Nagoya

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Nagoya is one of the largest cities in Japan, with over 2 and a quarter million people in 2010. It is in Aichi Prefecture.[1] There are 18 wards in Nagoya.

Tourist attractions[change | change source]

  • Nagoya castle: It was built in 1615 by Japan's famous military commander, Ieyasu Tokugawa. It is one of Japan's most famous castles. The gold dolphin-like fishes on the roof are its main feature. It is said that the total weight of the gold used is 215.3 kilograms.
  • Nagoya City Science Museum: located in Shirakawa park in Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi. It reopened in 2011. Its planetarium is 35 meters in diameter. It is the largest in the world.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Nagoya" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 685.