On a visit to Nagoya-shi you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Nagoya-shi. These places are what Nagoya-shi is all about. These must see places in Nagoya-shi will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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1-1 Honmaru, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 460-0031, Japan
09:00 am - 04:30 pm
Built in 1612 by Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu as the stronghold of the Owari branch of the Tokugawa Dynasty, this was one of the largest castles in the country. The castle's prestige was such that the town around it eventually became Japan's 4th largest city. Unfortunately, the original castle did not survive Allied bombing in WWII. The 48 metre building...
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1 Chome-1-1 Jingu, Atsuta Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 456-8585, Japan
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Spiritually, this is one of Shinto religion's most important shrines. As such, this is one the most important attractions of Nagoya, and is visited by almost 9 million people annually. It's the Shrine of the Atsua-no-Okami. It's thought to be almost 2000 years old, built during the time of the Emperor Keiko (71-130) AD. Furthermore, the shrine is a...
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4-1- 45 Noritakeshinmachi, Nishi Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 451-0051, Japan
09:30 am - 05:00 pm
Toyota is Japan's largest car manufacturer. This is not the automobile museum. For the company, it's actually a history museum. Housed in the original brick building of the former Toyoda textile factory and research center, the museum explores the company's origins from a textile concern to a automobile concern. The complex has two main buildings: ...
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1-3 Minatomachi, Minato Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 455-0033, Japan
09:30 am - 05:30 pm
Built in 1992, this public aquarium is one of Japan's better ones. It has two major exhibits. The north building is dedicated to cetaceans - killer and Beluga whales, dolphins, porpoises and such. It has one of the largest outdoor tanks in the world, where audiences are treated to fantastic dolphin shows. You can also see how these dolphins are fed...
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District Osu 3-28-25, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 460-0011, Japan
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Religion, entertainment, commerce and culture are all colorfully expressed in this sprawling and thriving shopping district. Founded 400 years ago, the nine streets of 1200 shops are close to the revered Osu Kannon Temple. The goods sold here have evolved over the years but their price has not. Everything is unbelievably cheap - appliances, cosplay...
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3 Chome-2-2 Kinjofuto, Minato Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 455-0848, Japan
10:00 am - 05:30 pm
If you are train geek, this could easily be your favorite museum ever. Where to start? First, there are the 39 retired train carriages that you can climb into and underneath. These range from ancient steam engines to the latest maglev models. Exhibits inside and around the trains explain all you need to know about them - operation, construction and...
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2 Chome-17-1 Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 460-0008, Japan
09:30 am - 05:00 pm
It's hard to miss the museum - the giant silver globe that houses the world's largest planetarium is rather prominent. The planetarium shows, which happen six times a day, are the main attraction of the museum. Most of the Museum's other attractions were renovated in 2011 and 2012 to coincide with the opening of the planetarium. The museum has seve...
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3-70 Higashiyama Motomachi, Chikusa Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 464-0804, Japan
09:00 am - 04:50 pm
They managed to pack a lot of highlights into what is now one of Asia's largest attractions at 60 hectares.
First there is a zoo which has a hundred and twenty-five species of animals. In addition to the more generally popular animals, resume to breed the rare Persian leopard and the Mackenzie Valley wolf. The Worldwide Medaka Hall houses hundres o...
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1017 Tokugawacho, Higashi Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 461-0023, Japan
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Tokugawa Dynasty, descended from the first Shogun Tokugawa, is one of Japan's most historically influential families. It also used to be one of the wealthiest. This Museum and garden was commissioned in 1935 at the site of the Owari's former feudal residence as a place to exhibit and preserve the legacy of the family - Arms and Armory, artwork,...
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1-11-1 Higashisakura, Higashi-ku, Nagoya
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
They call this striking-looking building a modern facility, but at its heart it is just a mall. The most famous feature is the roof - a large oval structure made of glass and filled with water with the dual purpose of keeping the mall cool and creating interesting optical phenomena. This has led to the public event and exhibition area directly unde...
The temple worships the Goddess of Mercy. Completed in the 14th century, it was moved to its current location in the 17th, by the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. The Shinpukuji Library below the temple contains around 15,000 antique Japanese and Chinese texts. The wooden statue of the goddess was carved by the influential Buddhist Kobo Daishi. Another of t...
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1 Chome Tsurumai, Showa Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Though simply ornamented, this park manages to be beautiful. For one, the name itself is quite pleasant - it means 'the place where water runs.' It has an Eastern side and western side. The western side has a fountain, a rose garden, and a flower park. In the center of the park, there is a music gazebo built in European style. On the Eastern side I...
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3 Chome Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 460-0008, Japan
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Rather than one park, this is a series of little parks that run down a boulevard, that together act as a Central Park for the downtown area. The parks run from north to south for about two kilometers. Decorated with elegant trees, water fountains, sculptures and other types of public art and installations, the area is quite popular with the locals....
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Midland Square 450-0002 Nagoya City, Nakamura Ward, Meieki
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Nagoya's tallest building (at 247 meters) multitasks well - shopping complex of about 60 brand stores, a cinema, a couple of car showrooms, and the country's highest open air observation deck (the Sky Promenade). The deck is on the top three floors of the 46 story high building, and had terrific views of the city. Naturally, it's a selfie hotspot. ...
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1-1 Aza-Takayama, Odaka-cho, Midori-ku, Nagoya
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
If you want to devote an entire day do stuff that your kid wants to do this is the place to take him or her. This is family entertainment at its best. Let's tick off the checklist-Football ground, Go-karting, miniature golf, Dog running, Playgrounds, picnic grounds, a small dinosaur park, and a swimming pool. If you want a break from all the fun yo...