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Visiting the city of Nagoya

The city of Nagoya is located between Kyoto and Tokyo, but it is closer to the first one. Nagoya does not have the rich history compared to other cities in Japan as Kyoto and Nara, but does has some nice sights. The highlight of a visit is Nagoya castle which is located in Meio park. This castle is a reconstruction of the original one. On the outside it looks like the original one, but inside a modern museum is located. It is possible to go the the highest floor and enjoy the view over Nagoya. Additional buildings are being reconstructed to give the whole place the look and feel as it was in the original castle.

There are two main temples which are the Aichi shrine and the Osu Kannon temple. The Osu Kannon temple is the most impressive of the two due to its size and it has a small square with several additional buildings belonging to it. Modern sights of Nagoya include the television tower which is located on an attractive boulevard with several fountains and statues and the Science museum. The roman catholic cathedral in this city is the Nanoinke church.

Nagoya makes an easy stop when traveling between Tokyo and Kyoto as it is on the connecting train line (or highway bus). Most of the city can be seen in one day. The downside of Nagoya is that large parts of the city are an endless continuation of high rise buildings and large roads which sometimes are layered on top of each other. Walking from one place to another takes relative much time as some of the sights can be far apart. Still, the lack of mass tourism give you this true Japanese feeling as you can have several of the tourist sights almost all to yourself.  


Nagoya travel photo gallery

 
Entrance gate of Nagoya castle.

Canal running through the city.

 
Statue in Meijo park.

Statue in Meijo park.

 
Nishinomaru building.

Nishinomaru building.



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Building on the grounds of Nagoya castle.

Building on the grounds of Nagoya castle.

 



Japanese house.

Japanese house.

 
Nagoya castle.

The castle.

 
Classic view of Nagoya castle.

Classic view of Nagoya castle.

 



The tower of Nagoya castle.

The tower.

 



The most beautiful view of the castle of Nagoya.

The most beautiful view of the castle.

 
Nagoya castle seen through the trees.

Nagoya castle seen through the trees.

 



Foundations of former buildings.

Foundations of former buildings.

 



Moat and defense walls of Nagoya castle.

Moat and defense walls of the castle.

 



View over the city of Nagoya, Japan.

View over the city.

 



View over Nagoya from the top of the castle.

View over the city from the top of the castle.

 
Entrance to the tower of the castle.

Entrance to the castle tower.

 
Small structure on the corner of the wall.

Small structure on the corner of the wall.

 
Statue in Meijo park.

Statue in Meijo park.

 
Japanese building on the corner of the defense wall of Nagoya castle.

Japanese building on the corner of the defense wall of the castle.

 



Japanese garden and an old building.

Japanese garden and an old building.

 
Pretty view of the Japanese garden in Meijo park, Nagoya.

Pretty view of the Japanese garden in Meijo park.

 



Meijo park.

Meijo park.

 
Plants in a typical Japanese garden.

Plants in a typical Japanese garden.

 



Classic Japanese garden.

Classic Japanese garden.

 
Civic hall, Nagoya.

Civic hall.

 



Nagoya prefecture.

Nagoya prefecture.

 



Modern high rise buildings.

Modern high rise buildings.

 
Nunoike cathedral.

Nunoike cathedral.

 
Old Japanese temple.

Old Japanese temple.

 
Highways built on top of each other.

Highways built on top of each other.

 
Bus terminal, oasis 21, Nagoya.

Bus terminal, oasis 21.

 
Television tower, Nagoya.

Television tower.

 
Modern Nagoya, Japan.

Modern Nagoya.

 
The television tower on the boulevard Hisaya odori.

The television tower on the boulevard Hisaya odori.

 
Fountain on Hisaya odori, Nagoya.

Fountain on Hisaya odori.

 



Statues on Hisaya odori.

Statues on Hisaya odori.

 



Old temple made of wood.

Old temple made of wood.

 



Typical Japanese temple in Nagoya.

Typical Japanese temple.

 



Osu Kannon temple.

Osu Kannon temple.

 
Large murals on a apartment block.

Large murals on a apartment block.

 



Japanese Buddhist temple.

Japanese Buddhist temple.

 



Back of the Osu Kannon temple.

Back of the Osu Kannon temple.

 
Osu Kannon temple well.

Temple well.

 
Gate of Osu Kannon temple, Nagoya.

Gate of Osu Kannon temple.

 
View of Osu Kannon temple.

View of Osu Kannon temple.

 
Front view of the temple Osu Kannon in Nagoya, Japan.

Front view of the temple Osu Kannon.

 
Science museum, Nagoya.

Science museum.

 
Modern city view.

Modern city view.

 
Horikawa canal.

Horikawa canal.

 
Building along the Horikawa canal in Nagoya, Japan.

Building along the Horikawa canal.

 
Temple well.

Temple well.

 



Small temple hidden in Nagoya.

Small hiden temple.

 



Row of torii gates.

Row of torii gates.

 
View through the torii's.

View through the torii's.

 



Large torii of the Aichi shrine.

Large torii.

 



Structures of the Aichi shrine.

Structures of the Aichi shrine.

 



Aichi shrine, Nagoya.

Aichi shrine.

 
Statue of a lion in front of the Aichi shrine.

Statue of a lion in front of the shrine.

 
Drums of the rice wine in front of Aichi shrine.

Drums of the rice wine in front of Aichi shrine.

 
Aichi shrine.

Aichi shrine.

 
Massive road running through Nagoya.

Massive road running through the city.

 



Modern architecture.

Modern architecture.

 
Artwork near Nagoya train station.

Artwork near the train station.

 
View down Sukari dori.

View down Sukari dori.



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