Japan Fun Time 1.6

Yesterday was pretty relaxing…

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We jumped on the JR Train and took a 25 minute ride to the city of Gifu.

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Downtown Gifu

After a short bus ride, we ended up at Gifu Park…

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The Fountain at Gifu Park

If you look straight up from the fountain, you can see Gifu Castle…

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The Castle

We were all like, “What the heck?”…

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So we decided to start hiking…

In about an hour, we made it to the top of the mountain…

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Gifu Castle

Inside of the castle was a museum that told all about the different lords that lived there.  There was also tons of cool samurai stuff to be seen…

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Helmets

The view from the castle was amazing…

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You don’t realize how big Gifu is until you look to see nothing but city in all directions.

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If you look close enough, you can see the fountain where our journey began.

We heard that there was a restaurant on the top of the mountain, so we started hiking toward Squirrel Village…

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This Way

We found our restaurant.  Much like the ramen shop from the night before, we ordered our food from a vending machine…

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Vending Machine

Our seats had really cool views of the city of Gifu…

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I had an Asahi.

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For lunch, I had a big ol’ bowl of rice with beef and miso soup.

After lunch, we rode the ropeway down to the bottom of the hill…

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The Ropeway

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On the ride back to Nagoya, Kara got a Georgia Black Coffee from a vending machine. This can was ridiculously hot.

Once back in Nagoya, Aim E. took us to the home of the giant Buddha…

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The Gateway

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Buddha’s Hand

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Buddha

On the way back to Aim E.’s apartment, we stopped by the convenience store for a snack…

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I got BBQ Chicken chips and an Asahi Red Eye (It’s like Japan’s version of the Chelada)

After a little nap, we headed back out to the streets of Nagoya to get some dinner…

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The Neighborhood Watch

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Paragon. This place is all about Asian fusion.

Here’s what I had…

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Pork Dumplings

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Cassis Shochu

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A dope salad with root chips on top.

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Tai Style Okonomiyaki with Shrimp and Squid topped with a Spicy Cocktail Chili Sauce

After dinner, we bounced on over to Sakae to hit up a cool bar…

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The TV Tower at Night

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My Bar

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More Asahi

Then we walked back to the subway to head home…

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A Ferris Wheel

Like I said…

Yesterday was just another ho-hum relaxing day in Japan.

Stay Rad,

Jeff

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2 Responses to “Japan Fun Time 1.6”

  1. Jeff Eckles (@JeffEckles) Says:

    Is that Ferris Wheel as close to that building as it looks?

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