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Region
Chubu
Island
Honshu
Largest City
Nagoya
Population
7,043,235

The Tower Hotel

Some rooms in Nagoya’s The Tower Hotel have a wildly unique feature: structural beams of the tower protrude through the wall and disappear into the floor.

By James Rogers

Closely resembling the Eiffel Tower, Nagoya’s Mirai Tower (now a tangible cultural property of Japan) in Aichi Prefecture and the surrounding Hisaya Odori Park were extensively renovated in 2020, creating a beautiful tourist spot. The tower now features stunning animated illumination and is now accompanied by a large reflection pond and countless chic shops and restaurants.

However, the renovation’s crown jewel was turning a floor inside the tower into a hotel called The Tower Hotel. Nagoya is not well-known as a tourist destination. However, the city has changed significantly in recent years and attractions such as this unique hotel and the extensive renovations to the tower and its surrounding area make the city worthy of a stopover as tourists pass through from Tokyo to Kyoto.

Staying Overnight

The Tower Hotel

Photo by: James Rogers A view to a thrill: looking up at The Tower Hotel in Nagoya.

As if staying overnight in a landmark tower isn’t interesting enough, some rooms have a wildly unique feature: a structural beam of the tower protrudes through the wall and disappears into the floor. If you are an architecture lover, this feature of the hotel will surely pique your interest. Moreover, if you are an art lover, you will appreciate how the rooms are decorated with art created by famous artists from the Tokai region.

Exploring the Tower

Urban view of Oasis21, Nagoya TV tower from Odori park with pink "sakura" (cherry blossoms) in the Sakae district, a famous travel and shopping destination in Aichi, Chubu.

Photo by: blanscape/iStock Urban view of Oasis21, Nagoya TV tower from Odori park with pink “sakura” (cherry blossoms) in the Sakae district, a famous travel and shopping destination in Aichi, Chubu.

The area surrounding Sakae station is known as Nagoya’s downtown and has endless restaurants, bars and shops to explore. However, you don’t need to stray far from the tower itself to enjoy yourself. The first, second and fourth floors are all part of The Tower Hotel and feature a variety of restaurants and cafes and under the tower itself is the popular bar Hub. The surrounding Hisaya Odori Park also has various food and upscale shopping options.

Large open grass areas surround the tower for anyone to sit and relax on; thus, these areas are always full of people sitting and relaxing with friends or even lying down and enjoying some sun.

Bird’s Eye View

Nagoya Skyline

Photo by: visual space/iStock From the observatory tower you can get a spectacular view of the Nagoya skyline.

Of course, you can also go up to the top of the tower and get a spectacular view of the city from the tower’s observatory. In addition, once the sun sets, you can enjoy the tower’s new animated illumination.

The Tower Hotel offers a unique experience of staying overnight in a Japanese landmark that features rooms with inimitably interesting interior features. So, if you are traveling from Tokyo to Kyoto, perhaps consider a stop in Nagoya to stay there.

Things To Know

Hours and Fees

Chubu electric Mirai Tower Observation Deck

Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nightly viewings 5:30-9 p.m.

  • Adults (high school students and older): ¥1,300
  • Children (elementary and junior high school students): ¥800
  • Under elementary school students: free

 

How To Get There

Address

3-6-15 Nishiki, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 460-0003, Japan

By train

Take the Nozomi shinkansen (bullet train) for 90 minutes from Shinagawa station in Tokyo to Nagoya station. Then, take the Sakuradori line local subway bound for Tokushige for 5 minutes and get off at Hisayaodori station. The Tower Hotel is a 5-minute walk from the station.

By bus

Take an approximately 5-hour highway bus from Tokyo’s Shinjuku station to Sasashima Live in Nagoya. Then take a local Nakamura Shako mae-bound Sakae 23 bus for about 35 minutes to Sakae Oasis 21. The Tower Hotel is a 2-minute walk from there.

By car

It takes about 4 hours from Tokyo station by car. There are various pay parking lots around the hotel.

Where To Stay

The Tower Hotel Nagoya
  • 3-6-15 Nishiki, Nagoya-shi Naka-ku, Aichi, 460-0003 Japan
  • ¥41,500 - ¥156,200
  • 4.94/5 (130 reviews)
  • 0.0 km
Koko Hotel Nagoya Sakae
  • 3-15-21 Nishiki, Nagoya-shi Naka-ku, Aichi, 460-0003 Japan
  • ¥5,760 - ¥74,844
  • 3.98/5 (107 reviews)
  • 0.2 km
Comfort Inn Nagoya Sakae Ekimae
  • 3-16-30 Nishiki, Nagoya-shi Naka-ku, Aichi, 460-0003 Japan
  • ¥6,300 - ¥33,100
  • 0.2 km
Vessel Inn Sakae Ekimae
  • 3-14-13 Nishiki, Nagoya-shi Naka-ku, Aichi, 460-0003 Japan
  • ¥8,300 - ¥55,200
  • 4.35/5 (751 reviews)
  • 0.2 km
Sanco Inn Nagoya Nishiki
  • 7-23 Nishiki, Nagoya-shi Naka-ku, Aichi, 460-0003 Japan
  • ¥4,680 - ¥27,000
  • 4.27/5 (1,792 reviews)
  • 0.2 km

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