How can I get to Nagoya city center from Chubu International Airport?
The train provides convenient access.
The Meitetsu Line directly connects Chubu International Airport to Nagoya city center.
It takes about 40 minutes to Nagoya Station by limited express train.
If you drive, it takes about 50 minutes on the highway, but this depends on traffic conditions.
You can also take the Shoryudo Highway Bus with one of its good value highway bus tickets which can be used across the Chubu Area.
I'm going to Aichi from Tokyo. What is the best way to travel?
Shinkansen is fast and convenient.
Using a Japan Rail Pass is recommended if you plan to return to Tokyo or go to other regions.
(Please note you must meet some eligibility requirements to purchase the pass.)
If you have enough time and want to watch your budget, highway buses may be for you.
I'm going to Aichi from Osaka. What is the best way to travel?
You can choose from Shinkansen, Kintetsu, or highway buses.
The most convenient choice is Shinkansen.
Shinkansen is 1 to 3 hours faster than the others and operates more frequently.
If you have enough time and want to save a bit of money, highway buses may be for you.
Popular destinations include historical buildings such as Nagoya Castle, Atsuta Shrine and Osu Kannon Temple.
Since Aichi has established itself as a prosperous industrial region, the Toyota Museum and SCMAGLEV and Railway Park are recommended places to go.
As you go out towards the suburbs from Nagoya, you see more natural landscapes and rural scenery which offer a fascinating blend of urban and rural.
There are foods unique to this region which you cannot find in either the East or West of the country, such as miso-katsu, Nagoya Cochin chicken, miso-nikomi udon and tebasaki.
You simply have to give them a try!
I'm only going to stay in Aichi for a short time; what are the sightseeing priorities?
If you are new to Aichi, we recommend Nagoya Castle.
From there, why not hop on a subway or take a bus down to the Fushimi, Sakae, Osu or Nagoya Station areas for some great shopping and eating.
Nagoya also offers a sightseeing bus service called "Me-guru", which does a tour of Nagoya's famous destinations.
Each sightseeing spot sells their own original souvenirs, so it's fun just hunting around.
You can purchase souvenirs at Chubu International Airport and main stations like Nagoya Station.
Don Quijote and 100-yen shops are popular for Japan's unique, cleverly-designed goods.
Geographically, Aichi is located in the center of Japan.
Aichi entices with various things that stimulate the curiosity: amazing scenery, the latest industrial technologies which have earned Aichi it's status as industrial capital, unique cultures developed through historical legacies, and major global sports events.
The temperature in summer (June to August) is very hot, so a shirt is enough.
June is the rainy season, so you may want to bring an umbrella or a raincoat.
Winter (December to February) can be snowy. You need thick outerwear such as a coat.
Spring (March to April) and Autumn (September to November) have cool days and are pleasant.
Are there ATMs where I can use a credit card to withdraw Japanese yen?
The ATMs below are available.
■ Seven Bank ATM : http://www.sevenbank.co.jp/intlcard/index2.html
Located in 7-Eleven, it offers a 24-hour service unique to convenience stores.
ATM screens, audio guides and statements are all available in English, Korean, Chinese and Portuguese.
7-Eleven ATMs accept various cards for withdrawal of Japanese yen: VISA, PLUS, MasterCard, Maestro, Cirrus, China Unionpay, American Express, JCB, DISCOVER and Diners Club.
■ Japan Post Bank ATM
・ Japan Post Bank （banks operated by Japanese post offices） also accepts credit cards. http://www.jp-bank.japanpost.jp/en_index.html
JPB ATMs accept credit cards with the following brand marks: VISA, VISAELECTRON, PLUS, MasterCard, Maestro, Cirrus, American Express, Diners Club, JCB, China Unionpay, and DISCOVER.
Note that some cards may not be accepted and the operational hours are limited.
Can I use my credit card?
Most of the large stores, chain stores, and convenience stores accept credit cards, but privately-owned shops and some sightseeing spots may not be able to.
Restaurants may not be able to accept credit cards during lunch time or unless the bill is above a certain amount, so it's a good idea to check on entering.
Where can I exchange currency?
Exchange counters in airports, banks, or Travelex in Nagoya City.
Are coin-operated lockers available? How do I use them?
Coin-operated lockers are located in stations and tourism facilities.
General coin-operated lockers can be used by:
1. putting your luggage into the locker,
2. inserting coins,
3. turning the key.
The fee and types of coin accepted may vary. It will be a good idea to exchanging notes into coins (have some 100-yen coins ready).
It's not uncommon for travelers to forget where their locker is, so double-check!
Most hotels also offer a luggage deposit service - it's worth making use of them if you stay in a hotel.