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Nagoya, City of History and Industry

Justin visited Nagoya, a city in Aichi Prefecture known as an industrial powerhouse, a fascinating historical destination. There he enjoyed a variety of cultural activities, such as visiting Nagoya Castle and the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology.

Nagoya castle

Justin stands by the historic Nagoya Castle

Justin admiring the opulent interiors of Honmaru Goten Palace

Justin visited Nagoya Castle. Originally built in 1612 by the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, it was the residence of the Owari Tokugawa family until 1868. After being mostly destroyed during World War II, the castle was rebuilt in 1959. It offers impressive views of the Nagoya cityscape, and the golden shachi (mythical creatures with the head of a tiger and the body of a carp) that adorn its roof are a symbol of the city. The castle is located in Meijo Park, and in the spring, you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing at the park.


From Tokyo to Nagoya Station

Take the bullet train (About 1hour 30 mins).

From Nagoya Station to Nagoya Castle

Nagoya Municipal Subway to Shiyakusyo Station. Take a walk (About 30 minutes).

The Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

Learning about the history of Toyota at the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

Watching iconic Toyota cars

It’s an amazing history, to see how the business moved from innovations within looms and progressed to become a global leader in automotive production.—Justin Harrison

The Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology is fascinating place to visit. The famous automaker got its start making looms, and on his tour of the museum Justin learned how the company developed more sophisticated looms before making the transition to motor vehicles.


From Nagoya Station to the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

Meitetsu Line to Sako Station. Take a walk (About 10 minutes).

From Nagoya Castle to the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

Take a taxi(About 10 minutes).

Toyota Stadium

Justin in front of the splendid City of Toyota Stadium

Justin interacting with rugby fans at Fanzone

I think every sports fan should come here! It’s a place where you can get a great understanding of history and Japanese culture. It’s very, very important.―Justin Harrison

Justin then moved to Toyota, a city close to Nagoya, where the City of Toyota Stadium is located. Justin met up with an enthusiastic group of rugby fans close to the stadium before heading into the stadium to watch the game between Wales and Georgia.


From Nagoya Station to Toyotashi Station

Nagoya Municipal Subway (About 1 hour).

From the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology to Toyotashi Station

Meitetsu Line to Nagoya Station; change to Nagoya Municipal Subway (About 1hour 10 mins).


The city of Toyota, in Aichi Prefecture, used to be called Koromo, but changed its name in 1959 in honor of the city’s primary employer, Toyota Motor Corporation. In this town you can enjoy staple dishes like Miso Katsu and Hitsumabushi that are mainstays in Nagoya’s unique food culture. When it comes to sports, Aichi Prefecture is the birthplace of some of Japan’s top figure skaters, and there are quite a few well-regarded ice-skating rinks to be found there.
Access from Tokyo by train about 3 hour ~


Stadium Information TOYOTA STADIUM

Toyota Stadium is a unique venue that is known for its ingenious design.
- Higashiyama Subway Line from Nagoya Station to Fushimi Station; change to Tsurumai Line to Toyota-shi Station (50 to 60 minutes). 18-minute walk from Toyota-shi Station.