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, Ise-Shima, and the Kii Peninsula Hotels

Nagoya's lodging ranges from ryokan (traditional Japanese inns) and efficient business hotels to large luxury palaces. At... read more

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Nagoya, Ise-Shima, and the Kii Peninsula Restaurants

Restaurants in Nagoya and on the peninsulas are slightly less expensive than in Tokyo. Your cheapest options are the noodle... read more


Nagoya, Ise-Shima, and the Kii Peninsula Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    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

  • Toyota: Nagoya's Mainstay

    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

  • Festivals in Nagoya

    Nagoya and the surrounding cities host a wide variety of matsuri (festivals) throughout the year. Running the gamut from chaotic to... Read more

  • On the Menu

    Nagoya cuisine is considered hearty, and is famous for its aka miso (red miso). Dishes featuring this sticky, sweet paste include... Read more

  • The Pearl Divers

    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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