ANA CROWNE PLAZA Hotel GRAND COURT NAGOYA
Travel Blogs from Nagoya
... as mountainous as this - the path of least resistance is often through a mountain! Doesn't make for interesting view tho :)
I make a swift change at Himeji from the superexpress version to the ever so slightly slower express train which stopped a wee bit more often so it took over 2 hours to get to Nagoya. By the time i'd got myself checked in and my suitcase sorted and sent off to the next hotel it was already ...
... coming without a look, so went for lunch. Lunch is generally the reasonably priced meal-seen as the time when people pay for themselves rather than on expenses-so although more expensive than other restaurants, it was perfectly okay at ¥2400, including fizzy wine, though this is nouvelle cuisine rather than a hearty fill. I amused myself halfway through, realising that it felt a little odd. I realised that the places were set with cutlery-obviously ...
... from the local 7-11, though even shopping there is a pleasure here, with the cashiers smiley and polite and a range of foods I have never seen before (though, of course, that becomes a little less true as time goes by). A bit of telly, sumo, baseball and some football, and I flaked. Nagoya is nice enough, too many things to see even a few in one day but I'm helped by the fact that Monday is the day many attractions close for a rest after the weekend. Casino Royale, Ian ...
... gate, and some very impressive grounds awaited us. It is the largest Shrine in Nagoya. We than hopped onto the subway, and made our way to Nagoya Castle. Wow or Sugoi as they say in Japan. A great big castle also had a very recently restored palace, which is called Hommaru Palace. The wood work and attention to detail were very impressive. I was equally surprised by the colour of the wood which is called Hinko Cypress. A ...
... I have stayed in. Next was the always fun part of trying to figure out how to use the shower/bathtub. Good thing I had some practice from the public bath the day before. Yuki knew I was curious to do some Karoke, but first she wanted to show me a local park. There were pigeons, ponds, and even an area with many palm trees. After strolling around the park it was time for Karoke. I will admit, Karoke is not my first choice for an activity. Once inside the place you decide ...
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