TOP THINGS TO DO IN FUSHIMI NAGOYA

Fushimi is between Nagoya Station and Sakae station, the two main shopping and restaurant areas for Nagoya, so while Fushimi is a downtown district with many office buildings, it also has a good selection of hotels, restaurants and bars. Other things to do in Fushimi include:

OSU-KANNON TEMPLE

Not exactly in Fushimi, but just a 10 minute walk south on Fushimi-dori Ave, and you'll come to Osu-kannon station, with Osu-kannon temple just around the corner. It's Nagoya's most prestigious temple, and very exotic looking. On the 18th and 28th of every month there is an antique market at the temple. There are several other smaller temples also in the area.

LOCATION: 10 mins South on Fushimi-dori (Fushimi Map C-4)

NAGOYA SCIENCE MUSEUM

This great little museum offers up a great look at science, and visitors can also use a multi-lingual audio guide. Exhibits include the world's largest planetarium with a diameter of 35 meters. Entry for adults is 800 yen Planetarium and Museum or 400 yen Museum only

LOCATION: FUSHIMI MAP C-4

SHIRAKAWA PARK

A nice little open area, with trees and benches just behind the Science museum, about a ten minute walk from Fushimi station. T place can get busy with ball games and school band practices on weekends, but weekday is usually quiet.

LOCATION: FUSHIMI MAP C-4

OSU SHOPPING STREET

If you walk 10 minutes south of Fushimi on Fushimi dori, you'll soon get to the Osu-kannon temple district. On the left beyond the main temple is the Osu Shopping Arcade, a little bit on the dilapidated side, but full of small shops and eateries with a mix of unusual items about.

LOCATION: south on Fushimi dori, then left past the temple

DRINKS AT THE PUB

Fushimi is a business area, and after work the Japanese are well known to enjoy a few beers, thus there are a good number of drink places and eateries around the station. Shooters Sport Bar (Map C-4) has a great menu and broadcasts of sports events. The recently opened Hooters Nagoya (Map B-4) also offers sports and a fun atmosphere.