Top things to do in Nagoya

Top Choice Taiwanese in Nagoya

Misen

Folks line up for opening time at this jolly place, where the Taiwan rāmen (台湾ラーメン; a spicy concoction of ground meat, chilli, garlic and green onion, served over noodles in a hearty clear broth) induces rapture. Ot…
Top Choice Gallery in Nagoya

Tokugawa Art Museum

A must for anyone interested in Japanese culture and history, this museum has a collection of over 10,000 pieces that includes National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties once belonging to the shogun family…
Top Choice Seafood in Nagoya

Atsuta Hōraiken Honten

The head branch of this hitsumabushi chain, in business since 1873, is revered for good reason. Patrons queue during the summer peak season for hitsumabushi (eel basted in a secret tare (sauce) served atop rice in a…
Top Choice Shinto Shrine in Nagoya

Atsuta-jingū

Although the current buildings were completed in 1966, Atsuta-jingū has been a shrine for over 1900 years and is one of the most sacred Shintō shrines in Japan. Nestled among ancient cypresses, it houses the sacred …
Top Choice Seafood in Nagoya

Suzunami Honten

Delightfully traditional but not overly formal, this Nagoyan kappo institution specialises in simple grilled fish lunches served with miso soup, rice and pickles, and finished off with umeshu (plum wine). You'll lik…
Museum in Nagoya

SCMAGLEV & Railway Park

Trainspotters will be in heaven at this fantastic hands-on museum. Featuring actual maglev (the world's fastest train – 581km/h), shinkansen (bullet trains), historical rolling stock and rail simulators, the massive…
Museum in Nagoya

Toyota Exhibition Hall

See up to 20 shiny examples of the latest automotive technology hot off the production line and witness firsthand how they're made here at Toyota's global HQ. Fascinating two-hour tours of Toyota Motor Corporation's…
Museum in Nagoya

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry & Technology

The world's largest car manufacturer had humble beginnings in the weaving industry. This interesting museum occupies the site of Toyota's original weaving plant. Car enthusiasts will find things textile heavy before…
Gardens in Nagoya

Tokugawa-en

This delightful Japanese garden adjacent to the Tokugawa Art Museum was donated by the Tokugawa family to Nagoya city in 1931 but destroyed by bombing in 1945. From that time until a three-year restoration project w…
Tonkatsu in Nagoya

Yabaton Honten

This has been the place to try Nagoya's famed miso-katsu (a type of tonkatsu – deep-fried pork cutlet) since 1947. Signature dishes are waraji-tonkatsu (schnitzel-style flattened, breaded pork) and teppan-tonkatsu (…