Nagoya's impressive castle is not to be missed
Nagoya, birthplace of Toyota and pachinko (a pinball-style game), is the capital of Japan’s Aichi Prefecture. The Naka area is home to many museums as well as the Sakae entertainment district, with it's attractions including the Sky-Boat Ferris wheel. Nagoya Castle, in northern Naka, is a partly reconstructed 1612 royal home displaying Edo-era artefacts. Popular festivals include the summer festival at Nagoya Castle.
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Here we have selected a few of the sights and experiences that you really should see on a visit to Nagoya.
Nagoya Castle was built in the beginning of the Edo Period and was one of the largest castles in the country. Most of the buildings were destroyed during the air raids in 1945. The park surrounding the castle keep features two moats and impressive walls with corner turrets, and it becomes an attractive hanami spot during the cherry blossom season.
Situated just outside Nagoya, Nagashima Resort is made up of five areas; the Nagashima Spaland amusement park, a water park, a hot spring complex, a shopping mall and the Nabana no Sato flower park.
Toyota Factory Tour and Museums
The Toyota car company headquarters and many of its domestic production plants are in and around Nagoya. The company's head office is in Toyota, less than an hour from central Nagoya. The Toyota Kaikan Museum, where their new models and technologies are displayed, is where the plant tours begin.
Some of our tours featuring Nagoya
Japan Semi-Escorted Trekking
Japan Self-Drive Holiday
Hiring a car to get around Japan is a fantastic way to explore the country, especially as they drive on the left.