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  • Nagoya Castle

    As one of Japan’s most important Edo Period (1603-1868) castle towns, the story of Nagoya Castle is inextricably linked with that of the city and its people.

  • Shopping & Entertainment

    Nagoya is known for its lively entertainment, great restaurants and plenty of shopping concentrated in areas in and around the station.

  • Food of Nagoya

    One of the great joys of travel, Nagoya doesn’t disappoint when it comes to food including its famous hitsumabushi, misonikomi udon, misokatsu and more!

  • Ise Grand Shrine

    Explore the Kii Peninsula including Japan's most important Shinto shrine complex, Ise Jingu.

  • Walk the Kumano Kodo

    Afforded World Heritage status in 2004, walking the pilgrimage trails of the Kumano Kodo is one of Japan’s most meaningful experiences.

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Nagoya & Kii Peninsula

Nagoya is one of Japan’s great metropolises and one of the country’s financial and industrial hubs. A modern and youthful city, Nagoya also has a rich history and great food scene, making it an ideal stop as you move from east to west, west to east, or into the mountainous heartland of Central Japan.


A convenient hub from which to explore many interesting regions, Nagoya City is in itself a worthwhile destination. The city’s industrial, youthful and energetic atmosphere blends with a fascinating history as seen in Nagoya’s famous castle, Atsuta Shrine, Toyota Commemorative Museum, the Central Japan Railways Museum, Tokugawa Art Museum and more.


Home to a thriving entertainment, shopping and food scene, Nagoya is also known for its food including hitsumabushi (fresh water eel), misonikomi udon, misokatsu and plenty more delicious treats.


From Nagoya, the Kii Peninsula is easily accessible using public transport. Blessed with three of Japan’s most important religious destinations – the Ise Grand Shrine complex, the pilgrimage trails of the Kumano Kodo and the temple mountain of Koyasan – the Kii Peninsula can lay claim to be Japan’s most sacred and engaging areas.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • 25 Things To Do In & Around Nagoya

    Nagoya is one of Japan’s great metropoli...

ACCESS

  • How to Get to Nagoya

    Several major trains lines including...
  • How to Get to the Kii Peninsula

    The Kii Peninsula covers an expansive ar...

ACTIVITY

  • Nagoya Castle

    Located nearby Nagoya Station, Nagoya Cast…
  • Atsuta Jingu

    Atsuta Jingu can lay claim to being one of…
  • Tokugawa Art Museum & Tokugawa Garden

    The Tokugawa Art Museum exhibits over 12,0…
  • SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

    Showcasing the history and technological i…
  • Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

    The Toyota Commemorative Museum tells the …
  • Legoland Japan

    Opened in 2017, Legoland Japan has quickly…
  • Inuyama Castle

    Inuyama’s small but beautiful castle is a …
  • Ise Grand Shrine

    The Ise Grand Shrine is the most important…
  • Oharaimachi

    Leading to the Inner Shrine – one of two m…
  • Walk the Kumano Kodo Trail

    Located on the Kii Peninsula, the ‘Kumano …
  • Kumano Hongu Taisha

    Located at the centre of the Kumano Kodo n…
  • Kumano Nachi Taisha

    Kumano Nachi Taisha includes both a Shinto…
  • Kumano Hayatama Taisha

    The Kumano Hayatama Taisha, also referred …
  • Explore Koyasan (Mount Koya)

    As the centre of the Shingon Buddhism, Mou…
  • Okunoin Temple

    As the mausoleum of Kobo Dashi, founder of…
  • Garan

    Garan is Mount Koya’s central temple compl…
  • Kongobuji Temple

    Kongobuji Temple is one of the most import…
  • Mount Koya Temple Lodgings

    Known as ‘shukubo’ in Japanese, temple lod…

HOTELS

  • Gujo Hachiman Area

    Gujo Hachiman is a small and pleasant l…
  • Nagoya Area

    Nagoya is one of Japan’s largest cities…
  • Chubu Centrair International Airport Area

    Situated on an island in Ise Bay, Chubu…
  • Mount Koya Area

    As the centre of the Shingon Buddhism, …
  • Ise Shima Area

    The area known as Ise Shima (or Ise Pen…
  • Kumano Hongu Area

    Kumano Hongu Taisha is one of three shr…
  • Katsuura Onsen Area

    Located within reach of the Kumano Gran…
  • Tanabe City Area

    Tanabe City is a convenient start or en…

EVENT

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