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Exploring Nagoya Outside the Japanese Grand Prix

Located off the Ise Bay in Japan, Suzuka is a smaller city outside one of the country’s largest cities, Nagoya. One of the main attractions every year for Suzuka is the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix, but we’ve gathered up a list of other activities for you to enjoy during your time Japan, also known as the “Land of the Rising Sun.”


Places To Explore

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

Known for being the home of Toyota, it comes to no surprise that Nagoya has an extensive museum on the famous car brand. Section out some time to visit this museum because it’s very large, but also very interactive with different demonstrations and live shows!

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

Nagoya Castle

Located just north of the Nagoya city center, the Nagoya Castle is a 17th-century castle located in a park that has exhibits to stroll through and learn about the history of this ornate building. Take the elevator up to the top floor of the Main Donjon to the seventh-floor observation deck for amazing views of Nagoya.

Nagoya Castle

Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Based on the east side of Nagoya, the Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Gardens are a perfect place to explore and meet the animals of Japan. Spend an afternoon strolling through the gardens, or a morning viewing a feeding for one of the many animals that call the zoo home.

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Where to Get Food (Sushi or Not)

Sushi is very common in Japan, but we’ve listed out some places that carry other items if you’re not in the mood for the popular dish.

Maruya Honten Meiekiten | Japanese

Houraiken | Japanese

Sushi-Go-Round | Sushi

Komeda | Café

Midtown BBQ | Steak & Smokehouse

Vinvic | Wine Bar



If you’re planning to join us for the Japanese Grand Prix, be sure to secure your tickets today and enjoy all that Suzuka and Nagoya have to offer you during your time away from the circuit.


Topics: Travel Guide, Japanese Grand Prix

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