Nagoya Castle 名古屋城


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Nagoya Castle is Nagoya's most visible attraction and symbol of the city. It is most closely associated with the Tokugawa after Ieyasu decided to rebuild it in the early 1600s. It was the base of the Tokugawa's Owari branch. The main castle tower was paired with a smaller tower and the Hommaru Palace and Ninomaru Palace were built nearby. Sadly, the original buildings were destroyed by World War II firebombings by the US. The main castle tower was reconstructed with ferro-concrete in 1959. And now, since 2009, they are reconstructing the Hommaru Palace. They are using traditional materials and methods of construction.

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Atsuta Jingu Shrine 熱田神宮


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Atsuta Jingu is one of Japan's most important shrines dedicated to Atsuta-no-Ookami or Amaterasu-Oomikami, represented by the sacred sword Kusanagi-no-tsurugi which is one of the three sacred treasures of the Imperial family. It ranks second behind Grand Shrines of Ise in Mie Prefecture. On Jan. 1, 2008, I visited this shrine along with huge crowds.

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SCMAGLEV and Railway Park リニア・鉄道館


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If you like the Tokaido shinkansen old and new or the Maglev trains, visiting this railway museum on the outskirts of Nagoya is a must. See 39 full-size railway cars, train simulators, and a railway model diorama. Operated by JR Central in Nagoya, the museum opened in March 2011. Near Kinjo-futo Station on the Aonami Line that starts from Nagoya Station.

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Osu 大須


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Osu is a famous area in Nagoya, centering on Osu Kannon Temple amid numerous shopping arcades.

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