Information about Nagoya and Central Japan
Learn more about Nagoya and Central Japan
Part of the fun of a study abroad is thoroughly exploring your new home. Take in the historical sites in and around Nagoya, enjoy the local cuisine and sake breweries in the Chubu region, and create lifelong friendships with the locals.
Nagoya is located at the centre of Honshu (the main island of Japan) with a population of 2.24 million. Its central location means that it is only 1 hour 40 minutes to Tokyo, 50 minutes to Osaka, and 35 minutes to Kyoto all on Japan's convenient bullet train system.
What to see in Central Japan
Visit Nagoya Castle, Gifu Castle, and Atsuta Shrine.
Misokatsu and tebasaki top most people’s to-eat lists, but take the time to explore Aichi’s tea fields and sake breweries too.
Home to Toyota, Yamaha, and Mitsubishi. See how the world’s leading corporations do things differently and what makes the Port of Nagoya Japan’s busiest trading port.
Head into Sakae to shop for the world’s leading brands or get lost in Osu Kannon for an eclectic array of boutiques, cafes, thrift shops, markets, and izakaya dining.
For more information about sights around Nagoya, check out this link:
Nagoya Info Sightseeing Guide
Talk to Japanese Students
NUFS holds plenty of Language Lounges each week for students to either tutor or practise communicating in English, Japanese, French, Spanish, Chinese, and many other languages. Work part-time as a tutor, attend as a student to have conversations with other students in whatever language you want to study, and make friends with students from other programs.