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  • Central Japan International Airport

    Central Japan International Airport, Nagoya —or Centrair—is an air transport hub for flights to and from Asian cities and airports throughout Japan. Its central location provides you with very easy access to the Nagoya city center and popular destinations further afield, such as Ise , Kyoto and Takayama.

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Nagoya Model Course




Booked a flight to Japan via Nagoya (Chubu Centrair International Airport)? Here are some recommended spots in the Chubu region you should not miss!


Day 1: Gifu







On your first day, travel by bus for about three hours from the Meitetsu Bus Center beside Nagoya Station towards Gifu Prefecture where you will find the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shirakawa-go. Here you can take a step back in time and experience rural Japan as you are surrounded by traditional gassho-zukuri (thatched roof) houses. Enjoy the fresh air and atmosphere; and relish the exquisite sight that looks straight out of a postcard.


Day 2: Gifu


Hida Takayama



Continue your journey through Gifu in Hida Takayama, a city in the mountainous Hida region of the prefecture located south of Shirakawa-go. Wander around the beautifully preserved streets of this old castle town and take in its rustic charm. If you happen to visit during the spring or autumn season, don’t miss the Takayama Festival, which is said to be one of the best festivals in Japan. For foodies, make sure to try local specialties like Hida beef, a variety of Wagyu, and Takayama ramen, characterized by its thin curly noodles in light soy sauce-based broth!


Day 3: Aichi


Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium



Start off day 3 at one of Japan's largest aquariums, the Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, roughly 30 minutes from Nagoya Station by train. Take time to observe and learn about various marine animals such as dolphins, killer whales, and beluga whales among many others. Watch them as they perform, get fed, and just be the adorable creatures they are!


Miso Katsu



When in Nagoya, you cannot miss out on trying the delicious local specialty that is miso katsu. Popular all over Japan, the deep-fried pork cutlet in this dish is served with a unique sauce made of hatcho miso, a type of red miso that has a stronger flavor. You will find heaps of restaurants serving it in different ways, including on top of a bowl of rice (miso katsudon) and on a sizzling hot plate (teppan miso katsu).




Day 4: Mie


Nagashima Spa Land


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End your trip with a bang by going to Nagashima Spa Land in Mie Prefecture on your last day, just 50 minutes from the Meitetsu Bus Center beside Nagoya Station via a non-stop bus. Here you can find lots of exciting rides and roller coasters that will surely give you an adrenaline rush. Among them is the world-record holder for the longest roller coaster with a length of 2,479 meters, the Steel Dragon 2000! If you are not the adventurous type, no worries as there are plenty of other attractions for you to enjoy at the park.


Nabana no Sato


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And just when the sun is about to set, hop on another bus for about 15 minutes to reach the flower garden Nabana no Sato. The garden boasts seasonal flowers throughout the year such as tulips, weeping plum blossoms, and cherry blossoms. Every year, it also holds one of the largest and most popular winter illuminations in Japan, featuring enchanting light displays and tunnels. Perfect for a romantic night, don’t you think?

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  • Ise-jingu Shrine (Inner Shrine)

    Nowhere is more sacred to the Japanese than Ise Grand Shrine’s Inner Shrine. The pilgrimage to this holy site will provide you with a unique opportunity to connect with the spirit of Japan and its people.

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  • Nagoya Castle

    Though destroyed by World War II air raids, this reconstruction of the 17th century castle serves as a dramatic reminder of the importance of Nagoya throughout Japanese history, and is the city’s main tourist destination.

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    Kobo Daishi, one of the Japan’s leading Buddhist lights, founded the Shingon sect as well as the hilltop temple known as Shuzenji.

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    A 1500 year old cherry tree and national treasure.

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