Visiting Nagoya

Nagoya has numerous sightseeing spots within easy access by public transportation from Nagoya University. Some of the major ones are listed on this page, and detailed information may be found in the websites below.

The links are provided for reference only. The conference organizers do not endorse any of these and hold no responsibility over the contents found in the links on this page.

Nagoya Sightseeing websites
Nagoya Castle

Nagoya Castle

Nagoya’s samurai castle was originally built in the 16th century and served as the regional center of governance throughout the Edo period. It was reconstructed in the 20th century and today includes a History museum, traditional rooms, gardens, moats, and changing exhibitions.

Official website.

Read more on Wikipedia.


Sakae is Nagoya’s modern city center and main shopping district. It includes prominent hotels, museums, shopping centers, restaurants, and department stores.

Read more on Wikipedia.


Parks and gardens

Higashi Betsuin temple garden
Public parks and Japanese gardens in Nagoya include:

SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

This railway museum includes over 30 rolling stock, from historical steam engines, through Japan’s bullet trains, to the futuristic magnetic levitation railway currently under construction around Nagoya, as well as train simulators, train technology exhibitions, and more.

Official website.


The Osu district is an eclectic mix of temples, traditional crafts shops, quirky fashion, local and international cuisine, street art, and interesting people.

Osu district homepage.