nagoya castle

What To Do In Nagoya, Japan

Nagoya is a large city off the coast of East-Central Japan. I had the pleasure of visiting this bustling town in 2018 and had a wonderful time. This was my first time in Japan so everything excited me from the vending machines, ordering style at restaurants, food, people, and all the Japanese writing everywhere! While most people jet off to Tokyo or Osaka I decided to take a trip to a place a bit less traveled to. Overall, I would say it was a good decision and by the time I left I was already thinking of the next time, I would again travel to Japan. Let’s take a look at what to do in Nagoya, Japan!

1. Visit Nagoya Castle

Nagoya Castle is a beautiful castle located in the Northern part of the city. It’s certainly worth a few hours to walk around the castle’s borders and to take in the beautiful architecture. You can check out this article to learn more about the history of this castle.

nagoya castle

2. Eat at a Local Restaurant

The food seen below is from a local neighborhood restaurant in Nagoya. There are many others just like it that can be found all around This one happened to be quite near to where I was staying. It served up some absolutely delicious Okonimiyaki Be sure to explore the local restaurants around Nagoya. If you can find okonomiyaki then that is even better! This is hands down one of my favorite foods in the world.

3. Visit this Shrine – Osu Kannon

Osu Kannon is a famous Buddhist Temple in Nagoya. Many people come here for peace and to make an offering. On the 18th and 28th of each month, there is a flea market that is held here too. Don’t forget to stop by for some good deals!

osu kannon buddhist shrine nagoya

4. Eat some Ramen!

This ramen spot was near Chukyo University and had a cool little ramen bar. You could watch the ramen masters prepare the broth and slice up their noodles right in front of you! It was a pretty cool experience to go along with the delicious ramen!

chukyo university ramen

5. Walk the City & See What You See!

Walking around cities is one of my favorite things to do no matter what country or region I’m in. You never know what you may see or who you might meet. Statues like the ones below are all around the city and Japan and certainly give a feeling of peace when spotted.

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