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Tokyo to Nagoya

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Tokyo to Nagoya

Nagoya is located between Tokyo and Kyoto, so it is also called Nakakyo. Nagoya has a long history, and Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu were all born here. Nagoya Castle, Atsuta Shrine, Tokugawa Garden, and other ruins record history. Nagoya is not only an ancient capital with a long history, but its modern architecture is unique in many cities, showing its avant-garde side. The distance from downtown Tokyo to Nagoya highway is about 366 kilometers. When traveling from Tokyo to Nagoya, tourists usually plan a 1 to 3-day tour. Our door to door car rental with driver service is the most convenient transportation way. Our drivers are not only skilled and polite but if you book in advance, we can also provide drivers who can speak basic English. We provide you comfortable 7, 10, 14-seater vans, or a 20-seater Coaster bus. For the details of prices, please visit: Tokyo Chauffeur Services.



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What to See in Nagoya
Nagoya Castle: One of the three famous Castles in Japan, together with Osaka Castle and Kumamoto Castle, are designated national historic sites. Originally built by Tokugawa Ieyasu, every Saturday, Sunday, and holidays, Erzhimaru square has Sengoku military generals who play Tokugawa Ieyasu, Oda Nobunaga, and others for a wonderful performance. There are more than 2,000 cherry trees in the city, and all the buildings are covered in pink during the flowering season; the scenery is moving.

LEGOLAND JAPAN RESORT: LEGOLAND JAPAN RESORT opened in April 2017. There are 7 theme parks including Knight Kingdom, Lego City, Adventure Park, Mini-Continent, Land of Building Blocks, Lego Factory and Pirate Coast, which are very suitable for families with children.

Atsuta Shrine: It is one of the oldest and highest status shrines in Japan. It has a history since the 1900s and enjoys high majesty in Japan. The Shrine's Treasure Hall houses more than 6,000 treasures, most of which are important cultural properties related to the royal family and the Tokugawa family. Every year on June 5th, the Atsuta ritual is the most lively event of the Atsuta Shrine. You can enjoy the lantern offerings and the fireworks display, and there is a continuous stream of tourists.

Oasis 21: Oasis 21 is a Japanese man who pays attention to the concept of environmental protection. This glasshouse filled with water is like a large fish tank or a baseball field. It was designed and built by Hideki Casai and won the 2003 Solutia Award (exclusive to the author who uses glass as the design material).

Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium: The Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium has a novel appearance and is a metal sphere building. It is also unique in the design of the display. In the North and South Pavilions, you can follow the directions of the visit order to go through a journey of different themes. There is a viewing seat that can accommodate about 3,000 people. You can watch the performance and learn about marine ecology and development.



Osu Shopping Street: Osu Shopping Street is a gathering place for many small merchandise stores and is popular for young people as there are affordable and trendy products. Many open-air shops sell second-hand goods and are arguably Japan's most interesting shopping street. Osu Shopping Street has also joined Tokyo's Akihabara and Osaka Nihonbashi as Japan's "Three Major Electrical Streets". On the 18th and 28th of each month, there are grand antique markets.

Osu Kannon Temple: The library in Osu Kannon Temple contains 15,000 ancient books and is known as the Three Great Books of Japan. The streets around Osu Kannon Temple have evolved into today's shopping districts. Therefore, Osu Kannon Temple has become a popular attraction as the starting point for the development of Osu Shopping Street.

Tsuruma Park: The first urban park built by Nagoya in 1909. The park is dominated by Yoshino cherry trees, in which there are about  1,000 cherry trees planted, similar to Ueno Park in Tokyo. Tsuruma Park in Nagoya is also a cherry blossom viewing spot and has been selected as one of the hundred best cherry blossom viewing places in Japan. From April to June, various events are held as the Tsurumi Maiko Hanami Festival.

Tokugawa Garden: Tokugawa Garden originated from the 2nd generation of the Tokugawa family. They wanted to find a secluded place to make a retreat. It is a typical pond-spring backyard garden in a Japanese garden. It preserves the natural woods intact and forms a three-dimensional rock group. The internal Tokugawa Art Museum houses Tokugawa's relics and the national treasure Genji Monogatari picture scrolls.

SCMAGLEV and Railway Park: SCMAGLEV and Railway Park is a museum that mainly displays Tokaido Shinkansen, which has many physical trains of the Shinkansen from previous generations. The museum introduces the development and progress of high-speed railway technology in Japan using a variety of display methods such as physical trains, video images, models, stereoscopic models, and virtual simulators.



Yamazaki River: Around March 24th is the start of the cherry blossom season in Nagoya. Yamazaki River has about one kilometer of walking trails and hundreds of cherry trees lined up, making it one of the best cherry blossom spots in the city. Yamazaki River's Four Seasons Road is designated as one of the cherry blossom spots in Japan.

Higashiyama Koen: It is divided into two parts, a zoo and a botanical garden, a small lake for boating, and a Japanese-style garden. There are more than 480 animals in the zoo. The botanical garden is planted with more than 5,000 flowers and trees from all over the world. In addition to Japanese-style gardens, there are Western-style gardens, Chinese-style gardens, rose gardens, and cherry blossom gardens.

How to Get to Nagoya from Tokyo
You can fly from Tokyo to Nagoya which takes about 1 hour or you can take the Shinkansen Nozomi or Hikari at Tokyo station to Nagoya. You can also take a high-speed bus to Nagoya from Shinjuku Keio Express Bus Terminal or Akihabara Bus Station. The journey takes approximately 5 to 6 hours.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long does it take to travel from Tokyo to Nagoya?
    Nagoya is located between Tokyo and Kyoto, so it is also called Nakakyo. The distance from downtown Tokyo to Nagoya highway is about 366 kilometers. When traveling from Tokyo to Nagoya, tourists generally plan 1 to a 3-day trip, you can arrange the trip according to your own time.
  • I want to go to Nagoya, a city around Tokyo. What can I do in Nagoya?
    Nagoya has a long history, including the Nagoya Castle, Atsuta Shrine, Tokugawa Garden and other ruins that record history. Nagoya is not only a long-established ancient capital, but its modern architecture is unique in many cities, showing its avant-garde side.
  • How do you get to Nagoya from Tokyo by public transportation?
    You can fly from Tokyo to Nagoya which takes about 1 hour, or Shinkansen Nozomi or Hikari at Tokyo Station to Nagoya. You can also take a high-speed bus to Nagoya from Shinjuku Keio Express Bus Terminal or Akihabara Bus Station. The journey takes approximately 5 to 6 hours.
  • I want to travel from Tokyo to Nagoya, do you have a car rental with driver service?
    Japan Holiday can provide you with a car rental with driver service from door to door. Our drivers are not only skilled and polite but if you book in advance we can also provide drivers who can speak basic English. Our Tokyo car rental company can provide you with comfortable 7, 10, 14-seater van, or 20 seat Coaster bus.
  • What are the famous attractions in Nagoya worth visiting?
    There are many Nagoya attractions, such as Nagoya Castle, Atsuta Shrine, Oasis 21, Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, Osu Shopping Street, Osu Kannon Temple, Tokugawa Garden, SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, etc, are all worth visiting.
  • What are the famous cherry blossom viewing spots in Nagoya in the springtime?
    There are more than 2,000 cherry trees in Nagoya Castle. All the buildings are covered in pink during the flowering season, and the scenery is moving. Tsuruma Park is dominated by the Yoshino cherry tree, and it has about 1,000 cherry trees, similar to Ueno Park in Tokyo. Tsuruma Park in Nagoya is also a cherry blossom viewing spot, and it is also selected as one of the 100 best cherry blossom viewing places in Japan.
  • Where can I buy appliances in Nagoya?
    Osu Shopping Street is a gathering place for many small commodity stores and is popular with young people for its affordable and trendy products. Osu Shopping Street has also joined Tokyo's Akihabara and Osaka Nihonbashi as Japan's Three Major Electrical Streets. On the 18th and 28th of each month, there is a grand antique market that takes place.
  • Where in Nagoya can I participate in the summer fireworks show?
    Atsuta Shrine is one of the oldest and highest status shrines in Japan. It has a history of 1900 and has a high degree of majesty in Japan. Every year on June 5th, Atsuta Ritual is the most lively event of the Atsuta Shrine. You can enjoy the lantern offerings and the fireworks display, and there is a continuous stream of tourists.
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