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Going to Nagoya? Don’t Miss Nagashima Spaland!

Nagoya is normally not a destination that is on your must-see list when you are only coming to Japan for a short time. Unless of course you are a big fan of Toyota, and don’t want to miss the opportunity to get a free tour of the Toyota factory just outside of Nagoya. If you…

5 most important Shrines and Temples of Nagoya

1. Atsuta shrine Author’s photo This is one of the most famous and important Shinto shrines in Nagoya. Atsuta shrine is said to be the second most important shrine of all Japan and is devoted to Amaterasu, the Goddess of Sun. This shrine is believed to be the home of a famous imperial sword called…

Aichi’s lavender, short lived but a fun day trip

Arakogawa Koen After a tiring work week, I was caught between wanting to do something and relax. So I decided to do both! Minutes from Nagoya station on the Aonami line lies a beautiful park, Arakogawakoen, where both are possible. Author’s photo 9 days Author’s photo I found myself here to see the short-lived lavender…

Nagoya Science Museum and the World’s Largest Planetarium

Nagoya City Science Museum Nagoya City Science museum is one of the most informative places for every age-group. It is an interesting world of knowledge, especially for the students. The museum has a huge globe situated between two rectangular shaped buildings which host the largest planetarium in the world and this globe which is silvery…

2 Places to escape from the noisy city of Nagoya

If you have been living in a busy City for quite a long time and need some places where you can unwind, relax and release the tension from a stressful work or surroundings, Higashiyama Zoo, and Botanical garden is exactly the right place for you. 1. Higashiyama Park This place so-called haven is a combination…

A flower fanatics’ delight in Nagoya!

Many countries worldwide enjoy four seasons year round. However, the spring season is one of my favorite seasons in Japan for many reasons. It’s not only a sign of a new beginning, but the warmer weather brings more than just a smile to people’s face. In Japan, it marks the beginning of cherry blossoms which…

5 Famous Spots for Hanami in Nagoya

In Nagoya, you can find several beautiful places where it would be perfect to celebrate the Hanami season. I will introduce some of those famous spots. Nagoya Castle Nagoya Castle or also known as Nagoya Jou is one of the most popular places for Hanami. Many varieties of cherry trees are planted around the park…

A Journey in The Nagoya Public Aquarium

Author’s photo The port of Nagoya Public Aquarium has a wide collection of aquatic species including fishes, whales, dolphins, turtles etc. Every day, there are various shows scheduled for the pleasure of our eyes where the heroes of these shows are our favorite aquatic animals. It is a place where we could spend a singular…

The Great Buddha of Toganji temple, Nagoya

Off the beaten path Even though, many tourists visit Nagoya every day, the quietest place I have seen there is the Toganji temple which has a great Buddha statue peaking up through the greenery around. I think most people miss this place or it may not be included in their travel schedule. This temple is…