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Nagoya Tourism

Nagoya is a city which was known in the past for its samurai and ninja culture but has fast evolved to become the hub of automobile and aircraft manufacturing in Japan. Slowly it is making its way onto the tourist map as well for those who want to get away from the city madness in Tokyo and enjoy a slightly off-beaten vacation in Japan.

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Currency in Nagoya

Nagoya is a city that deals mostly in cash.Since people may not be very well-versed in English it is advisable to exchange currency and have adequate cash on you for your travel duration.

Shopping in Nagoya

Being a city center, Nagoya has a lot of malls and shopping districts. All major international brands can be found here. Some spots which shopping lovers cannot afford to miss are the Sakae underground mall, the Sakae Oasis 21 and the Osu Street & Kamimaezu. Nagoya is a haven for shoppers and Japan being a heavily advertisement driven country shows that.

Nightlife in Nagoya

Nagoya has a thriving nightlife and bar culture. Most bars will be found around the Sakae shopping area and the railway station.Do try popular places like the Elephant's Nest, the Underground and Gary's. Karaoke bars are found aplenty in the city for those who wish to try their hand at being their own personal rockstar. Best Karaoke rooms include the jankara, the Joy Joy and the Louvre.

History of Nagoya

Nagoya was more famous for its manufacturing of Toyota automoibles and car parts. It is an old city and the birthlplace of three major feudal lords of Japan. It is a city which has seen the Tokugawa period, heavy industrialization and even World War II scenarios. It is only after 2010 that it has seen a surge of tourists who are interested in more off-beat destinations apart from Tokyo and Osaka.

Language of Nagoya

Japanese is the main language spoken in Nagoya. English may be spoken by managers and employees of high-end hotels or people who work with MNCs. Carry a dictionary around or consider travelling with a local if possible and restaurants and local shops will hardly have any english instructions or directions on them.

Nagoya Customs

You will be expected to remove your shoes before you enter someone's house. The common way to greet someone is to bow as a symbol of respect for the person in front but shaking hands is also acceptable in business meetings.Hold objects with two hands when giving or receiving anything from somebody else and take care to observe table manners, specially handling and placing of chopsticks.

Religion of Nagoya

Shinto and Buddhism are the most popular religions of Nagoya.

Daily Budget for Nagoya

5500 JPY would be sufficent for eating and drinking at decent places while. 3500 JPY should take care of accidental costs and transportation too.

Exchanging Money in Nagoya

Money can be exchanged at the airport and major railway stations. Apart from that discount ticket shops called Kinken shops also have foreign exchange booths. Money exchange is not a problem in Japan.

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How to Reach Nagoya

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Nagoya is well connected by airways and ferries. Since it is on an island one can't reach here by railway or buses from places beyond the island itself.

How to reach Nagoya by flight

The Chubu Centrair International Airport is only 30 minutes away from the center of the island. It is well connected by the Meitetsu Airport Line. The myuu-saki (faster trains) run every half an hour along with the slower limited express trains as well.

How to reach Nagoya by road

Car rentals in Nagoya are very common. Toyota offers the most secure and hassle free car rental service. English speaking service is also provided to customers since it is a multi-national company.

How to reach Nagoya by train

Located on the Tokaido Shinkansen route, Nagoya is an important station between Tokyo and Osaka. There are various other trains which ply to and from other cities to Nagoya depending on the subway line and frequency. Check your local train route for the best way to commute while changing minimum number of stops.

How to reach Nagoya by bus

Regular buses ply to and fro Nagoya from other cities in Japan. Travellers have the option of landing in Tokyo and reaching Nagoya in 6-9 hours by bus instead of taking the train.

Local transport in Nagoya

The local train system is the best way to get sound the city. Japan has six subway lines and the most famous of them, the JR Tokaido Shinkansen, connects Tokyo and Nagoya. Nozomi, Hikari and Kodama are high-speed trains and the Japan Rail pass can be made for the Hikari or the Kodama trains. Apart from that highway buses and local trains ply on a regular interval too.

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What is the best time to visit Nagoya?

Spring and Autumn is the best time to visit Nagoya. Japan has very hot and humid summer so unless you are already accustomed to sweating heavily then avoid visitng Nagoya in the summer months. It rains very heavily in June-July so avoid those months too. However, if you are looking for cheap deals on hotels and flights then consider coming to Naogya in the off-season. Spring and Autumn are the best times when you can see all the rich colors in display and flowers in full bloom.
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What are the places near Nagoya?

The top places near to Nagoya are Osaka which is 139 km from Nagoya, Kyoto which is located 105 km from Nagoya, Tokyo which is located 258 km from Nagoya, London which is located 9508 km from Nagoya, Dubai which is located 7711 km from Nagoya

What are the things to do in Nagoya?

The top things to do in Nagoya are SCMaglev and Railway Park, Tokugawa Art Museum, Toyota Automobile Museum, Nagoya Castle, Atsuta Shrine, Osu Kannon Temple. You can see all the places to visit in Nagoya here

What is the best way to reach Nagoya?

Nagoya is well connected by airways and ferries. Since it is on an island one can't reach here by railway or buses from places beyond the island itself.
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What is the local food in Nagoya?

Nagoya Meshi is the local cuisine of Nagoya. It mostly contains preparations of Meat, Chicken and seafood. Rice and ramen preparations are popular among the non-meat eaters but be wary of hidden non-vegetarian ingredients.
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