Nagoya, the capital of Aichi Prefecture, is the largest city of the Chubu region in the center of the main island of Honshu. The present city of Nagoya came into being in 1610, when the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu moved the residence city of the Kiyosu fiefdom by 6 km to its current location and had a number of important new buildings and road facilities built.
These included, among other things, the main tower of a castle, the roof of which is decorated with a pair of golden shachihoko (mythical creatures with the head of a tiger and the body of a fish), as well as a settlement oriented on a regular road network. Since then, Nagoya has developed steadily. Thus, on the one hand, this city can refer to its rich tradition from the era of the samurai, while at the same time it is one of the leading centers of the automotive industry in the world along with the neighboring city of Toyota.
Nagoya Station is not only the largest railway hub in the world, but also the busiest with more than 193,000 passengers passing through every day. In the extensive shops and great restaurants you can enjoy many of the delights of this city without having to leave the train station.
Nagoya is famous for its full-bodied, spicy cuisine. Everywhere in the station district you will find fantastic restaurants serving peppery chicken wings, juicy pork chops with red miso and spicy ramen from “Taiwan”.
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