Friday, 28 August 2015

Down the Memory Lane : Nagoya Part 2

My Japan trip update continues.Whenever one is in Nagoya,there is a place that should not be missed to visit.It's Nagoya Jo/Castle that was rebuilt in 1959 after it was destroyed compelety in 2nd world war leaving only the stone base.

I never get tired of coming to this castle,although it is not big in size,or as famous as Osaka or Himeji Castles,or as huge and luxurious as the castles in Europe.

It's also my favourite spot for cherry blossoms viewing in Spring.And the entrance fee remains the same since year 2005 till today which is only 500 yen and during our visit there last July,there was a new attraction,which is Honmaru Palace that was built based on people donation starting in 2009 and a part of it is already finished in 2013.This took the same ratio and design as the original Honmaru Palace that was destroyed long time ago.

 Honmaru Palace from outside

From inside Honmaru Palace,a new palace,with old design

Nagoya Castle as the background
Dolphin is considered as Nagoya's mascot

Another of my favourite place in Nagoya is Nagoya Ko/Port.Is is actually a port city,but I am just in love with the surrounding of the place.Besides,there are actually some interesting places nearby to visit like the big Nagoya Aquarium(the marine life exhibition is awesome),the Maritime Museum and the little Italia(Not sure whether this place still exists or not)that resembles Venice in Italy.

Other than that,there will also be fireworks festival during New Year's eve and in summer.
Nagoya Port

Maritime Museum on the ship

Nagoya Port Aquarium

There is a place famous for electronics,souvenir,clothes,be it cheap or middle priced shopping in Osu Shopping Arcade.All Malaysian students must be familiar with this place because we normally buy our first laptop or computer here :)
Also my favourite place for the window shopping or even for real shopping.

Osu Shopping Arcade

 Last time I bought Takoyaki at one of the shops in Osu Shopping Arcade,the first shop I bought Takoyaki from after was first introduced to this japanese "cekodok" years ago

Not far from Nagoya Port is a placed called Kanayama.I always came to this place because there is a Pakistani Restaurant called Kashmir that serves really good Indian/Pakistani food at affordable price.It was the only restaurant of such type that time and the memory I have with the shop in unforgetable.

Kanayama is also the station that connecting people to/from The Chubu Centrair International Airport,the airport I used to land/depart at/from the time when I studied here.

There's also a shopping mall here called Asunal Kanayama,perfect place for student like me(that time) to come,relax,have a scoop or two of ice-cream and of course to shop!

Asunal Kanayama

"Puikura".Purikura is the short fom of "Purinto Kurabu"/Printing club.It's basically the booth where you can make pictures with your friends or beloved ones with whatever pose you'd like and later before printing,you can edit your picture with the tools and designs available.Cheap and fun way to make your memory.

Till then people.

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