Geographically located around the center of Japan's main island of Honshu, Nagoya has been a cultural crossroad since the ancient times of feudal Japan. Due to its convenient location, it has served as a meeting place for the nation's eastern and western cultures. Nagoya started to develop as a typical castle town of ancient Japan.
Nagoya and its vicinities are best known as an industrial powerhouse. From high-tech sectors to traditional industries, the city has built a strong industrial base. Industrial museums have started to boom in this city.
The long history of Nagoya as a thriving castle town nurtured various specialties. These specialties include special dishes, arts and crafts such as cloisonne, kimono fabrics pottery and porcelain.
Nagoya is popular among foreign residents as a pleasant city to live in. Its wide streets laid out in an easily-navigated lattice network combined with a very convenient subway network system also make it easy for visitors to get around.
PAL flies between Manila and Nagoya daily.
Travel guide for Nagoya is readily downloadable for your use.