NAGOYA JAPAN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS MAP in ENGLISH

Nagoya has a sizable number of tourist places to check out, including museums, amusement parks, historical sites and of course, Nagoya Castle. Many attractions are located right in the heart of Nagoya, within a few subway stops from downtown. Use the travel map above and the listing information below to plan out your itinerary. Also included are options for day and overnight trips.

NAGOYA CASTLETourist Map D-2

This impressive traditional looking castle was first built in 1612, and then after being bombed during WWII, the current concrete structure was built. The museum has items from the Edo period. ¥500 entry.

   Near SHIYAKUSHO STATION

NAGOYA TV TOWERTourist Map D-3

The observation deck offers a great way to learn about the city and get one's bearings. The observation platform is at only 100 meters, but it is a nice view and food and beverages are available. Open 10am-10pm daily.

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TOKUGAWA ART MUSEUMTourist Map F-1

One of the most famous collections in all of Japan, with over 10,000 pieces, art work, swords, robes, samurai goods, and more. The Tokugawa family was one of the first ruling dynasties of Japan.

   Near OZONE STATION exit 3

NAGOYA INTERNATIONAL CENTERTourist Map C-2

Above is the Kokusai Center station, the 3rd floor has the Nagoya International Desk, offering information and help for tourists and residents in English, Japanese, and seven other languages.

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ATSUTA-JINGU SHRINETourist Map C-6

The largest shrine in Nagoya. The surrounding area is forested with 1000 year old Japanese cypress. There are also ancient structures, and an exhibition hall with several national treasures and goods.

   Near NISHI-JINGU STATION

TOYOTA AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM

Learn about the evolution of the automobile and see a large variety of classic cars at this beautiful collection run in connection with Toyota motors. Closed National holidays.

   Near GEDAI-DORI STATION

OSU-KANNON TEMPLETourist Map C-4

Osu-kannon temple is Nagoya's most prestigious temple. On the 18th and 28th of every month there is an antique market. There are several other smaller temples also in the area.

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OSU SHOPPING STREETTourist Map C-4

Near the Osu-kannon temple district, beyond the main temple is the Osu Shopping Arcade - a little bit on the dilapidated side, but full of small shops and eateries.

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CENTRAL PARKTourist Map D-3

It's not huge, but it's right downtown, making Nagoya's Central Park a nice side trip if in the area. There are a few fountains, and the TV Tower is situated here, so its easy to find.

CLICK FOR SAKAE MAP

NORITAKE GARDEN & CRAFT CENTERTourist Map A-3

One of the more famous things to come out of Nagoya is the Noritake brand of ceramics. At this large facility, there is a museum exhibiting items and products. Tours are offered daily.

   Near KAMEJIMA STATION

OASIS 21Tourist Map D-3

Across from the Nagoya TV Tower Oasis21 is a neat place to walk around for different views of Nagoya, with especially stunning views at night. Lower floors have a small mall as well as a tourist information counter.

CLICK FOR SAKAE MAP

MIDLAND SQUARE SKY PROMENADETourist Map B-3

220 meters high, at the top of the Midland Square Building, the Sky Promenade offers great views over towards Fushimi and Sakae. Open 1pm to 9pm.

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MAGLEV and RAILWAY PARKTourist Map A-7

Showcasing the Maglev system this great museum can be appreciated whether a train buff or not. On display are whole trains from different eras, and there are several simulators visitors can try.

   Near KINJO-FUTO STATION

NAGOYA SCIENCE MUSEUMTourist Map C-3

Near Fushimi station in downtown Nagoya, learn science at this fun museum with hands on exhibits as well as the world’s biggest planetarium.

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HIGASHIYAMA ZOOTourist Map H-3

Nagoya's city zoo and botanical gardens with koalas, lions, elephants and other crickey stuff. Open 9am-4:30 daily. Closed Mondays and Dec 29-Jan 2.

   Near HIGASHIYAMA STATION

NAGOYA AQUARIUMTourist Map B-7

Located near Nagoya Port, the Nagoya Aquarium is one of Japan's best, and well worth a visit.

   Near NAGOYA-KO STATION

NAGOYA DOMETourist Map G-1

The Nagoya Dome is where the professional baseball team the Nagoya Dragons play. There isn't all too much to do around the stadium on non-game days, but it is an impressive site.

   Near NAGOYA-DOME MAE STATION

TSURUMA PARKTourist Map E-5

A nice park, with many paths and some open places for picnics. Tsuruma Park is one of the top places for cherry blossom viewing - usually late March and early April

Near TSURUMAI STATION

NEAR BY ATTRACTIONS

INUYAMA CASTLETourist Map A-1

Inuyama Castle was built in the 16th century structure and survived WWII intact, making it Japan's oldest 'donjon' and it has been named a National treasure.

Meitetsu Inuyama line to Inuyama Station

GERO ONSEN

One of the top three hot spring locations in Japan, this can be a day or over night trip out of the city. There is a special pass which allows entry up to three different participating onsens.

JR Limited Express 'Hida' direct to Gero Station

MEIJI MURA MUSEUM

See reproductions of Meiji era buildings and exhibitions at this unusual museum.

   Meitetsu Inuyama line to Inuyama Station, then bus

OUTSIDE OF THE TOURIST PLACES:

NAGOYA SUMO TOURNAMENT

Sumo tournaments are held once a year in July at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. Tickets available from May. See their website for details.

   Near SHIYAKUSHO STATION

NAGOYA GRAMPUS PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL / SOCCER

Nagoya's team on the Japanese National J-League. Home stadium is either Mizuho Stadium in Nagoya or Toyota Stadium in Toyota city.

   

NAGOYA DRAGONS PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL TEAM

Catching a baseball game in Japan is good even if you don't watch the game. Tickets from less than 1000 yen to over 10,000 yen depending on seating. Season is from late March to September.

   NAGOYA DOME MAE STATION

NAGOYA SHOPPING

Shopping in Nagoya usually means around the downtown area of Sakae station, although there are some stations known for certain goods:

COMPUTERS - Kamimaezu Station area

NAGOYA RECREATION

Nagoya has a fair amount of parks for jogging and excercise, as well as Public Sports centers. Most have indoor pools and training rooms.

PLACE: Nakamura Sports Center a short walk from Nakamura Nisseki subway station
SCHEDULE: Closed Mondays
WEBSITE: nespa.or.jp

NAGOYA TOURIST MAP with LISTINGS and LOCATIONS of TOP SIGHTSEEING ATTRACTIONS (PDF)