Discovering Nagoya’s Top Attractions Around the Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel

Are you planning a trip to Nagoya and staying at the Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel? Lucky you! Not only is the hotel itself a luxurious place to stay (check out our in-depth article about it), but it also boasts a prime location connected to Nagoya Station with many tourist attractions nearby. In this article, we will explore the top tourist attractions around the Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel.

Within Walking Distance

One of the best things about the Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel is its location. Directly connected to Nagoya Station, so you don’t need to lug your luggage around when you arrive in the city. Another benefit is the fact that you can easily walk to some of the best tourist attractions in Nagoya in just a few minutes. Here are some of our favorites.

Yanagibashi Central Market

If you’re a foodie, Yanagibashi Central Market is a must-visit. Here, you can find a wide variety of fresh seafood, fruits, vegetables, and other local specialties. Make sure to bring cash and arrive early to get the freshest produce! You can also enjoy fresh fish dishes, Sushi, and more caught in the region at the restaurants around the market.

Yanagibashi Central Market (柳橋中央市場)
Entry fee: free
Opening Hours: 4:00 – 10:00; closed Wednesdays and Sundays
4-11-3 Meieki, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 450-0002
From the hotel, it’s an 8-minute walk.
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Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

If you’re interested in learning about the history of Toyota, the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology is definitely worth a visit. You can see the various stages of development of Toyota’s technologies, from textile machinery to automobiles. The museum also has hands-on exhibits, making it a fun experience for both adults and kids.

Read our full article to learn more about it.

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology (トヨタ産業技術記念館)
Entry fee: adults 1,000 yen, University students 500 yen, High School students 300 yen, children 200 yen
Opening Hours:9:30 – 17:00, closed on Mondays
4-1-35 Noritakeshinmachi, Nishi Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 451-0051
From the hotel, it’s a 20-minute walk.
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Noritake Garden

Noritake Garden is a picturesque park filled with seasonal flowers and decorations and beautiful architecture. The park is built on the site of the old Noritake factory and features various exhibitions on ceramics, a factory and museum, and even a corner where you can paint your own bone china plate or cup as a unique souvenir from Nagoya. The park also has a restaurant and a gift shop where you can pick up souvenirs. If you’re looking for a peaceful escape from the busy city, Noritake Garden is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Craft Center and Noritake Museum – Noritake Garden (ノリタケの森)
Entry fee: adults 500 yen, child free
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00, closed on Mondays
3-1-36 Noritakeshinmachi, Nishi Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 451-8501
From the hotel, it’s an 18-minute walk.
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Shikemichi & Endoji Night

For those who enjoy history, Shikemichi and Endoji Shopping Arcades are the places to be. The historic merchant quarter dates back to the Edo period and the nearby shopping arcade is lined with shops selling traditional Japanese goods, food, and souvenirs. Strolling down these streets will transport you back in time, as you see the old wooden buildings.

If you would like to explore this area with a knowledgeable guide book the Old Town Nagoya Walking Tour + Tea.

Shikemichi (四間道)
Entry fee: free
Opening Hours: open 24/7
1 Nagono, Nishi Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 451-0042
From the hotel, it’s a 15-minute walk.
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Other Major Tourist Attractions in Nagoya

While the area around the Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel has a great deal to offer, there are also many other major tourist attractions in Nagoya that are worth a visit. Here are some examples:

Nagoya Castle

If you’re interested in historical architecture, Nagoya Castle is not to be missed. This impressive castle was originally built during the Edo period and showcases the impressive Samurai culture of Japan. The castle has a beautiful garden, and a museum, and even offers a traditional tea service in the tea house. Read more about Nagoya Castle here.

For fans of Samurai history, we recommend the Samurai City Nagoya Day Tour. Where you will visit Nagoya Castle as well as other sights related to Samurai culture in Nagoya.

Nagoya Castle (名古屋城)
Entry fee: Adults: 500 yen; Adults over 65: 100 yen, Children: free
Opening Hours:9:00 – 16:30
1-1 Honmaru, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 460-0031
From the hotel walk to the Higashiyama Subway line, ride 2 stops until Sakae Station, switch trains to Meijo line, and ride another 2 stops to Nagoyajo Station. From there it’s a 3-minute walk.
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Atsuta Shrine

Atsuta Jingu is one of the most important shrines in Japan, and a must-visit for anyone interested in Shintoism. The shrine is said to house the sacred sword Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, one of the Three Imperial Regalia of Japan. The shrine also has an impressive sword collection displayed in its museum.

For more on Nagoya’s most sacred shrine check out this article.

And while you are already there, how about some lunch (or dinner)? We recommend either Miya Kishimen, for some delicious hot or cold Kishimen noodles, or Atsuta Horaiken, one of the most famous restaurants serving Hitsumabushi, the local eel dish.

Atsuta Jingu (熱田神宮)
Entry fee: free
Opening Hours: open 24/7
1-1-1 Jingu, Atsuta Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 456-8585
From the hotel,walk to the JR Tokaido Line and ride for 9 minutes to Atsuta Station. From there it’s a 10-minute walk.
Website | Google Maps

Osu Kannon and Shopping District

Osu Kannon is a Buddhist temple located in the heart of Nagoya’s bustling Osu shopping district. The temple itself is a beautiful architectural wonder, but the surrounding shopping district is also worth exploring. Here, you can find everything from traditional Japanese souvenirs such as Kimonos to amazingly cheap second-hand clothing stores and many pop culture-related shops. Don’t forget to try some street food while you’re there! Read more about this wonderful shopping district here.

To the foodies among you, we recommend our Street Food Walking Tour of Osu, where you will try some of the best street food Osu has to offer.

Osu Kannon (大須観音)
Entry fee: free
Opening Hours:6:00 – 19:00
2-21-47 Osu, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 460-0011
From the hotel,walk to the Higashiyama subway line, ride one stop to Fushimi, change to the Tsurumai line, and ride another stop to Osu Kannon Station. From there it’s a 2-minute walk.
Website (Japanese only) | Google Maps

Hisaya Odori Park

Hisaya Odori Park is a new dining and shopping complex in the heart of Nagoya. It’s a perfect place to relax outside with some sweets or drinks or to shop for international brands. The park also hosts various events and festivals throughout the year, including concerts and art exhibitions. 

Don’t forget to visit the iconic Chubu Electric Power MIRAI TOWER located within the park for a bird’s eye view of the city.

Hisaya Odori Park (久屋大通公園)
Entry fee: free
Opening Hours: open 24/7
3 Chome Marunouchi, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 460-0002
From the hotel, walk to the Higashiyama subway line and ride two stops to Sakae Station.
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SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

Train lovers will be in heaven at the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park. This museum features a collection of over 30 trains, including high-speed maglev trains. Visitors can learn about the history and technology behind trains, and even experience a simulated train ride. It’s a fun and educational experience for all ages.

You can read more about this fascinating train museum here.

SCMAGLEV and Railway Park (リニア・鉄道館)
Entry fee: Adult 1,000 yen, child 500 yen (under 3 free)
Opening Hours:10:00 – 17:30; close Mondays.
3-2-2 Kinjofuto, Minato Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 455-0848
From the hotel, walk to the Aonami line, and ride 10 stops until Kinjofuto Station. From there it’s a 3-minute walk.
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For a unique cultural experience, visit Arimatsu. This charming village is famous for its traditional Shibori fabric dyeing technique, which involves tying and folding fabric to create intricate patterns. Take a workshop to learn the art of Shibori dyeing and create your own souvenir to take home. The area itself is also worth exploring, with its traditional architecture, shops selling handmade crafts, and delicious local food.

For more on Arimatsu read our article about it.

Arimatsu (有松)
Entry fee: free
Opening Hours: open 24/7
Midori-ku, Nagoya, Präfektur Aichi 458-0924
From the hotel,walk to the Meitetsu-Nagoya Line and ride to Arimatsu Station.
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Day Trip Options from Nagoya

We recommend basing yourself at the Marriott in Nagoya for a day or ten and exploring the surrounding highlights on multiple short-day trips from Nagoya. Here are some destinations that you can reach within a few hours:

Ghibli Park

Ghibli Park is a must-visit for fans of anime and Japanese pop culture. The park is based on the movies of Studio Ghibli and features recreations of iconic locations from the films, such as Satsuki and Mei’s house from My Neighbor Totoro, and the Antique shop from Whisper of the Heart. Visitors can also enjoy, exhibits, a mini movie theater, and delicious snacks inspired by the movies. It’s located in nearby Nagakute and is easily accessible by train from Nagoya Station.

Find out more about Ghibli Park and how to get your tickets here.

Ghibli Park (ジブリパーク)
Entry fee:depending on the day and area
Opening hours: weekdays 10:00 – 17:00, weekends and school holidays 9:00 – 17:00, closed Tuesdays
Address: 1533-1 Ibaragabasama, Nagakute, Aichi
Access: From the hotel,walk to the Higashiyama Line, ride to Fujigaoka Station, transfer to Linimo Line, and get off at Ai-Chikyuhaku-Kinen-Koen Station.
Website | Google Maps


Inuyama Castle is a beautiful example of Japanese feudal architecture and is the oldest original castle in Japan. The castle sits on a hill overlooking the Kiso River, and visitors can climb to the top for panoramic views of the surrounding area. Inuyama is a short train ride from Nagoya and makes for a great day trip option.

You can also explore Inuyama with a knowledgeable guide to dive deep into history, street food, and culture.

Inuyama (犬山)
Entry fee: free
Opening Hours: open 24/7
Fujimicho-14 Inuyama, Aichi 484-0081
Access: From the hotel, walk to the Meitetsu-Nagoya Line and ride it for 30 minutes to Inuyama Station.
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Tokoname is a small town known for its pottery, in fact, it is one of the 6 ancient kiln towns of Japan. Take a walk along the Pottery Footpath and admire the pottery shops and kilns. The town also has a museum dedicated to ceramic art. And one of the most important kinds of pottery produced here is Maneki Neko, beckoning cats. You can see them everywhere in Tokoname, for example along the Maneki Neko Street in front of the station. Tokonyan is the giant Maneki Neko head watching over Tokoname, as a lucky yet cute protector. All in all, Tokoname is a great destination for those interested in traditional Japanese crafts.

Before your trip to Tokoname check out our dedicated article about it.

Tokoname (常滑)
Entry fee: free
Opening Hours: open 24/7
5 Chome Koiehonmachi, Tokoname, Präfektur Aichi 479-0838
From the hotel, walk to the Meitetsu-Tokoname Line and ride it for 30 minutes to Tokoname Station.
Website | Google Maps

Ise Grand Shrine

Even though Nagoya has its own important spiritual spot, in the form of Atsuta Shrine, you shouldn’t miss the Ise Grand Shrine, the most important Shinto shrine in Japan and considered the spiritual home of the Japanese people. Ise Shrine is split into two main shrines, the Naiku and Geku, and many pilgrims visit both of them. Of the two shrines, the Naiku is more popular with foreign visitors, especially because the surrounding area has more to offer in terms of excellent street food and cultural facilities such as museums.

The shrine is located in Mie Prefecture, and visitors can easily take a Kintetsu Line train from Nagoya Station which takes only 1.5 hours to get there. You can pay for a single ride, or you can opt for a Kintetsu Rail Pass, which will provide you with unlimited rides on the Kintetsu Railway and Nara Kotsu Bus Lines within your selected time frame. This means you could visit Mie, Nara, Kyoto, Osaka, and even Nabano no Sato from Nagoya, all for the same price. Check prices and buy your pass here.

Ise Grand Shrine (伊勢神宮)
Entry fee: free
Opening Hours:5:00 – 18:00
1 Ujitachicho, Ise, Mie 516-0023
Access: From the hotel, walk to the Kintetsu Line and ride it for 1 hour and 20 minutes to Isuzugawa Station, take the Geku Naiku Bus Line to Jingu-Kaikan-Mae.
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Magome-Tsumago, Nakasendo Hiking Route

The Magome-Tsumago Hiking Route is a breathtaking trail that takes you through the beautiful Japanese countryside. Both post towns along the Nakasendo mountain road on either end are lined with traditional Edo-style wooden houses and the trail offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Hikers can traverse the route in a few hours and stop at local shops and restaurants along the way. It’s a great way to experience the natural beauty of Japan and get some exercise while you’re at it. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

We offer the Magome to Tsumago Hike as a guided tour as well.

Magome Post Town (馬籠宿)
Entry fee: free
Opening Hours: open 24/7
Address: Magome, Nakatsugawa, Gifu 508-0502
Access: From the hotel, walk to the JR Line and ride the Shinano Express for 1 hour and 20 minutes to Nakatsugawa Station, take the Magome Bus for 25 minutes to Magome.
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Nagoya is a city rich in culture, history, and attractions. The Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel is a perfect starting point to explore the surrounding areas, with many tourist attractions within walking distance and plenty of options for day trips. We hope this guide helps you plan your trip and enjoy all that Nagoya has to offer.

Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel (名古屋マリオットアソシアホテル)
Stars: ★★★★★
1-1-4 Meieki, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 450-6002
directly connected to Nagoya Station (follow the signs)
Book here: marriott.com, booking.com, Agoda, Expedia
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