Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Nagoya
1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Nagoya with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Nagoya area
This Nagoya map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
Nagoya - guide chapters
City tours, excursions and tickets in Nagoya and surroundings
Japan - moving around the country
Tourists in Japan will have absolutely no problems with movement around the city. The most popular form of public transport in the country is trains. The railway network reaches absolutely all regions of the country. The cost of ticket depends on the specific class of train, the direction, as well as on the time of day. It is worth mentioning such mode of transport as JR electric trains. They run every 5-10 minutes within a particular city or district. When you purchase a train ticket, it is necessary to keep it with you until the end of the trip, since you will need to re-punch the ticket at the exit. In large cities, you can move around using monorails.
Overview of festivals and celebrations in Japan
On the third day of March, Hinamatsuri or Girl’s Day which is a romantic holiday is marked. The most beautiful tradition attached to this event is the ubiquitous exhibition of dolls. Richly dressed girls doll called “hina ningyo”, are exhibited in houses on specially designed stands helping to recreate scenes from the life of the imperial court. In the olden days, people believed that dolls are capable of driving away evil spirits. Japanese boys also have their own holiday, Tango no sacku or Boy’s Day celebrated on the 5th day of May. On this day, colorful carp images are displayed in the houses symbolizing the strength of spirit and courage.