About Nagoya

NAGOYA is Japan's fourth largest city, and is located at the center of Honshu (the main island of Japan). Handily situated midway between Tokyo and Osaka, it also has excellent transport links, making it the perfect base for exploring central Japan.
In this region, the historical samurai culture has evolved, and it is perfect for sightseeing thanks to its proximity to popular spots such as Nagoya Castle, Atsuta Shrine and Tokugawa Art Museum.
For further information for your confortable and enjoyable staying in Nagoya and in Japan, please visit websites below.

Nagoya Travel Guide


About Japan

Japan: The Official Guide

Discover the Spirit of Japan

Nagoya and central Japan region

Nagoya is incredibly convenient as a gateway. Via the Shinkansen bullet train, Kyoto is about 40 minutes away, Osaka about 55 minutes and Tokyo about 100 minutes. Getting to anywhere in Japan is easy from Nagoya.


Experience historical and cultural places as well as some of around Nagoya's hottest tourist spots.


Kyoto is the heart of Japan and a city with over a millennium of history. There are literally thousands of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in Kyoto.
(About 40 minutes by Shinkansen bullet train from Nagoya)

Kyoto World Heritage Website

Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji, rising above the clouds, is the symbol of Japan and has provided a spiritual basis for the Japanese since ancient times.
(About 4 hours by Shinkansen bullet train and regular rail (or bus) from Nagoya)

Mt. Fuji World Heritage Website


Iseshima is best known for Ise Jingu, the holiest of all jinja (Shinto shrines) in all of Japan's thousands of shrines. The G7 Summit Conference was held in the Iseshima district on May 26 and 27, 2016.
(About 90 minutes by the Kintetsu Nagoya Limited Express from Nagoya)


The district of Shirakawa-go, which was inscribed as a cultural heritage site on the World Heritage List in 1995, is a popular sightseeing destination that attracts about 1.4 million visitors a year.
(About 2 hours and 45 minutes by regular rail and highway bus from Nagoya)


A global metropolis and Japan's economic, political, and cultural center.
(About 1 hour and 40 minutes by Shinkansen bullet train from Nagoya)

The photo on left is of Asakusa, one of Tokyo's major sightseeing spots. The Asakusa district is a highly popular one visited by many tourists from other countries.

Asakusa sightseeing