Centred within Japan's third- largest metropolitan area, Nagoya-shi is located on the Pacific coast of central Honshu, within the Chūbu region. As the capital of the Aichi prefecture and one of Japan's most important ports, this modern Japanese metropolis offers everything you might expect: a blend of cutting-edge technology, engaging venues, high-powered commerce and ancient tradition. A stay at a hotel in Nagoya-shi makes for productive business travel combined with unique downtime.
What can I expect from my hotel in Nagoya-shi?
Nagoya Castle is the city's most famous landmark, having been in several Godzilla movies. Built in the 17th century and re-constructed in the 1970's, this is in fact a complex offering several beautiful palaces, original turrets, and historic gates. The Noritake Garden is a site unique to the city, a garden built on the grounds of a historica leading local ceramics producer by the same name. Whether you're sightseeing or zipping around to meetings, getting around Nagoya-shi is a snap thanks to an efficient underground and complementary bus network. Furthermore,
What is business like in Nagoya-shi?
Designated an 'international conventions city', Nagoya-shi’s premiere trade fair hub is Chūbu International Centre, situated near JR Nagoya Station. In terms of business, the city is a centre for several industries. The automative industry is by far the most prevalent, with Lexus, Mitsubishi, and Toyota, among others, all maintaining major offices here. Aviation manufacturing also has a significant presence in Nagoya-shi, while the famous ceramics made in the city are manufactured both on a small scale by local artisans, and in more large-scale commercial form.
Which can I do from my Nagoya-shi hotel?
Take the public bus to Tokugawa Shindeki. There you will find Tokugawa Garden, a Japanese landscaping masterpiece which combines ancient Tokugawa design concepts and modern architecture. It has an excellent traditional Japanese restaurant that opens up into the gardens, and there is a unique shop which sells Tokugawa-themed gifts. There also is a lot of history to explore, and the adjacent Tokugawa Art Museum is a top site, housing ten official national Treasures of Japan and some of the oldest scrolls of Genji’s tales. The city is also home to several annual festivals, including the July Port Festival and the Nagoya Castle Summer Night Festival every August, which sees the castle beautifully illuminated and features traditional dancing, a beer garden, and fair booths.