Located on the Pacific coast on Honshu Island, Nagoya is one of Japan's major ports, ranking alongside Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, Yokohama, Chiba, and Hakata. Nagoya is a large city with delightful dining opportunities, and accommodation in Nagoya is plentiful, making cheap Nagoya travel packages very appealing to people looking for discount holiday destinations. The city's many restaurants provide a delectable diversion into exquisite Japanese cuisine, but Nagoya offers much more than fine food.
Literally translated, Nagoya means "city of tradition" or "modern old house." But more freely translated, it means "always new, healthy and refreshing." And that translation defines the city. During the Japanese feudal period Nagoya was the castle town of one of the three branches of the renowned Tokugawa family. Much of the city was damaged or destroyed during the air raids of 1945. But the city has experienced a rebirth and now features a wide variety of traditional castles, shrines and Japanese gardens blended with modern architecture and shopping opportunities. Visit Direct Flights to arrange your cheap flights to Nagoya, and you can experience all that this city has to offer.
Nagoya Castle, built in 1612, is famous for its two magnificent Golden Orcas on the roof, often used as the symbol of Nagoya. The Atsuta Shrine is a Shinto shrine that reportedly houses a famous sword that is one of the Three Sacred Treasures of Japan, although the sword is never shown to the public. The shrine's Bunkaden, or treasure hall, houses over 4,000 historical artifacts, including 174 Important Cultural Properties and a dagger that is a designated National Treasure of Japan. More than 70 ceremonies and festivals are held at the shrine every year. Don’t miss out on all the cultural activities that Nagoya has to offer travellers on discount travel packages to Nagoya – book destination activities and more when you book cheap flights from Australia to Nagoya, as well as cheap accommodation in Nagoya with Direct Flights.
The Sakae district is Nagoya's city centre. Sakae's "old" landmark is the Nagoya TV Tower and its two tall observation decks. The oldest television tower in Japan, it was featured in the Godzilla vs Mothra Japanese cult film. Sakae's "new" landmark is the futuristic Oasis 21 complex, which houses Nagoya's bus terminal and several shops and restaurants. Midland Square (the Toyota-Mainichi Building) is a towering skyscraper in the Meieki district of Nagoya. It features Japan's highest open-air observation deck, a shopping centre with 60 name-brand stores, two automobile showrooms and a cinema. The Port of Nagoya is the largest trading port in Japan. The now-retired Antarctic survey ship “Fuji” moors at the Port of Nagoya as a unique museum of the South Pole. For a change of pace from city bustle, visitors on cheap holidays to Nagoya drop into the Higashiyama Zoo. The zoo is one of Asia's largest and also contains botanical gardens and an amusement park. The Tokugawa Art Museum preserves and exhibits the belongings of the Owari, one of the wealthiest and most powerful families of feudal Japan. The exhibits include armor, swords, tea utensils, masks and costumes, poems, scrolls and maps. The Tokugawaen, a Japanese landscape garden, is located next to the museum. Car fans should consider a visit to the Toyota Automobile Museum, where Japanese, European and American automobiles from the late 1800s to the 1960s are exhibited – and be sure to book a cheap car hire in Nagoya with Direct Flights.
Discount travel to Nagoya also allows travellers to visit a variety of nearby locations: your discount accommodation in Nagoya can serve as a base to explore this fascinating region. Takayama is a traditional mountain city, and the Takayama Festival is considered one of Japan's best. The Shima Peninsula is home to the Ise Shrines - Japan's most sacred Shinto shrines. The peninsula has been designated as Ise-Shima National Park for its natural beauty and cultural importance. And lacquerware is a particular specialty of the Kiso Valley. The smooth, glazed bowls and dishes are enjoyed for their aesthetic appeal and the way they complement the flavours of a Japanese meal. Kiso-Hirasawa is a village outside Narai which is famous throughout Japan for its lacquer products. Numerous shops offering lacquerware are located throughout Kiso-Hirasawa, as well as a museum about lacquerware and the process by which it is made.
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