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Around Nagoya station

Nagoya stationNagoya station is the main station in Nagoya city. It is to the west of the central area of Nagoya.

The station has Tokaido Shinkansen, JR Line, Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu) Line, Kintestu Line and municipal subway.
From here, we can travel easily to Tokyo, Kyoto or Osaka by Shinkansen, to Nagano, Kanazawa or Southern Wakayama area by JR, and to Ise area by Kintetsu.
And Meitetsu Line leads to Chubu Centrair International Airport, Gifu and other various cities in Aichi Prefecture.

The area around Nagoya station is one of the large commercial and business areas along with Sakae area located about 2.5 km east of here.
In 1999, the tallest railroad building in the world was open (JR Central Towers, 245m), then it has become the new symbol of Nagoya.
Following this, some tall buildings has been built near the station, so this area has become the most bustling one in Nagoya.

There are some department stores in this area, and we can find various restaurants, cafes or souvenir shops easily.

Main industry of Aichi Prefectutre is manufacturing.
The historical spots about the industry are around the station.

Noritake-no-mori /1/

Noritake-no-mori It is a complex with park, museum and restaurant, cafe and shop, and is located about 1 km north of Nagoya station.
Originally, here was a factory of the pottery and porcelain maker "Noritake".
After the production was shut down, this complex was open with using old red-brick buildings.
The museum and shop display the works and production of porcelain.

From Nagoya station, about 15 minutes walk.
By sightseeing route bus "Me-guru" about 12 minutes.

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology /2/

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology It is a museum located about 1.4 km north-northwest of Nagoya staion.
Here was the factory for automatic loom built by Sakichi Toyoda, the founder of Toyota Motors group.
The factory was changed to the museum as a industrial legacy, and it was opened in 1994.
This museum has many machines which were used in any factories, and some of them can operate.

From Nagoya station, about 25 minutes walk.
By sightseeing route bus "Me-guru" about 9 minutes.
By Meitesu Line, about 3 minutes walk from Sako station (The next station of Meitetsu-Nagoya)

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology official website

Nana-chan Doll /3/

Nana-chan Doll It is a large doll of lady like a dummy, and stands in front of Meitetsu Department Store. It is located about 200 meters south of Nagoya station.
It has been placed since 1973, so most of Nagoya citizens know it. Now it is one of the popular meeting places around Nagoya station.
It is a mere white doll, but various clothes are worn with season or significant event.
So to speak, it is like a big dress-up doll, and it is the secret of their popularity.
(Height : 6.10 m, Weight : 600 kg, Bust size : 2.07 m, Waist size : 1.80 m, Hip size : 2.15 m)

Scenic or Nature / Park or Garden / Resort / City, Town or Village / Quarter or Street /
Temple or Shrine / Museum or Laboratory / Market or Commercial facility / Factory /
Other Building or Construction / Historic place / Remains / World Heritage Site

How to get to here

By railroad

  • By Tokaido Shinkansen "Nozomi", about 1 hour and 45 minutes from Tokyo, about 36 minutes from Kyoto.
  • From Chubu Centrair International Airport, by limited express of Meitetsu Line, about 29-37 minutes.

JR Central Towers Street around Nagoya station
Former red-brick factories in Noritake-no-mori
Photo by Railstation.net
Garden in Noritake-no-mori
Museum in Noritake-no-mori Shop in Noritake-no-mori
Museum of Industry and Technology
Photo by Railstation.net
Toyota's first car produced in 1936
Photo by Railstation.net
Nana-chan Doll
Various Nana-chan

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