Nagoya is the largest city in Central Japan. It is the capital of Aichi Prefecture. One of Japan's major ports is located in Nagoya. The city is the third most populous urban area in the entire country, having more than 2.28 million people lived in it. Nagoya is also part of the Chukyo Metropolitan Area. The city has some great attractions, including one of Japan's Three Castles and an important Shinto temple.
This is an international airport that serves Central Japan primarily, for the international gateway. Chubu Centrair International Airport is located on a human-made island in Ise Bay, just 35 kilometres south of Nagoya. It is the 8th busiest airport in Japan, having more than 10 million passengers and handling over 200 thousand tons of cargo in 2015. Chubu Centrair International Airport is a hub for three Japanese airlines; All Nippon Airways, Jetstar Japan and Air Asia Japan. The airport is connected to the city of Nagoya by several modes of ground transportation. High-speed trains are available at the airport, connecting to the central train station in Nagoya, under half an hour. Bus services are available going to and from Central Nagoya and several major hotels nearby. High-speed ferry services from Chubu Centrair International Airport to the west side of Ise Bay. The trip will take 40-45 minutes, depending on the location. The airport is also connected to the mainland with a toll road.
Also known as Nagoya Airport or Komaki Airport, used to be an international airport but now only operate domestic flights for Nagoya. It is a secondary airport. Nagoya Airfield is the central hub for the Fuji Dream Airline. Fuji Dream Airline is also the only airline that provides domestic flights.
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The peak season to visit Nagoya is during the Spring season, which is from March until May. The weather is pleasant with warmer temperature despite rain occurring for a week or so during the season. Crowds are enormous, and accommodations are expensive. It is recommended to book a room earlier.
Summer, from June until August, has a smaller crowd compared to spring, despite having the most comfortable weather. Fall is the second busiest season in Nagoya as the weather is charming. Rain, sometimes snow, for a week in every month during the season.
For those who are not fond of crowds, opt for the winter season. The temperature drops from a cooling 13°C to a colder 9°C. Winter has the lowest number of tourists. Thus the accommodations can be a lot cheaper, no ques to go on attractions and such.
Nagoya celebrates a lot of exciting festivals, especially the traditional Japanese festivals, such as the Owari Tsushima in July, Nagoya Festival in October and Christmas celebration in December.
1. Nagoya Castle - This castle was built in the 17th century. It was destroyed during World War II. It was fully reconstructed in 1959 with great architectures and designs. Inside the Nagoya Castle, there are collections of costumes and weaponry that were used in old Japan.
2. Atsuga-Jingu - This is one of the essential Shinto temples in Japan. It is estimated to have been built almost two thousand years ago and just like most buildings pre-war, it was destroyed. Reconstruction was done in 1966. While visiting the temple, don't forget to enjoy the famous Treasure Hall that is filled with paintings, masks and weaponry.
3. Toyota Exhibition Hall -There are more than 20 different vehicles exhibited in the hall. Nagoya is well-known as the central hub for Toyota production. This is an excellent place for those who love cars, engineering and robotics. Tours are available, but they are required to make a booking two weeks in advance.