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Chubu Centrair International Airport

Chubu Centrair International Airport

Flights to Nagoya land at the new Chubu Centrair International Airport (Central Japan International Airport), about 40 km south of Nagoya. The airport is located about 40 km south of Nagoya on an artificial island. The fastest way to reach the city is by train. The best service is the Sky Limited Express which brings you to Nagoya Central Station in just 28 minutes. Other ways to reach Nagoya include by bus, which is less expensive but takes longer (around 70 minutes). Taxis are also readily available (expect to pay around 14,000 yen), and so are rental cars.
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Passport/Visa

Passport/Visa

Japan may be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of all European Union member states, Australia, Canada, the USA, as well as several other world countries. The up-to-date list of visa exemptions by country may be found at: https://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/short/novisa.html Citizens of countries not listed as not requiring visa will need to apply in advance via a Japanese mission or consulate closest to them. Special visa requirements apply to citizens of China and the Philippines, as well as travellers visiting Japan as part of a cruise journey.
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Best Time to Visit

Best Time to Visit

If you are planning your trip and wondering what the best time to visit Nagoya may be, it is certainly Spring and Autumn. In spring, the cherry blossoms (Sakura), make the city the perfect place for a romantic getaway. In Autumn, the main streets are all coloured in red, orange and yellow. The "mapple hunting" (momijigari) makes it a true delight to explore. Avoid June and July, which are considered to be the rainiest months, also notoriously hot and humid. Some interesting events throughout the year: January: Coming of Age Day (Seijin no hi) March: Dolls Festival (Hinamatsuri) April: Flower viewing (Hanami) November: Seven-five-three (Shichi go san) October: Nagoya Festival (Nagoya Matsuri)
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Public Transport

Public Transport

The best way to get around Nagoya is by Metro (underground or subway). There are five main subway lines, connecting at Nagoya Central station, Marunouchi and ten other hubs. Stations are well signed in English and Japanese as well colour coded. There is also a bus service, including late-night buses. Day Subway Passes are available from vending machines and ticket counters. Meitetsu Operates train services from Meitetsu Nagoya Station into the suburbs, surrounding regions and the international airport. JR (Japan Railways) connects Nagoya with Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto.
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