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The Royal Park Canvas Nagoya
3-23-13 Meieki, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya

The Royal Park Canvas Nagoya is a comfortable modern hotel just a short walk from Nagoya Station.

Although the rooms are on the smaller side, the hotel is a good option for travelers and business people planning to spend just a night or two in Nagoya. Read on for our full review.

What’s the hotel like?

The Royal Park Canvas Nagoya is a step up from a standard business hotel, with its sleek aesthetic and modern amenities. Although some of the design choices are a bit quirky, you can’t deny its convenient location.

What facilities does the hotel have?

The hotel doesn’t have many fancy bells and whistles, but it does have a public bath — which we always appreciate. It’s on the smaller side though, so it can get crowded. There’s also a resturant that serves breakfast.

The reception is open 24/7 and provides luggage storage, as well as copying and printing services. There is free Wi-Fi throught the hotel. Note that there is no parking lot.

Is there anywhere to hang out in the hotel?

No, unfortunately the Royal Park Canvas Nagoya doesn’t have dedicated areas for socializing or hanging out.

What are the rooms like?

Simple but sleek. | Photo by Maria Danuco

The rooms at this hotel are a step up from a business hotel in terms of design and comfort. We liked that there was a decent-sized desk, which is great for remote workers and business travelers. However, the rooms are on the small side, and some of them have unusual furniture layouts.

How big are the rooms?

A desk perfect for remote work. | Photo by Maria Danuco

The rooms are definitely small, but in a way that’s typical of most Japanese hotels. You have some space to move around, but if you’re sharing the room or have large suitcases, things can get cramped.

Are the rooms comfortable?

At the Royal Park Canvas Nagoya the rooms are relatively comfortable. The mattresses are a little firm, but there are two types of pillow to choose from. However, the bedside clock does give off a strong glow and can’t be turned off, so if that bothers you, you might want to give this hotel a skip — or bring something to cover it with.

What’s the view like?

Unfortunately, there are no views to speak of. If you take a peek out your window, all you’ll see is other buildings.

What’s the location like?

This hotel is in a great location — it’s just a 5-minute walk from Nagoya Station, and is surrounded by dining options. Nagoya Station gives access to the Tōkaidō Shinkansen that runs between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka Stations, as well as a direct train line to Chūbu Centrair International Airport.

How do I get there from the airport?

The Meitetsu Limited Express train will get you from Chūbu Centrair International Airport to Nagoya Station in around 35 minutes. From there, it’s just a 5-minute walk to the hotel.

How is the access to trains and subway?

The closest station to the hotel is Nagoya Station. From here you can catch the Tōkaidō Shinkansen, as well as numerous local train, subway, and bus lines.

What’s the surrounding neighborhood like?

The area around the hotel is mostly business-focused, with lots of offices. This also means there are lots of places for dining and entertainment nearby, as well as a few shopping options. You won’t find many traditional offerings though, so don’t expect to see temples, shrines, or geisha while out on your evening stroll.

Are there many good places to eat nearby?

Yes, there are lots of places nearby serving up some delicious food. You can easily find both fast-food and chain restaurant options, and there are even some upmarket restaurants close to Nagoya Station.

Check out our guide on what to eat in Nagoya for more tips.

What points of interest are within walking distance of the hotel?

We wouldn’t really say there’s much within walking distance of the Royal Park Canvas Hotel Nagoya. But that’s why it’s so handy that it’s close to Nagoya Station, because from there you can take trains or buses to all of Nagoya’s best attractions, including Ghibli Park and Nagoya Castle.

Should I order the breakfast?

Breakfast time. | Photo by Maria Danuco

Yes, we recommend ordering breakfast at the Royal Park Canvas Hotel Nagoya. You get to choose an open sandwich from a selection on the menu, plus there is a buffet with salad, bread, cereal, and a range of other options.

Who should stay here?

Given that it’s the hotel rooms are quite small, this place is better suited to light packers and business travelers who will like the convenience of having Nagoya Station nearby.

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