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Japan, Nagoya: The City of Samurais and Night Life – VIDEO
Nagoya is the third largest city in Japan. Many forget to visit it, unfortunately. There are many interesting places and should you have enough time, spend there a day and night at least. You won't regret.
Nagoya emerged around a castle. I recommend to start your tour there. Its main tower houes a museum which gives you a closer look at the history of the city, local samurais, and the castle, of course. Several scale models will provide oyu with better understanding of the castle's construction and you will better comprehend how such a massive structure can even hold together. There is an amazing vista from its top floor. You can see gardens, skyscrapers, and even mountains in the distance surrounding Nagoya. However, the ocean is too far away.
At the castle, I got a taste of one of the best "green" ice cremas in Japan. And I certainly recommend to try this peculiar Japanese specialty. Like many other sweets, this ice cream also contains grounded green tea – matcha.
Walk even through the gardens surrounding the castle. Stop by at at least one traditional tea shop. This time to have real tea and some small desert.
Were you interested in technology, visit local Science and Technology Museum. There is even a planetarium of very original design. There is a rocket in front of the museum. It was used to get satellites onto orbit.
At the begining, I mentioned that you should stay a day and night in Nagoya. There is a reason for that. This city is known across Japan for its bars and clubs. To experience true Japanese night life (quite crazy by my standards) Nagoya is one of the best places. Moreover, you will experience great food, which is overall excelent in Japan. Don't worry to try strange meals. Some will not be according to your taste but some you will long remember (in a positive way).
We find ghost towns all over the world, but one of the most interesting ghost islands in the world is located in Japan, near Nagasaki. Hashima or Gunkan-jima (Warship Island) is one of the 505 uninhabited islands belonging to Japan. However, this one is absolutely unique.
A city where deers roam freely? No problem in Japan. If you feed one, it bows to you. This is only one of the reasons why Nara is a place you need to visit. It is situated near Osaka and Kyoto in the region of Kansai. But there is much more to it than deers. Nara is famous for its shrines, palaces and cuisine. Tōdai-ji is the largest wooden structure in the world.
Most of the visitors to Kyoto remain in downtown and they often forget there are many beautiful places around the city. Daigo-ji, a shrine compound, is such a place. The half-an-hour ride by subway is sure worth it.
It almost seems that the second largest city in Japan would look similar to the largest one. However, I was neatly surprised. Osaka can be really different which I found out right after the arriva. But this happens not everyhwere all the time - the city is full of people. If take a good look oyu discover its great magic.
A dot on the map with seemingly to improtance. But in my opinion, it is one of the most beautiful places in the world. I talk about the sacred mountain valley of Kōya in Kansai region near Osaka. There are over one hundred beautiful shrines and Okunoin - the largest cemetery in Japan. It is the type of place you wouldn´t like to leave.
There are so many attractions in Japan that it is difficult to go somewhere without having particular destination in mind. To stay at an old Japanese house was difficult to resist. Japanese countryside is way different from city. Eventually, it is more charming.
Former Japanese capital of Kyoto has about two thousand shrines. Mostly these are Buddhist, about quarter of them is shinto. Sometimes these are vast compounds, in other cases only small shrines hidden in the streets. Let's see some of them.
It was Japanese capital for centuries. Today, it is far from the size of Tokyo yet it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Should we recommend you but one place where to go, Kyoto it would be.
The capital of Japan seems endless. And it is sort of true- it is not just one city but it is seamless megalopolis in the Kanto region. Around 40 million people live there. Still, it is very easy to feel there like in a small town.
When you see it on a map it looks rather unremarkable, an archipelago in east Asia. Yet it is a country of amazing history, traditions, nature, and it is an economic powerhouse. You can expect anything before your first trip to Japan. Be sure that the country will surprise you anyway. Perhaps even more than you think.
Once I got an opportunity in my work to travel to a dream land, to Japan. Dream land because it has been already eleven years since I started practicing aikido and thus learning about its culture. And it fascinates me.
My work brought me to Yokohama, the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture, about 30 kilometers from Tokyo on the west coast of Tokyo Bay. The place of my work duties was located in Red Brick Wirehouse (Yokohama Akarenga Sōko), a beautiful historical building on a shore right next to the harbor.
My work has brought me to Yokohama this year, 2013. It is a large harbor city located on Tokyo Bay. In my free time I managed to explore parts of Yokohama on the sea. But from the rest of the city I have seen only nice Yokohama Park.