Discovering Nagoya

Hello everyone, I am Felix, and I am in Nagoya today. Nagoya is the fourth largest city in Japan, however, it’s not as famous as Osaka to the south or Tokyo to the north, but this city still does have a lot to offer.

Before we begin, let’s take a quick look back. Nagoya is most famous for being the ancestral home of Japan’s three heroes: Nobunaga, the first unifier of Japan, followed by the Shogun Toyotumi and Tokugawa. It was Tokugawa who ordered the construction of the great Nagoya castle.

Much of the city was destroyed in the last months of World War II. It’s also the center of heavy industry in Japan.

The first thing I think a lot of visitors notice is the naked breasts, and I mean the countless statues of naked women and girls. Obviously the Nagoyans have an eye for the ladies. And nowhere is that more true than in Central Park where some of the largest breasted statues I saw in Nagoya.

Anchored at the south by Yabacho, this park along with its TV tower is a clone of Odori Park which is found in central Sapporo.

This park is almost always buzzing, and when we visited there were three separate festivals going on. Including a Belgian beer festival.

Just at the corner to Nagoya tower and across the street from central park is this place: Oasis 21. And we are standing on the space ship water roof. THe most outstanding feature of this structure is the almost floating glass roof, which you can go up and have a walk around to admire the view. It’s also a retail shopping centre that’s unique in every aspect.

Its subterranean which you approach from the top, and then work your way to the bottom, where there’s a lot of open space for events and for kids.

Because of the fire bombing of the city, and the almost total destruction by the US military, the resulting blank state allowed officials to plan the city as you see today.