Nagoya in a Nutshell


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Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Other


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), Japanese (fluent), Mandarin (basic)

Introduction to Nagoya for first-timers

* Nagoya castle's main tower will be closed from 7 May, 2018 due to its restoration project. Therefore, "Nagoya in a Nutshell" will not be officially available after 8 May until new itinerary is set up.

This tour takes you around Nagoya and its main tourist attraction in a day using public transportation (mainly subway).

The first half of the tour will introduce you to the samurai culture of Nagoya at Nagoya Castle. We will use a subway to head down to Sakae (downtown Nagoya) to have lunch and take a glance at the iconic architecture of Oasis 21.

After that, we will move onto TOYOTA Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology to learn how Toyota developed into a global automobile company.

Alternatively, I am happy to customize the itinerary by request, so please feel free to drop me a line if you wish to visit/ experience other places in Nagoya!


Nagoya Castle

Local food for lunch along the route at Osu

- TOYOTA Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology (TCMIT)

Please feel free to message me if you wish to customize the tour!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will pick you up at your hotel if you are staying near Nagoya Station or Sakae Station. Other than that, please let me discuss the meeting location with you before booking.

End location: JR Nagoya Station

Duration: 6 hours


By public transportation (subway and bus) and walking. Compared to Tokyo or Osaka, there are many stairs in the stations in Nagoya... So be prepared to walk many steps!

What’s Included

Guide fee for the day. Transportation and meals for the guide.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2740 JPY - Below shows estimate of local payments per adult

One-day pass for subway: 740JPY
Admission for Nagoya Castle: 400JPY*
Lunch: 1200JPY (depends on what you have)


*Discount rate

What’s Extra

Your transportation fee, admission fee, snacks, lunch and souvenirs.

A Recent Review of this tour

Kumi guided my son and I through a fantastic day tour of two castles - Nagoya and Inuyama. We loved seeing the contrast of the two castles, and I thoroughly enjoyed our many conversations with Kumi. She also helped me skip the line and make rail reservations for the remaining week of our trip. Highly recommended!!!
Mark Jensen

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