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Points of Interest

Hisaya Odori Park

Hisaya Odori Park is located in the center of Hisaya Odori,
North-south runs through the central streets of Nagoya,
an urban oasis with a TV tower and Central Bridge, loved by the citizens.
Here, you can see carps swimming freely, Ducks playing together, You can also see the big fountain, flower clock, sculpture forest, etc.

Access Method:
About 5 minutes on foot from our hotel.

Address:
3 Chome-6 Marunouchi, Naka Ward, Nagoya - 460-0002 - Aichi - Japan
GPS:
-6.233406,-35.049906

Oasis 21

This park opened in 2002 in Sakae. This is complex multi-level park with the theme of “Space ship Aqua” that is the symbol of the park and abundant throughout.

The “Field of Green” is on the ground level where flowers and trees are planted. The “Galaxy Platform” is basement level where many events are held. Also on the ground level, there are various shops and restaurants, and a connecting to bus terminal on the second level.

Access Method:
About 5 minutes on foot from our hotel.

Address:
1 Chome-11-1 Higashisakura, Higashi Ward, Nagoya - 461-0005 - Aichi - Japan
GPS:
-6.233406,-35.049906

Nagoya Castle

In 1610, Ieyasu Tokugawa began construction of Nagoya Castle as a castle residence for his son Yoshinao. It was lost to flames during WWII, but the large donjon (approx. 48 m) with golden “”shachi”” ornaments adorning its roof and the small donjon (approx. 24 m) were rebuilt in 1959. In the large, five-story donjon, sliding door murals which are an important cultural property and historical information are displayed; and on the third to fifth floors, you can see a full-scale replica of a golden shachi ornament, experience the pulling of stones used in the castle’s construction as well as riding in a palanquin, and come to know the sights and sounds of life within the castle and the castle town. Anyone can enjoy themselves as they learn the history of Nagoya Castle and the city it resides in.
The Nagoya Omotenashi Bushotai, a performance group of the famous military figures of Nagoya which served as the model for other such popular groups around Japan, greets visitors at the castle gate every day. They also hold their “omotenashi”, or “entertainment” performances on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays.

Access Method:
5-minute walk from Exit 7 of Shiyakusho Station on the Meijo subway line

Address:
1-1 Honmaru, Naka Ward, Nagoya - 460-0031 - Aichi - Japan
GPS:
-6.233406,-35.049906

Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

In the “A Journey to the Antarctic” theme, the South Building will be introducing the creatures and their natural environments in five areas of the sea in relation to the Antarctic survey ship Fuji’s course to Antarctica from Japan. In the North Building will be the theme of “A journey spanning 3.5 billion years: Animals that have returned to the seas”, displaying the bottlenose dolphins, beluga whales, and other such creatures kept at the aquarium.
The largest main pool in all of Japan, with stands seating approximately 3,000 people, offers performances to deliver an even deeper understanding of the lives and behavior of sea life.

Access Method:
5-minute walk from Exit 3 of Nagoyako Station on the Meiko subway line from the Meijo subway line toward Kanayama (counterclockwise)

Address:
1-3 Minatomachi, Minato Ward, Nagoya - 455-0033 - Aichi - Japan
GPS:
-6.233406,-35.049906

LEGOLAND® Japan

LEGOLAND® Japan, which opened April 1, 2017, is an outdoor theme park for children aged 2 to 12 and their families to have loads of fun all day long. This theme park is full of interactive, adventurous attractions which give the sense of a world made of LEGO® blocks, with rides for the whole family, as well as LEGO® models that you can touch and create. The park features 7 different areas with different themes, over 40 attractions and shows, and uses 17 million LEGO® blocks in its construction as well as 10 thousand LEGO® models. LEGOLAND® Japan has tons of excitement and first-time experiences like riding a dragon around a castle, learning how to drive a car and getting your first driver’s license, saving a burning building by working together with your family, and exploring ancient ruins. In Miniland, scenery and cityscapes chosen from all over Japan are recreated through over 10 million LEGO® blocks. Nowhere else in the world but here can you see all the famous spots in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, and more in just 1 day. A new area, “LEGO® NINJAGO World” opened on July 1,2019.

Access Method:
Just outside of Kinjo-futo Station on the Aonami Line from Nagoya Station

Address:
LEGOLAND Japan Limited, 2-2-1 Kinjoufutou, Minato-ku Nagoya-shi - 455-8605 - Aichi - Japan
GPS:
-6.233406,-35.049906

Osu Shopping district & Osu Kannon Temple

The Osu shopping district is huge and popular shopping area containing over 1,200 shops and restaurants. All kinds of shops, including electrical appliance shops, secondhand clothing stores, restaurants and cafes are open. The mall is always crowded with people and filled with energy. Many events are held throughout the year, including the Osu Summer Festival in August, the Osu Daido-chonin Festival in October and the Osu Setsubun Takarabune Gyoretsu (treasure ship parade).
Osu Kannon Temple located was moved from Osu Village, Mino Province to the current location by the Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa in 1612. The antique market is held here on the 18th and 28th of each month.

Access Method:
Subway Tsurumai or Meijo line “Kamimaezu” Sta.
Subway Tsurumai-line “”Osu Kannon”” Sta.

Address:
2 Chome-21-47 Osu, Naka Ward, Nagoya - 460-0011 - Aichi - Japan
GPS:
-6.233406,-35.049906

Atsuta Shrine

The Atsuta Shrine is home to the “Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi(a sword)”, which is one of the Three Sacred Imperial Treasures. This is the 2nd largest shrine after Ise Shrine in Mie Prefecture, and about 6.5 million people visit there annually. There you can find Nobunaga walls which was made by Shogun Nobunaga Oda in 1560. He prayed for victory of the war here and in return of his winning, he donated the wall. Nijugocho-Bashi Bridge, made with 25 stone plates as its name describes – is the oldest stone bridge in Nagoya. At the Treasure Hall, the Atsuta Jingu Museum houses about 4,000 articles donated by the people ranging widely in class from the Imperial Family, shoguns (generalissimo) and feudal lords to common persons. Among these materials, especially important are the Koshinpoh (sacred garments, furniture and utensils for use of the enshrined deities), the swords, the hang mirrors, the Bugaku (ancient court dance) masks, the ancient documents and the household articles, 174 items of which have been designated or Aichi Prefecture important cultural assets. These treasures are exhibited by turns in the Hall for showing to the public. The articles on display are exchanged every month. They help you appreciate the deep faith people have had in the shrine as well as its long history.

Access Method:
Subway Meijo-Line “Jingu-Nishi” sta.
Meitetsu “”Jingu-Mae”” sta.

Address:
1 Chome-1-1 Jingu, Atsuta Ward, Nagoya - 456-8585 - Aichi - Japan
GPS:
-6.2223570689425,-35.033158012717