Although shunned by foreign visitors, Nagoya happens to be the 4th city in terms of demography, just after Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka. With 2.27 millions of inhabitants and up to 9 millions within its suburbs, it is the biggest megacity of Chubu, this broad region between Kansai and Kanto. It even ranks as the 3rd in terms of surface.
Fully rebuilt after the Second World War bombings, the gridded topography of the city opens up on more pleasant districts such as the port, Sakae or the castle, most of them reachable thanks to a convenient network of five subway lines.
How to get to Nagoya
By JR Shinkansen train: 1h40 from Tokyo, 36 minutes from Kyoto
Location reachable with the JRP : order your Japan Rail Pass (from ~US$ 278)
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