If you like exploration with a side of pork and fast cars, make your way to Nagoya, Japan, located 130 km west of Kyoto.
This city is full of good food, shopping and yes, Japanese automobiles. In fact, some of the most recognised car brands in the world are made right here. If you love cars, this is your new favourite place. Buckle up with one of our awesome Nagoya package deals and see what it’s all about.
Given that it’s the Japanese car capital of the world, it’s only right to get one of Wotif’s sweet Nagoya car hire deals and drive to the sites. In particular, make a stop at the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology. The museum was built on the old factory site, and will take you through the history of the brand with viewing booths, interactive exhibits and photographs.
Next, get those game fingers ready: Nagoya is the birth place of Pachinko, a pinball arcade game that can be found throughout Japan. This works by shooting a ball into the machine, which then drops through a series of spikes into winning slots. The objective is to get your balls into as many lucky slots as possible. We believe in you! And with savings you’ll score on our Nagoya packages, you’ll have more cash to play a few extra rounds for the prize you actually want.
As the great Jon Snow once said, “First lesson, stick ’em with the pointy end”. If you love swords and all things sharp, go to Atsuta Jungu during your Nagoya holiday. This temple is home to over 4000 historical items, including a giant collection of swords with very pointy ends. No touching allowed.
The best kind of shopping excursion is when you can get new clothes and a drink at the same time, so make way to the Sakae shopping district. Since you’ve saved money from cheap Nagoya packages, you can go crazy in a place like the PARCO mall, a multi-floor centre with hundreds of storefronts waiting for you to walk inside. And if you like your shopping with a side of suspense, head to the Sakare Underground Mall, which is located—you guessed it—under Japan’s surface.
After a good round of shopping, it’s only right to feast. When you’re on holiday in Nagoya there are some dishes you simply have to stick a chopstick into. This includes miso katsu, which is deep-fried pork topped with miso sauce and tebasaki—spicy fried chicken wings with sesame seeds. Or if you’re really a foodie, you could book a Kyoto holiday package and eat your way from the big city to Nagoya.
For nightlife, stick around the Sakae area for the after-hours scene to come alive. There are several sports bars with live football games, free-flowing ales and the clanks of pool sticks hitting the eight ball.
If you love pork, cars and pinball (a great combo!), you have to get to Nagoya. Wotif has the best selection of deals around, so you can get your engines revving for a holiday in Nagoya on the cheap. We’ll have you speeding off to Japan in no time.
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