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Nishi-ku, Nagoya

Nishi-ku, Nagoya

Nishi-ku, Nagoya-shi (Aichi), Japan

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Description is one of the 16 wards in the city of Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.GeographyThe ward is located in the northwestern part of the city. The Shōnai River runs through the ward, as do the Hori River and Shin River.HistoryThe ward was established in 1908.Nishi-Ward is the birthplace of pachinko.CompaniesThe food companies Marukawa, Kasugai, and Meito Sangyo are located in this ward.AttractionsThe small historical street Shike-michi runs parallel to the Hori Canal. It was used by merchants during the Edo period and is now a historical property.A museum of the ceramic maker Noritake and the company's headquarters are located in Nishi Ward, and nearby is also the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology.A popular park are the Shōnai Greens.The Nagoya Lucent Tower, one of the tallest buildings in Japan, is located in the ward.Notable personsNiwa Nagahide – samuraiSassa Narimasa – samurai