12th East Asian Dam Conference (EADC)

Welcome To Nagoya, Japan

Since the construction of Nagoya Castle began in 1610 at the begging of Edo era (1603-1868), the city has developed into the fourth largest city in Japan after Edo (Tokyo), Osaka, and Kyoto. Today, Nagoya is the capital of the Chubu and Tokai region and the third largest city in Japan after Tokyo and Osaka.
Geographically located in the center of Japan, Nagoya connects major cities within 2hours by “Shinkansen” bullet train.
          1.5 hours to Tokyo
          35 minutes to Kyoto
          50 minutes to Osaka
The Chukyo area around Nagoya is one of the three largest metropolitan areas in Japan and serves as the administrative, economic, and cultural center of the Chubu and Tokai regions. Its area covers the three Tokai prefectures of Aichi, southern Gifu,
 and northern Mie, and the region's population is approximately 10.24 million (2019). The central city area of Nagoya is the largest downtown area in the Chukyo region, and the area around Nagoya Station, a major terminal station, has developed into one of the tallest skyscrapers in Japan as a result of redevelopment since the 2000s. Nagoya was recognized as a UNESCO City of Design in 2008, and was selected by TIME magazine as one of the "50 Most Amazing Places in the World" for the year 2023.

The weather in early June, when the conference will be held, is relatively mild, but the rainy season is just beginning.It will be hot and humid, but the season of fresh greenery will be in full bloom, and we will see new greenery wet from the rain along with historical Japanese architecture.
Dress lightly for summer but be prepared for some cold rainy days and dress for the wind.
Please be sure to bring an umbrella.

Nagoya City, together with Toyota City in Aichi Prefecture, home of Toyota Motor Corporation, and Yokkaichi City in Mie Prefecture, is the center of the Chukyo Industrial Zone which is the largest industrial zone in Japan. Nagoya is also home to the headquarters and factories of many of the nation's leading manufacturing companies and it is a heavy industrial city with an annual value of over 3 trillion yen. The Port of Nagoya is Japan's leading international trading port, handling the largest volume and value of cargo in Japan.