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【Aichi】 7 Attractive Sightseeing Spots in Nagoya that You Must See!

【Aichi】 7 Attractive Sightseeing Spots in Nagoya that You Must See!

2021-10-12 Management office

Did you know that there are many sightseeing spots in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture? We will introduce seven of the most attractive sightseeing spots in Nagoya.

Nagoya Castle

Nagoya Castle, famous for its golden Shachihoko, is the most popular tourist attraction in Nagoya.
The castle was built by Tokugawa Ieyasu as a final step toward unifying the country. The castle is a splendid restoration of the famous Nagoya Castle, with its gold ornamentation and keep, which is simply gorgeous.
The reason why the Shachihoko is on the white roof is to protect the castle from fire, as water comes out of the Shachihoko's mouth to extinguish fires. The gold shachihoko, which has been stolen many times, is now made of 88 kg of gold. It is now guarded 24 hours a day, so it is no longer stolen.

And the keep is opulent!

It has five stories, five floors and one basement level and is designated as National Treasure No. 1.
It is currently not visible due to earthquake-proofing work, but you can see it on Street View. You can actually see the Honmaru Goten and other parts of the castle, so we recommend that you visit Nagoya Castle when you are in Nagoya.

<Facility Information>
Name: Nagoya Castle
Address: 1-1 Honmaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 460-0031
Telephone number: 052-231-1700
Opening hours: 9:00 - 16:30
Closed: Year-end and New Year holidays
Budget: Adults 500 yen/ Junior high school students and younger free
Non-Smoking/Smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space & Facilities:You can visit the opulent castle at Nagoya Castle, Nagoya's most popular tourist attraction.

Atsuta Jingu Shrine

This shrine enshrines the Kusanagi Sword, one of the three sacred weapons. The shrine is also famous as a healing spot full of negative ions, with its 190,000 square meters of grounds lush with camphor trees said to be over 1,000 years old.
The Treasure House exhibits 6,000 valuable treasures. The path of the heart is lined with sacred places such as Ichinomisaki Shrine and Kiyomizu Shrine, making it a perfect spot for calming the mind and soul. It is the most popular shrine in Nagoya for Hatsumode (New Year's visit).

A camphor tree over 1,000 years old

Moreover, there is something you can touch this sacred tree and get power from it.
There is also a camphor tree said to have been planted by Kobo Daishi, which is hollow inside and is said to be inhabited by snakes. The snake is offered an egg every morning, and there is a jinx that if you see the snake coming to feed, you will be lucky.

<Facility Information>
Name: Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Address: 1-1-1 Jingu, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 456-8585, Japan
Telephone number: 052-671-4151
Business hours: 24 hours
Closed: Open every day
Budget: Adults 300 yen / Elementary and junior high school students 150 yen
Non-smoking/smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space/facilities: The shrine enshrines the Kusanagi Sword on a 190,000 m2 site, where you can visit power spots and treasures.
URL: https://www.atsutajingu.or.jp/

Nagoya Port Aquarium

The South Pavilion is divided into the Japanese Sea, Deep Sea Gallery, Equatorial Sea, Australian Waterside, and Antarctic Ocean, while the North Pavilion shows how life evolves.
Visitors can watch a dolphin show in the dolphin pool, and the dynamic dolphin show is very satisfying. The dolphin show tank can also be viewed through an underwater observation window, allowing visitors to watch the dolphins' movements during the dolphin show from underwater.

Healing Beluga Whales

Beluga whales, which appear to be smiling, have become a popular attraction at the Nagoya Port Aquarium.
The aquarium has a wide variety of fish and jellyfish, but the most popular are the dolphins, which are always watched by many people. The coral reef tank, live coral tank, and jellyfish tank are all open at night during the summer, and visitors who enter after 5:00 p.m. are offered a two-for-one discount.

<Facility Information>
Name: Nagoya Port Aquarium
Address: 1-3 Minato-cho, Minato-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 455-0033
Telephone number: 052-654-7080
Hours: Regular hours: 9:00 - 17:30, Summer vacation period 9:30 - 20:00, Winter 9:00 - 17:00
Closed: Monday
Budget: Adults 2030 yen / Elementary and junior high school students 1010 yen / Infants from 4 years old to 500 yen
Non-Smoking/Smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities:The aquarium boasts the largest water volume and total floor space in Japan. It is designed to allow visitors to appreciate a large number of sea creatures.
URL: https://nagoyaaqua.jp/


Japan's only amusement park made of LEGO. There are many attractions and a swimming pool in summer. The LEGO store is one of the largest in Asia, and is a must-see spot for LEGO lovers.
Of course, the attractions and the inside of the park are all designed with LEGO, and even the food served in the restaurants is made of LEGO. Even the food served in the restaurants is made of LEGO.

Lego objects are everywhere!

The entire attraction is made entirely of LEGO, which is impressive in itself, but the streets and vehicles made entirely of LEGO are a big hit with both adults and children alike.
You can enjoy driving a Lego car, going to put out a fire with a Lego fire truck, or riding a Lego roller coaster. You can also look over LEGOLAND from the observation deck at the LEGO tower tower.

<Facility Information>
Facility name: LEGOLAND Japan
Address: 2-2-1, Kinjofuto, Minato-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 455-8605, Japan
Telephone number: 0570-058-605
Opening hours: 10:00 - closing hours vary depending on the season. Please check the official website.
Closed: No regular holidays
Budget: 7,100 yen for adults / 4,600 yen for children
Non-Smoking/Smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities:The only LEGOLAND in Japan where you can enjoy LEGO to the fullest. The store is one of the largest in Asia.
URL: https://www.legoland.jp/

Nagoya City Science Museum

This is a science museum in Nagoya, where you can see, touch, and feel things for yourself.
It is a comprehensive science museum with an Astronomy Pavilion (planetarium), a Science and Engineering Pavilion (physics and principles), and a Life Pavilion (life and environment). The museum also offers experiments and demonstration shows, allowing visitors to experience science in an easy-to-understand manner. There is also a spherical building, a facility to experience the Northern Lights, and a device to create an artificial tornado.
There is also a restaurant inside and a rest area where you can bring your own food.

The planetarium is a must-see!

The planetarium is one of the largest planetariums in the world and has been certified by Guinness World Records as having the world's largest inner diameter of 35 meters, allowing visitors to see approximately 9,100 stars. You can see a starry sky in the planetarium that is as close to the real thing as possible.
There are many other tricks to keep both children and adults entertained throughout the day.

<Facility Information>
Name: Nagoya City Science Museum
Address: Shirakawa Park, Forest of Art and Science, 2-17-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 460-0008
Phone number: 052-201-4486
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Monday
Budget: Adults 800 yen / College and high school students 500 yen / Junior high school students and younger free
Non-Smoking/Smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space & Facilities: The Nagoya City Science Museum has one of the world's largest planetariums, and even those who are not interested in science can enjoy themselves all day long.
URL: http://www.ncsm.city.nagoya.jp/

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

The Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology is a museum where visitors can learn about the history of Toyota.
In the Automobile Museum, Toyota cars from the past are on display, and visitors can actually touch and see them.
Visitors can learn about textile machinery and automobile technology in a Taisho era red brick factory, making this museum a great experience for both children and adults. There are many corners where only children can play, and they will never get bored learning about cars.

You can also see how cars are actually made.

Visitors can fully enjoy the fun of making things, and they can also see the process of car manufacturing. Visitors can also see a steam locomotive and textile machinery.
The museum also has a restaurant, a museum store, and a museum café, so that visitors can spend a whole day looking around. The store offers not only miniature cars, but also Toyota original goods, cookies, and other items that can be enjoyed by car enthusiasts and those without an interest in cars.

<Facility Information>
Name: Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
Address: 4-1-35 Noritake Shinmachi, Nishi-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, 451-0051
Telephone number: 052-551-6115
Business hours: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Monday
Budget: Adults: 500 yen / Junior and senior high school students: 300 yen / Elementary school students: 200 yen
Non-Smoking/Smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space & Facilities:This is a participatory museum where visitors can enjoy the history of Toyota Motor Corporation and many other cars.
URL: https://www.tcmit.org/

Noritake Forest

Located on the site of the former Noritake tableware factory with its retro red brick warehouse, park, restaurant, and museum, Noritake Forest allows visitors to enjoy not only the history of Noritake, but also its biotope and kiln walls.
Visitors can try their hand at painting Noritake tableware, enjoy cafes and restaurants using Noritake tableware, and even buy Noritake tableware to take home at the outlet.

You can also enjoy creative French cuisine!

You can enjoy creative French cuisine served on Noritake tableware.
The restaurant is famous for its lunch time and café, where you can enjoy a delicious, easy, and reasonably priced course meal. It has become popular because you can enjoy the atmosphere of the forest and eat on Noritake tableware while savoring the sunlight filtering through the trees of the Noritake Forest. Also available for souvenirs are the Bear of the Forest series, including a bear holding a golden Shachihoko.

<Facility Information>
Facility name: Noritake no Mori (Noritake Forest)
Address: 3-1-36 Noritake Shinmachi, Nishi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 451-8501
Telephone number: 052-561-7114
Business hours: 10:00 - 18:00
Closed: Monday
Budget: Adults 500 yen / High school students 300 yen / Junior high school students and younger free
Non-Smoking/Smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space & Facilities: Noritake Museum is housed in Noritake's red brick warehouse. Visitors can enjoy the Noritake outlet, painting experience, creative French cuisine, and more.
URL: https://www.noritake.co.jp/mori/


There are many sights that can only be seen in Nagoya, and you may feel lost, but it would be difficult to visit all of them, so please try to see them in order of what you really want to see.

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