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Nagoya Castle is located in central Japan in the city Nagoya. It is the heart of the castle town of Japan. The castle has been divided into 5 enceintes and an inner and outer moat. All of them are protected by the walls that have turrets placed at each corner strategically. Meijō Park is also a part of the castle and is used for leisure and recreational purposes. The castle has been built on a flat land. The access between two enceintes is separated by guarded gates. The castle has a connected-donjon variant of construction.
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium is an aquarium which is open for public in Minato-ku. The aquarium housed a killer whale till 2003 which was named Kū. It was taken from another aquarium as a loan. The whale, however, died on 19th September in 2008. The major exhibitions of the aquarium are the Dolphin show and the Ocra show. The aquarium is quite close to the Meiko Line's, Nagoyako Station.
Also called as Toyota Tecno Museum, Toyota Commemorative Museum is situated in Nishi-ku in Nagoya city. This technology museum was opened in June, 1994 and houses textile factory constructed with red bricks. The museum exhibits textile looms, car's history and high-tech robots. You can reach the museum by either taking a train from Meitetsu Line to Sako Station or Higashiyama Line to Kamejima Station.
Legoland Japan Resort is a theme-based park which was opened in 2017 in the month of April in Nagoya. It is first of its kind in Japan and also the second Legoland Park in Asia. Around 2 million people visit the park annually. Some of the features of the park include the Nagoya Castle, Tokyo Station and Kiyomizu Temple. The park is spread over an area of almost 23 acres. The park is owned by the Merlin Entertainments.
Nagoya City Science Museum is situated in Sakae in the city Nagoya. The museum houses a large planetarium and three major sections which focus on modern technology, general science, and life sciences. The floor above in the museum has been purely dedicated to the space and technology of the future exhibits. Chubu region's relation to industry and science are also featured in the museum. Some of the exhibits are mainly specialized for children. The modern railway is such one exhibit that takes the children to the transport section from the third floor.
Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden is a culmination of a botanical garden as well as a zoo. It is one of the greatest and biggest attractions of Asia. There are almost 125 mammal species housed in the zoo which include bears, lions, giraffes, tigers, elephants and many more. Some of the features of the garden are Rheum, Papaver, Gentiana, Aconitum etc. There are observation decks also in the garden. There are a number of birds and reptiles in the zoo along with an amusement park.
Nagoya, the biggest city in the region Chubu of the country Japan is one of the largest incorporated cities and also a highly populated urban area. It is situated in Central Honshu on the Pacific Coast. It is also counted in the top 50 biggest urban areas in the entire world. The city has a number of museums including Nagoya City Museum, Tokugawa Art Museum and others. They have a display of the utmost traditional as well as modern art of the country along with handicrafts and scientific museums. The city celebrates some very unique festivals which are limited to the local regions like the June Atsuta Matsuri Festival, Summer Festival Castle and others. Some of the must-have cuisines of the city are Kishimen, Tebasaki, Red Miso, Tenmusu, Hitsumabushi, and others. Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball, Handball, Hockey, Soccer, Futsal and American Football are some of the major played sports of the city.
How to Get Tickets?
'You can book your tickets offline as well as online. It's easier to book your tickets online and it saves time as well. Book your tickets online to Nagoya through this website and make payments securely through the same.
How To Get Around?
You can take the highway bus as it is easily accessible. Local trains are also an option, although, they might get a little crowded. You can also rent a car for the entire trip as it is easy to schedule your visit accordingly then.
What Should I Wear?
Include a few bottoms of various types like a pair of jeans, a cargo, a pair of shorts and maybe a skirt as well. Take a few shirts and shrugs or other layers. Carry a pair of comfortable shoes and also a pair of heels. Boys can go for boots and sneakers.
Best Time to Visit
Nagoya is at its best in Spring and Autumn. June and July witness a lot of rain. Summers can get you all sweaty so it is not recommendable. September and October are the best months.
Will I Need a Guide?
The website will guide you about everything. A guide is not needed.
How To Get There?
Osaka and Tokyo might be the right places to start with. They are nearby and Nagoya can be reached within hours from a highway bus or a car. You can also go from Kyoto to Nagoya via train.
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