I spent most of the last summer in Japan. It started from a big conference that took place in Nagoya, and after realizing it’s scorching hot I made my way up to Hokkaido in the north to try and cool down a bit. Although it was unbearably hot in Nagoya, I tried to make the most of it by visiting some of the local attractions. Nagoya is mostly known for its automobile industry, so you can visit some of the Japanese car companies museums to learn more, but there are also some ‘historical attractions’. Since Japan was practically burned to the ground in the second world war, many of the wonderful historical structures from before that were completely destroyed, but many years later the Japanese have been able to reconstruct some of those wonders and give us a real feel for what royal life was in Japan back in the days. One such example is the Nagoya Castle, set up in the northern part of Nagoya. Looking at it, it’s hard to tell it was almost completely destroyed, the restoration looks and feels authentic, as far as my foreign uneducated mind can tell. Also, it’s pretty high up, so you can get grand views of Nagoya from the top.

 

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If we go up, we’ll see these views of Nagoya…

 

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There is also the royal residence, Japanese style…

 

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And a museum in the castle about the royal life…

 

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One of the highlights of Nagoya, and a good place to visit even when it’s unbearably hot outside. Don’t miss this if you’re in Nagoya.



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