Nagoya, the third largest city in Japan, is located at the center of Japan
and the heart of quality Japanese kraftsmanship of design and manufacturing, called Monozukuri. Especially, the city is a center of Japanese automotive industry including Toyota and its group companies, Honda, Mitsubishi and
Suzuki. You can experience at theToyota Automotive Museum, Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and
Technology, and Toyota Kaikan Exhibition Hall(Japanese).
Manufacturing industry in Nagoya originated from pottery: Seto is one of
the most popular pottery and Noritake and ceramic industry are also located
here. Major museums include Noritake Museum(Japanese), Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum(Japanese), and International Design Center Museum.
Nagoya faces beautiful pacific coast in the south and rich forests in the
Nagoya has its unique taste of culture, famous Nagoya castle (Japanese), Nagoya cuisine, and traditional crafts.
Around Nagoya, World Exposition (EXPO 2005) was held in 2005.
Links on Nagoya
Nagoya Convention and Visitors
Traditional Japanese Robotics Dates back to around 12th Century.