Visit to Nagoya Castle and Gymnasium

Japan, Nagoya Guide (B): Visit to Nagoya Castle and Gymnasium

Being one of the three greatest castles of Japan, it was a matter of time for me to visit Nagoya castle. Himeji and Kumamoto make the greatest three. Even though I knew it is still on stage one of its reconstruction, I couldn’t miss the chance to go, enter the castle and its facilities. Not only I visited the castle, there was a special event that made the trip a lucky experience. Read and find out the surprise encounters awaiting on my trip to Nagoya.

From Tokyo, it’s a bit less than three hours by shinkansen to Nagoya station. From there, you can walk to the castle park in around 30 minutes. Not recommended on a hot summer day like I experienced. By subway, you have to change once, depending again, on how much are you willing to walk after. The closest option is Shiyakusho station on the Meijo Subway Line. By bus, the loop bus from Nagoya station takes you to the castle in around 30 minutes.

The heat of a summer day in Japan can be exhausting, as our small team was suffering every step out of the station. Not even able to use my brain to overheat it, I asked the first person we saw on our way to the castle. In an intersection, there was a lady officer controlling the cars that were turning to the right path. Probably she saw the pain (and sweat) and asked us first if we were going to the castle, or the sumo tournament. I snapped at that moment and asked for the sumo tournament. That’s how we changed our plans and headed right to the Aichi prefectural gymnasium. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Visit to Nagoya Castle and Gymnasium
Guide Location: Japan » Nagoya
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Nagoya station   Shiyakusho station   Aichi prefectural gymnasium   Nagoya castle  
Author: Josep Bautista
Read it on author's website: http://hypeintokyo.com/surprise-encounters-in-nagoya-castle/

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