The city that gave the world Toyota is one of Japan's most industrious. The capital of wooded and hilly Aichi prefecture, it's tucked into a wide bay on the south side of Honshu island. The gabled roofs of a 17th-century Shogun castle top it all, but the modernist Nagoya TV Tower and gritty port areas dotted with cherry trees also make an appearance. There are Shinto temples to see, rugby stadiums to visit, Sumo showdowns, and even nearby onsen (hot springs resorts) and waterfalls. First though, you'll need those cheap flights to Nagoya from USA. They might go nonstop from Hawaii, but most links will involve at least one stopover before landing.
A cultural jewel, grand Nagoya Castle is a veritable symbol of Japan!
If you're visiting Nagoya in autumn, be sure to make a beeline for Asuke, where stunning shows of fall colors burst in the forests.
45,000 people can cram into the terraces of the City of Toyota Stadium for football showdowns and rugby games.
No airlines fly direct from the United States of America to Nagoya.