Japan's fourth-largest city, Nagoya, located 70 mi/115 km east of Kyoto, was almost completely destroyed during the war, but today it's a bustling place.
Nagoya also is a good base for exploring nearby destinations—including original feudal castles.
To the south is the Ise-Shima National Park and Mikimoto Island, where you can watch pearl diving and shop for pearls. Visit the sacred Isejingu Shrine and equally revered forest it watches over. Be respectful of worshippers and the park itself,... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.