About the International Exhibition Hall
In the International Exhibition Hall in the first basement floor of the Nagoya City Civic Reception House, a collection of gifts presented by Nagoya's sister and friendship cities, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Nanjing, Sydney, and Turin, and other cities around the world are on display.
In the Video Corner, we give a summary and introduce the magnificence of sightseeing in our 5 sister and friendship cities, and we also explain their exchange with Nagoya. You can also see video content in each city's native tongue.
Please make sure to come and see this when you are dropping by City Hall or other nearby buildings. You can also come and use the exhibition hall for learning about international exchange for school trips and independent research.
Location, Hours, and Access
|Location||International Exhibition Hall, Nagoya City Civic Reception House 1st Basement Floor|
2-5, Sannomaru 3-chome, Naka-ku, Nagoya, 460-0001
|Hours||9:15am - 4:45pm|
|Closed||Sat, Sun, National Holidays, Year-End and New Year Holidays|
|Transportation||Meijo Subway Line, about a 3 minute walk east from Shiyakusho Station. (For details, see the map below.)|
Map of the Nagoya City Civic Reception House（PDF file:141KB）
Nagoya City Civic Reception House
Entrance to International Exhibition Hall
Exhibition of Gifts from Abroad
Gifts from Los Angeles
Nagoya and Los Angeles began a sister city affiliation on April 1, 1959. Featured from Los Angeles, Nagoya's first sister city, the key to the city, stagecoach figurines received in commemoration of the 35th anniversary of our sister city affiliation, and a crystal plaque given to us from LANSCA (Los Angeles-Nagoya Sister City Affiliation) in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of our sister city affiliation are on display.
Key to the city of Los Angeles
Gifts from Mexico City
Nagoya and Mexico City began a sister city affiliation on February 16, 1978. An Aztec calendar, Indio man and woman statuettes carved by leading Mexican sculptor Juan Cruz Reyes, and a bronze pot are on display.
An Aztec Calendar
Indio man and woman statuettes
Gifts from Nanjing
Nagoya and Nanjing began a friendship city affiliation on December 21, 1978. A paper-cut picture received from Nanking in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of our friendship city affiliation, a ceramic lamb figurine, a hanging scroll, and an Indian-ink painting are on display.
Ceramic lamb figurine
Gifts from Sydney
Nagoya and Sydney began a sister city affiliation on September 16, 1980. Beginning with a painting from Sydney commemorating the 30th anniversary of our sister city affiliation, many things including decorative and silver dishes are on display.
Gifts from Turin
Nagoya and Turin began a sister city affiliation on May 27, 2005. A plaque featuring the design of Turin City Hall received from Turin at our sister city agreement ceremony, a sculpture of the bull on Turin's City Seal, and a Fiat car figurine are on display.
Plaque with design of Turin City Hall
Bronze statue of bull