The Westin Nagoya Castle
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... before. After some careful rearranging I packed some of my belongings into my day backpack and attached it to my main pack. Although this gives me the advantage of carrying everything on by back I now have to keep an eye on my bag and not swing it around recklessly (because it pokes out quite far). I swung my pack onto my back and checked out of my hotel. My first stop was of course breakfast. I stopped in at a convenience store for a pre-made bread roll and carefully maneuverer ...
... most important shrines. It enshrines the Sun Goddess Amaterasu and stores the sacred sword Kusanagi,which is one of the three imperial regalia. Note, however, that the sword is never displayed to the public. After that, transfer to Sakae Underground Street. One of the largest shopping street both above the ground and underground, satisfying needs for shopping and eating.
Day 7: Friday 21st November Transfer to Takayama. Another memorable ride on Japan's renowned 'bullet train' takes us from Kyoto to Takayama, a picturesque historic town set amid hills which are known as the "Japanese Alps". The afternoon is free to spend exploring the locality. Particularly recommended is Kamisannomachi ...
... YUM! I had 4 days which I spent chilling out and sightseeing, I saw the Nagoya castle which was my first taste of the Samurai, and visited the Science museum which basically consisted of all the physics from A-level and fun interactive experiments which I enjoyed. I also went prezzie shopping for Andrew (the son) and did sone wicked wrapping which isn't like me at all! It was a great catch up but I was ready to move on to new things so Takayama was next on the ...
... it much more imposing. Right next to the castle is Hommaru Palace which contains a number of beautifully made replica screen paintings, which would have lined the walls of the old palace. In the evening I headed out with a fellow traveller to the late night market and picked up some absolute bargains! Tomorrow I head to Takayama, an even more remote part of Japan so I'm expecting even more attention from the ...