NAGOYA SAKAE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS and THINGS TO DO

Sakae is the downtown area of Nagoya, and for most people going to Sakae means going shopping or getting a bite to eat. Otsu-dori, crossing North to South, is the best street for brand shopping in Nagoya. Besides shopping and eating, here are some other ideas of things to do.

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CENTRAL PARK

It's not huge, but it's right downtown making Nagoya's Central Park a nice side trip if in the area. There are a few fountains, and the TV Tower is situated here, so its easy to find.

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GO UP THE NAGOYA TV TOWER

A ride up to the observation deck is a great way to learn about the city and get one's bearings. The observation platform is just at 100 meters, but there is a nice view and food and beverages are available. 600 yen adults entry

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CHECK OUT THE UNDERGROUND MALL

The whole area below Central Park is a long underground mall with all types of shops, restaurants and cafes. It's not top end shopping, but worth a look around on the way to going above ground.

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TAKE A RIDE ON A FERRIS WHEEL

The Sunshine building in the center of Sakae besides having a variety of shops and cafes also has a ferris wheel slowly circling its North side for the public to ride with decent views of the downtown Sakae area.

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OASIS 21

Oasis21 is a neat place to walk around for different views of Nagoya, with especially stunning views at night. On the lower floors is a small mall with some restaurants, cafes and shops as well as a tourist information counter.

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SUNDAY AFTERNOON ROCK-A-BILLIES

Near the circle fountain on Sundays when the weather is warm, a group of 50's rock and rollers devotees twitch away the afternoon dressed in 50's clothing with their hair gelled back. It's just for fun, but can be a hoot to watch.

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