When I arrived at Nagoya, everything and everyone around me was as busy as a bee. As soon as I stepped my foot in Nagoya Station, I couldn’t move because there were so many sarariiman (salary man / businessmen) walking around. I had thought that since Nagoya is in a different prefecture from Tokyo it would feel different, but it is still very modern. I mean, above Nagoya Station is a high rise building! One of my Japanese friends told me that Nagoya Station is just like the super busy Tokyo Station and I think it is so true.
Nagoya is famous for…
Nagoya is known for a few things: Nagoya Castle, miso-based food, hitsumabushi (eel) and the Chuunichi Dragons, a baseball team whose home base in at the Nagoya Dome. These are the most common things that people know about Nagoya. However after I being there, I realized that Nagoya is so much more than just those things.
Behind the skyscrapers are so many beautiful traditions of which are kept beautifully. I think that is the beauty of Japan. There is this balance between modern and the past.