This futuristic park, located a stone’s throw from Nagoya TV Tower, is known for its iconic ‘Spaceship Aqua’ structure, with water rippling over the glass.
The city of Nagoya is the capital of Aichi prefecture and has a strong tradition of automotive and aviation industries. Not only is it a center for science and technology, but also traditional arts such as ceramics, handicrafts and theatre.
TOKYO (NARITA) TO Nagoya
Things to Do in Nagoya
Wear comfortable shoes when you go to the Osu shopping district because with 1,200 shops and restaurants, you can wander around for ages taking in the sights and sounds.
Grilled Eel or ‘unagi’ is popular across Japan, but visitors to Nagoya must try the local delicacy Hitsumabushi, which is served in a distinctive style.
The dark red bean paste, aka miso, is a specialty in Nagoya, and used to make popular local dish miso-katsu, a crispy pork cutlet served with thick miso sauce.
Nagoya’s yummy and original rice ball is called Tenmusu. Slightly smaller than your standard rice ball, tenmusu has shrimp tempura in the middle, giving it a delicious crunch.
Japanese soba and udon noodles have become known world-wide, but Kishimen, the distinctive broad, flat noodle of Nagoya, is a must-try for foodies looking for a truly local dish.
The iconic silver dome looming over the Nagoya City Science Museum holds the distinction of being the largest planetarium in the world.