Wednesday, January 26, 2011
One of the most famous landmarks of eastern Nagoya, the Higashiyama sky tower on the Higashiyama Park, built in 1989 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Nagoya city.
The beautiful pencil shaped tower is 134 meters tall, sitting in a hill 80m above sea level, to an effective height of 214m, boasting one of the most best panoramic views of the city, on a clear day the central Alps and other peaks are clearly visible.
The tower is a telecommunication and rely station for the city disaster prevention wireless network. The base of the tower uses a state of the art vibration damping equipment to sway the tower in the event of strong winds or earthquake.
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Thursday, March 25, 2010
Nagoya city in the Aichi prefecture is Japan’s third city. Many of the Japanese Automotive companies are based in greater Nagoya.
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.
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.
Recently added in 2002 in the sakae area is Oasis 21, a park and open air-underground complex, where various events are held.