What to Expect
Nagoya is located in the center of Japan with a population of 2.3 million, 4th largest city in Jepan. The number of the tourists visiting Nagoya has been increasing recently.
However, it is still much fewer compared with that of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. So most tourist spots in Nagoya are not much crowded and you can enjoy sightseeing without any stress in the crowd. I'll guide you first in Nagoya Castle, which was originally built in 1612 by Tokugawa Ieyasu who is the first Shogun of Edo Shogunate.
Main Castle Tower and Main Palace were burnt down in 1945 by air bombing during WWⅡ and restored in 1959 and in 2013, respectively. Main Castle Tower is almost 60 years old and it is to be reconstructed made of wood to be completely same as the original one. Admission to the current Castle Tower will be suspended from May 7 2018 to its completion in December 2022. So it is the last chance to see the current Castle Tower. The last stage of the restoration of Main Palace is almost completed and open to the public on June 8th 2018. Moreover, Kinshachi Yokocho which is modeled after Okage Yokocho in Ise opened in March 2018 on the main gate and east gate sides of the Nagoya Castle premises as areas offering delicious local cuisine unique to Nagoya. Why don't you have a lunch here? Next you go to Osu. Osu is famous for its Buddist Temple. The nearby shopping arcades have been thriving since Edo period with many secondhand stores and street food stalls. Both oldsters and youngsters are hunging out there. You can shopping and get some nice souvenirs there. Osu is similar to Asakusa in Tokyo. Our final destination is Sakae in the central Nagoya, where you can enjoy shoppind, dining and entertainment both daytime and at night. Nagoya TV Tower is the must, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Nagoya's downtown from its observation deck. Oasis 21 is a new tourist spot ranking second in the Photogenic division by TripAdvisor, where you can take a picture of a SPACESHIP(?).