Nagoya, the capital of Aichi Prefecture, is known for its fusion of sights – the technological and engineering marvels presented by Toyota museums, contrasted by terraced paddy fields and historical palaces. In the past, Nagoya was the town of a feudal lord but is now encapsulated with a modern feel, with skyscrapers, widened streets, and a bustling international population.
Take in an automotive experience at Toyota’s Techno and Automobile Museums
From creative workshops to steam engine facsimiles, there’s something for everyone at Toyota’s museums. Learn about all things vehicular at this location, which even has a library room for the avid reader to occupy themselves with.
Visit the royalty of times past at Nagoya Castle
The Nagoya castle is considered one of the largest of the country. Destroyed during World War 2, constant restoration efforts focus on returning it to its original condition for all to see. It’s especially popular during the period of cherry blossoms – and is a short distance from locations such as Travelodge Nagoya Sakae, allowing for tourists to visit the location easily.
Get some shopping done in Downtown Sakae
What just may be considered a shopper’s Eden, this area features a lot of closely-packed department stores and is closely located to train stations, allowing those staying in hotels in Nagoya, Japan to visit and purchase whatever it is that they fancy. It’s also a location known for its design and ample opportunities for entertainment.
Let your imagination run wild at Ghibli Park and Legoland
Those who are into Japanese animation will jump at the chance to visit Ghibli park, allowing fantasies to project into reality with this park specifically based on the works of Studio Ghibli. It can be considered an equivalent to Disneyland for Japanimation fans. In the same vein is Legoland Japan, a place for families and Lego lovers alike to have fun with over 40 rides and attractions.
Experience the starlit night at Shirakawa-go and Gokayama regions
For a truly authentic village experience, one can visit the UNESCO Heritage sites of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama regions, with delightful mountain environments and extremely well-preserved farmhouses that give you the old town feel. Featuring thatch-roof buildings and stone-covered paths, it’s an experience none should miss if they have the time.