Japan Fun Time 1.3

After I wrote the last installment of Japan Fun Time, we put on our shoes and headed out to see what the city of Nagoya had to offer.

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In Japan, you got’s ta leave your shoes at the door.

It’s a quick walk from Aim E. and PB’s apartment to the subway station…

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The Streets of Nagoya

We got a day pass for 720 yen and hopped on board…

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The Subway

In about 10 minutes, we were at Nagoya Castle…

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This Way

Upon entry, we were greeted by a real samurai…

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I’m not sure if he was posing, or threatening to beat me up… I just took the picture and ran.

Once inside the gates, we headed over to the tea house to do the tea ceremony…

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Tea House

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Our server said she liked my authentic Japanese accent.  “A-ri-ga-to Go-zai-ma Su”

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Some hard core matcha tea and a dessert.

After our tea, we got to pour some water over some rocks, and they made a cool sound…

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Listen Close

As we walked closer to the tower, we were greeted by Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu…

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Oh Lord

After a few twists and turns, we approached the tower…

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The Tower

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The Tower Part II

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The rocks that were used to build the tower were chiseled by hand.

Inside of the tower is a cool museum, but you’re not really allowed to take pictures in there.

I did snap this next one from the top of the tower…

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The City of Nagoya

After visiting the Nagoya Castle, we jumped back on the subway…

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The Subway

We got out in the Osu Kannon shopping district…

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You know you’re there when you see a big Oni (devil) on the side of a building…

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Or when you see a bunch of people in a place that looks like an outdoor mall…

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Yup… We made it.

While there, I had my favorite street food so far in Japan…

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Okanamiyaki!

Okanamiyaki is a savory pancake with cabbage and pork.  Usually, I am told, it is flat, and all the stuff is mixed into the pancake.

This one was more like a deconstructed okanamiyaki sandwich.

It was so good, I ordered another one…

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Our server was so stoked that I ordered a second one, she made it all nice and fat for me.

I could get used to this place.

Stay Rad,

Jeff

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3 Responses to “Japan Fun Time 1.3”

  1. Auntie beth Says:

    Hey Jeffers, we are really enjoying your travel blog. We may have to send you on additional travels.

  2. Jeff Eckles (@JeffEckles) Says:

    Yeah, pancakes + cabbage + pork….seriously, that sounds delicious!

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