Nagoya Attractions

Top Things to Do in Nagoya, Japan

Things to Do in Nagoya

Top Attractions in Nagoya

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  • Zimminaroundtheworld
    Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,765 contributions
    This museum was so much fun! The entrance fee was small, ¥500. We spent over two hours here. I had no idea that Toyota started as an automatic loom factory. I learned so much here and the staff was great! As an English Speaker, they were very informative and willing to explain and show us exhibits. The interaction here was very nice. Half the museum was the history of Toyoda and the loom while the other half was on the son of the inventor and how the Toyota cars came about. There is even a violin playing robot at the entrance!
    Written 6 January 2022
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  • DonnaLynette
    Singapore, Singapore87 contributions
    My husband & I had 1 day free in Nagoya & we decided to visit the aquarium. It's super easy to get to on the subway & it's such a beautiful aquarium. We loved the dolphin show, which is visible from your seats & also clearly projected onto a huge LED screen & you can see the dolphins underwater and know exactly where to look when they burst out of the water.
    There are so many areas to explore, it really did take us the whole day, we arrived at 11am & left by 4pm.
    Our favorite was the Beluga whale training - this is a must NOT miss. We were literally 2 feet away from these beautiful creatures & it's actually really a performance they're putting on, not really training - we were overawed, & I've never seen anything like this in any other aquarium in the world
    There were so many wonderful things to see - the tornado of sardines is a wonderful sound & light show. We were also lucky enough to catch the seal show outdoors & the trainers were putting up a fence - we didn't know why, but immediately after the seal show, the fairy penguins in the next enclosure were let out into the fenced off area for feeding & they were literally right beneath our feet. The trainers do a really amazing job & I consider our visit to the aquarium one of the highlights I've done anywhere in the world.
    Written 2 March 2020
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  • Peter R.
    Ulsan, South Korea1,348 contributions
    Arriving in Nagoya by train around mid-morning on a Sunday, my initial intention was to park my luggage in a locker at Nagoya Station and take in the Railway Museum before checking-in to my hotel. The Museum (in the Port area of Nagoya) is only accessible by taking the (private) Aonami Line train to the terminus station of Kinjo-Futo. Luggage parked, I made my way to the Aonami Line Transfer Gate at the far side of Nagoya Station only to be confronted by a queue of several hundred people (and crowd control measures in place), ...... simply to access the few ticket machines for the Aonami Line. I abandoned my proposed itinerary and headed off to the Toyota Museum instead.
    Later I was to discover that the other major attraction adjacent to Kinjo-Futo Station is Legoland; probably a very popular destination on a Sunday. The Railway Museum is open on Mondays, so the following day I headed out for v.2 of my itinerary; no queue at the ticket machines but the train about to depart was already standing room only. As a late 60-something, I didn't fancy standing for the 24-min journey, so elected to get seated the next train on the opposite platform which was due to depart 15-mins later. Although this train too was packed by departure, I was relieved to find that virtually all the passengers, on arrival at Kinjo-Futo, headed off towards Legoland. Although it was raining heavily, the Museum is an ideal destination in inclement weather as there is a covered walkway from the Station to the Museum entrance.
    Having toured Japanese Railway Museums in Kyoto and Kyushu on previous visits and rated them highly, the Nagoya exhibits were equally impressive. On entry, three items of rolling stock that set world speed records (C62 Steam Locomotive, 300X Shinkansen and Superconducting Maglev) are stunningly presented in near darkness. Walk through to the spacious open hall beyond and the advances in high-speed railway technology are showcased from early Electric Railcars to the latest Shinkansen. For me, the Railway Park is memorable for its' impressive array of various iterations of Shinkansen from Series 0 (1964) through to the latest Series N700 (displayed outside).
    Written 9 May 2020
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  • Phil D
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates24 contributions
    We went there as part of a tour, it was interesting for me as I am an Engineer but not so much for my wife, it would be great for kids.
    Written 7 November 2019
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  • NYLON_nomad
    London, UK3,497 contributions
    The first time to visit with our 4-year old. It has not changed much since my childhood but still it retains charm attracting children to enjoy.

    The zoo is spacious and free to walk around. They have major animals that everyone wants to see.

    Chimpanzees, gorilla and Koala areas are must see at Higashiyama.

    For a tiny addition to the entrance fee, we are allowed to climb Sky Tower. When sunny, it’s a nice place to see the panoramic view of Nagoya although it could be quite warm up in the tower.
    Written 3 March 2019
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  • Yangmei
    Higashihiroshima, Japan1 contribution
    Early morning arrived, the shrine is really clean, quite and peace. Has parking places nearly, even has free parkings nearby..
    Written 28 April 2022
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  • AQflyer
    Kailua, HI172 contributions
    As this with many attractions world wide, parts of the Nagoya Castle are closed, however I did really enjoy my visit and the informative signs throughout the sections that were available to tour.
    I was surprised to learn it took so long to restore such cultural heritage piece after WWII.

    Worth the small fee.
    Written 17 September 2020
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  • ChloeTay
    Singapore, Singapore142 contributions
    We stayed in Sakae for 3 nights. There are 3 underground shopping streets that are connected by Sakae subway. Two major shopping malls are close by as well. Oasis21 is just 10 mins walk from our hotel. There are many restaurants in Sakae.
    Written 7 November 2019
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  • Xin_Wang_Prestige
    Hong Kong, China8 contributions
    Just need to spare 1 or 2 hours to enjoy here. Clean, friendly staff. Easy to walk around, especially if good weather.
    Written 3 July 2020
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  • thelonious22
    Seongnam4,374 contributions
    While the Tokugawa Art Museum doesn't have much in quantity of what is on display, it has nine items that are designated as national treasures which includes 12th century handscrolls. The items that have been passed down in the Owari Tokugawa family are nicely displayed with good English explanations. The 1500 yen admission is still a bit high though.
    Written 27 January 2020
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  • thelonious22
    Seongnam4,374 contributions
    Tokugawa-en Garden can be visited for a few hundred yen more along with a visit to the museum. While the landscape doesn't measure up to some of Japan's better known gardens, It's still quite pleasant to walk around the lakes and waterfalls.
    Written 27 January 2020
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  • Gary B
    Kihei, HI432 contributions
    I have to say, as beautiful as many of the items on the top floor of the museum were and as interesting as the craft work areas on the first and second floor were that detail the manufacturing process....my favorite part of the visit was the Noritake Store. Items range in price from Y850 on the sale/outlet shelves to well over Y6,000 for other items. I couldn't resist buying something that will will now be my go to mug for matcha green tea. They also have a nice cafe in the same building. As I remember, the Noritake was about 3 blocks from the closest subway station. Seniors get in free others are Y500.
    Written 2 October 2019
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  • azrealhk
    Hong Kong, China253 contributions
    A few stops away from the city at Jingu-Nishi station is a beautiful park. Immediately feel the peace as you stroll through the idyllic garden.
    We had an extra morning a decided to come here. We are glad we came. Even my teenaged daughter thought it was beautiful.
    If you just stroll through, the gardens can be covered in 1 hour. For a more leisurely stroll 2 hours.
    Entrance fee is only 300 yen. It closes at 5pm.
    Written 17 August 2018
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  • Laguapa0310
    Nagoya, Japan2 contributions
    山崎川の両岸が桜並木になっています。名古屋市内には桜の名所がいくつもありますが、ここは昔から定評のあるところです。気持ちのよい春の夕暮れにそぞろ歩くのにぴったりです。地下鉄桜通線・瑞穂区役所駅からの道は、途中にも桜がたくさんあるのでお花見気分が続きます。

    Cherry blossoms are beautiful all day long. Twilight walk on the riverside of Yamazaki river is recommended.
    Written 11 December 2019
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  • superbsandra
    28 contributions
    We went to this art museum mostly because it was close to the Science Museum, but we didn't even end up going to that one after the art museum, ha!

    There were several impressive works in both the permanent and special exhibitions. At ¥700 yen for both, it seemed very affordable.

    Note: there is very little English-language information available besides the name of the piece and the artist. You cannot take pictures, but if you explain nicely to the staff in each area, you may use a cell phone for translation purposes.
    Written 7 November 2018
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