Where to stay in Nagoya
Which are the most recommended areas to sleep in Nagoya?
The best areas to stay in Nagoya are undoubtedly the most central ones, considering that hotels are really cheap in this city, including even those located in central areas: the neighborhood of Meieki near Nagoya station
Recommended luxury hotels
Recommended capsule hotels
Recommended hotels in Nagoya
UNIZO INN Nagoya Sakae Higashi
This business hotel is maybe the best as for value for money among the hotels in Sakae, the most central area of Nagoya. It is located a few meters from the Oasis 21 and a metro station.
Inaugurated in 2014, the building is new, modern and clean, singles from 6000 yen, double rooms from 7000 yen per night.
Hotel Trusty Nagoya
This hotel is located in a very strategic location for exploring on foot the most famous areas of the city: Nagoya station, Sakae and the Castle are a less than 10-minute walk, respectively west, east and north of the hotel. A few meters away there is also a metro station (Fushimi)
Rooms are small but modern, comfortable and clean. Inside the building there's also a good Italian restaurant. Double rooms from 8000 yen per night. Big breakfast buffet is 1000 yen extra per person.
Hotel Sunroute Plaza Nagoya
A hotel belonging to the popular chain of Japanese business hotels Sunroute, located a few meters from the east exit of Nagoya station, one of the best mid-range hotels close to the station.
Small rooms but very comfortable, modern and clean. Single rooms from 7000 yen per night, double from 11,000 yen per night. Breakfast 1300 yen.
Recommended luxury hotels in Nagoya
Hilton Nagoya Hotel
This hotel of the world-famous chain of luxury 5-star hotels Hilton is located in a great location about 10 minutes walk from Nagoya station (also served by a free hotel shuttle), and near a metro station (Fushimi). The area of Sakae and the Osu Kannon Shrine are within a short walk. Many rooms have a panoramic view of the city, stunning in the evening. Guests have access to an indoor swimming pool and a tennis court. Although it is a 5-star hotel, this hotel can be enjoyed by everyone: sometimes you could find double rooms from 20,000 yen per night, which is not a really cheap price but it isn't expensive neither considering the level of the hotel, a very reasonable price to have an unforgettable night in Nagoya.
Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel
This luxury hotel of the international chain Marriott is located on the upper floors of one of the two skyscrapers of the JR Central Towers, built right above Nagoya station.
Large comfortable rooms, all with panoramic city views. Guests have access also to a large indoor pool with panoramic views, a sauna, a fitness center and 8 bars and restaurants. It is maybe the the best hotel in the entire city of Nagoya, of course rates are not affordable to anyone for several days but I think that at least one night can be booked by almost everyone who wants to spend an unforgettable night in Nagoya: single occupancy rooms from 20,000 yen per night, double from 25,000 yen per night.
Capsule hotels in Nagoya
Capsule Inn Nagoya
This hotel is currently the only capsule hotel of all of Nagoya which can be booked online through foreign hotel-booking websites.
It is located a few meters from Kanayama station, an area full of shops and restaurants, reachable in less than 5 minutes from Nagoya station and Sakae by train and subway.
The hotel is not very popular with foreigners and the staff is not very accustomed to dealing with tourists. Low price, 2980 yen per night.
Recommended hostels in Nagoya
Nagoya Travellers Hostel
This hostel is located in a perfect location, in the area of Sakae, the most central area of Nagoya, a few meters from the Oasis 21 and a metro station.
It offers both shared dorms (2800 yen per night), with an area dedicated to women, and private rooms with two beds and a shared bathroom (5800 yen per night). All rates include a simple breakfast with hot drinks, toasts and croissants.
Guest House Wasabi Nagoya Ekimae
One of the best low cost accommodations in the city, very close to Nagoya station. This is not a western-style hostel, beds are positioned on a tatami floor and are separated from each other as in capsule hotels. Within each capsule there is a safe, a reading lamp, electrical outlets. You can also remove the dividers between a bed and the other and then sleep next to each other if you are a couple or a small group of friends. Lastly, coffee, tea and apple juice are available free of charge at any time of the day to all guests. Prices from 2000 yen per night.
Guided tours, activities and other things to do
If you are planning a trip to Japan and you want to do something more than just visiting famous places and monuments, we suggest you to use Govoyagin
How to use Govoyagin
Govoyagin is a very useful website to enrich your travel experience
, especially if you are going solo or it's your first time in Japan.
Because of the language barrier (and more), in Japan it is very difficult to interact with the locals and to get off the tourist track.
Thanks to Govoyagin you can find a lot of interesting and sometimes unique guided tours and activities
all over Japan (and not only in Japan), that you would otherwise never be able to enjoy.
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