Nagoya

Nagoya

Nagoya is located centrally on the main island of Japan known as Honshū, it is the capital of the Aichi Prefecture and is the third largest metropolitan region in Japan.

Traditionally a manufacturing city and a busy port Nagoya is like the Detroit of Japan with many Japanese auto makers having a base in the city with Toyota the largest also being founded in the town.

Nagoya recently has had in increase in tourists since Expo was held in 2005, the city has plenty of attractions and its location makes it a good stopover if you are heading to Osaka or Hiroshima from Tokyo on the Shinkansen bullet train.

Nagoya

About Nagoya

About Nagoya

Centrally located on the main island of Japan, the city of Nagoya is the capital of the Aichi Prefecture and is the third largest metropolitan…


Midland Square

Midland Square

Midland Square also known as the Toyota-Mainichi Building is a skyscraper in the Meieki district of Nakamura-ku, Nagoya. Opened in 2007 the 46 floor skyscraper…


JR Central Ttowers

JR Central Towers

Located in the Meieki district of Nagoya and situated above Nagoya Station, JR Central Towers are listed as one of the world’s largest train stations.


Osu Kannon Temple

Osu Kannon Temple

The Osu Kannon Temple located in central Nagoya is a classic Japanese pagoda style Buddhist temple that is a popular tourist spot. Osu Kannon first…


Nagoya Port

Nagoya Port / Garden Pier

The Nagoya Port is Japan’s largest trading port with many products produced in the area like Toyota cars being exported around the world via this…


Nagoya Castle

Nagoya Castle

Nagoya Castle is a classic example of Japanese castle architecture sitting inside a moat, while the Nagoya castle grounds date back to the early 1500’s…



Atsuta Shrine

Atsuta Shrine

Atsuta Shrine (Atsuta Jingu) is a popular shrine in Nagoya with over nine million visitors annually visiting the shrine.


Nagoya TV Tower

Nagoya TV Tower

Like many Japanese city’s Nagoya also has a tower resembling the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Nagoya’s is probably the closest to the original but with…


Expo memorial park

Expo Memorial Park

Expo Memorial Park (Ai-chikyuhaku Kinen Koen) is the location of the worlds fair known as Aichi Expo 2005 that was held in 2005. It is…


Japan Expo 2005

Expo 2005 Gallery

The Happy Jappy team visited Nagoya’s Expo 2005 that was located on the outskirts of Nagoya where Expo Memorial Park is now located. Below is…


Toyota Partner Robot

Toyota Kaikan Museum

The Toyota Kaikan Museum (formally the Toyota Kaikan Exhibition Hall) is located at Toyota’s main plant in the suburb of Toyota on the outskirts of…


Toyota Automobile Museum

Toyota Automobile Museum

One of several Toyota attractions in Toyota’s home town of Nagoya is the fantastic Toyota Automobile Museum.


Getting around Nagoya

Getting Around Nagoya

Nagoya like most large Japanese cities has an extensive subway and rail system that is operated by several companies.


Japan Airlines

Chubu Centrair International Airport

Chūbu Centrair International Airport often also known as Central Japan International Airport or Nagoya International is Nagoya’s main airport located on an artificial island south…