At ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Grand Court Nagoya, you're a 5-minute subway ride from the Japanese gardens at Shiratori-Teien. There are tranquil ponds and softly flowing waterfalls to discover, and in autumn the trees shimmer in shades of red and orange.
It's easy to make the pilgrimage to Osu Kannon Temple, a traditional Japanese-style pagoda in the centre of Nagoya. Flea markets are held here regularly, with city residents selling everything from antiques to local delicacies like fried chicken wings.
The Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Art, next door to ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Grand Court Nagoya, showcases glazed Japanese ceramics and vivid American prints. Collections are updated regularly so ask our Front Desk staff for the latest on what's being shown.
Visiting Nagoya Castle, a 17th-century Japanese landmark topped by a pair of golden shachihoko. Although the original structure and surrounding palaces were damaged in the Second World War, many parts have now been restored to their original appearance.
Don't tip waiters or taxi drivers when travelling in Nagoya or other parts of Japan. The Japanese people don't do it, and some may even consider it insulting.