Sunday, January 30, 2011

Nagoya Castle

Since I'm just so enthusiastic about blogging, I thought I'd post again. :) Certainly is easier to make shorter posts; I think making drawn-out, long posts is what killed my enthusiasm for blogging before. Wish I had blogged more while I was actually in Japan (I was there for a month in the summer), but it is nice to look back on all I did while I was there.


I lived in a city close to Nagoya, the capital of Aichi Prefecture and the third largest city in Japan. I only went to Nagoya to explore around once, but it was a lot of fun! I didn't even get to Sakae, though, I'll have to make sure to go there next time I'm there.

I waited for my friend at the train station (which is the largest in Japan, if I remember correctly...and it was indeed huge!), but since I got there early, I did some sight-seeing from the window of the 21st floor.

In the center? Nagoya Castle. Right in the middle of the city, pretty much. Even though I never did get a chance to go there, I just think it's really interesting that there's such a clash between the bustling city and the old castle.


  1. I'd love to go to Japan, any time I really want to see their foreign strange yet amazing culture and way of life. tell us more of your travels there :D Following @

  2. That indeed looks very different from other pictures I've seen of it. Thank you for bringing my feet back to the ground!

  3. Sugoi!
    Haha, I'm liking your blog so far. Thank you for sharing. Keep up updated

  4. I visited Japan a few years ago and remember being amazed by the same thing when visiting Meiji Temple inside Meiji Park, a 175 acre park just near Harajuku in the middle of Tokyo. It is amazing walking from the hustle and bustle of one of the biggest cities in the world straight into a peaceful park and temple. Love the blog, thanks for sharing!

  5. I'm so sad that I've been born nowadays :(
    These days whole world looks pretty similar, but fortunately there still are places like Nagoya Castle.
    It would be so much fun to live in medieval Japan.

  6. I'm pretty much interested in anything Japanese. I look forward to your posts.

  7. Those castles are quite breathtaking in the countryside, if you can find them in such solitude. I'm enjoying the colossal amounts of Japan here. Keep up the good work!