For those relocating (searching for a Nagoya home, apartment, office, or land) to Nagoya, the following info and links should be of considerable use. Do not hesitate to contact me for more info on how we can assist you with your search for real estate in and around Nagoya.
Nagoya, the fourth largest city in Japan, has a population of around 2.2 million residents and incorporated as a city in 1889, making it, by Japanese standards, a fairly new city. It is the center of the third largest metro region, known as the Chukyo Metropolitan Area (Chukyo meaning central capital) with almost 9.5 million inhabitants.
Nagoya is widely known as one of Japan's most important industrial centers, and in fact the main industry is automotive related. Toyota Motors is located nearby in Toyota City. There are also a number of aeronautical- and electronics-related companies manufacturing a wide variety of components and parts. A lot of ceramics and dishware is made in these parts, Noritake, one of the most noted brands for fine dinnerware, has its headquarters and main manufacturing facility here.
There are two professional sports teams here, the Chunichi Dragons, which play in Japan Professional Baseball's Central League and the J.League professional soccer's Nagoya Grampus Eight.
The total land size of the city of Nagoya is almost 326 km2 and consists of 16 wards (ku in the Japanese language): Atsuta-ku, Chikusa-ku, Higashi-ku, Kita-ku, Meito-ku, Midori-ku, Minami-ku, Minato-ku, Mizuho-ku, Moriyama-ku, Naka-ku, Nakagawa-ku, Nakamura-ku, Nishi-ku, Showa-ku, and Tenpaku-ku.
Atsuta Jingu (Shrine)
Ise Jingu (Shrine) - One of Japan's holiest shrine.
Museum Meijimura - An open-air museum preserving and exhibiting Japanese architecture from the Meiji era.
Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Nagoya Castle - Unofficial website provides various details.
Nittaiji Temple -Unofficial website provides various details.
Nagoya TV Tower
Tokugawa Art Museum
Dining & Nightlife
Blue Note Nagoya - Nagoya venue of the famed NY-based nightclub bringing over a numbrer of famous singers and musicians to Japan (no English language content unfortunately).
Nagoya-info.com - provides visitors and residents of Nagoya city the best information on jobs, sightseeing, hotels, restaurants, events, and much more.
City of Nagoya - Official city website.
Aichi Prefecture - Nagoya is this prefecture's largest city.
Central Japan International Airport (Centrair) - Located about 30 minutes by train from central Nagoya.
Nagoya Convention & Visitors Bureau - Provides info useful for tourists and those relocating to the city.
Nagoya Transportation Bureau - Provides useful info on how to ride the buses and subways.
JR West (West Japan Railway Company) - Osaka-based operator of railways and hotels. Links to sites in English, Korean and Chinese.
Port of Nagoya< - One of the largest seaports in all of Japan.
U.S. Consulate - Nagoya
Nagoya International School - Offers curricula from kindergarten through grade 12, located in Moriyama-ku.
Chukyo University - Has two campuses in Aichi Prefecture in Nagoya and Toyota.
Houses of Worship
Mustard Seed Christian Church - Bilingual church located in Nagoya's Naka-ku (near Tsurumai Station) which loves God and loves people and where everyone is welcome.
Holy Annunciation Church - Orthodox Church located near Kawana Station on the Tsurumai Line at 1-3-3 Yamawaki-cho, Showa-ku.
Asahi Shimbun - Offers a variety of Japan news, and stories from across the globe.
Daily Yomiuri - English-language version of the Yomiuri Shimbun, one of the largest-circulated newspapers in the world.
Japan Times - Site content includes updated news, business information, editorials, art and culture features, in addition to other information.
Mainichi Daily News
Nic @ 9 (Nagoya's Radio-i)
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