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Riga to Nagoya Flights (RIX-NGO)

Riga to Nagoya

Finnair serves Riga through Riga International Airport (RIX) and we invite you to fly to over 100 unique destinations. If you fly frequently, why not join our Finnair Plus program? You will be rewarded each time you fly with points that can be redeemed for upgrades and even future flights. Book your flights from Riga with Finnair today.

Riga International Airport is conveniently located just 10 km to the southwest of Riga itself. The Rigas Satiksme bus company operates line 22, which connects the city centre and the airport. Taxis are also available throughout the city to take you to RIX whenever it suits you.

Departing from Riga with Finnair

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  • Arrive between 2 hours and 45 minutes prior to departure in order to check in if you haven’t done so already.

Japan’s fourth-largest city with a population of more than 2 million, Nagoya is an ultra-modern metropolis where you can still experience the fascinating ancient culture of Japan on the east coast of the main island of Honshu. Nagoya also offers visitors breath-taking views of the Japanese Alps and even white sand beaches. Enjoy a walk along the Yamazaki River, shop at one of Nagoya’s huge malls or eat great food at one of its many restaurants when you land from your flight to Nagoya.

SIGHTS IN NAGOYA

With plenty in the way of adventure, excitement and Japanese culture – as well as a host of opportunities to relax in a park or on the beach – Nagoya is a travel destination that suits just about everyone.

Nagoya Castle – a reconstructed castle, originally built in the early 17th century but which was destroyed during World War II. During your visit, you can also check out the Japanese Alps. Nagoya Castle is Nagoya’s most famous landmark and a must on your Nagoya travel itinerary.

Atsuta Shrine – a traditional Shinto shrine, familiarly known as Atsuta-Sama (Venerable Atsuta).

Midland Square – Japan’s fifth-highest skyscraper at 247 metres located in the Meieki area in Nagoya, Midland Square includes a shopping mall, restaurants and a cinema – something for everyone as long as you love heights.

Port of Nagoya - one of the largest harbours in Japan and one of the city’s most popular shopping and entertainment areas. Here you’ll find a large aquarium and an amusement park.

Yamazaki River – seeing the cherry blossoms in full bloom is a must if visiting Nagoya in April.

Tokugawa Art Museum – a smaller museum that offers more than 12000 items including imperial costumes and swords as well as art and ceramics.

Other museums worth a visit in Nagoya are Toyota Automobile Museum, Nagoya City Science Museum and Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

NAGOYA WITH CHILDREN

You’ll find a wealth of things for people of all ages when you travel Nagoya. Remember to pre-book your seating and special children’s meals when you book your airline tickets to Nagoya for your family trip. Here are some great things to see and do when flying to Nagoya with children.

Legoland – Diverse rides and attractions in an enchanting world built from Lego blocks.

Odaka Ryokuchi Greens Park – Large expanses where little ones can run and play, a variety of play equipment and an exciting dinosaur-themed area.

Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium – See many aquatic creatures from around the world, including colourful fish, rays, eels, crabs, penguins and dolphins.

THINGS TO SEE AND DO NEAR NAGOYA

Ise – this city is home to the most important temple in Japan, the Ise Grand Shrine, and can be reached by train from Nagoya in less than 60 minutes.

Hakuba – experience the Japan Alps. This world-famous ski region is just 3.5 hours from Nagoya.

Shinmaiko Marine Park – a 400-metre-long man-made beach less than 60 minutes from downtown Nagoya.

The bullet trains, travelling at over 300 kilometres per hour, are a convenient way of travelling between cities. For example, the trip from Nagoya to Kyoto takes only 40 minutes, to Osaka less than an hour, and to Tokyo less than two hours.

SHOPPING IN NAGOYA

Nagoya is a genuine shopper’s paradise. Nagoya is said to be the capital of street fashion – here you can see unique styles that are quite likely to take off around the rest of the world. There are many bargains to be found among all the clothes, handbags, shoes and, of course, masses of electronic devices.

Central Park – an underground shopping area in Nagoya, where visitors can cool off on hot summer days. Shoppers can find everything they are looking for, from fashion boutiques and bookstores to cafes, restaurants and delightful meeting places.

JR Central Towers – a 245-metre-tall skyscraper offers plenty of shopping and a hotel. The first 15 floors are filled with designer boutiques and other luxury brands stores.

Oasis 21 shopping centre – one of the best shopping areas in Nagoya.

Sunshine Sakae – a major shopping and entertainment centre that caters to every shopper’s needs.

Osu Kannon – the trendiest neighbourhood in Nagoya. Everything from street fashion to electronics, antiquities and used kimonos can be found on Osu’s covered shopping streets. Also, flea markets and various events are organised here.

Chikagai shopping streets – spreading under the Nagoya and Kokusai subway stations, these massive underground shopping streets are a perfect option for a rainy or windy day!

JAPANESE FOOD & DRINK IN NAGOYA

Although Nagoya is famous for its miso, a food paste consisting of soybeans, the city also offers many other exquisite local delicacies, which are largely based on noodles and deep-fried delights. This compact city is packed with cafes, small bars and surprisingly affordable restaurants. Those who have had their fill of Japanese food can always pay a visit to Makudonarudo – McDonald’s Japanese style. After flying to Nagoya, don’t miss these local delights:

Tebasaki – seasoned deep-fried chicken wings are a Nagoyan speciality.

Hitsumabushi – a local speciality of eel served with rice.

Red miso – a typical lunch dish; in Nagoya, the red, slightly thicker miso is more common than the traditional white variety.

Misonikomi – dark soup with slightly hard noodles served with different combinations of vegetables and meat.

Kishimen – flat noodles served in soy sauce with fried bean curd.

Misokatsu – a fried pork cutlet served with red miso sauce.

Sashimi – raw or cooked seafood served in small appetizing pieces.

Sushi – bite-sized pieces of raw or sometimes cooked seafood with vinegar-laden rice.

Beer – is popular, as well as the cheaper alternative “Happoshu”, a beer with less malt.

Rice wine – sake or nihonshu, is well known and popular.

Finding vegetarian and non-dairy food may not be easy. There are options available, however: shojin ryori, created for Buddhist monks, is extremely tasty.

TRANSPORT IN NAGOYA

Metro – the Nagoya subway is the best way to explore the city, it is reasonably priced and covers large areas. The metro stops in all major stations, from which visitors can also take commuter trains or buses.

Taxi – another alternative for getting around Nagoya, best used for shorter journeys or at night when local public transportation has stopped running.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION ABOUT NAGOYA

Currency in Japan – yen (¥)

Cash – it is a good idea to take cash with you when visiting Nagoya. Cards are not universally accepted and not all ATMs accept foreign cards.

Electricity in Japan – flat-pin plugs are used in Nagoya, and the voltage is 100 volts.

Time zone – Nagoya (Japan) UTC/GMT + 9 hours

Don’t tip – tourists are not expected to give tips in Nagoya, though service charges may apply.

Behaviour – always be pleasant and feel free to bow – this is more common than shaking hands.

Water – safe to drink everywhere.

BEST TIME TO VISIT NAGOYA

Fly to Nagoya in spring or autumn for moderate, comfortable temperatures that are perfect for sightseeing and spending time outdoors. There are also several lively events and festivals during autumn. May is the peak tourist month in Nagoya, with March and October particularly popular too.

Summers are hot and humid, and June and July are the rainiest months of the year. July is the least popular month for tourism in Nagoya. If you don’t mind wet weather, this is often the best time to find cheap flights to Nagoya.

Winters are cold, though tourist crowds are small and prices can be more affordable than at other times. January and February are the best times to visit Nagoya if you plan on visiting nearby ski resorts. Book your plane tickets to Nagoya well in advance to get the best deals.

FLIGHTS TO NAGOYA

Finnair was the first carrier to offer direct flights between Europe and Japan. Today, we fly the shortest routes between Europe and Asia, making us a great choice for your flights to Nagoya.

Book your flights to Nagoya, Japan, to connect with more than 100 destinations worldwide. Flights from London to Nagoya are particularly in demand, and other popular routes include those from Milan, Paris, Gothenburg, Budapest and Dusseldorf.

Most of Finnair’s Nagoya flights are on the spacious and modern A350 aircraft, which combines the latest technology with advanced levels of comfort.

Flying to Nagoya for business? Don’t forget to check out our Nagoya deals in Nordic Business Class for a wide range of added comforts and conveniences.

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