Just north of the town is one of Japan’s major cities, Nagoya. In the middle of Japan in the Nobi Plain, Nagoya thrives in culture and metropolitan vibes from its 2 million inhabitants.
As a hub of industry and commerce within the country, Nagoya is home to many international corporations, most notable being Toyota Motor Corporation. This city also holds the SCMaglev & Railway Park which is a museum to Japan’s train history. They currently have plans set to build a bullet train that would go from Nagoya to Tokyo in 45 minutes along the Tokaido Shinkansen. Nagoya also has its own specialty meal, Hitsumabushi, which is freshwater eel, grilled, and slathered in a rich, dark sauce and then served over rice. Another great location to visit is the Nagoya Castle where you can walk through the palace while visiting the vast grounds covered in cherry blossoms and expansive gardens.