If you want to see another major city that hip, try Nagoya. There is so much shopping and haute couture its not funny. Check it out. Plus there are some beautiful shrines to see.
Nagoya, Japan is located in the Aichi Prefecture in central Japan, between Kyoto and Tokyo.
How To Get Here
Japan has an extensive network of trains and the Shinkansen, the Japanese bullet train services this city.
The nearest airport is the Chubu Centrair International airport in Nagoya, Japan (NGO). it’s actually built on an island. The following airlines serve the airport:
Air Canada (AC), Air China (CA), All Nippon Airlines (NH), Asiana Airlines (OZ), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), Cebu Pacific Air (5J), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Delta Air Lines (DL), Etihad Airways (EY), Finnair (AY), Hokkaido International Airlines/Air Do (HD), Hong Kong Express Airways (UO), Ibex Airlines (FW), Japan Airlines (JL), Japan Transocean Air (NU), Jetstar Japan (GK), Juneyao Airlines (HO), Korean Airlines (KE), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Philippine Airlines (PR), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Skymark Airlines (BC), Spring Airlines (9C), StarFlyer (7G), SriLankan (UL) , Thai Airways (TG), Tianjin Airlines (GS), United Airlines (UA), Uzbekistan Airways (HY) and Vietnam Airlines (VN).
If you are already in the region you can drive to the area. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
I stayed at the upscale Nagoya Tokyu Hotel and also a Capsule Hotel. The Capsule hotel was my first time albeit different, it was a nice experience.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
You can find local food all over the place, so not to worry. Most places will have photos of the food so not to worry just point if you don’t know the language. You can also go to the many food stores that you will see. Note, beer is actually cheaper at the 7-11s.
What To Do
Nagoya is a cultural city. As such, there are shrines and museums to see. It’s also a very fashionable city so watch out for high fashion wear from its locals. Plus shopping and its architecture is rather beautiful.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here are some tours from Viator.
Currency: Yen (YEN)
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