Nagoya, Ise-Shima, and the Kii Peninsula Travel Guide
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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 Koya-san, temple accommodation...read more
Restaurants in Nagoya and on the peninsulas are slightly less expensive than in Tokyo. Your cheapest options are the noodle shops, donburi (rice bowl) chains...read more
Things To Do in Nagoya, Ise-Shima, and the Kii Peninsula
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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
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Nagoya and the surrounding cities host a wide variety of matsuri (festivals) throughout the year. Running the gamut from chaotic to tranquil... Read more
Nagoya cuisine is considered hearty, and is famous for its aka miso (red miso). Dishes featuring this sticky, sweet paste include misonikomi... Read more
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