Location & Travel
Nagoya is located at the center of the main island of Japan with a population of 2.24 million. Nagoya has a long history dating back 1900 years, when Atsuta Jingu, which has a close relationship with the legendary people who appear in Kojiki (the oldest history book of Japan), was established. Nagoya is the birthplace of three notable feudal lords, Nobunaga Oda, Hideyoshi Toyotomi and Ieyasu Tokugawa. Ieyasu, who became the first Shogun (military ruler of Japan), built Nagoya Castle. Traditional industries like ceramics and textiles as well as key modern industries like automobiles, aviation, and machine tools have also developed in Nagoya, and Nagoya plays a major role in Japan’s industrial society. Today, Nagoya continues to draw attention and keeps on developing as a Japanese international city.
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