The Sightseeing Route Bus in Nagoya, “Me~guru” is an effective and handy way to see around attraction spots in the city.
Once you purchase a One-Day Pass (¥500 for adults), you can just hop on and off the bus with unlimited times for the day as well as receiving discount admission prices.
Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
“Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry & Technology” is located in Nishi Ward, in the walking distance from Nagoya station and Noritake garden. The building and the location preserve the actual Seiyo Plant of Toyota Industries Corporation (established in 1911) as an industrial heritage.
The circular fiber machine invented by Sakichi Toyoda and the steam engine made more than 100 years ago will be on display, giving visitors a chance to experience the history of Japanese manufacturing technology.
The museum has been gained a great reputation from worldwide visitors, kids also can enjoy learning about technology with equipment in the play area.
- 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (The last entry by 4:30 p.m.)
- Monday is closed (When Monday is the Japanese holiday, the following day is closed instead.)
- New year’s holiday is closed. (December 29th through January 3rd)
(aged 18 or over)
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(aged 12 – 18)
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(aged 6 – 12)
(aged 65 or over)
(Toyota Automobile Museum)
- You need a certification a valid driver’s license or ID card. / Present it at the Main Information Desk.
- It is available at the museum or the Noritake Garden.
- It is available at this museum or the Toyota Automobile Museum.
- There is no multi-ticket with the Toyota Automobile Museum for people 65 and over.
- students’ prices are categorized according to the Japanese school grade system, please ask the staff details.
“Noritake Garden” is the complex facility of Noritake china, which provides visitours three concepts; culture, life, and history.
The main attractions are the tour of the pottery manufacturing process, the Noritake Museum, and also the picnic on the green grass garden. (You can bring own food)
After the tour, you can enjoy Noritake shops and restaurants.
- Craft Shop; 10:00 – 17:00
- Shop&Café; 10:00 -18:00
- Noritake Garden Gallery; 10:00 -18:00 (Last entry by 16:00)
- Restaurant; 11:30 -16:00
Only Craft Center and Noritake Museum require the admission fee,
which is ¥500 for adults, ¥350 for seniors (over-aged 65), and students and kids are free.
Shiken-Michi (Shiken street)
“Shiken-Michi” or “Shike-Michi” is a street about 400m long along the Hori river as used to be the Nagoya castle town in ancient years. You can feel a historical atmosphere with traditional attached- longhouses that partially remained in the town.
Recently, the street and surroundings catch young people’s attention with its nostalgic atmosphere, there are many retro-style cafes, bars and restaurants opened.
Endo-Ji shopping street
Endon-Ji Shopping Street is located between Nagoya Station and Nagoya Castle. The old arcade shopping street was used to popular shopping spots for local people, but it turned to be deserted for a while. However, as same as Shiken-street, it is getting a new trendy spot in Nagoya, it getting mixed culture of old and new shopping and eating street.
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Nagoya castle-East & the City hall
Nagoya castle property is huge, and one of “Kinsyachi-Yokocho ” (gift shops and restaurants in the property of Nagoya castle) in the east area.
Also, at the kitty-corner, there is the city hall which is selected as National important historical cultural assets.
The building was built in the 1930s, the massive decoration and designs inside such as marble stairs in the entrance hall are very famous and often picked up shooting for Japanese movies and TV dramas.
Therefore, it may be not so interesting for you compared to Japanese people are, but if you are around, it is worth to walk by.
General Information of the city hall
- 9:00 – 17:00
- Monday is closed. (When Monday is on the Japanese holiday, the following day is opened.)
- Thursday in the third week is closed. (When the day is on the Japanese holiday, the fourth Thursday is closed.)
- The New Year’s holiday is closed.
- Admission fee is free
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Cultural Path Futaba Museum
Actually, I and my husband used to live in the neighbor of “Futaba Museum”.
The house is famous for that “Sadayakko Kawakami”, the first actress in Japan and her boyfriend (also he is a famous, rich, intelligent gentleman) had lived for 6 years since 1920 in the district called “Cultural Path” today.
The house relocated and reconstructed in the current place, it is worth to see beautiful stained glasses and western-style stairs if you have time.
- 10:00 – 17:00
- Monday is closed. ( (When Monday is on the Japanese holiday, the following day is closed.)
- The New Year’s holiday is closed.
- Adult ¥200 (Under age 12 is free)
Nagoya City Archives
A stand-out red brick building that is located in a government office district, the Nagoya City Archives is a very interesting history.
It is a neo-baroque building built in 1923, originally used as the “Nagoya Court of Appeal, and District Court” and was known as the Nagoya high district court until 1979.
It turned to be the archives and the museum today, you can visit freely inside the building. There are several interesting courts, prisons, rooms to learn everything from the Meiji Constitution to the modern judge system.
The Nagoya archives museum is actually a precious building because the Court of Appeal was in eight locations nationwide, but the only remaining buildings are Nagoya and Sapporo.
- 9:00 – 17:00
- Monday is closed. (When Monday is on Japanese holiday, the following day is closed.)
- Thursday in the third week is closed. (The fourth Thursday is closed when the day is on Japanese holiday.)
- The New Year’s holiday is closed. (December 29th through January 3rd)
- The admission fee is free
Hirokoji (Hirokoji Street)
“HirokoJi” is one of the main streets in Nagoya, connecting Nagoya station through Higashiyama district.
You can actually walk to the Hirokoji bus Fushimi stop from the Hirokoji Sakae bus stop.
Hiroko-Ji Sakae bus stop is located western side of Sakae station considering Oasis 21 as the center of downtown Sakae.
There are many shopping places and restaurants, so you can enjoy downtown after sightseeing here.
Fushimi area is located in between downtown Sakae and Nagoya station.
Fushimi is more like the business district, not so many things to do for sightseeing for the first time.
However, there is the famous Kabuki theater, “Misono-Za”, which recently reopened with the unique Nagoya gift shop.
“Nagoya City Science Museum” and “Nagoya City Art Museum” in Shirakawa Park.
The science museum renewed in 2011, with the largest planetarium as the world’s record.
Shirakawa park is very close from the Fushimi subway station.