Thursday, March 25, 2010

City of Nagoya

Nagoya TV tower lighting
Nagoya city in the Aichi prefecture is Japan’s third city. Many of the Japanese Automotive companies are based in greater Nagoya.

Nagoya castle Main donjon
Nagoya castle
Nagoya castle's golden dolphins
The Nagoya castle is one of the main attractions of the city. Completed in 1612 to be the residence of the Tokugawa clan, it was lost to fire during the war. The current dojon was rebuilt in 1959. The city is currently planning to restore the Nagoya Castle Hommaru Palace.

TV tower
Nagoya TV tower
Nagoya TV tower in the Sakae area, with 180 m of height is the oldest TV tower in Japan completed in 1954, with two observation decks and a restaurant and gallery. The tower has been designated a national tangible cultural property.

Oasis 21
Oasis 21's galaxy platform
Galaxy platform
Recently added in 2002 in the sakae area is Oasis 21, a park and open air-underground complex, where various events are held.



AdelaideBen said...

Great photos - I had to laugh at the TV tower in Nagoya... looks like a carbon copy of the one in Sapporo (or vice versa). The castle looks fantastic in cherry blossom!

island4jp said...

Thanks AdelaideBen, it does looks the same, although the sapporo one has a better color scheme. I am really looking forward to the the new tower "Tokyo sky tree", which it's already looking great.