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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 Museum in Nagoya

JR 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, historical rolling stock and rail simulators, the massive museum offers a…
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 Italian in Nagoya

Trattoria Cesari

You may be surprised to find an Italian trattoria of this calibre and value smack bang in the heart of Nagoya. Prepare to queue on weekends as folks line up for chef Makishima's famous Napoletana pizzas. There's an …
Museum in Nagoya

Toyota Exhibition Hall

See up to 20 shiny examples of the latest automotive technology hot off the production line and witness first-hand how they're made here at Toyota's global HQ. Fascinating two-hour tours of Toyota Motor Corporation'…
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. Revheads will find things textile heavy before warmin…
Tonkatsu in Nagoya

Yabaton Honten

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

Misen

Folks line up for opening at this big Chinese joint where the Taiwan rāmen (台湾ラーメン) induces rapture – it's a spicy concoction of ground meat, chilli, garlic and green onion, served over noodles in a hearty clear bro…
Italian in Nagoya

Kawabun Nagoya

You can soak up the atmosphere of this gorgeous woody Taishō-era building with its tranquil garden and pond over a glass of pinot: try not to spill a drop on the starched white tablecloths. Course menus are the best…
Museum in Nagoya

Nagoya City Science Museum

This hands-on museum claims the world's largest dome-screen planetarium with some seriously out-of-this-world projection technology. There's also a tornado lab and a deep-freeze lab complete with indoor aurora. Desp…