Nagoya is located at the centre of Honshu (the main island of Japan) with a population of 2.24 million. Nagoya has a long history and is the birthplace of three notable feudal lords, Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu. Traditional industries like ceramics and textiles as well as key modern industries like automobiles, aviation and machine tools have also developed in Nagoya, and Nagoya plays an important role in Japan's industrial society. Today, Nagoya continues to draw attention and keeps on developing as a Japanese international city.
Best time to fly from Bacolod to Nagoya
The best time to travel from Manila to Nagoya is undoubtedly from late March to mid-April. This is when the cherry blossom flowers are set to be in full bloom and the weather is still lovely for a picnic under the cherry blossom trees. The cherry blossom season is a peak travelling season but should not be missed. Other peak seasons, for example, Golden week (early May), Obon (mid-August), Silver week (end of September) and the New Year period should be avoided as these are times when the locals tend to do their vacationing.
Main airports available in Bacolod to Nagoya
Bacolod-Silay Airport - This airport is located in Silay City, about 15km north of Bacolod City. Both Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) fly to Bacolod multiple times a day. There are multiple ways to get to the airport in the city. You can either take the van shuttle service, taxi or Grab a taxi or by tricycle or jeepney. The journey from the city to the airport would take approximately 20-30 minutes. For those departing from this airport must also take note that there will be a PHP200 terminal fee imposed.
Chubu Centrair International Airport (REP) - The Chubu Centrair International Airport is located 35km south of Nagoya on an artificial island in Ise Bay, Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture. The Chubu Centrair Airport services the third metropolitan area in Japan, with Nagoya as its centre. There are four common ways of getting to and from the airport. The most common and efficient way is by train. Travellers can use the "μSky Limited Express" which transfers to the Meitetsu Nagoya Station in 28 minutes. Apart from taxis and cars, there are also limousine buses to the city centre. Finally, travellers can take the Ferry to Tsu and Matsusaka.
Climate pattern in Bacolod to Nagoya
Compared to the tropical climate in the Philippines, Nagoya experiences four seasons. Nagoya, situated on a broad flood plain on the southern coast of central Honshu, is well known for its hot and humid summers, with the heat lasting from July to mid-September. In Nagoya, spring is from March to May, autumn is September to November and winter is December to February. Travelling to Nagoya at any time of the year would be a breeze as each season offers visitors different wonders to see.
Highlights attractions in Nagoya
- Nagoya Castle – Locally known as Nagoyajō, this castle was built at the beginning of the Edo Period as the seat of one of the three branches of the ruling Tokugawa family, the Owari branch. As such, it was one of the largest castles in the country, and the castle town around it ultimately grew to become Japan's fourth-largest city. The park surrounding the castle keep features two circles of moats and impressive walls with corner turrets. It becomes an attractive spot during the cherry blossom season which usually peaks in late March or early April. The castle's palace (Honmaru Goten) was recently rebuilt and fully opened to the public on June 2018. It contains entrance and reception halls as well as rooms reserved for the visiting shogun with beautiful, replicated paintings on the sliding doors (fusuma). The palace has been considered one of the finest examples of Shoin architecture in all of Japan.
- Korankei – Korankei is a valley near Nagoya reputed to be one of the best spots for autumn colours in the Chubu Region. Shaping the valley is the 254 meters tall Mount Iimori, on which Kojakuji Temple stands. In the 17th century, the head priest of Kojakuji planted some maple trees along with the temple approach, prompting many locals to do the same in the area. Today, visitors to Korankei can see the fruits of these past efforts, in the form of excellent autumn scenery that peaks around mid to late November each year. The best colours tend to appear around the paths along Tomoe River at the western and southern sides of Mount Iimori. Visitors can enjoy lovely sights of maple tree tunnels and autumn colours in combination with views of the river and the few bridges across it. The vermillion Taigetsukyo Bridge is the symbol of Korankei and a great picture-taking spot.
- Nagashima Resort – Nagashima Resort is a major vacation destination just outside Nagoya. It is comprised of five main leisure facilities: the Nagashima Spaland amusement park, a water park, a hot spring complex, an outlet shopping mall and a flower park named Nabana no Sato. The resort is located on a long piece of land that is surrounded by rivers and the sea; fittingly, it is called Nagashima or "long island". Nagashima Spaland, reputed to be the best amusement park for roller coasters in western Japan, is the main attraction of the resort. The park is filled with over forty rides, ranging from gentle ones suitable for children to outrageous ones for those looking to spend some exhilarating moments. At the south-western corner of the resort lies Nagashima Spa Yuami no Shima, an outstanding hot spring bath complex which offers a wide array of indoor and outdoor baths set in man-made nature.