Nagoya is Japan’s third largest metropolitan area and the capital of Aichi Prefecture. It’s a stop on the Tōkaidō Shinkansen between Tokyo and Osaka.
- Visit the world’s only Studio Ghibli theme park — Ghibli Park.
- Families with young children shouldn’t miss LEGOLAND Resort Japan.
- Brush up on your history at Nagoya Castle.
- Eat and shop the day away Ōsu Shopping District.
Accommodation in Nagoya
If you’re staying in Nagoya, we recommend staying close to Nagoya Station. That will give you great transport connections to various sightseeing spots, as well as the Shinkansen for onward travel. We liked the trendy Hotel Resol Nagoya for its sauve aesthetic. For the more budget conscious traveler, nine hours Nagoya Station is a great capsule hotel option.
Getting to Nagoya
If coming from Tokyo, read our guide to traveling from Tokyo to Nagoya. For those coming to Nagoya from the Kansai area, the private Kintetsu Railway is a good alternative to the Tokaido Shinkansen with a variety of regular services departing Osaka-Namba Station for Kintetsu-Nagoya Station throughout the day.