Oasis 21, located above Shin-Sakae Station in Nagoya, is a place for shopping and eating. Opened in 2002, this modern facility is across from Nagoya TV Tower. Oasis 21 has a sleek, sci-fi shape and is housed under a glass roof covered with water.
Visit restaurants, clothing shops, toy stores, and with easy access to the Sake Underground, Oasis 21 seems to have it all—even a bus terminal. With interesting events scattered throughout the year, Oasis 21 is also called Milky Way Square and houses dance competitions, festivals, and even a skating rink in winter.
A short walk from either Sakae Station or Sakaemachi Station.
A pop-up cafe event dedicated to the K-Pop band Seventeen will take place at the Nagoya Box cafe & space, as well as several other locations across Japan. The event will have a variety of eats, drinks, and desserts on offer, plus Seventeen merchandise available for purchase.
Any fans of Godzilla should immediately recognize the Nagoya TV Tower. The famous reptile destroyed the tower in the 1964 movie Mothra vs. Godzilla and it was again demolished in the 1992 remake, Godzilla vs. Mothra. When the TV tower isn’t being wrecked by kaiju monsters it serves as an observation tower with two decks—one at 90-meters high and the other at 100-meters up. There is also a restaurant and an art gallery at the 30-meter mark. Completed in 1954, Nagoya TV Tower is the oldest of its kind in Japan. It’s also known as the Thunder Tower, thanks to the nighttime illumination program. It’s easily admired from the water dome of nearby Oasis 21. The Tower will reopen on September 19, 2020, with hotel rooms available on the 4th and 5th floors.
The Nagoya City Science Museum is a museum located in Sakae, Nagoya, the center of Nagoya City, in central Japan. The museum houses the largest planetarium in the world and has three main sections on modern technology, life sciences and general science with a variety of hands-on exhibits. [Wikipedia]
At the shopping districts near Osu Kannon Temple, there are two main shopping arcade streets: Niomon Dori and Banshoji Dori. The shopping district carries wares that make it comparable to Akihabara of Tokyo—with computer parts, costumes, figures, and games being commonly found. The area is also known for its fashion, food shops, recycle or second-hand stores, and electronic stores. There seems to be a little bit of everything in the Osu shopping arcade. If you’ve ever wanted to see a combination of Akihabara, Ginza, and Harajuku then you’ll be delighted with what you find in these streets. Many of the stores in the shopping arcade also offer a tax-free service, making this a great place to find souvenirs and big-ticket items you want to take home. The shops generally open around 11 am and close at 8 pm.