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Sightseeing in Nagoya - what to see. Complete travel guide

Nagoya has been among the largest cities of Japan and attracted tourists from all over the world for many years. More than two million people reside in the Nagoya. This is a dynamic megacity with an eventful way of life, a flawless infrastructure and a friendly atmosphere, so all enthusiasts of outdoor activities will be interested in visiting this place. It is important to note that Nagoya is one of the most meaningful Japanese business and industry centers, so shopping enthusiasts often visit the city. In local shopping centers impressing with their size and extraordinary design, you can buy absolutely everything and reasonable prices for high-quality products will make your vacation more pleasant.
The guests of Nagoya pay a special attention to upscale hotels occupying beautiful modern buildings. One of the most prestigious hotels in the city is Nagoya Marriott Associa. It occupies a … Open
As scientists have managed to discover that the first settlements appeared on the territory of modern Nagoya in the Paleolithic period. It was quite a large and populous city already more than 3 thousands of years ago. The modern city was first mentioned in the 17th century. Exactly that time, Nagoya Castle that is now the most important historic symbol of the megacity started to be built. Nagoya gained a city status in 1889 and that time more than 100 000 people resided in its territory.
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The second half of the 19th century was characterized by the construction of the largest industrial centers. Over several decades, it gained a status of the global economic and production center. The prosperous and powerful industrial city was seriously affected during the Second World War and almost half of its territory was burnt. Already in 1956, local residents managed to restore the destroyed city that gained a status of one of the most important industrial Japanese centers and has not stopped developing for a minute. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Travelers start getting to know attractions of Nagoya with old Nagoya Castle. This unique historical monument was built at the beginning of the 17th century and was seriously damaged during … Open
Large Nagoya that underwent a lot of trials has preserved its historic and cultural heritage for all these years. The modern megacity will definitely impress fans of sightseeing tours. They can visit Nagoya Castle, old shrines, Buddhist temples and different interesting culture centers. Shopping enthusiasts will certainly like stylish shopping centers and artisanal workshops that can be found in lively shopping streets. As many hundreds of years ago, local craftsmen make amazing ceramic items. A lot of travelers buy beautiful hand-painted crockery as a memorable souvenir.
Upon arrival, many shopping enthusiasts are in no hurry to leave the station square. The matter is that there is the largest underground shopping center in Nagoya with an entrance directly from the square. This is a real underground city with a many streets full of colorful display racks and shining shop windows.
In Nagoya, there is a worthy choice of interesting entertainment venues where the whole family can have fun. The vacationers with children should definitely visit the local Port of Nagoya … Open
The city surroundings are also rich in interesting attractions. Despite the fact that Nagoya has a status of the large industrial center of global significance, fans of ecotourism will not be bored too. The surroundings of the city are a trove of wonderful nature attractions and interesting outdoor museums. One of the most popular places attracting nature admirers is the Urakuen Park where you can find an enchanting tea school and a lot of other cultural sites. Nagoya is a dynamic megacity with a cheerful and friendly atmosphere, a diversity of entertainments centers and restaurants, hundreds of modern hotels and guesthouses and an incomparable national charm.
Nagoya Noh Theater Nagoya outskirts are the location of an interesting ethnographic museum in the open air that is called Meiji Mura. Antique houses that were traditionally built in Japan in the second half of the 19th century are the main exhibits of this unusual museum. Houses from different parts of the country were brought to this museum, and some of the buildings belonged to famous and noble people in the past. Each of the houses features an interesting collection of antique items. The museum has one more unusual peculiarity – it has its own tram line with retro trams that take passengers to a tour around the museum. The age of the trams is also more than a century.
The guests of Nagoya pay a special attention to upscale hotels occupying beautiful modern buildings. One of the most prestigious hotels in the city is Nagoya Marriott Associa. It occupies a … Open
Atsuta-ku temple is the most interesting religious landmark of the region, but it is also safe to call it a museum. The temple keeps a unique emperor’s relic – the sacred sword of Kusanagi no Mitsurugi. Atsuta-ku has several spacious halls that are equally beautiful and luxuriously decorated. In total, there are more than 3000 different cultural and historical artifacts exhibited for visitors. It is important to note that people of absolutely different religion can visit this temple.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Nagoya and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Nagoya
♥   Shopping area ' Sakae' Nagoya, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Kanayama' Nagoya, 3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Nagoya
♥   Castle 'Tobiyama Castle' Utsunomiya, 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kiyosu Castle' Kiyosu, 8.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Iwasaki Castle' Nisshin, 11.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Komakiyama Castle' Komaki, 14 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kuwana Castle' Kuwana, 22.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Nagoya
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Nishi chichibu' , 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Suigo' , 19.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Toyota' , 23 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Chubusankei' , 35.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Minamichita' , 46.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Nagoya from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Mode Gakuen Spiral

From the series “Twisted Spiral Buildings and Towers That Are Real”
In addition, the building has special windows with double glazing, which gives pleasant coolness even in the glowing summer day. The building is equipped with unique lighting and energy-saving systems. Ultramodern air-conditioning systems have been installed in it. At present, about 8000 students are studying in three educational institutions. Especially for young people, various shops and restaurants have been opened next to the skyscraper. … Read further

Steel Dragon 2000

From the series “The Most Thrilling Roller Coasters in the World”
It is safe to say that Steel Dragon 2000 is one of the most emblematic rides on the planet. It was opened in 2000 - a year of the dragon on the eastern calendar. The roller coaster really resembles a back of a huge dragon; the ride looks very impressive. The maximum speed that can be developed by carriages with passengers is 150 km/h. Brave ones are offered to overcome more than ten steep ups and downs at impressive speed. The steel dragon crest is not for the faint hearted. … Read further
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