Cultural Venues Walking Tour (Self Guided), Nagoya

Nagoya is considered one of Japan’s most important cities when it comes to cultural attractions. This beautiful city is home to many art galleries, museums, theaters and some other great cultural venues. Take our Cultural Walking Tour to see all the best cultural spots in the city.
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Cultural Venues Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Cultural Venues Walking Tour
Guide Location: Japan » Nagoya (See other walking tours in Nagoya)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Author: leticia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Electricity Museum
  • Nagoya City Science Museum
  • Nagoya City Art Museum
  • International Design Center NAGOYA and Design Museum
  • Bansho-ji Temple
Electricity Museum

1) Electricity Museum

If your business or study is in engineering or science, you should take some time during your visit to Nagoya to see its Electricity Museum. Located a short walk from Fushimi Station, the museum is housed in a striking four-story contemporary building. Here you’ll find all kinds of interesting facts about how electricity is produced and its many uses in the modern world. You can also find out about pioneers like Thomas Edison and Allessandro Volta that made very important discoveries in this area.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Nagoya City Science Museum

2) Nagoya City Science Museum (must see)

The Nagoya City Science Museum, located in Sakae, Nagoya, houses one of Japan's largest planetariums in the astronomy section and has three main sections on modern technology, life sciences and general science with a variety of hands-on exhibits. Many of the exhibits have been specifically tailored for children, such as a model railway on the third floor in the transport section.

The museum also has features on the local Chubu region's links to science and industry. Access is by Fushimi subway station.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 9:30 am - 5 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Nagoya City Art Museum

3) Nagoya City Art Museum (must see)

The Nagoya City Art Museum building was constructed by Kisho Kurokawa, one of the leading Japanese architects, from 1983-1987.

Works by the surrealist Kansuke Yamamoto, Sean Scully, and Alexander Calder belong to its permanent collection. Artists such as Hakuyō Fuchikami, Nakaji Yasui and Jean-Michel Othoniel have exhibited their works there.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Thursday, Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 am - 5 pm; Friday: 9:30 am - 8 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
International Design Center NAGOYA and Design Museum

4) International Design Center NAGOYA and Design Museum

The International Design Center NAGOYA and Design Museum is located in the downtown area of Sakae. The museum was established in 1992 and is housed in the Nadya Park skyscraper. Exhibited are leading designers and artists of conceptualization, form and function. The pieces range from the Art Deco to the present. Works by Isamu Noguchi and Arne Jacobsen are included, as well as product design icons such as the Mini Cooper. The Loft department store for shoppers interested in design is also located in Nadya Park. Access by public transport is Yabachō Station on the Meijō Line.

Operation hours: Wednesday - Monday: 11 am – 8 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Bansho-ji Temple

5) Bansho-ji Temple

Banshō-ji is a small temple located in Ōsu in central Nagoya.

Lord Oda Nobuhide (1510?-1552) built this Sōtō Buddhist temple in the then village of Nagoya in 1540, and invited the priest Daiun to open it. Kato Kiyomasa (1562-1611) stayed at the temple, which served as his quarters while he was engaged in the construction of Nagoya Castle. The temple was rebuilt in 1610 at its present site.

Directly located at the main street is the stone gate. Two kitsune (fox spirits) guard the entrance. Many paper lanterns give light.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Nagoya, Japan

Create Your Own Walk in Nagoya

Create Your Own Walk in Nagoya

Creating your own self-guided walk in Nagoya is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
North Nagoya Walking Tour

North Nagoya Walking Tour

North Nagoya is famous for housing the city’s most prominent architectural landmark, the magnificent Nagoya Castle. Other notable sights include the Meijo Koen Park, Nagoya City Hall, Gokoku Shrine and more. Take this self-guided tour of North Nagoya to discover top attractions of this part of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
West Nagoya Walking Tour

West Nagoya Walking Tour

The West Nagoya area has lots of interesting attractions for a visitor to enjoy. Highlights include the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, the Noritake Craft Center and the Noritake Garden, plus many others. Take our West Nagoya tour to see the top sights of this part of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Southeast Nagoya Walking Tour

Southeast Nagoya Walking Tour

The southeastern part of Nagoya is home to many interesting places, including the wonderful Tsurumai Park, several captivating museums and a number of magnificent Japanese temples. Take the following tour to discover this exciting city area.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
Nagoya City Center Walking Tour

Nagoya City Center Walking Tour

The Naka Ward (or Naka-ku) district is the central neighborhood of Nagoya. This area should be at the top of the list for any visitor to the city, because it’s home to a vast number of amazing attractions. Here you can visit: a peaceful Japanese park; a fine Nagoya Orchid Garden; a gorgeous Osu Kannon Temple; and the imposing Nagoya TV Tower. Take our Naka Ward tour to see all the top sights in...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
East Nagoya Walking Tour

East Nagoya Walking Tour

The eastern part of Nagoya is a beautiful section of the city. Here visitors can enjoy wonderful botanical gardens and temples, plus some beautiful public parks and a zoo. It’s also a great area for entertainment, with a fun amusement park and several interesting cultural venues. Take our tour to see the top sights of East Nagoya.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.0 Km or 5 Miles

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