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Things to Do in Nagoya

Nagoya, 20 Oct.

Explore these great things to see and do in Nagoya, from Atsuta Shrine to the Tokugawa Art Museum.

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Oasis 21

Oasis 21

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.

Osu Shopping district

Osu Shopping district

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.

Hitsumabushi

Hitsumabushi

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.

Miso-katsu

Miso-katsu

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.

Tenmusu

Tenmusu

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.

Kishimen

Kishimen

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.

Nagoya City Science Museum

Nagoya City Science Museum

The iconic silver dome looming over the Nagoya City Science Museum holds the distinction of being the largest planetarium in the world.

Atsuta Jingu Shrine

Atsuta Jingu Shrine

Atsuta Shrine draws 7 million visitors a year, and is the second largest in Japan.

Noritake Garden

Noritake Garden

Since Noritake began producing fine tableware in Nagoya in 1904, it has become a world famous brand.

Kinekosa Festival

Kinekosa Festival

Every year people attend the Kinekosa Festival to pray for protection from evil, prosperity, peace, and a good harvest.

SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

Train enthusiasts will love this railway park which gets you up close and personal with the revolutionary Tokaido Shinkansen (bullet train), as well as the next-generation Superconducting SCMAGLEV.

Wakamiya Festival

Wakamiya Festival

One of Nagoya’s biggest annual festivals, the Wakamiya Matsuri is held on the 15th and 16th of May and features a procession of elaborate floats and mikoshi, or portable shrines, which are carried through the city.

Nagoya Castle

Nagoya Castle

Once the residence of the Owari Tokugawa clan, this impressive castle was built in 1610 and is a symbol of Nagoya’s pride and power.

Nagoya TV Tower

Nagoya TV Tower

From the top of the 90m high Sky Deck and the 100m Sky Balcony, you can get a fantastic view of all of Nagoya City.

Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

The splendor of the ocean is on display at the Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. In the South Building, you can explore tropical coral reefs, Antarctic penguin habitats, the deep sea gallery, and the creatures from the Sea of Japan.

The Tokugawa Art Museum & Tokugawaen

The Tokugawa Art Museum & Tokugawaen

Fans of Japanese history will love the Tokugawa Art Museum with its impressive exhibitions of samurai swords and armor, Noh costumes, and tea ceremony utensils.

LEGOLAND® Japan

LEGOLAND® Japan

Japan’s hottest new theme park is LEGOLAND® Japan, which opened in 2017, with seven different sections using an incredible 17 million LEGO® bricks and 10,000 LEGO® models.