photo spot – your pictures will scream “floating on air”!

  • Address: 44-46th floor, Midland Square, 4-7-1 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya (Entrance is on the 42nd floor)
  • Access: 5 minutes walk from JR “Nagoya Station”, Meitetsu/Kintetsu “Nagoya Station” 3 minutes walk, approximately 1 minute walk from Nagoya Subway Station *Directly connected to 5 entrances to Midland Square from Meieki Underground Mall Sunroad

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Kinshachi Yokocho

Devour Nagoya’s culinary delights at Kinshachi Yokocho, a gourmet haven steps from Nagoya Castle! This two-zone food paradise caters to every craving.

Step back in time at the Yoshinao Zone, named after the first Owari Tokugawa lord. Here, tradition reigns supreme. Wooden buildings reminiscent of Edo-period merchant houses house 12 renowned Nagoya Meshi restaurants and local favorites. 

Savor the city’s signature dishes and discover one-of-a-kind menus exclusive to Kinshachi Yokocho. 

Don’t miss the souvenir shop brimming with Nagoya specialties, where a full-size Kinshachi replica awaits your perfect photo op!

Seeking something trendy? Head to the Muneharu Zone, named after the 7th Tokugawa lord. Embracing “new style and change,” this area boasts 8 vibrant restaurants with large glass facades. 

Innovative chefs, on the rise to national acclaim, offer creative takes on Nagoya cuisine. The zone stays open until 10 pm, so you can indulge in a delicious meal after exploring the illuminated castle!

  • Address: Yoshinao Zone: 1-2-3-5 Sannomaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture / Muneharu Zone: 1-2-3, Ninomaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
  • Access: Yoshinao Zone: Subway Meijo Line “Nagoya” 10 minutes walk from Exit 7 of Nagoya Castle on the Subway Meijo Line / Muneharu Zone: Immediately from Exit 7 of Nagoya Castle on the Meijo Subway Line

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Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

Journey through Toyota’s innovative spirit at the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology! 

Established by 17 Toyota companies, this museum safeguards a treasured piece of history – a red-brick Taisho era factory, the birthplace of Toyota’s legacy.

Explore the fascinating evolution of technology through engaging exhibits. Witness real textile machinery come alive with demonstrations, showcasing the roots of the company. 

Interactive displays and explanations by knowledgeable staff unveil the transformation from textiles to automobiles.

Immerse yourself in Toyota’s automotive journey. See production machinery in action, feel the power of the assembly line, and admire rows of historic vehicles. The museum shop, restaurant, cafe, and library offer a delightful way to extend your visit.

  • Address: 4-1-35 Noritake Shinmachi, Nishi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
  • Access: 3 minutes walk from Sakae Station on the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line

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Meijo Park

Escape the urban bustle at Meijo Park, a sprawling 80-hectare oasis north of Nagoya Castle. 

Lush forests and a babbling stream wind through the park, creating a serene atmosphere.

Relax on the grassy fields, bask in the beauty of seasonal flowers, or capture a photo with the iconic Dutch windmill as your backdrop.

For a dose of floral enchantment, head to the Meijo Park Flower Plaza, a haven for flower-themed events. 

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After exploring, unwind at the Flower Cafe, a charming spot where you can sip on beverages, savor delicious desserts, and admire vibrant blooms all around – a perfect pitstop to refresh after a walk in this picturesque park.

  • Address: 1-2-25 Meijo, Kita-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
  • Access: 3 minutes walk from Exit 2 of Meijo Park on the Meijo Subway Line

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Higashiyama Sky Tower

Soaring 100 meters above Higashiyama Park, the Higashiyama Sky Tower offers breathtaking panoramic views of Nagoya’s iconic landmarks. This observation deck, perched at 180 meters above sea level, promises an unforgettable vista.

New in Fall 2023, “Moet & Dining” graces the top floor, inviting you to indulge in a delectable Italian meal while captivated by the dazzling cityscape.  (Please note, accessing the restaurant requires a separate 300 yen admission fee for the Sky Tower, and reservations are only available for evening hours.)

Seeking a touch of romance? The Sky Tower has been designated a “Lover’s Sanctuary,” making it the perfect spot to pop the question!  

Write a heartfelt message on a heart-shaped strap and display it on the “Compass of Love” monument on the 4th-floor observation deck for an unforgettable memory.

  • Address: 1-8 Bingo, Tashiro-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
  • Access: Exit 6 of Hoshigaoka Station on the Higashiyama Subway Line and turn left (toward Hoshigaoka Terrace) for about 15 minutes, then take the Higashiyama Subway Line From Higashiyama Koen Station, exit 3, head south (toward the main gate of Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden) for about 15 minutes.

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Maglev/Railway Museum: Museum of dreams and memories

Take the controls of the life-size “Shinkansen Simulator N700” (fee applies) and experience the rush of piloting a high-speed bullet train. 

Explore Japan’s largest, meticulously detailed railway diorama, then delve deeper into the fascinating world of technology with exhibits showcasing the inner workings of Shinkansen and the futuristic superconducting maglev. 

Whether you’re a train enthusiast or simply curious, there’s something for everyone at this interactive museum.

For the little ones, a dedicated “kids corner” provides a fun and engaging space for play. 

Additionally, a nursing room and a multipurpose restroom ensure a comfortable visit for all.  Be sure to check the official website to stay updated on exciting events held mainly on weekends!

  • Address: 3-2-2 Kinjofuto, Minato-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
  • Access: From Nagoya Station, get off at Kinjofuto Station on the Aonami Line and walk for about 2 minutes (24 minutes one way between Nagoya Station and Kinjofuto Station)

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Tsurumai Park

Established in 1909 as Nagoya City’s first public park, it’s a cherished haven for locals seeking relaxation.

Immerse yourself in vibrant blooms – cherry blossoms paint the spring, roses perfume the summer air, and irises add a touch of elegance. 

The park’s rich history resonates in landmarks like the fountain tower, the Universal Selection Memorial Platform, and the Music Hall. Notably, in 2009, much of the park earned national recognition as a registered scenic monument.

Exciting news for foodies! May 2023 saw the grand opening of “TSURUMA GARDEN” – a vibrant commercial complex within the park. 

Here, you can indulge in an array of gourmet delights, from savory meat dishes to delectable sweets. Spread out a picnic blanket on the lush lawn and savor your treats while surrounded by nature’s splendor

  • Address: 1 Tsurumai, Showa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
  • Access: Immediately from Exit 4 of Tsurumai Station on the JR Chuo Line or Tsurumai Municipal Subway Line

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Chubu Electric Power Mirai Tower

Unwind at the cafe inside the tower, taking in captivating panoramic views.  Soak up the cityscape from the “Sky Deck” (indoor, 90-100 meters above ground) or challenge yourself to the open-air “Sky Balcony” for unparalleled vistas.  

At night, the city transforms into a dazzling spectacle, certified as a “Japanese Night View Heritage.” Witness this magical scene come alive with a breathtaking 360-degree projection mapping event.

This innovative tower takes guest experiences even further.  In 2020, it unveiled the world’s first in-tower hotel!  Designed by talented artists from the Tokai region, this unique accommodation promises an unforgettable stay.

  • Address: 3-6-15 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
  • Access: 3-minute walk from Exit 3 or 4 of Nagoya Municipal Subway Higashiyama Line/Meijo Line “Sakae” Station, Nagoya Municipal Subway Sakuradori Line・Get off at Meijo Line “Hisaya Odori” station. Immediately from the south ticket gate/Exit 4B

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Nagoya Port Building

Towering 63 meters, this architectural marvel resembles a majestic white ship setting sail. 

Ascend to the top floor’s observation room, perched 53 meters above ground, and be rewarded with breathtaking 360-degree views of the bustling Nagoya Port and the city skyline. 

Don’t miss the 3rd-floor exhibition, where fascinating displays delve into the history and significance of Nagoya Port, Japan’s leading international trading hub.

Anchored at the pier is the iconic bright orange research vessel, Fuji. This 100-meter giant served valiantly for 18 years, venturing into the icy depths of Antarctica. 

Today, Fuji stands preserved in its original state, allowing you to explore the captain’s quarters, the medical bay, and more. Step aboard and experience firsthand the life of an Antarctic explorer!

  • Address: 1-9 Minato-cho, Minato-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
  • Access: 5 minutes walk from Exit 3 of Nagoya-ko Station on the Meiko Subway Line

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Yamazaki Mazak Museum

Immerse yourself in the elegance of French artistry at the Yamazaki Mazak Museum. This haven for art lovers showcases the personal collection of the late Teruyuki Yamazaki, former chairman of Yamazaki Mazak Co., Ltd.

Embark on a captivating journey through 300 years of French art, from the 18th to the 20th centuries.  The permanent collection boasts masterpieces that adorned the walls of refined salons, allowing you to experience the artistic spirit of the era.

Marvel at a captivating display of Art Nouveau works, a late 19th-century French artistic movement celebrated for its intricate craftsmanship. 

This collection features exquisite glassware and furniture pieces, including later works by the renowned Emile Gallé, offering profound insights into the artist’s life philosophy.

Step into recreated salon settings, transporting you to a bygone era of European art appreciation. Indulge in an enriching art viewing experience akin to visiting a prestigious overseas museum.

And to complete your visit, the museum offers on-site restaurants, cafes, and a museum shop, ensuring a delightful and enriching cultural outing.

  • Address: 1-19-30 Aoi, Higashi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
  • Access: Directly connected to “Shin-eicho” Exit 1

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Hisaya-odori Park

Unwind and explore at Hisaya-odori Park, a unique blend of urban oasis and vibrant shopping destination. 

Unfurl a picnic blanket on the sprawling “Lawn Plaza” and soak in the seasonal beauty, perhaps practicing yoga or browsing a lively market. 

Follow the meandering “Small Path Area,” where art installations and illuminations change with the seasons, creating a constantly evolving open-air gallery.

For a refreshing break, head to the mist-adorned water basin near the iconic Nagoya TV Tower. 

Don’t miss the park’s integrated commercial complex, boasting over 40 stores, including exciting first-time arrivals in Nagoya. 

From fashion and sports to delectable gourmet delights, this one-stop hub caters to all your needs, making Hisaya-odori Park a perfect spot for relaxation, exploration, and retail therapy.

  • Address: 4-1-35 Noritake Shinmachi, Nishi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
  • Access: 1 minute walk from Hisaya Odori Station on the Municipal Subway Sakuradori Line, 1 minute walk from Hisaya Odori Station on the Municipal Subway Meijo Line, 1 minute walk from Hisaya Odori Station on the Municipal Subway Higashiyama Line 1 minute walk from Sakae Station, 1 minute walk from Sakae Station on the Municipal Subway Meijo Line, 1 minute walk from Sakaemachi Station on the Meitetsu Seto Line
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Noritake Forest

Step back in time and celebrate the legacy of ceramics at Noritake Garden! Established on the centennial anniversary of Noritake, a renowned Western tableware manufacturer, this verdant park honors its heritage.

Six evocative chimney monuments stand tall, reminiscent of the red brick factories of the Meiji era, a lasting reminder of Noritake’s role in shaping modern pottery.

Immerse yourself in a world of exquisite craftsmanship. Explore the expansive Noritake tableware store, where you’ll find everything from discounted treasures to perfect gifts. 

Delight your taste buds at innovative French restaurants and charming cafes. Throughout the year, captivating events unfold, adding vibrancy to the park.

Noritake Garden offers a haven for relaxation and exploration – a perfect place to spend a leisurely day surrounded by beauty and artistry.

  • Address: 3-1-36 Noritake Shinmachi, Nishi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
  • Access: 5 minutes walk from Exit 2 of Kamejima Station on the Higashiyama Subway Line, 15 minutes walk from JR Nagoya Station

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LEGOLAND(R) Japan Resort

Unleash your inner builder at LEGOLAND® Japan, an interactive wonderland brimming with over 17 million LEGO® bricks and 10,000 awe-inspiring models!

Soar to new heights on the 60-meter Observation Tower, offering breathtaking panoramic vistas.  Immerse yourself in iconic landmarks recreated in miniature at Miniland, where LEGO® magic brings renowned structures like Sky Three and Tokyo Tower to life.

But the fun doesn’t stop there!  Witness the fascinating process of LEGO® brick creation firsthand on the LEGO® Factory Tour.  

For an even more immersive experience, consider a stay at the LEGOLAND® Japan Hotel, where you can drift off to sleep surrounded by your favorite building blocks.

And that’s not all! LEGOLAND® Japan is conveniently located next to Sea Life Nagoya, an aquarium teeming with fascinating sea creatures waiting to be discovered. Prepare for a day (and possibly a night) of endless LEGO® adventures!

  • Address: 2-2-1 Kinjofuto, Minato-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
  • Access: 10 minutes walk from Kinjofuto Station on the Aonami Line

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Swan Garden / Shirotori Garden

Unveiling the tranquility of nature, Tokugawa Garden ranks among Nagoya’s largest Japanese gardens. 

Meticulously designed to mirror the Chubu region’s topography, its sprawling landscape boasts a picturesque strolling pond and a captivating fountain.

Immerse yourself in traditional beauty at “Seibatei,” an authentic Sukiya-style tea house. 

Witness a mesmerizing spectacle as the “Shioiri Garden” mimics the rhythm of the tides with a captivating ebb and flow happening every hour.

No matter the season, Tokugawa Garden offers a feast for the senses.  Spring bursts with delicate cherry blossoms, while early summer paints the scene with fresh greenery and vibrant hydrangeas. 

Summertime brings a flourish of lotuses and water lilies, while autumn ignites the landscape with fiery foliage. Winter offers a serene beauty with cascading snowdrops.

Beyond the visual delights, Tokugawa Garden invites cultural immersion.  Partake in seasonal tea ceremonies and events, or delve deeper with classes exploring Japanese culture. 

Savor a cup of matcha alongside delectable sweets at Saryo Shioiri. Unwind in the tranquil gazebo or amidst the serenity of nature on a comfortable bench.  

Tokugawa Garden’s enchanting atmosphere makes it a perfect destination for relaxation and a popular choice for romantic strolls.

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Nayabashi Bridge AKA Barn Bridge

Stepping back in time, Nayabashi Bridge stands as a proud testament to Nagoya’s rich history. One of the iconic “Horikawa Seven Bridges” built during the Edo period, it gracefully arches over the Hori River, a central waterway that bisects the city.

Nayabashi Bridge pulsates with life throughout the year. The surrounding area frequently hosts events, and the bridge itself transforms with captivating illuminations at night. 

COLORS.366, a vibrant commercial complex offering a delectable array of dining and entertainment options, recently opened nearby. This new addition boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing for stunning views of the bridge from within.

Venture beyond the bridge and explore the charming riverside promenade. Here, a water plaza and docks offer the perfect setting for open-air events like the lively “Nayabashi Yoichi” night market. 

Take a leisurely boat ride or simply soak in the picturesque scene – the riverside seawall bathed in a warm amber glow reminiscent of Taisho-era gas lamps, and the bridge itself transforming colors to resonate with specific seasons or events.

Adding to the area’s historical charm is the former Kato Shokai Building, a registered tangible cultural property located east of the bridge. 

Its basement level houses the Horikawa Gallery, a space dedicated to exhibitions and cultural exchanges that delve into the rich heritage of the Horikawa district.

Nayabashi Bridge beckons you to explore its vibrant surroundings – a delightful blend of history, entertainment, and captivating riverside beauty.

  • Address: 1-chome Meieki Minami, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, 1-chome Sakae, Naka-ku, 1-chome Nishiki, Naka-ku 
  • Access: 8-minute walk to the west from Exit 8 of Fushimi Station on the Higashiyama Subway Line, Sakuradori Subway Line 8 minutes walk south from Exit 3 of Kokusai Center Station

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Higashitaniyama Fruit Park

Escape the urban sprawl and discover a world of delicious delights at Higashitaniyama Fruit Park! 

Nestled at the foot of Mount Higashitani, Nagoya’s highest peak, this agricultural haven offers a unique blend of nature, education, and delectable treats.

Explore the sprawling orchards, teeming with over 17 varieties of fruit trees like apples, pears, and peaches. But the bounty doesn’t stop there! The park boasts an impressive collection of nearly 190 fruit varieties, including figs, apricots, and even kiwi.

Delve into the world of exotic fruits at the two large and small domes – the “world’s tropical fruit greenhouse.” Here, over 100 rare fruit trees from tropical and subtropical regions flourish, from bananas and papayas to guavas.

  • Address: 2110 Higashitani, Kamishidanami, Moriyama-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
  • Access: 25 minutes walk from the south exit of JR “Kozoji Station”, from JR “Ozone Station”, take Yutorito Line “Togokubashi” bound for Kozoji ” 15 minutes walk from the bus stop

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Nagoya Port Sea Train Land

Unveiling dazzling cityscapes and thrilling adventures, Nippon Land promises a day (or night!) of unforgettable fun.  While admission is free, exciting attractions await, each available for a separate fee.

Take center stage on the park’s iconic Ferris wheel!  This soaring giant offers breathtaking 360-degree panoramas.  

By day, marvel at the sprawling cityscape.  As dusk descends, witness the magical transformation as Nagoya Port ignites with a dazzling nighttime display.  And the Ferris wheel itself becomes a radiant centerpiece, adding its vibrant colors to the dazzling scene.

Prepare to be exhilarated!  Nippon Land boasts a variety of attractions to satisfy every thrill seeker.  

Step into the “4D King,” a state-of-the-art 360-degree super three-dimensional theater, where special effects bring the action to life.  

Test your problem-solving skills in the “Card Maze Gururimori Daibouken,” a challenging maze brimming with puzzles.  Or face the supernatural in “Ghost Hunter 2,” an augmented reality shooting game.  

With 16 attractions in total (some with restrictions), and the option to purchase a free pass for unlimited rides on select attractions, Nippon Land guarantees hours of electrifying entertainment!

  • Address: 1-51 Nishikura-cho, Minato-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
  • Access: 5 minutes walk from Nagoya Port Station on the Nagoya Municipal Subway/Meiko Line, approximately 10 minutes by car south from the Komei Exit on Nagoya Expressway Route 4 Tokai Line

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