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I went to a Nagoya for 2 days and found that there’s not so much to do. It’s quite large, with over 2.2 million people living there, so surely it has some nice spots. For me there was one major highlight: the rail museum.
Here you can see 20+ Japanese trains on display in their actual size. You can experience a shinkansen simulator and learn about the superconducting maglev, a 500Km/h train.
Nagoya castle is supposed to be beautiful. I heard not many people visit it.
Bookshops in Nagoya
Maruzen (丸善), (Subway: Sakae stn. (Higashiyama, Meijo Lines). Next to the Maruei department store). M-F 9:00-8:00PM Sa-Su 9:00-7:00PM. Offers a reasonable selection of English books, magazines, and newspapers on the 3rd floor, including travel guidebooks, maps, a wide array of books on Japan, and Japanese language study materials.
Sanseido Books, 11F, JR Central Towers above JR Nagoya Station (Subway: Nagoya stn (Sakura-dori, Higashiyama, Tsurumai lines). From inside the station, walk towards the Sakura-dori exit and turn right before the exit. You will see a bank of express elevators. Board an express elevator to the the 12th floor. Exit the elevator and head towards the open area with windows overlooking Nagoya. You will notice an escalator descending to Sanseido Books on the 11th floor.). Offers a corner with English books, magazines and newspapers. Features books on Japan plus a decent selection of current nonfiction titles and business books. A small selection of guidebooks are also available.
Sakae is the centre of Nagoya’s nightlife scene.