City of Nagoya
  • There are numerous other cities which are not less interesting to explore, Nagoya for example
  • Although they are in the same building, I could not find any direct access from the train to subway stations
  • This 6.10 meters (20 ft) tall fashion doll was wearing a simple cloth picturing an advertisement of Meitetsu Department Store at the time of my visit
  • I bought a one-day subway pass for 740 Japanese yen (6.70 dollars) each
  • Although Nagoya has several more tourist spots, it does not necessarily mean that you have to go there twice unless you want to go to the Nagoya City Science Museum (for which you have to spend a half-day alone) which is also available in other big cities


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    Japan is not only Tokyo. There are numerous other cities which are not less interesting to explore, Nagoya for example. So famous this city, its name is used by another town in Batam, Indonesia.

    I spent two hours by Kintetsu Limited Express train to travel from Osaka to Nagoya. Nagoya has a very big railway station building accommodating no less than four train lines owned by different companies (such as Kintetsu, Meitetsu, JR, and Shinkansen), two subway lines, and bus stations. Although they are in the same building, I could not find any direct access from the train to subway stations. Instead I had to go out to street level, walked along the side of the building until found a signpost to the subway. Rather annoying but still acceptable. One interesting spot in this big station is the presence of Nana-chan, a super-large mannequin. She stands near the entrance to Meitetsu bus station. This 6.10 meters (20 ft) tall fashion doll was wearing a simple cloth picturing an advertisement of Meitetsu Department Store at the time of my visit.

    Nagoya is equipped with numerous subway lines those ease foreign travelers to get to their destinations. I bought a one-day subway pass for 740 Japanese yen (6.70 dollars) each. Should you use it for four rides or more than you will save some money. My first stop was the Nagoya Castle. The nearest subway station is Shiyakusho. The admission fee is 500 yen, but only 400 yen for one-day subway pass holders. There is a noodle shop just a few steps away from the ticket gate. I had an early lunch there. The attendance did not speak English but he was very helpful. Above all, the noodle was very delicious and not expensive. I should say that it is very recommended for hungry visitors. Ten to fifteen minutes on foot beyond the ticket gate there is the entrance to the castle courtyard. First you will see a wooden house on your left side. The admission is free. Shoes and luggage should be put in the provided lockers. Although the design is based on traditional Japanese architecture, the building materials are new. I was amazed by the beauty of the paintings on the walls in many parts of this house. But do not spend too much time here, because the main attraction is the castle itself. The later accommodates permanent exhibition on the building process of this five-storey castle, and on the top floor there is a souvenir shop selling from key chains to expensive ceramic items.

    My second stop was a boat used to be the Antarctic observation boat Fuji, located in Nagoya port. The nearest subway station is Nagoyako. The admission fee is 300 yen. This boat gives me more than my expectation. Besides the designation of each room within the boat is still arranged as when it was functioning first such as described in the respective nameplate attached, beds, cupboards, desks, medical equipment, kitchen, and telecommunication apparatus are also in good maintained condition. Above all, they provide important rooms with real-size human dolls playing passengers or researchers, doctors, barbers, and cooks, making me imagine as if I were a member of their team.

    My last stop was the Atsuta Jingu. The nearest subway station is Jingunishi. This is a Japanese shrine. Perhaps because it was over 5 pm in the afternoon, there were not many activities there. Like in other shrines, you have to walk at least ten minutes on gravel road making your feet tire faster. After passing through the third tori, Japanese gate, you will see a closed building which is apparently the main shrine. The souvenir shop was still open in that late afternoon. But it is really nothing amusing in this place except the calm surrounding. I do not recommend you to visit this place even in the day time. Should you like to visit a shrine, it is much better to see bigger ones.

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  • Nana-chan mannequin in Nagoya Station. I had seen her wearing beautiful clothes through some websites. But she was wearing only a simple cloth at the time of my visit. She is the tallest fashion doll I have ever seen.

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  • Nagoya Castle Honmaru Palace, the wooden house. If you are an expert in paintings perhaps this place is good for you. Numerous Japanese paintings are displayed there. Unfortunately, that you are not allowed to enter any room inside this house. Pictures are taken only from corridors.

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  • Nagoya Castle main construction. I think it is similar to other Japanese castle. Inside it you can see permanent exhibition on the construction process of the castle. At the time of my visit, there were many schoolchildren learning about the history of their country.

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  • Inside the Antarctic Observation Boat Fuji. This diorama illustrates a researcher preparing his report or learning something in his bedroom. This is one of many dioramas in the boat.

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  • Atsuta Jingu shrine. Some people were doing worship in this late afternoon. Perhaps because it is too late, there were no interesting activities there. Admission is free.

    Although Nagoya has several more tourist spots, it does not necessarily mean that you have to go there twice unless you want to go to the Nagoya City Science Museum (for which you have to spend a half-day alone) which is also available in other big cities. Instead, it is wiser to arrive earlier (9 am is sufficiently good) and to leave at 8 pm. You can then use the extra time to visit Tokugawa museum, Aichi arts center, Kosho-ji temple, Shiroyama Hakusan shrine, Nagoya dome, or Osu Kannon.

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