NAGOYA TRAVEL GUIDE 2017 (Budget + Itinerary)

Nagoya is booming. Much of the buzz in Japan’s 4th largest city is due to the fact that it is home to some of the world’s biggest automobile companies such as Toyota, Mitsubishi and Honda. These companies helped shaped Nagoya’s landscape. Perhaps because of its industrial core, most tourists traveling to Japan hightail Nagoya for its more famous neighbors like Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo. But Nagoya is more than just a bustling economic powerhouse, it is also a perfect base for touring Central Japan. My recent travel to Nagoya and Central Japan convinced me this region has some of the most beautiful destinations in the country.  Without further ado, here’s my Nagoya travel guide to help you plan your trip.

 

NAGOYA TRAVEL GUIDE 

WHERE IS NAGOYA?

 

Nagoya is the capital of Aichi Prefecture situated in Chubu Region, in Central Japan.  Chubu is composed of 9 prefectures: Aichi, Gifu, Nagano, Toyoma, Gifu, Shizuoka Ishikawa, Niigata, Fukui and Yamanashi.

In this blog, I will discuss about Nagoya including the best sidetrips when visiting this largest city in Chubu Region.  This includes a visit to Gifu, Nagano and Toyoma Prefecture.

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT NAGOYA

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We visited Nagoya and Central Japan during spring (March to May), and I must say it’s one of the best seasons to visit since the colorful flowers are in bloom almost everywhere. Best place to see a variety of flowers though is at Nabano no Sato, don’t miss their Tulips Festival and Winter Illumination that run until early May.  Weather is pleasant too, so you can explore Nagoya without worrying of too much humidity or too much cold.

I reckon it will also be lovely to visit Nagoya and Central Japan during autumn (October to November), I can imagine how Nagoya will transform into a kaleidoscopic world when the foliage turn tangerine and crimson!  If you are planning to visit the top foliage spots in Nagoya and Aichi, book your trip around mid to late November.

Nonetheless, Nagoya and Central Japan is a year-round destination, offering tourists a varied surprise whatever the season is.

 

 

CURRENCY EXCHANGE

 

Nagoya uses Japanese Yen (JPY).  The current rate is around JPY 1 = PHP 0.45 / USD .0091.  You can exchange money at the airport, money changers or withdraw from ATM machines at convenience stores like 7Eleven, Lawson or Family Mart.  There are also International ATM machines in some main train stations. There’s an International ATM at the ground floor of Oasis 21 i Center bus terminal.  Make sure to inform your bank that you will be traveling to Japan to avoid any hassle when withdrawing money from your card.

Though most establishments take cards, stack up Japanese Yen, since they prefer cash.

 

LANGUAGE IN NAGOYA

Most people speak Nihongo (Japanese), so prepare your Google Translate App.  If you plan to travel to certain destinations, ask the hotel staff to write the Japanese character in a piece of paper. This way, you can show it to the locals, in case you get lost and need to ask directions. But of course, if you have Wi-Fi, Google Maps and Hyperdia.com are your best friends in Japan.

 

WI-FI IN NAGOYA

 

Since English isn’t widely spoken in Nagoya and Central Japan, you need to rely on the internet for directions and Google maps.  It is recommended to have Wi-Fi access as soon as you land in Nagoya.  You can get one at the airport, but devices may run out quickly, so best to rent a portable Wi-Fi device ahead of time.  You can RENT A POCKET WI-FI HERE  and just claim the device at the airport (all Japanese International Airport) upon arrival.  It’s the cheapest rate I’ve seen so far.

 

 HOW TO GET TO NAGOYA

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Chubu International Airport also called CENTRAIR is the main airport of Nagoya and Central Japan.

 

MANILA, PHILIPPINES TO NAGOYA BY AIR

If coming from the Philippines, there are regular flights from Manila to Nagoya (Chubu International Airport) and JETSTAR airline offers the cheapest rate I’ve seen so far. You can book your flights here https://www.jetstar.com/.  Jetstar flies 4 times weekly from Manila to Nagoya, they offer one of the cheapest airfare to Japan.

 

 

TOKYO TO NAGOYA

 

From Tokyo, you can take the Shinkansen train to Nagoya for 1 hour 44 min. Fare is JPY 10, 680 (PHP 4,826/ USD 98).  Alternatively, you can take a Willer Bus for about JPY 2,500 (PHP 1,130 / USD 23) from Tokyo to Nagoya. Travel time is roughly 7 hours.  You can also take Meitetsu Bus, JR Bus and other highway buses.

 

 

 KYOTO TO NAGOYA

From Kyoto, take a Shinkansen train to Nagoya.  Travel time is about 36 minutes, fare is JPY 5,600 (PHP 2,530 /USD 51). Alternatively, you can take a Willer Bus for roughly JPY 3,600 (PHP 1,627 / USD 33), transit time is about 2 hours. You may also take JR Bus, Meitetsu or other highway buses.

 

 

OSAKA TO NAGOYA

 

From Osaka, you can take the Shinkansen train to Nagoya for JPY 6,360 (PHP 2,874/USD 58), transit time is 66 minutes. You may also board a Willer Bus for about 2 hours 20 minutes.  Fare is approximately JPY 2,500 (PHP 1130 / USD 23).

 

HOW TO GET FROM NAGOYA AIRPORT / CENTRAIR (Chubu International Airport ) TO NAGOYA CITY (Nagoya Station)

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BY AIRPORT TRAIN

 

The fastest way to get from Nagoya Airport (Chubu Centrair) is by taking the express train to Nagoya Station (Meitetsu Line) for approximately 28 minutes.  The train leaves for Nagayo Station and Sakae every hour from 9:15 AM to 10: 15 PM.  Airport train fare is JPY 1, 230 (PHP 550 / USD 11).  For the airport train time table, check here. 

 

BY BUS

 

There are buses that run from Nagoya Airport/ Chubu Centrair to downtown Nagoya.  See table below for bus fare and destinations in Nagoya area.  For airport bus fares and transit time to other destinations outside Nagoya area, you can check here.

 

 

 

 

DESTINATIONBUS FARETRAVEL TIME
Nagoya Station (West Gate)JPY 1,500 (PHP 670 / USD 14 )55 minutes
Downtown (Sakae / Meitetsu Bus Station)JPY 1,200 (PHP 536  / USD 11 )48  to 85 minutes
FujigaokoJPY 1,440 ( PHP 664/ USD 13)55 minutes
Kinjo-futuJPY 1,000 (PHP 447 / USD 9 )40 minutes

 

The bus has 7 stops. Refer to the table below.

 

Bus Stop 1Toyokawa IC, Hamamatsu Station, Iwata IC, Kakegawa IC, Kanzanji Onsen
Bus Stop  2Shinsho Shako, Kuwana Station
Bus Stop  3Fujigaoka
Bus Stop  4Toyota-shi Station, Okazaki Station
Bus Stop  5Chiryu Station, Mikawa-Anjo Station, Minami-Anjo Station

Chita-Handa Station

Bus Stop  6Centrair Limousine, Downtown Nagoya (Sakae/Fushimi)
Bus Stop  7Nagoya Sta. West Gate

 

 

BY CENTRAIR LIMOUSINE

 

For hassle-free transfer from Nagoya Airport (Chubu Centrair) to your hotel or shopping malls.  Fare is JPY 1,200 (PHP 536 / USD11) for adults.  JPY 600 (PHP 267/ USD 5.43) for kids.  Transit time is roughly 55 minutes to Sakae Station and about 88 minutes to Nagoya Station.

Airport buses arrive at the first floor of the Passenger Terminal Building. The only way to get to the airport bus boarding point is via the Access Plaza.  You can get to the Access Plaza from the Airport Arrival Lobby. See Centrair Limousine bus schedule and routes here

 

  BY AIRPORT LINER

 

Since the airport train last trip is around 10:15 PM.  If you are arriving at Nagoya Airport late at night or early in the morning, you can ride the Airport Liner.   Fare is JPY 1,500 (PHP 670 / USD 14) for adults and JPY 750 (PHP 335 / USD 7) for kids. Travel time is about 55 minutes.  See the timetable below for trips between Nagoya Airport (Centrair) and Nagoya Station (West Gate).  The airport buses is at the 1st floor of the Passenger Terminal Building in Centrair. The only way to get to the airport bus boarding point is via the Access Plaza. You can get to the Access Plaza from the Airport Arrival Lobby.  Pay to the driver upon boarding the bus.  See Airport Liner’s schedule below.

 

ROUTEDAYSDEPARTURE ARRIVAL
Airport to Nagoya StationTues/ Thurs/Sunday01:20 AM02:15 AM
Airport to Nagoya StationMon/Wed/Fri/Saturday01:50 AM02:45 AM
Airport to Nagoya StationDaily07:00 AM07:55 AM
Nagoya Station to AirportDaily04:10 AM05:05 AM

 

 

GETTING AROUND IN NAGOYA

 
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BY SUBWAYS/ TRAINS

 

Just like the rest of Japan, the subway is a convenient way to get around Nagoya.  The subway runs from 5:30 AM to 12:30 AM.  One way fares range from JPY 210 to JPY 300.

JR train has many local trains and the famous Shinkansen bullet train to Tokyo and Osaka.  For foreign tourists, it is recommended to get a Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass) if you plan to travel to multi-cities in Japan, you will save a lot.  You can only purchase the JR Pass outside Japan, PURCHASE A JR PASS HERE

Meitetsu Lines connects Nagoya to Gifu, Inuyama and Okazaki.

Kintetsu Lines connects Nagoya to Mie and Kansai Areas (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, etc.)

Nagoya Station is the main hub, this is where you can find the JR Bus Center and the Meitetsu Bus Center where you can ride the buses going to different destinations outside Nagoya.

 

BY ONE DAY BUS AND SUBWAY PASS

Another way to get around Nagoya is the One Day Bus and Subway Pass as it entitles you to unlimited rides on subways and city buses.  Fare is JPY 850 (PHP 380 / USD 8).  You can purchase this pass at the ticket machines in subways stations, inside city buses, Kanayama Tourist Information and at Oasis 21 i Center.

 

 

BY WEEKEND ECO-PASS

 

If you are in Nagoya on a weekend, you can save JPY 250 (PHP 112 / USD 2.26) by purchasing the Weekend Eco-Pass for unlimited rides around Nagoya. Aside from weekends, you can also use the Weekend Eco-Pass during national holidays and on the 8th of each month. You can buy the Weekend Eco-Pass at the ticket machines inside city buses, subway stations, Oasis 21 i Center and at Kanayama Tourist Information.

IMPORTANT: You can’t use the One Day Bus & Subway Pass and the Weekend Eco-Pass at Meitetsu Buses, Aonomi Line, Linimo and the elevated section of the Yutorito Line. You can get discounts at selected establishments and sites when you show your pass.

 

Here’s my suggested route if you want to explore Nagoya City attractions by train:

 

ATTRACTIONSSUBWAY STATION / BUS STOP
Nagoya Castle, Nagoya Noh Theater, Nagoya City Hall, Nagoya City ArchivesShiyakusho Station (M107)
Nagoya TV Tower, Oasis 21, Art Café SakeSakae Station (M05) / Oasis 21 Bus Terminal
Osu Kannon TempleSubway Osu Kannon Station (T08) or Subway Kamimaezu Station (T09/M03)
Atsuta Shrine, Shirotori GardenJingu Nishi Station (M27)
JR Central Tower (15th floor/Sky Street), Noritake Garden (15 min walk), Toyota Commemorative Museum (20 min walk)Nagoya Station

 

 

 

BY ME GURU (NAGOYA SIGHTSEEING BUS)

 

One of the most convenient ways to get around Nagoya City is by riding the Meguru Sightseeing Bus, available from Tuesday to Sunday (no Monday, sorry).  The bus departs every 20 to 30 minutes on weekends (and holidays) and every 30 minutes to 1 hour on week days.  One Day Pass is JPY 500 (PHP 223/ USD 5) for adults and JPY 210 (PHP 94 / USD 0.85) for children.  The ticket also offer discounts to admission fees on various tourist destinations.

Tickets can be purchased inside the bus, in major hotels, Kanayama Tourist Information Center and at Oasis 21 i Center.

Here’s the Meguro Sightseeing Bus Route, it will stop at the following destinations:

 

START POINTNAGOYA STATION (Head to Nagoya Station Bus Stop 8)
1st StopToyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
2nd StopNoritake Garden
3rd StopNagoya Castle
4th StopTokugawaen, The Tokugawa Art Museum, Hosa Library
5th StopCultural Path Futaba Museum
6th StopNagoya City Archives South
7th StopNagoya TV Tower
8th StopHirokoji-Sakae
9th StopHirokoji-Fushimi
10th StopNAGOYA STATION

 

HOW TO GET TO MEGURU BUS STOP AT NAGOYA STATION

 

Head to platform #8 of the City Bus Terminal where Meguru buses depart.  Exit from Nagoya Station Sakuradori exit area.  Once you are outside the station building, turn left and keep walking until you pass the taxi terminal.  Take a right turn and walk straight until you see the large road intersection and turn left.

 

IMPORTANT: Just follow the route as it is when you leave Nagoya Bus Station.  The bus returning to Nagoya Station at 5:00 PM will not stop at Nagoya Castle, Noritake Garden and Toyota Commemorative Museum.

 

 

BY MANACA CARD

 

If Osaka has ICOCA Card, Nagoya has Manaca Card.  You can purchase this rechargeable card at the subway stations in Nagoya.

 

 

WHERE TO STAY IN NAGOYA

 

I recommend staying near the subway station for convenience.  Nagoya Station is the main hub, here, you can you find the Meitetsu Bus Center and JR Bus Center.  Sakae Station in downtown Osaka is also a good choice because it is near most attractions in Nagoya like the Nagoya TV Tower, Art Café Sakae and Oasis 21 i Center bus station, and it is just one train ride away to Nagoya Castle and Nagoya City Hall (take the brown line subway/ private line).

 

BUDGET

 

Hotel Cent Main Nagoya

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5-5-10 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya Station / Downtown, Nagoya

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Nagoya Travellers Hostel

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4-8-10, Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Nagoya Station / Downtown, Nagoya

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Glocal Nagoya Backpackers Hostel

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1-21-3 Noritake, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya Station / Downtown, Nagoya

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Eco Hotel Nagoya

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14-5 Tsubaki-cho, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya Station / Downtown, Nagoya

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Mid-Range

This is where we stayed at

Hotel Wing International Nagoya

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1-4-11 Nishiki, Naka-Ku, Aichi , Nagoya Station / Downtown, Nagoya

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Hotel Silk Tree Nagoya

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2-20-5 Nishiki, Nakaku, Nagoya Station / Downtown, Nagoya, Japan

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Daini Fuji Hotel

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2-10-24 Higashisakura, Higashi-ku, Nagoya Station / Downtown, Nagoya

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WHAT TO EAT IN NAGOYA

 

Hitsumabushi

My fave food in Nagoya is the delicious Nagoya-style eel called Hitsumabushi.  This meal is composed of chopped broiled eel on top of a bowl of rice.  This is traditionally eaten in 4 stages: first, you can eat it as it is, then try it with sprinkled onion, nori seaweed and other condiments.  Then, pour the broth soup over the eel.

 

TOP ATTRACTIONS IN NAGOYA

 
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NAGOYA CASTLE

 

One of the most renowned castles in Japan is Nagoya Castle built through the orders of Ieyasu Tokugawa. Its rooftop is decorated with golden dolphins/grampus (kinsachi), which is the symbol of Nagoya.

 

 

Entrance Fee: JPY 500 (PHP 226 / USD 5)

Open Hours: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Entry to castle and buildings until 4:00 PM) Daily. Closed on Dec 29 – Jan 1.

 

 

How to get to Nagoya Castle:

 

Take the subway train (Meijo Line/Purple) to Shiyakusho (City Hall) Station (M07).  Walk for about 5 minutes to Nagoya Castle.  Fare is roughly JPY 240 (PHP 108 / USD 2.19).   If you are taking the Meguru sightseeing bus, Nagoya Castle is the 3rd stop and it’s about a 3 minute walk from the bus stop.

 

TOKUGAWA ART MUSEUM

 

Built in the confines of the erstwhile house of the Owari family, one the major branches of the Tokugawa family.  The Tokugawa Art Museum showcases the treasures of the Owari’s including armos, samurais, swords, maps, scrolls and masks.

 

Entrance Fee: Adult: JPY 1,200 (PHP 542 / USD 11)

Open Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

How to get to Tokugawa Art Museum:

Take Meijo Subway, Meitetso Setu Line or JR Chuo to Ozone Station.  The Tokugawa Museum is just a stone’s throw away.

 

 

NAGOYA TV TOWER

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Nagoya TV tower is the poster boy of Nagoya.  Head to the Sky deck for a panoramic view of Nagoya City, best to come here at night for the romantic nightscape.

Entrance Fee:

Adults: JPY 700 (PHP 316 / USD 6)

College and Highschool Students: JPY 600 (PHP 271 / USD 5.48)

School Students: JPY 300 (PHP 136 /USD 3)

 

TOYOTA COMMEMORATIVE MUSEUM

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Entrance Fee:

Adults: JPY 500 (PHP 226 / USD 5)

Students JPY 200 (PHP 90.37 / USD 2)

Seniors (65 y.o – above): Free

 

Open Hours:

9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

 

How to get to Toyota Commemorative Museum:

 

From Nagoya Station, walk for about 20 minutes to Toyota Commemorative Museum. If you have the Meguru Sightseeing Bus Pass, Toyota Commemorative Museum is the 1st stop.

 

 

NORITAKE GARDEN

 

Entrance Fee: Free

For Craft Center: JPY 500 (PHP 226/ USD 5) Adults / JPY 300 (PHP 136 / USD 3) Highschool Students

Open Hours: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

How to get to Noritake Garden:

From Nagoya Station, walk for about 15 minutes to Noritake Garden.  If you are taking the Meguru Sightseeing Bus, this is the 2nd stop.

 

 

SCMAGLEV AND RAILWAY PARK

As the name suggests, SMAGLEV museum showcases the advances of high speed trains though 39 rolling stock displays from different periods.   The first Shinkansen train in Japan is also displayed here.

 

Entrance Fee: JPY 1000 (PHP 6 / USD 9)

Open Hours:  Daily except Tuesday 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM

 

How to get to SMAGLEV and Railway Park

Take the Aonami Line and alight at Kinjofuto Station. Travel time is about 25 minutes and fare is JPY 350 (PHP 158 / USD 3).  SMAGLEV and Railway Park is near Legoland.

 

LEGOLAND

 

Legoland is Japan’s newest theme park, which opened last April 2017. You can BUY LEGOLAND TICKETS HERE to experience its 40 different attractions including varied shows, activities and rides!  Best for families and kids traveling to Nagoya.

 

How to get to Legoland Nagoya Japan

 

Ride the Aonami Line to Kinjofuto Station. Transit time is about 25 minutes and fare is JPY 350 (PHP 158 / USD 3).  Legoland is near SMAGLEV and Railway Park.

 

 

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

 

JR CENTRAL TOWERS

Dubbed as the twin towers of Nagoya, located just beside Nagoya Station.  Rush to the 15th floor called “Sky Street” for a panoramic view of Nagoya City.

 

Entrance Fee: Free

Open Hours: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

How to get to JR Central Tower:

Alight at Nagoya Station. JR Central Tower is right beside this subway station.

 

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This stylish building that looks pretty much like a space ship is fringed by shops, cafes and bus terminal for city buses and highway buses to destinations like Tokyo.  Head to the rooftop for a scenic view of Nagoya Tower and surroundings. There’s a Tourist Information Center at the Galaxy Platform where you can get helpful pamphlets.

Entrance Free: Free

Open Hours: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

ATSUTA SHRINE

 

One of the most significant Sinto Shrine in Nagoya is the Atsuta Shrine where the Sun Goddess Amaterasu is enshrined and the sacred sword kusunagi (not open to the public).  While you are it at, try Nagoya’s local dish – kishimen noodles at the restaurant in the shrine ground.

 

How to get to Atsuta Shrine

 

Take Meijo Subway Line and alight at Jingu Nishi Station (M27) and walk towards the shrine for approximately 3 minutes.   If you have a JR Pass, ride the JR Tokaido Line from Nagoya Station to Atsuta Station.  Walk towards the shrine for about 10 minutes.

NAGASHIMA RESORT (Nabano no Sato)

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Open Hours:

9:00 AM to 9:00 PM (until 10:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday during winter illumination)

Entrance Fee

JPY 1600 (PHP 723/USD 15)- spring and autumn

JPY 1000 (PHP 452/USD 9) – summer

JPY 2300 (PHP 1,039/USD 21)  – winter illumination

The admission fee includes a  JPY 1000  (PHP 452/USD 9) gift certificate to be used inside the park.

 

 

How to get to Nagashima Resort (Nabano no Sato):

Take JR Kansai Line local for Kameyama.  Alight at Nagashima Station (during Winter Illumination) or Kuwana Station. Travel time is about 29 minutes.  Fare is JPY 320 (PHP 145 / USD 3).

Alternatively, you can also take a bus bound for Nagashima Onsen at Meitetsu Bus Center next to Nagoya Station.  Alight at Nabano no Sato or Nagashima Onsen.  Fare is about JPY 890 (PHP 402 /USD 8 ) to JPY 1,060 (PHP 479 / USD 10).

 

NAGOYA + CENTRAL JAPAN TOURS

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Nagoya is the gateway to Central Japan, so it is highly recommended to include a tour to some of Central Japan’s most beautiful attractions including Shirakawago, Takayama, Nagayashima and Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route.

 

GOKAYAMA SUGANAM AND SHIRAKAWAGO BUS TOUR

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With this tour, you’ll be able to visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Suganama is part of Gokoyama known for its gassho-zukuri farmhouses. It is composed of Gokayama Gassho no Sato and Suganuma Village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with Ainokura Village and Ogimachi, the largest village in Shirakawago.  BOOK GOKAYAMA SUGANUMA AND SHIRAKAWAGO BUS TOUR HERE.

 

 

 

SHIRAKAWAGO AND TAKAYAMA TOUR

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This tour is highly recommended, as you will get to the old district of Takayama and a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Shirakawago Village.  Lunch buffet is included. You can BOOK YOUR SHIRIKAWA VILLAGE + TAKAYAMA TOUR HERE.

 

NAGOYA DAY TRIPS

 

SHIRAKAWAGO

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If you want to do a DIY Tour of Shirakawago plus Takayama and other destinations in Chubu Hokuriku region of Japan.  You can PURCHASE THE SHORYUDO HIGHWAY BUS PASS HERE  which enables you to hop on board an unlimited number of bus rides around the Chubu Hokuriku region of Japan. The 3 or 5 day bus ticket is a convenient way to navigate around the Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazama, Toyama and Nagoya areas.

 

TAKAYAMA

 
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HOW TO GET TO TAKAYAMA:

 

Take a bus bound for Takayama from Nagoya via JR Bus, Meitetsu or Nohi Bus.  Bus Terminal is at Nagoya Station or Oasis 21 Bus Terminal. One Way fare for Meitetsu Bus is JPY 2,980 (PHP 1,347 /USD 27), roundtrip fare is JPY 5,140 (PHP 2,323 / USD 47).

I suggest getting a 3 Day Shoryudo Highway Bus Pass  for about JPY 7,000 (PHP 3,199 / USD 65), because you get to enjoy a discount of over 35% from your travels around the Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazama, Toyama and Nagoya areas – all with one pass. So you don’t just visit Takayama, you can also visit the aforemntioned destinations.  There’s also a 5 day Pass.

Enjoy a discount of over 35% from your travels around the Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazama, Toyama and Nagoya areas – all with one pass. PURCHASE THE SHORYUDO HIGHWAY BUS PASS HERE 

 

MATSUMOTO

 
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How to get there:

I recommend purchasing the Shoryudo Highway Bus Pass because you’ll save a lot.  The 3 day pass costs around JPY 7,000 (PHP 3,199 / USD 65).  PURCHASE THE SHORYUDO HIGHWAY BUS PASS HERE 

 

 

OTHER NAGOYA SIDE TRIPS

MAGOME AND TSUMAGO

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KUROBE TATAME ALPINE ROUTE

 

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NAGOYA ITINERARY

 

Here’s a sample itinerary for a 3 days 2 nights trip to Nagoya + Central Japan.  Feel free to tweak it depending on your schedule. I also blogged here our itinerary for 5 days 4 nights:  Nagoya Itinerary

 

 

 

DAY 0ACTIVITIES
10:00 PMETA Nagoya Airport (Chubu Centrair)
10:30 PMETD for Nagoya Station via Airport MRT
11:00 PMETA Nagoya Station. Check in at Hotel
12:00 AMFreshen up. Sleep.
Day 1
07:00 AMBreakfast
08:00 AMMeitetsu Bus Center. ETD for Shirakawago.
11:30 AMETA Takayama City. Explore Takayama.
01:00 PMLate Lunch
02:00 PMDepart for Shirakawago Village
03:00 PMETA Shirakawago Village (Shiroyama Observatory Deck, Wada House)
05:00 PMETD for Nagoya
08:00 PMETA Nagoya
Day 2 
08:30 AMETD Shiyakusho Station (M107). Explore Nagoya Noh Theater, Nagoya City Hall, Nagoya City Archives and Nagoya Castle.
11:30 AMLunch
12:30 PMETD for Nagashima Resort ( Nagashima Spaland, Mitsui Outlet Park, Jazz Dream Nagashima)
04:30 PMExplore Nabano No Sato (Tulip Festival, Begonia Garden, Winter Illumination)
07:00 PMDinner at Nabano no Sato
08:00 PMETD for Nagoya

 

Day 03 
07:00 AMBreakfast
08:00 AMETD Nagoya Station. Explore JR Central Tower (15th floor/Sky Street), Noritake Garden (15 min walk), Toyota Commemorative Museum (20 min walk)
11:00 AMSubway Osu Kannon Station (T08) or Subway Kamimaezu Station (T09/M03). Explore Osu Kannon Temple.
12:00 PMLunch
01:00 PMETD for Jingu Nishi Station (M27). Explore Atsuta Shrine and Shirotori Garden.
03:00 PMETD for Sakae Station (M05). Nagoya TV Tower, Oasis 21, Art Café Sake and go shopping.
07:00 PMDinner

 

NAGOYA BUDGET

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Here’s a sample budget for a 3 day 2 night trip to Nagoya and Central Japan.  Of course, budget will vary depending on how long you’ll be staying, the activities and tours that you will try, the food, hotel and shpping.

 

EXPENSESACTIVITIES
JPY 1, 230 (PHP 550 / USD 11)Airport train (Chubu Centrair to Nagoya Station)
JPY 1, 230 (PHP 550 / USD 11)Airport train (Nagoya to Chubu Centrair)
JPY 3,537 (PHP 1,600 / USD 32) x 3 = JPY 10,611 (PHP 4.795/ USD 97 )Hotel 3 nights. JPY 3,537 (PHP 1,600 / USD 32) per night.
JPY 850 (PHP 380 / USD 8)One Day Subway and Bus Pass
JPY 500 (PHP 226/ USD 5)Nagoya Castle
JPY 1,600 (PHP 723 / USD 15)Nabano no Sato (admission only)
JPY 7,000 (PHP 3,199 / USD 65)Shoryudo Highway Bus Pass (3 day Pass)
JPY 1,500 x 3 = JPY 4,500 (PHP 2,033/ USD 41)Meals (JPY 1,500 (  PHP 678 /USD 14)per day) x 3 days
JPY 24,521 (PHP 11,080 / USD 224) TOTAL

 

 


ALSO READ:

NAGOYA 5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS ITINERARY

OSAKA TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget + Itinerary)

 KYOTO TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget + Itinerary)

 

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Comments

  1. Hi!
    I’ve just one question about the wifi rental, what if I arrive after their office in the airport closes?
    Do I have another option of claiming the wifi device? TIA

    1. Hi Cherry, for Nagoya, looks like you can only claim it sa airport. 🙁

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