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19 BEST Things to Do in Nagoya, Japan [2024 Edition]

19 BEST Things to Do in Nagoya, Japan [2024 Edition]

From sumo wrestling to cosplay to futuristic robots and inventions, there are plenty of things to do in Nagoya to keep you on your toes.

Nagoya is Japan’s fourth most populated city with over two million inhabitants and is the capital of Aichi Prefecture, a very charming area of the country.

Tourists often wonder question is Nagoya worth visiting and while it’s not one of the more popular cities in the country, if you have the time, absolutely.

Most of the city, including many of its historic buildings, was destroyed in the wartime air raids of 1945.

Despite this, the city has rebuilt and is today best known for being the centre of the automotive industry in the country.

Here, you’ll find the major factories such as Toyota, Honda and Mitsubishi.

The city is well connected to other destinations around Japan via Central Japan Railways, so it’s easy to include Nagoya in any Japan itinerary.

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Top Things to Do in Nagoya, Japan

A historically important site in Japan, Nagoya may not have many of its original buildings but it’s a unique and interesting city to visit.

You can visit any of the different museums, see some ancient reconstructed castles or feast on some eel or other delicious local Nagoya cuisine.

From the historic Nagoya Castle, to the modern Nagoya TV Tower and the iconic Midland Square Sky Promenade, this city in central Japan really blends the new and the old.

So, whether you’re a history buff, have a ninja obsession or want to learn more about automotive technology, there are lots of things to see in Nagoya to ensure that you have a good time in the city.

1) Fuel Your Inner Car Geek At Toyota Kaikan Museum

Known for being the central hub for Toyota production, the museum is one of the best places to visit in Nagoya.

The museum is also the production plant for Toyota so you can find everything Toyota-related here.

Start at the Toyota Exhibition Hall where you’ll see up to 20 shiny
examples of the latest models hot off the production line and witness first-hand
how they are made.

There’s also an interesting free two-hour tour of Toyota Moto Corporation’s main factory that details the rise of Toyota as a global brand and shows you how Toyota products are made.

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Tours must be booked two weeks to three months ahead so plan wisely to make the most of the opportunity.

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