One of the largest cities in Japan, Nagoya is a hub of industry and shipping most famous for being home to Toyota, Honda and Mitsubishi. Nagoya’s starkly modern cityscape belies its historic origins as the castle town of Owari, an important centre of power in feudal Japan, housing one of the three main houses of the Tokugawa clan. The Owari domain’s seat, Nagoya castle, was constructed in 1612. Though the castle mostly burned down in 1945 due to the air raids on Nagoya, the current Nagoya castle has been lovingly restored to its original glory. The Owari branch’s family treasures are now on display in the Tokugawa Art Museum, its collection containing over 12,000 items. Visitors with a strong interest in automaking generally make a short stop in Nagoya in order to visit a variety of Toyota-related sights: from factory tours, to the Toyota Techno Museum, to the Automobile Museum.