Welcome to Nagoya
In contrast to its industrial core, well-maintained parks and green spaces prevail in the inner wards. Nagoya has cosmopolitan aspects including some fantastic museums, significant temples and excellent shopping, and Nagoyans take pride in the unpretentious nature of their friendly, accessible city.
In spite of all this, the city still struggles to shake its reputation among Japanese (many who've never visited) as the nation's most boring metropolis. We're here to disagree.
In a prime spot between Tokyo and Kyoto/Osaka on the Tōkaidō shinkansen line, Nagoya is the gateway to Chūbu's big mountain heart and a great base for day trips.