With the maglev line scheduled to launch in 2027, linking Tokyo and Nagoya, more companies in Aichi Prefecture are moving their headquarters closer to Nagoya Station to take advantage of the convenient location.

With rent rising around the station, however, it is becoming increasingly difficult for startups to set up there.

Even without the maglev, Nagoya Station is a key transport hub in the Chubu region, hosting various lines including the Tokaido Shinkansen and Nagoya Railroad Co. The latter connects the station with Chubu Centrair International Airport.