The best way to get to know Nagoya intimately is to walk around it! Go on a walking tour accompanied by an English-speaking tour guide, who will regale you with stories and commentary on Nagoya’s history and its attractions as you walk. You will begin by meeting up with the tour guide in front of the Nagoya Station Tourist Information Center. There, you will be given a 1-Day subway pass that’ll allow you to ride trains all throughout the tour. You’ll take the train and arrive at Shiyakusho Station. From there, you’ll visit the magnificent and massive Nagoya Castle, a structure that serves as a stark reminder of the city’s military might before it was bombed. Most of the castle has been restored, and a good chunk of it is still undergoing restoration, such as its main keep. After roaming the castle and its grounds, you will take the train at Shiyakusho Station up to Sakae Station. The tour guide will take you to Oasis 21, a multi-level park where you can shop and have lunch. Once you’re done with your free time at the park, the tour will resume and you’ll take the train again up to Kamimaezu Station. From there, you’ll be brought to the Osu Shopping Center. If you’re looking for some souvenirs to remind you of your trip, you’ll definitely find something there. You’ll also get to visit the consecrated spaces of the Osu Kannon Temple and Kasuga Shrine. If you want to pray in these places, you can do so. The tour ends at Osu, and from there, you can go roam around Nagoya on your own.
Nagoya Station Tourist Information Center