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Nagoya Events

Atsuta Matsuri

This is Atsuta shrine’s annual festival with various performances (martial arts and sumo wrestling) and processions of floats, which are particularly impressive when decorated with lanterns at night.

Date: 05 June 2021 - 05 June 2021
Venue: Atsuta Shrine.

Nagoya Fireworks Festival

Firework makers from all over Japan show their skills at this impressive fireworks festival that draws several hundred thousand spectators to the banks of Nagoya Port.

Date: 01 July 2021 - 31 July 2021
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Nagoya Port.


Nagoya Basho (Sumo Tournament)

This annual summer sumo wrestling tournament in Nagoya is very popular and attracts large crowds.

Date: 04 July 2021 - 18 July 2021
Venue: Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium.


Nagoya Port Marine Day Festival

The Port festival celebrates Nagoya's connection to the seas which have made it prosperous. The harbour comes alive with maritime displays and activities including a water logging contest throughout the day. The festival closes with an impressive fireworks display from an internationally renowned crew.

Date: 19 July 2021 - 19 July 2021

World Cosplay Summit

Fans of manga and anime from all over the world gather in the costumes of their favourite characters at this annual event in Nagoya.

Date: 01 August 2021
(Date to be confirmed)


Nagoya Castle Summer Festival

Noh theatre and bon-odori dancing are held in the castle grounds in the evening, and there are food and games stalls.

Date: 01 August 2021 - 31 August 2021
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Nagoya Castle.


Nippon Domannaka Festival

The streets of Nagoya are filled with entertainers and dancers boasting colourful costumes celebrating the cultural meld of north and south Japanese traditions in Nagoya.

Date: 22 August 2021 - 25 August 2021
Venue: Hisaya-Odori Park.
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Nagoya Tokyu Hotel

The sophisticated Nagoya Tokyu Hotel is very near the bustling Sakae shopping and nightlife district. There are Western and Japanese-style guest rooms, as well as four different categories of suites to choose from. The Nagoya hotel also has a beauty salon, a business centre and a fitness centre with a large swimming pool, as well as several fine dining restaurants, including the elegant Loire French restaurant, and Nadaman, serving kaiseki (traditional multi-course banquet) and Edo-style sushi.

The b Nagoya

Right in the middle of the Sakae shopping area, this chic business hotel in Nagoya offers excellent value for money. The rooms are smart and comfortable, some with views over the leafy boulevard of Hisasya-dori, and have larger-size beds than usual and stylish bathrooms. 

Hotel Trusty Nagoya Sakae

Though close to the hustle and bustle of Sakae, this Nagoya hotel has a very relaxed atmosphere. Decorated in a classic European style, there is a lot of wood panelling and leather sofas in the elegant lobby. The rooms are cosy yet well equipped, with high-speed internet access and decent-sized desks. The hotel's Cuore Lounge serves daily meals based on seasonal ingredients, as well as tapas and wine, and afternoon tea.

Hilton Nagoya

Close to Fushimi Station is Nagoya's top international hotel with stylish interiors and attentive service. Rooms are modern and comfortable and there are a good range of dining options in the hotel; choose from Indian, Chinese, continental and a variety of Japanese cuisines. Breakfast is not included and there's a fee for internet access. However, there are free shuttle buses between main station, as well as to the castle.

Nagoyakatei Miyoshi

A very clean and welcoming ryokan (traditional hotel) only five minutes on foot from the Shinkansen station. The staff don't speak much English but if you are familiar with traditional accommodation this shouldn't be a problem. All rooms are Japanese-style accommodation (no beds, just futons) and a full-course Japanese breakfast is served. There are two shared Japanese-style baths for guests, including a rooftop outdoor rotemburo.

Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel

Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel offers luxury and convenience in equal measure. Located in the southernmost of the two JR Central Towers that rise almost 250m (820ft) up in the air above Nagoya's central station, it is a city landmark and one of the best luxury hotels in Nagoya. Staff are friendly and helpful and all rooms are supremely comfortable and have panoramic views. The bar and lounge on the top floor offers a fantastic outlook over the city. The in-house restaurants offer Japanese, Chinese and European cuisines.