Nagoya is the capital and the biggest city of Aichi prefecture, in the Chubu region of Honshu – the largest island of Japan. The city has plenty of travel destinations and celebrations on next coming New Years Eve 2016.
Introduction of Nagoya
Nagoya lies north of Ise Bay on the Nōbi Plain. The city was built on low-level plateaus to ward off floodwaters. The plain is one of the nation’s most fertile areas. The hub of the Aichi region, Nagoya is Japan’s fourth-largest city after Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka and one of the nation’s major economic centers. Nogoy is home to automaking giants Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi Motors.
Get to Nagoya
The city is easily reached by air plane. Chubu Centrair International Airport is Japan’s third major international gateway. This is on an artificial island 30 minutes south from down town. Remember to reserve your tickets well in advance.
New Year celebrations
On New Year’s Eve, make it memorable by experience a countdown the Japanese way. Witnessing the ringing of the bell at a shrine is a highlight on New Year’s Eve and no city is better positioned for this enchanting encounter than Nagoya — just one hour away from the Ise Grand Shrine, the most revered shrine in Japan.
The good thing is, even if you do not like squeezing with the crowd on New Year’s Eve, Nagoya allows you to experience an authentic Japanese New Year in more ways. The home city for many Japanese Olympic ice-skaters also puts up an outdoor rink in Hisayaodori Park, making ice-skating an enjoyable activity on New Year day.
You can visit the Ise Grand Shrine before January 1st to receive blessings for New Year. In Nagoya’s downtown Osu, Shichifukudo is a 60-year-old traditional sweets shop that serves zoni — the hot rice cake soup that is enjoyed on New Year’s Day.
Osu’s alleyway is a fascinating blend of past and present. Behind the latest street styles and fashion, cat cafés and latest chicken fries craze, you can find Matsuzakaya, a kimono shop that dates back to 1611.
Countdown and Fireworks
Restaurants for Countdown Party
Below is a list of suggested restaurants for your best NYE countdown parties
Atsuta Horaiken, Matsuzakayaten
Shooters Sports Bar & Grill
Royal Garden Cafe Nagoya
Maruya Honten Meiekiten
Atsuta Horaiken Honten
Atsuta Horaiken Jingu Minamimonten
Coat of Arms
Y Market Brewing Kitchen
Best hotels for NYE
If you are planning to spend your next coming New Years Eve in Japan, early hotels booking is strongly recommended. The most booked hotels are listed below: