Nagoya, Ise-Shima, and the Kii Peninsula Travel Guide
Plan Your Nagoya, Ise-Shima, and the Kii Peninsula Vacation
Nagoya punches well above its weight. The present-day industries of Japan's fourth-largest city are a corollary to its monozukuri (art of making things) culture. This is manifested in the efficiency of Toyota's production lines, but traditional crafts including ceramics, tie-dyeing, and knife making are still very much alive. The Greater Nagoya area's GDP accounts for more than 10% of the country's total GDP, but this economic prowess is matched by a capacity to pleasantly surprise any visitor.
Nagoya's lodging ranges from ryokan (traditional Japanese inns) and efficient business hotels to large luxury palaces. At... read more
Restaurants in Nagoya and on the peninsulas are slightly less expensive than in Tokyo. Your cheapest options are the noodle... read more
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The shrines: The Grand Shrines of Ise, rebuilt every two decades for the last 1,500 years, are the most sacred in Japan.... Read more
It may sound like the kind of activity reserved for only the most dedicated of motorheads, but you don’t need to be into cars to be... Read more
Nagoya and the surrounding cities host a wide variety of matsuri (festivals) throughout the year. Running the gamut from chaotic to... Read more
Nagoya cuisine is considered hearty, and is famous for its aka miso (red miso). Dishes featuring this sticky, sweet paste include... Read more
At Toba, before Kokichi Mikimoto (1858–1954) perfected a method for cultivating pearls here in 1893, Ama, or female divers (women... Read more
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