Nagoya Cultural Walking Tour, Nagoya (Self Guided)

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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Nagoya Cultural Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Nagoya Cultural 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: 1.7 km
Author: leticia
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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
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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: Monday - Sunday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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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.

"(The above description is based on Wikipedia under Creative Common License)"
Sight description based on wikipedia
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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.

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Sight description based on wikipedia
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Parco Gallery

5) Parco Gallery

The Parco Gallery is a small art gallery nestled within a large department store. Despite its small size, it nonetheless holds many wonderful artworks in store for the visitor. As well as paintings, you can also see here photographic portraits and fashion shots by top local photographers.

Operation Hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 9 pm

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.
South Nagoya Walking Tour

South Nagoya Walking Tour

The southern part of Nagoya has some wonderful attractions in store for a visitor, not least the outstanding Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts. In this district you can visit several prominent temples and beautiful Japanese gardens. It’s also home to some popular shopping venues and some great architecture. Take our South Nagoya Walking Tour to catch the best sights in the area.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km
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
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
Nagoya Nightlife Walking Tour

Nagoya Nightlife Walking Tour

Nagoya is an excellent destination for visitors who seek entertainment, because there are loads of trendy clubs, hopping discos, crowded bars and quality restaurants to enjoy. Whether you are looking for delicious food, tasty drinks, live music or a party atmosphere, you will find it here in Nagoya at any time of night. Take our Nightlife Walking Tour to see the hottest spots in town.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 km
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
Naka Ward Walking Tour

Naka Ward 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

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Nagoya for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Nagoya has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Nagoya, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.