Nagoya has a rich history. Atsuta Shrine, the second most revered in Japan, was built here 1,900 years ago to enshrine the Kusanagi sword, one of Japan's three major artifacts. Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Tokugawa Ieyasu Sanyingjie, who were born in Aichi Prefecture, are also very close. Together with many samurai, they have laid a solid foundation for modern Japan.
During our one-day sightseeing in Nagoya, you can find famous sightseeing spots and gourmet food.
Our Japan shore adventures are created by Western destination experts who live in Japan combined with local Japanese tour specialists to showcase all the best attractions in Japan and provide a unique understanding of Japan from a Western point of view. This is why our Japan tour packages are the most comprehensive and unparalleled.
We will visit the historical sightseeing spots, shopping, and also saw the big landmarks of Nagoya. Of course, food is indispensable... If you have any attractions you like, we can freely adjust the schedule for you.
Cruise passengers: You may get this excursion for FREE if you book the cruise through us or transferring your existing reservation to us (meaning we are your travel agent who booked the cruise for you with nothing changed). Please contact us to learn how.
"Nagoya Castle", also known as "Golden Castle" or "Golden Shackle Castle", is a popular attraction in Nagoya. "Nagoya Castle" is a golden ornament on the roof of the castle tower of Nagoya Castle. Nagoya Castle and surrounding parks and green spaces are collectively referred to as "Meijo Park". The museum has five floors, each with an exhibition theme including swords, guns, armor, scenes, and furnishings that depict life in the city, along with golden shacks that are the same size as real ones.
In spring, Meijo Park becomes a spectacle of floral beauty during the Sakura season. Surrounded by approximately 1,000 cherry trees, including the popular Yoshino and Shidare varieties, the castle offers an impressive backdrop for cherry blossom viewing.
With Shirotori Garden is one of the largest traditional Japanese gardens in Nagoya City. With an area of 3.7 hectares, it is Chubu's largest chisen-kaiyu garden (a garden with paths around ponds). The artificial hill on Mt. Ontakesan, with the Kiso River flowing from it, is widely recognized as the motif of the area. Water from Kiso River flows into a pond that is often compared to Ise Bay. As a result, the theme of "The Story of Water" - from the source to the ocean - is perfectly represented. A wide variety of flowers bloom here throughout the year, such as cherry blossoms in March and April and autumn foliage in late November and December.
Oasis 21 which has a direct connection to Nagoya’s business district Sakae Station is a multi-complex facility with parks, bus terminals and commercial facilities. Enjoy the seasonal flowers on the field of green where the lawn stretches out, and events are often held in the Galaxy Platform. The “Spaceship-Aqua” fills the space above the blowout space. It is a large roof of glass which floats in the air. A thin veil of water flows on the glass surface, and it is beautifully illuminated in vivid colors. A garden path surrounds the outer circumference of the glass roof, allowing people to enjoy a stroll in the air 14 meters above ground.
We highly recommend that you book our shore excursions now if you will be taking a cruise in 2024. 2023 has already seen large crowds, and 2024 will see even more. We expect many tourists will be unable to book their shore excursions in 2024, so please make your plan as soon as possible.