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Nagoya, Ise-Shima, and the Kii Peninsula Travel Guide

Nagoya, Ise-Shima, and the Kii Peninsula Top Experiences

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Highlights

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. Shopping: Nagoya...

Highlights

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 awed by...

Restaurants

On the Menu

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

Sights

The Pearl Divers

At Toba, before Kokichi Mikimoto (1858–1954) perfected a method for cultivating pearls here in 1893, Ama, or female divers (women were believed...

Sights

Festivals in Nagoya

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

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