Discover Nagoya

As Japan's industrial heart, Nagoya has more to offer then most would expect. Not only is it home to some of the best museums in the country, it also has a wide array of ancient temples to choose from. For those seeking some more child-friendly activities, there are plenty to choose from as well, such as Legoland Japan Resort and Dino adventure!

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities


Getting around in Nagoya

The best way to get around in Nagoya is by public transportation. Travelers can also opt to buy the following passes to get around:

  • Donichi Eco Ticket
    • Coverage: all subways and city buses in Nagoya
    • Duration: Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays
    • Price: 620 Yen
    • Where to buy: subway stations, ticket counters and bus drivers in Nagoya


  • One Day Bus and Subway Pass
    • Coverage: all subways and city buses in Nagoya
    • Duration: 1 day
    • Price: 870 Yen
    • Where to buy: all subways, ticket counters and bus drivers in Nagoya
  • One Day Subway Pass
    • Coverage: all subways in Nagoya
    • Duration: 1 day
    • Price: 760 Yen
    • Where to buy: subway stations and ticket counters in Nagoya
  • Shoryudo Nagoya Subway & Bus 1 Day Pass
    • Coverage: all subways and city buses in Nagoya
    • Duration: 1 day
    • Price: 620 Yen
    • Where to buy: tourist information centers and ticket counters

Getting to Nagoya

Travelers who come by train or bullet-train need to get off at Nagoya station. From here, there is easy access to the city's subway system, connecting all major areas within the city. 


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Nearest Airport:
The nearest and most convenient airport is Nagoya airport. 

  • by car: approximately 20 minutes
  • by public transport: approximately 40 minutes

How long to stay in Nagoya

We recommend staying here for about two days.

Hotels in Nagoya

Flights to Nagoya

Seasonal information

Cherry blossoms:

The best time to see cherry blossoms in Japan is usually between late March and early April. Although the blooming period can vary slightly from year to year. 


Festivals in Nagoya

There are several festivals here throughout the year. Please be advised that the following list is based upon previous entries of those festivals and that the dates might have changed slightly in the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information. 
For the exact location of any of the festivals listed here, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.

  • Atsuta Festival
    • Date: June 5th
    • Time: From 10:00 AM (Fireworks 7:40 PM - 8:30 PM)
  • Marine Day Nagoya Minato Festival
    • Dates: July 3rd, July 10th to 12th and July 15th 
    • Time: from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Nakamura Park Summer Festival & Fireworks
    • Noryo Bon-Odori Dance Festival  =
      • July 24th and 25th
      • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Fireworks Festival
      • July 26th
      • Time: 8:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Nakada Ginza Summer Festival
    • Date: July 25th
    • Time: 13 : 21 PM
  • Entonji Tanabata Festival
    • Date: From July 27th until July 31st
    • Time: 11:00-21:00
  • Nakagawa Goldfish Festival
    • Date: Jul 27th - 28th
    • Time: 16:00 - 21:30
  • Ozone Tanabata Festival
    • Date: from July 29th until July 31st
  • Nagoya-jo Summer Festival
    • Date: from August 9th to 18th
    • Time: from 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM
  • Gekikara Gourmet Festival
    • Dates: September 11th and October 6th
    • Time: 11:00-21:00
  • Nagoya Festival
    • Date: October 19th and 20th

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