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Nagoya

Nagoya Castle

Nagoya Castle

Nagoya may not be one of the major destinations in Japan for many, but I took a couple of days in 2011 to taste what is actually one of Japan's biggest cities.

My first stop was Nagoya Castle, one of the more famous castles in the country and recognized for the Kinsachi golden tiger-headed carps at its top. You can kind of see them in my photo at the top.

I also made stops at Atsuta Shrine, the Toyota Museum and JR's SCMAGLEV and Railway Park.

Atsuta Shrine sat in a park-like area, and with other Japanese buildings nearby, it's perfect to take a stroll in.

Atsuta Shrine

Atsuta Shrine

The Toyota Museum gave a full historical look at how the company started, the different businesses that it started, and the technologies that they created. Being that I only thought of them as the car company that they are today, knowing everything that they did was an eye-opener.

Toyota Museum

Toyota Museum

JR's SCMAGLEV and Railway Park is fun for anyone interested in Japan's massive train network. There's a variety of retired trains and futuristic maglev concepts on display, and a cool train model environment that's a must-see. 

The JR SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

The JR SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

Food-wise, Nagoya is known for a variety of dishes, but are best known for tebasaki (chicken wings) and for aka-miso (red miso) dishes. I tried their misokatsu, juicy pieces of tonkatsu sizzling in a coat of aka-miso.

 

YABATON

One of the most well-known Nagoya misokatsu spots is Yabaton. The katsu itself is nice and tender, and instead of the usual sauce, the aka-miso is somewhat sweet. Definitely worth a try if you're in town.

http://www.english.yabaton.com


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