【Top 10】 Recommended Spots in Nagoya for First-Time Visitors!

【Top 10】 Recommended Spots in Nagoya for First-Time Visitors!

Today we’ll be introducing the must-see spots in Nagoya that you won’t want to miss during your visit!


Nagoya is a city located in central Japan, known for its rich culture, history, and delicious cuisine. It’s the fourth most populous city in the country and serves as a major economic center. With a great transportation system and friendly locals, Nagoya offers a perfect blend of modernity and tradition. The city is home to many impressive landmarks and attractions, including Nagoya Castle and Atsuta Shrine, making it a popular destination for both domestic and international travelers.

Nagoya Castle(名古屋城)

Nagoya Castle is a historical castle built in 1592, featuring various attractions such as the Honmaru Palace and the Armory. It is also famous for its cherry blossoms in spring.


Nagoya Port Aquarium(名古屋港水族館)

Nagoya Port Aquarium is the largest aquarium in Japan located in Nagoya Port. It features a massive tank that is one of the world’s largest, as well as exhibits of jellyfish and a wide variety of other creatures. There are attractions and events that are enjoyable for both children and adults, making it the perfect destination for a family outing.


Oasis 21(オアシス21)

Oasis 21 is a unique commercial facility with a roof designed to look like waves, located just a short walk from Sakae Station on the subway. The view from the rooftop is also stunning.
It’s a must-visit destination for those who love architecture and design.


Nagoya City Science Museum(名古屋市科学館)

The Nagoya City Science Museum is a place where both children and adults can learn about space and Earth science. It features the latest facilities, including a full-dome planetarium.

The museum also has a planetarium and a science library. It’s a great destination for families and science enthusiasts.



Osu, a cultural hub in Nagoya, is a place where old and new blend together around the Osu Kannon temple. It is a lively district packed with shrines, temples, traditional shops, trendy cafes, select shops, subculture shops, idol shops, and gourmet street food. It’s a must-visit spot for anyone who wants to experience the unique blend of traditional and modern culture that Nagoya has to offer.


Nagoya City Art Museum (名古屋市美術館)

Nagoya City Art Museum is a museum that features a collection of modern and contemporary art from Japan and around the world. It is located in the Sakae district and is known for its impressive collection of Western-style paintings and sculptures. Visitors can explore the museum’s exhibitions and learn about the various artists and art movements represented in the collection.


MIRAI TOWER(Nagoya TV Tower)
(中部電力 MIRAI TOWER(旧・名古屋テレビ塔))

MIRAI Tower is a famous landmark located in the Sakae district. It stands at 180 meters tall and offers visitors a stunning panoramic view of the city. Visitors can take an elevator to the observation deck and enjoy the view, as well as visit the various shops and restaurants in the tower.


RAYARD Hisaya-odori Park

RAYARD Hisaya-odori Park located within the Futuristic Tower complex is a commercial facility integrated with a park. With 35 shops offering fashion, gourmet cuisine, sports, and bookstores, it’s a must-visit spot for anyone. The park features plenty of outdoor rest spots, such as lawn squares and benches, making it an ideal place to take a break.


Atsuta Shrine (熱田神宮)

Atsuta Jingu Shrine, located in Atsuta Ward, Nagoya City, is one of the most prominent and revered Shinto shrines in Japan. With over 1,900 years of history, it enshrines the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi sword, one of the three imperial regalia of Japan. Visitors can enjoy a stroll through the shrine’s spacious and tranquil grounds and explore its many historical and cultural treasures, including the museum displaying the shrine’s treasures.


SCMAGLEV and Railway Park(リニア・鉄道館)

The SCMAGLEV and Railway Park is a spot that train enthusiasts will love. It offers an opportunity to learn about the technology and history of the Shinkansen bullet train. The park also features realistic simulators and exhibits, providing endless entertainment for visitors.


Have a wonderful trip to Nagoya!

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