The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Nagoya Castle completed 1612

June 14, 2018 by David Herd

 Wide moats and sloping walls

Nagoya Castle completed 1612

Nagoya Castle completed 1612

Nagoya Castle completed 1612 but most of the buildings in the complex were burned down during the World War II air raids in 1945. Fortunately, however, three corner towers, three gates, and most of the paintings on the sliding doors and walls in the Hommaru Palace survived the fire.

Always lots of students visiting the castles.

Nagoya Castle completed 1612I’m guessing this may be the 12th castle I have visited in Japan. It puts into perspective life many hundreds of years ago.

Nagoya Castle completed 1612

Nagoya Castle completed 1612Coming through the gate you get a feeling of the history of this wonderful castle.

Here is my new friend. 🙂

Nagoya Castle completed 1612

A peek at how the deadly Samurai used to look.

The castle really is a magnificent structure.

Nagoya Castle completed 1612 Nagoya Castle completed 1612 is rather breathtaking.

Stand in line & take off your shoes.

Nagoya Castle completed 1612I actually gave this section a miss.

A beautiful display of Bonsai flowers.

Nagoya Castle completed 1612Beauty in many forms is around every corner in Japan.

The two Samurai pose for my photo.

Nagoya Castle completed 1612All part of life’s rich pageant. 🙂

Nagoya Castle completed 1612

Nagoya Castle completed 1612Many thanks for visiting my Nagoya Castle completed 1612 photo blog. My hotel was in an excellent location, close to restaurants & bars & 10 minute walk to the station. For a very good room rate at Kuretake Inn Premium Shizuoka just book through THIS LINK.

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Modern Skyscrapers Nagoya Japan

June 14, 2018 by David Herd

Some spectacular buildings in Nagoya

Modern Skyscrapers Nagoya Japan

Modern Skyscrapers Nagoya Japan

Modern Skyscrapers Nagoya Japan are scattered all around the main railway station. Located between Tokyo & Kyoto Nagoya is worth spending a couple of days sightseeing, It rained the 2 days I was there in June 2018, however the sun finally came out the day I was leaving for Kyoto on the Shinkansen.

The circular buildings were completed in 1999, the JR Central Towers rise elegantly above Nagoya Station. The building consists of the 245 meter tall Office Tower and the slightly shorter and slimmer Hotel Tower. 

Mode Gakuen Spiral Towers

Modern Skyscrapers Nagoya Japan The building is home to three vocational schools: Nagoya Mode Gakuen, HAL Nagoya and Nagoya Isen. 

Mode Gakuen Spiral Towers from a different angle

Modern Skyscrapers Nagoya JapanQuite a fascinating building.

Interesting stainless steel sculpture

Modern Skyscrapers Nagoya JapanAdjacent to Nagoya station.

Modern Skyscrapers Nagoya Japan

Modern Skyscrapers Nagoya Japan Another tall building near the station.

Time for some lunch

Modern Skyscrapers Nagoya JapanA roast beef wrap & a creme puff. 🙂

Restaurants near my hotel.

Modern Skyscrapers Nagoya JapanMy hotel was in an excellent location, close to restaurants & bars & 10 minute walk to the station. For a very good room rate at Kuretake Inn Premium Shizuoka just book through THIS LINK.

Asparagus wrapped in pork.

Modern Skyscrapers Nagoya JapanYakitori is my favourite cuisine in Japan.

Absolutely delicious food.

Modern Skyscrapers Nagoya JapanOne of the joys of travelling in this great country.

A typical Yakitori restaurant

Modern Skyscrapers Nagoya JapanA cold Asashi to begin followed by hot sake.

A classic corner bar

Modern Skyscrapers Nagoya JapanJust a couple of blocks from my hotel.

For those who crave an American experience.

Modern Skyscrapers Nagoya Japan Right opposite Starbucks. 

Nagoya Station

Modern Skyscrapers Nagoya JapanThis interesting city is certainly worth a visit. Thanks for visiting my Modern Skyscrapers Nagoya Japan photo blog.

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