Dating in Nagoya opens a door for a number of different adventures. Nagoya is the third largest incorporated and fourth most populated city in Japan. Surrounding the train station are skyscrapers, filled with businesses, restaurants, tourist attractions, shopping centers, etc. Anything you could want is within walking distance from the main station. In addition to everything around Nagoya station are the suburban areas such as Kanayama, Chikusa, Ozone, and Sakae which have enough things to keep you busy for weeks. Anyways, moving on to more useful information to those traveling around Nagoya.
Yuuki and I set aside a day for the two of us. To begin we started by taking the subway from 千種Chikusa to 覚王山 Kakuouzan. Kakuouzan has some cafes and some old Japanese-styled shops that lined the streets. The style is much different from the rest of the buildings. You can see them on occasion standing by their lonesome anywhere, but it looks tacky if they are not grouped with like-structures. On our way to the cafe I picked up another typo. I thought it would be nice to leave a note explaining the mistake, but I doubt they would have cared much for my opinion.
After a short walk, we made it to the cafe we set out for. On our way we saw a Domino’s with more, “travel friendly” delivery bikes. I also saw my first olive tree on our way.
Cafe’s are more of a hobby in Japan than a restaurant. The location is not as important as it may be in the U.S. or maybe just in other industries. Customers will search for and find cafe’s with appealing pictures or interesting responses from blogs or other social media. Especially women are interested in the design and style that is represented by the owners. Additionally, the food is set to look stylish in accordance with the atmosphere.
Accompanying the cafe on the second floor was a book shop. I found two books that may look quite familiar to anyone from the U.S.
Following the cafe date, we stopped in for some dessert at a French inspired cake shop. I hope you’re not too hungry.
We were stuffed after the cake shop, they don’t look so big, but they can fill you up fairly quick. By the time we finished we went to the last destination in Kakuouzan. On our way we passed the old, Japanese-style houses and shops. A young woman was making glass items by the register, so Yuuki and I stopped to have a look.
We went to a place called Sky Promenade. You take an elevator up to the 46th floor, buy a ticket, and continue up some escalators to the 48th floor. From there, you can see the entire city. Nagoya caste, which is actually in Sakae, can be seen from the building. The highway also makes for some ideal lighting.
Something else I may have noticed, but never really thought about is how tall the train station is in Nagoya. Well I found out that Nagoya train station is actually the tallest station in Japan. Both from above and below you can see that it’s quite impressive.
Thanks for reading, Merry Christmas!