Best Places to Stay in Nagoya
As one of Japan’s largest cities, Nagoya has plenty of accommodation to choose from concentrate in a handful of areas. On this page you will find the following information:
Nagoya is one of Japan’s great metropolises and one of the country’s financial and industrial hubs. A modern and innovative 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 from Nagoya Station. Many international visitors will pass through Nagoya enroute to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, without thinking to stop. Those who do will discover one of Japan’s great metropolises from where the many wonderful attractions of Central Japan are within easy reach.
WHERE TO STAY WHEN VISITING NAGOYA?
Nagoya is Japan’s fourth largest city and as such, there is no shortage of accommodation to choose from. In this section we provide information about accommodation in the following areas’
Despite its size, Nagoya’s accommodation is mostly found in the area around Nagoya Station and Nakamura Ward along with Sakae Station and adjoining Nishiki District, while travellers with early or late flights out of Chubu Centrair might consider staying around the airport:
NAGOYA STATION / NAKAMURA AREA
Nagoya Station is a stop on the Tokaido Shinkansen line running from Tokyo to Kyoto and Osaka along with multiple express lines running to other cities and regions. As such, it’s very convenient to choose a hotel in or nearby the station, saving you the trouble of having to carry your luggage while having easy access to the shinkansen and other train services. The station sits within the Nakamura Ward where you’ll find many large hotels ranging from high-end to budget, with several hotel franchises having a presence. Most hotels offer Western-style room and amenities with many of the larger hotels having English-speaking staff. For listings, see our ‘Nagoya Station / Nakamura Area’ hotel page.
SAKAE STATION / NISHIKI AREA
Around 2.5 kilometres to the east of Nagoya Station, the area around Sakae Station and nearby upmarket Nishiki District also offer plenty of choice when it comes to accommodation. Most accommodation is again large, Western-style hotels with many mid-range and budget options. A fraction less convenient than staying around Nagoya Station, the Sakae district is easy to get to using multiple train services while putting you within walking distance of many of the city’s attractions and popular shopping centres in the area. For accommodation listings, see our ‘Sakae Station / Nishiki Area’ hotel page.
CHUBU AIRPORT AREA
Chubu Centrair International Airport sits 50KM to the south of central Nagoya City, accessible using the μ Sky Limited Express or Limited Express Meitetsu train services. The airport is on a man-made island in Ise Bay and offers a couple of hotels in the airport itself with more options just over the bridge on the mainland. As you’d expect, accommodation around the airport comes in the form of business hotels – a good option if you have an early or late flight. For listings, see our ‘Chubu Centrair International Airport Area’ page.
BEST THINGS TO DO AROUND NAGOYA
The largest city in Central Japan, Nagoya is one of Japan’s great metropolises. One of the country’s financial and industrial hubs, Nagoya is a modern, industrious and youthful city with rich history and great food scene. As a stop on the Tokaido Shinkansen line running from Osaka and Kyoto to Tokyo, and the Limited Express ‘Shinano’ running to Matsumoto and onto Nagano, many travellers use Nagoya as a transport hub as they move from east to west, west to east and deep into Central Japan. But those who choose to stay and explore the city discover one of Japan’s best cities with plenty of keep you entertained. Our ’25 Things to Do Around Nagoya’ page has some great suggestions of what’s on offer in and around the city, including accommodation listings.
HOW TO GET TO NAGOYA
As a stop on the Tokaido Shinkansen line running from Tokyo to Kyoto and Osaka, Nagoya is a convenient stop from where you can explore the city itself and head into the mountainous interior of Central Japan. Our ‘ How to Get to Nagoya’ page explains how to get there from some of the most popular starting points.
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