This busy shopping district boasts around 1,200 restaurants, stores and other businesses. Besides being one of Nagoya's most popular areas, it also has a Buddhist temple of historical note, Osu Kannon.
This traditional neighborhood retains its historic townscape dating back to the 17th century, and has been designated as a preservation district. It also has a long history as a center for dyeing fabrics.
The Kakuozan Nittaiji temple was founded to enshrine a relic of the Buddha that was presented by the King of Thailand. It is also a center for arts and crafts.
To reach Nagoya from Tokyo, it takes about an hour and 40 minutes by Shinkansen bullet train. There are also frequent highway bus services, which are more affordable than the train.