What to Expect
Nagoya is the 4th largest city in Japan with a population of about 2.2 million. I would like to guide you Nagoya Castle, Osu Kannon Temple, old shopping streets, Oasis21 and Nagoya TV Tower.
Nagoya Castle was first built by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1612. Afterwards it was burnt down in 1945 and it was reconstructed in 1959. You can see Golden Shachi on the both ends of the top roof. Furthermore the Honmaru (the keep of a castle) reconstructed in 2013 is open to the public, too. You can see beautifully decorated wall paintings in the Honmaru.
Osu Kannon is popluarly known as one of the three Kannons in Japan. And next to the Temple, we can walk through Osu old shopping streets. It is a mix-cultured town.
Sakae is the central area of business in Nagoya. You can enjoy Oasis21 and Nagoya TV Tower near Sakae. Oasis21 is a big roof made of glass foating in the air. It is called "Water Space Ship."
Nagota TV Tower used to be built as a broadcasting tower in 1954 and played the role until 2011. Now the TV Tower is lit up by using 100,000 LEDs. So we can enjoy the night view from the observatory of TV Tower. in particular the TV Tower viewed from Oasis21 is the best,
Local foods are Hitsumabushi, Misonikomi-udon, and Kishimen.
Hitsumabushi is a bowl of rice topped with finely chopped grilled eels. Misonikomi-udon is a udon noodle boiled in miso (fermented soybean paste) soup. kishimen is wider or flatter noodle than usual udon noodle.