Other attractions include: 

the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, built on the site of one of the company’s original loom factories near Nagoya station;

the Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Tokugawa Art Museum and surrounding Japanese garden;

Nagoya City Science and Art Museums;

Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, where the collection includes works by Picasso, Matisse, Paul Klee and an assortment of Expressionists, Surrealists and postwar US and Japanese artists as well as Edo-period paintings and traditional crafts.

Temples and shrines include:

Kōshō-ji, founded in the 17th century by the Tokugawa family;

Shiroyama Hakusan Shrine, formerly Suemori Castle;

Sixteenth-century Togan-ji, where a huge wood block is said to purge sins if you touch it;

Nittai-ji, Arako Kannon (the oldest building in Nagoya, with Tahoto Pagoda intact after 472 years);

Osu Kannon Temple, which dates back to the Kamakura era but moved to its current location in 1612. 

Home to the head offices of, among others, Toyota Motor Corporation, Brother Industries, Makita, Suzuki Motor, Noritake, Olympus Optical and Yamaha;

The city is also known for incredibly hot and humid summers, the fifteen-day Nagoya Sumo Tournament, the World Cosplay Summit for fans of Japanese animation, miso sauce, shrimp tempura, broad flat kishimen noodles and an eel dish called hitsumabushi.

© Ian Hughes 2017